The Daily Populous

Saturday May 16th, 2020 day edition

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Jordan's King Abdullah II has warned that the Israeli government's plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank could lead to "massive conflict" and said his kingdom is "considering all options," including freezing or cancelling its 1994 peace treaty with Israel.

"I do not want to make any threats and create an atmosphere of controversy, but we are considering all options," King Abdullah told the German magazine Der Spiegel, when asked about the possibility of cancelling the Wadi Araba treaty.

Jordan shares 335km of borders with Israel and the West Bank, and its security coordination is highly treasured by Israel's military and intelligence.

The areas mooted for annexation amount to around one-third of the West Bank and include a 97km stretch along the border with Jordan.

There would be more chaos and extremism in the region - King Abdullah.

If Israel really annexed the West Bank valley in July, it would lead to a massive conflict with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan," he said.

The West Bank's Jordan Valley is rich in minerals and agricultural soil and is a highly strategic area that lies on the Jordanian border. »

Access your browsing history w/o a warrant? Senate votes yes.

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The US Senate yesterday voted – by a single vote – to allow government agencies like the FBI and CIA to access your browsing history without a warrant.

The Senate is being asked to reauthorize the Patriot Act, which gives government agencies powers to carry out mass electronic surveillance of US citizens.

Three amendments were put forward, one of which would have prevented accessing web browsing history without a warrant. »

Hillary Clinton calls armed Michigan lockdown protests 'domestic terrorism'

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Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham ClintonCalifornia AG Becerra: Criticism of Biden Latino outreach is 'hogwash' Hickenlooper endorses Biden for president Hillary Clinton calls armed Michigan lockdown protests 'domestic terrorism' MORE is condemning armed protests calling for the end to stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic, calling the demonstrations "domestic terrorism.".

"Armed men storming a legislature to disrupt its democratic proceedings is domestic terrorism.

Her tweet linked to an article by Newsweek about Michigan choosing to close down its Capitol and cancel its legislative session after armed protests and death threats to Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. »

Timothy Olyphant Joins 'The Mandalorian' (Exclusive)

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It is unknown whether the actor will play a new character or a returning favorite in a new guise.

Mandalorian has finished shooting under a veil of secrecy, but certain actors} names have leaked out.

Olyphant seems like a good fit for the gunslinging worlds in which the Mandalorian jetpacks around. »