Why Netanyahu liked what he saw from Trump in Helsinki

    From the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, however, it all looked very different; the summit between the two world leaders was a success. Putin mentioned to journalists at a press conference after their meeting that "Mr. President [Trump] paid special attention to [the security of Israel] during today's negotiations." Trump reaffirmed the United States' commitment to Israel during Monday's news conference. "They would like to do certain things with respect to Syria, having to do with the safety of Israel," he said. "In that respect, we absolutely would like to work in order to help Israel." Let's compare that commitment to Israel's national interest with Trump's failure to address US interests

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    Soaked but smiling, Croatian president wins admirers at World Cup final

    Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic has won many admirers for own performance at the World Cup final in Moscow, where she stood in driving rain at the closing ceremony, smiled and hugged every player from both teams. Croatia lost to France 4-2 in a thrilling final on Sunday. Grabar Kitarovic, clad in a red-and white Croatia soccer shirt, stood on the podium with Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron when the medals were given to the players.

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    Photos of Prince Louis's christening released

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    Mob in Indonesia slaughters 300 crocodiles in revenge killing

    (CNN)Nearly 300 crocodiles were slaughtered in revenge killings by a mob in Indonesia over the weekend. The incident happened shortly after the funeral of a man in his 40s who himself was killed by a crocodile in the Indonesian state of West Papua. The man was on a crocodile farm, probably looking for grass to feed his livestock, when he was attacked by one of the animals Friday, according to a statement from the head of Indonesia's Natural Resources Conservation Agency in West Papua, Basar Manullang, Reuters reported.

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    Muslims in China's 'Little Mecca' fear eradication of Islam

    Green-domed mosques still dominate the skyline of China’s “Little Mecca”, but they have undergone a profound change - no longer do boys flit through their stone courtyards en route to classes and prayers. In what locals told AFP they fear is a deliberate move to eradicate Islam, the atheist ruling Communist Party has banned minors under 16 from religious activity or study in Linxia, a deeply Islamic region in western China that had offered a haven of comparative religious freedom for the ethnic Hui Muslims there. China governs Xinjiang, another majority Muslim region in its far west, with an iron fist to weed out what it calls “religious extremism” and “separatism” in the wake of deadly unrest,

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    Iraqi police arresting protesters in the south - activists

    BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces in the southern oil-rich province of Basra have started arresting protesters who took part in the week-long demonstrations there to demand more jobs and better services, activists said Monday. Protests in the city of Basra, the provincial capital and Iraq’s second-largest city, are not unusual in scorching summer weather but they boiled over last Tuesday, when security forces opened fire, killing one person and wounding five. Within days the rallies spread to other provinces. In some places, protesters broke into local government buildings and burned the offices of some political parties. The government rushed to contain the protests with promises of thousands of

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    Indonesia mob kills nearly 300 crocodiles in revenge attack

    Indonesian villagers armed with knives, hammers and clubs have slaughtered 292 crocodiles in revenge for the death of a man killed by a crocodile at a breeding farm, according to an official. Photographs released by Antara news agency on Sunday showed a large pile of bloodied crocodile carcasses in the Sorong district of the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua. The head of Indonesia's Natural Resources Conservation Agency in West Papua said that the 48-year-old victim had entered the crocodile farm and was likely picking grass for animal feed when he was attacked. "An employee heard someone screaming for help, he quickly went there and saw a crocodile attacking someone," Basar Manullang