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Israel halts fuel shipments to Gaza citing continued fire balloon launches

Israel halts fuel shipments to Gaza citing continued fire balloon launches

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will stop shipments of fuel and gas to the Gaza Strip from Thursday in response to militants in the enclave launching incendiary balloons that have torched fields in Israel. FILE PHOTO: Palestinians fly balloons loaded with flammable material to be thrown at the Israeli side, near the Israel-Gaza border in the central Gaza Strip, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu MustafaA statement from Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s office on Wednesday said he had ordered a halt to fuel supplies into the strip via the Kerem Shalom crossing until further notice. FILE PHOTO: Balloons are seen flying over the Israel-Gaza border during a protest in the southern Gaza Strip July 6, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa“The decision has been taken in view of the continued terr

'Trump Baby:' Balloon takes flight over London

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A crowd of about 2,000 onlookers, including locals, tourists, activists and children, cheered as the balloon rose over Parliament Square, hovering at about 30 meters (98 feet) against a cloudless blue sky. Leo Murray, an activist who organized the blimp, told CNN the giant balloon had been designed to speak to Trump "in a language that he understands, which is personal insults.""This is how most of the world sees Donald Trump, certainly most British people," Murray said. "It's a popular perception that he is a big angry baby ... anytime something doesn't go the way he likes he chucks his toys out of the pram." Murray was joined by activists in red jumpsuits wearing "Make America Great Again"-style baseball caps labeled: "Trump babysitter.""Trump is a giant baby, and he's actually proven...
London's 'Trump Baby' Balloon Flies as Protests Take Off Across UK

London's 'Trump Baby' Balloon Flies as Protests Take Off Across UK

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London’s ‘Trump Baby’ Balloon Flies as Protests Take Off Across U.K.ImageA giant balloon depicting President Trump as an angry orange baby taking off in Parliament Square in London on Friday.CreditTim Ireland/Associated PressBy Ceylan Yeginsu and Iliana MagraJuly 13, 2018LONDON — Tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out in London alone. A “Trump Baby” balloon was launched into the sky above Parliament Square. Many people banged pots and pans and chanted slogans. Those were some of the ways people on Friday mounted protests at every stage of President Trump’s working visit to Britain.The main protests came a day after the president’s trip was jolted by The Sun newspaper’s publication of an interview in which Mr. Trump gave a harsh assessment of Prime Minister Theresa May’s “Brexit”