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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reached a deal with a hardline nationalist party to join his government, negotiators said Wednesday, forming what is being called the most right-wing government in the nation's history. Under the agreement, Avigdor Lieberman and his Yisrael Beitenu party will join Netanyahu's coalition, adding five lawmakers to his previously wafer-thin parliamentary majority. Lieberman, who has spoken of harsh measures against Palestinian "terrorists", is to take over the key role of defence minister.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reached a deal to expand his coalition government by bringing in the ultranationalist Yisrael Beitenu party and appointing its leader Avigdor Lieberman as the new ...
Douchy-les-Mines (France) (AFP) - French police fired water cannon Wednesday to disperse scores of activists blocking a northeastern oil depot, as pumps ran dry and unions stepped up strikes in a bitter battle over labour reforms. With a fifth of petrol stations in France running low, police moved in to break a blockade at the depot in Douchy-les-Mines near the Belgian border that had been in place since Thursday. The depot was unblocked without confrontation," said Willy Dans, a spokesman for the local branch of the SUD union.