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Swiss researchers: Polonium findings ‘support the possibility’ Yasser Arafat died of poisoning

Polonium, the poison scientists suspect may be the cause of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s death in 2004, is a highly radioactive material rarely found outside military and scientific circles. Swiss radiation experts have confirmed they found traces of polonium on clothing used by Arafat which “support the possibility” the veteran…

Abbas rules out talks without settlement halt

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories — The Palestinians will not hold peace talks without a “complete halt” to Israeli settlement building, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas told cheering crowds on Sunday. “There will be no negotiations without international legitimacy and a complete halt to settlements,” he said in an address to thousands who…