As Gaza deteriorates, Israel turns to world for help

AP | Published — Thursday 15 February 2018 In this file photo smoke rises in Gaza City after an Israeli airstrike. Four years ago, Israel inflicted heavy damage on Gaza’s infrastructure durin…

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US Democrats push $1 billion bill for election security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday that would provide more than $1 billion to boost cyber security of U.S. voting systems, and Vice President Mike Pence defended the administration’s efforts to protect polls from hackers. The measure followed warnings on Tuesday from U.S. intelligence officials that midterm races in November are likely to see renewed meddling from Russia and possibly other foreign adversaries. “We cannot let the Russians laugh about and take…

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Iraq has said it needs $88m to rebuild after Isis but the US isn’t paying up

Iraqi leaders have been left dismayed at the close of a three-day aid pledging conference for the country post-Isis at which just 34 per cent of the funds needed for rebuilding were raised.  A total of $30m (£21.5m) was promised by a handful of governments – well under the $88.2m (£63m) Baghdad is seeking.

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