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Israeli government collapse means a potential lifeline for Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seen during the the 2016 Genesis Prize award-ceremony in Jerusalem, June 23, 2016.Amir Cohen | ReutersDUBAI, United Arab Emirates — In what now feels like a familiar story, Israel's government has collapsed and the Parliament, or Knesset, will be dissolved by Wednesday at midnight.This paves the way for a fifth election in three years, after the most diverse and unlikely coalition in the country's history — which featured centrists, right wingers, left wingers, and even Islamists — eventually hit a level of gridlock it could not overcome, just one year into its existence.Prior to that coalition's formation, Israel went through four elections in the space of two years, each one inconclusive enough to force another vote. Israel's last governm...
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Lasso retains the Presidency and defeats the opposition Correismo

Thalia FloresCorrespondent in Quito Updated:06/29/2022 06:42h Save Related newsThe opposition did not get the 92 votes it needed to impeach the president William Lasso; there were only 84 of the 137 that make up the National Assembly (Parliament). The president of Ecuador has passed the toughest political test of the 13 months that goes from his Government, although the streets are still on fire, due to the indefinite national strike, called by Conaie, which began on June 13.The motion to dismiss the president came from assemblyman Fernando Cedeño of Unión por la Esperanza (UNES), former president Rafael Correa, who has been pointed out as the instigator of the attempt, having infiltrated the indigenous mobilizations to create the ...
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How long does alcohol stay in your system? What you need to know.

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention says two-thirds of adults in 2018 drink alcohol. How much obviously varies, but no one wants to end the day with a DUI because they mistakenly believed they were sober when that was not the case.According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), an abundance of factors contributes to how long alcohol stays in your system. Misunderstanding these factors makes it difficult to tell whether you're legally safe to be behind the wheel and can lead to tragic consequences.Travel safely:Alcohol abuse: The drunkest city in every stateHow long does alcohol stay in your system?Healthline.com says how long alcohol stays in your system is dependent upon age, weight, whether you've eaten food recently, medications, liver disease...
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Russia-Ukraine war: Zelenskiy calls Russia a ‘terrorist’ state at UN; Biden hails Nato deal for Finland and Sweden – live | Ukraine

Martin BelamShocking CCTV footage has emerged of people spending a summer's day at a peaceful park suddenly running for their lives after a Russian cruise missile strike on a nearby mall sent debris flying into the air.The CCTV images were taken from a park opposite the shopping center in Kremenchuk that was hit on Monday, in an attack claiming at least 18 lives and leading to a prolonged search in the rubble for survivors and bodies.SummaryHello, welcome to today's ongoing coverage of Russia's war on Ukraine. It's just gone 7am in the capital Kyiv, and here's a summary of the latest developments: Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelenskiy accused Russian leader Vladimir Putin Tuesday of becoming “a terrorist” leading a “terrorist state” and urged Russia's expulsion from the United Nati...
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New York, Colorado, Illinois race updates

Primary voters dealt defeats Tuesday to heavily publicized political names, including Rudy Giuliani's son in New York and a pro-Donald Trump election conspiracy theorist in Colorado.Tina Peters, a Colorado election official under indictment over efforts to bolster Trump's claims of voter fraud, headed for a third place finish in a Republican primary for Secretary of State.In New York, U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., won the GOP gubernatorial primary over Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York Mayor and Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani. Zeldin now faces a fall race against Gov. Kathy Hochul, who easily won the Democratic primary.The states of Illinois, Oklahoma, and Utah also held primaries. In Illinois, two members of the U.S. House lost primaries to other incumbents who had been placed in th...
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China insists Tonga loans come with ‘no political strings attached’ | Tonga

China's ambassador to Tonga has denied engaging in “debt trap” diplomacy in the Pacific, saying in his first press conference in two years that if the heavily indebted country cannot repay its loans, “we can talk and negotiate in a friendly, diplomatic manner” .Cao Xiaolin told Tuesday's gathering in Nuku'alofa – a rare opportunity for journalists to question Chinese officials – that preferential loans from China came with “no political strings attached” and that Beijing would never force countries to repay the loans.Tonga, which was hit by a volcanic eruption and tsunami in January, has an external debt of $195m or 35.9% of its GDP, of which two-thirds is owed to China's Export-Import Bank (Exim), its budget shows.There are concerns about debt repayments to China that are due to spike ...
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‘AGT’ opera singer shocks with Ariana Grande, Stevie Nicks impression

'America's Got Talent' returned Tuesday with more shocking and inspiring auditions.Lily Meola clinched the Golden Buzzer from Heidi Klum after singing her original song "Daydream."A metal choir sang a growling cover of Britney Spears to a rave review from judge Simon Cowell.Opera singer Merissa Beddows gave uncanny impressions of Ariana Grande, Stevie Nicks, and more."America's Got Talent" is known for inspirational auditions from contestants with stories that bring a tear (or several) to the eye.And viewers of Tuesday's show likely had to reach for a tissue during an audition from singer Lily Meola, who stepped up to the stage with a song so powerful, judge Heidi klum couldn't help but hit the GoldenBuzzer.The 27-year-old explained to the judges how her life "flipped upside down" after...
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Does blocking the Sydney harbor tunnel actually help the climate cause? | rebecca huntley

A few months ago, I thought that while I empathised with the actions of the protest movement Blockade Australia, I didn't believe the tactic of disrupting commuter traffic was effective.I thought that persuading the majority of Australians we need urgent climate action requires showing how that action can make their lives easier, not harder. And that commuters are not the right target because they are not the people most responsible for the state of the climate.I thought stopping the CEO of Chevron getting to work was a better use of time and energy, and I wrote an op-ed along those same lines.I received a lot of Twitter “feedback” from various supporters of the protesters (I used the mute button a bit, I must admit). I engaged with thoughtful responses from brilliant climate activist...
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This is the judicial “ordeal” to enter the National Police

Jorge NavasCONTINUEMadrid Updated:06/29/2022 03:44h Save RELATED NEWSEntering the National Police has become a real obstacle course in which thousands of people not only have to pass the physical, medical, theoretical and psychotechnical tests of these oppositions. Also a much more difficultthemore expensive and longer: invest several years of your time and up to 6,000 euros out of your pocket so that Justice amends the General Directorate of Police (DGP) over and over again for ruling them out of those oppositions without just cause.A situation that affects not only thousands of applicants throughout Spain, but also their families, who suffer with them the economic, personal and labor consequences of this long legal journey due to errors an...
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Tesla cutting 200 jobs, closing Autopilot office in San Mateo

Elon Musk talks at the Automotive World News Congress at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan.Rebecca Cook | ReutersTesla is closing its office in San Mateo, California, and eliminating an estimated 200 jobs there, CNBC has confirmed, as part of a broader cost-cutting effort at the electric vehicle company.At the San Mateo facility, hundreds of employees were tasked with labeling videos from the company's cars in order to improve their driver assistance systems, marketed as Autopilot. Bloomberg first reported on the office closure and layoffs.Two employees shocked by the layoffs told CNBC on Tuesday that they knew Tesla's lease was approaching its end. The workers asked not to be named because they weren't authorized to speak on the matter.Tesla, which has yet to deliver on it...