Egypt Presents Hamas Truce Demands To Israel
Egypt Presents Hamas Truce Demands To Israel
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An Egyptian source said Egypt presented Palestinian demands to Israel on Monday as part of efforts to mediate a ceasefire in Gaza which could pave the way for negotiations to end more than three weeks of fighting. Palestinian groups including envoys of Hamas and Islamic Jihad held their first formal meeting with the head of Egyptian intelligence in Cairo on Monday, focusing on a joint list of demands presented by Palestinian factions. Delegation members have said those demands included a ceasefire, the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza, the lifting of a blockade, the release of prisoners and the start of a reconstruction process.
A Polish court's decision to deny the extradition of film-maker Roman Polanski to the United States over a 1977 child sex conviction. It became legally binding on Friday after the prosecutor's office said it found no justification to appeal it. Polanski pleaded guilty in 1977 to having sex with a 13-year-old girl during a photo shoot in Los Angeles. nearly four decades after the crime, some are demanding harsh punishment and others urging the case be let go. The film director served 42 days in jail after a plea bargain. He fled the United States the following year to Britain and then to France, believing the judge hearing his case could overrule the deal and put him in jail for years.
CHICAGO—Normally, the election for Cook County State’s Attorney—Chicago’s top prosecutor—is a pretty sleepy affair. It’s often uncontested, and incumbents almost always coast to victory. But the police shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald and yesterday’s release of dashcam video showing him being gunned down by a Chicago cop has turned next year’s race upside down. […]
Ecuador on Thursday announced it will start requiring visas for all Cubans who have been using the South American country as a springboard to emigrate to the United States. The new visa requirements are expected to take effect by the end of next week. Ecuador’s announcement comes on the heels of Nicaragua’s decision to close its border to northbound Cubans. The move has created a humanitarian and political crisis on Costa Rica’s northern border, where more than 3,000 Cubans are stuck in migratory limbo. And thousands more are on their way.Ecuador's visa-free immigration policy made it one of the only countries in the hemisphere that allowed Cubans to enter with no questions asked.
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M.I.A. has premiered her latest self-directed music video for the single "Borders" on Apple Music. Like much of the work by the British artist of Sri Lankan descent, it seeks to make a political statement. Filmed in Chennai, the video is the second part of her multipart series Matahdatah, which will eventually be a full-length album and film. Her label said in a release, "Both are part of a truly global and characteristically DIY M.I.A. project." She released the first part, Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border, in July.
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