Israel’s Lebanon border operation seen as a political move by embattled Netanyahu

Israel’s Lebanon border operation seen as a political move by embattled Netanyahu

Meanwhile, Netanyahu has come under some scrutiny for the timing and publicity of the announcement, which his critics say stems from his desire to distract from weeks of negative press. Local newspaper Haaretz and opposition politicians have called it “Operation Netanyahu Shield.” “I think the IDF activity on the border with Lebanon is dictated by military need, not by politics,” Shapland said. “But the extent of the media coverage of that activity is dictated by…

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California Gov.-elect Newsom dives into immigration, border issues

California Gov.-elect Newsom dives into immigration, border issues

California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom is scheduled to attend the inauguration Saturday of Mexico’s incoming president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and plans to discuss the caravan of Central American migrants at the border. Newsom is part of a larger California delegation of elected officials and business leaders from the state attending the swearing in ceremony of Mexico’s new president. The trip, coming just over a month before Newsom takes the reins of California government, underscores how…

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Trump uses immigration crisis to call for border wall funding

Trump uses immigration crisis to call for border wall funding

As images of migrant children fleeing tear gas near the U.S.-Mexico border made rounds Monday, President Donald Trump aimed to use the chaos to score a political victory. The government repelled hundreds of migrants who tried to cross illegally near the busy San Ysidro port of entry Sunday, claiming they threw “projectiles” at U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. The Trump administration temporarily shut down the port near San Diego on Sunday, reopening it on…

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US halts all traffic at San Diego-Tijuana border crossing amid crisis

US halts all traffic at San Diego-Tijuana border crossing amid crisis

Mario Tama | Getty Images U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents stand guard on the U.S. side of the San Ysidro port of entry during a ‘large-scale operational readiness exercise’ which briefly closed the border crossing on November 22, 2018 in Tijuana, Mexico. All border traffic was halted on Sunday at the busy crossing between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said, as hundreds of Central American migrants…

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Pentagon estimates troops deployed at border will cost $72 million

Pentagon estimates troops deployed at border will cost $72 million

John Moore | Getty Images U.S. Army troops arrive to the international bridge with Mexico on November 2, 2018 in Hidalgo, Texas. U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the troops to the border to bolster security at points where an immigrant caravan may attempt to cross in upcoming weeks.  WASHINGTON — The Pentagon estimates that the cost of the 5,900 troops deployed to the southwest border will total $72 million, spokesman U.S. Army Col. Rob Manning…

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‘Insane’ for UK and EU to harm border trade, McLaren CEO says

‘Insane’ for UK and EU to harm border trade, McLaren CEO says

The chief executive of British sports car maker McLaren Automotive has told CNBC that it would be “insane” for the United Kingdom and European Union (EU) to fail to agree a deal on Brexit. Mike Flewitt said he spoke to U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on a conference call two weeks ago and he is confident that a withdrawal deal will be done. How to maintain the frictionless movement of goods between Ireland and Northern…

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Wagah Border to be recreated in Ludhiana for Salman Khan starrer Bharat

Wagah Border to be recreated in Ludhiana for Salman Khan starrer Bharat

‘); }); Salman Khan has a very jam-packed work schedule. The actor is shooting for Bigg Boss 12 and Bharat simultaneously. Salman, last weekend, left for Ludhiana to begin the next schedule of Ali Abbas Zafar directorial after wrapping the film in Mumbai. Now, it has been learnt that a huge Wagah Border set has been built for the film in Ludhiana. As per the story, it will be shown in different decades and the…

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