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Washington – Analysis: Limited US, European Options In Ukraine

March 1, 2014 at 11:57 PM
Washington - Despite blunt warnings about costs and consequences, President Barack Obama and European leaders have limited options for retaliating against Russia's military intervention in Ukraine, the former Soviet republic now at the center of an emerging conflict between East and West. Russian President Vladimir Putin has so far dismissed the few specific threats from the United States...

New York – Mega Millions Jackpot Rises To $240 Million

March 1, 2014 at 11:13 PM
New York - The Mega Millions jackpot has risen to an estimated $240 million ($133 million cash option) for the next drawing in the multistate lottery game. The grand prize amount rolled over because no player matched all the winning numbers to take the $216 million jackpot up for grabs Friday night. Mega Millions will be played again on Tuesday. Four players who bought a ticket in Michigan...

Tehran – President Rouhani Tells Iran Generals To Cut Hostile Rhetoric

March 1, 2014 at 10:32 PM
Iran - President Hassan Rouhani urged Iran's military leaders on Saturday to let diplomacy prevail in dealing with potential foreign threats, in a clear reference to efforts to end the nuclear dispute and decades of hostile relations with the West. "It is very important to formulate one's sentences and speeches in a way that is not construed as threat, intention to strike a blow," Rouhani said...

Cairo – Egyptian Regime, Muslim Brotherhood Accuse Each Other Of Being ‘Jewish’

March 1, 2014 at 10:02 PM
Cairo - The violent struggle for power in Egypt between the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has led to mutual accusations of being Jewish and implementing The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Supporters of the current regime have compared the Brotherhood to Jews and Zionists, even claiming that the group’s founder, Hassan al-Banna...

Jerusalem – Hundreds Of Thousands Expected In Mass Rally; Zionist Rabbis Outraged; Bennet Calls Army Service “A Mitzvah”

March 1, 2014 at 09:54 PM
Jerusalem - Throngs of people are expected to converge on Jerusalem tomorrow for the mass demonstration protesting the forced draft of Chareidi men, with criminal charges being brought against those who refuse to enlist. While the protest is slated to start at 4 PM at the center of the city near Binyanei Hauma, crowds are expected to engulf the city from the morning on. The approximately one...

New York, NY – City Eyes Black Boxes, Docking Fares In Plans For Taxis To Take It Slower

March 1, 2014 at 09:29 PM
New York, NY - Perpetually rushed New Yorkers have been telling cabbies to "step on it" for as long as there have been taxis, but the city wants to brake that hurry-up habit, in part by attacking the financial incentive to speed. Cabs could be outfitted with black-box-style data recorders and devices that would sound warnings — or even pause the fare meter — for going too fast, even as...

New York, NY – Report: Sicilian Mob Boss Put Hit On Rudy Giuliani Before He Was Mayor

March 1, 2014 at 09:24 PM
New York, NY- Multiple Italian newspapers are reporting that a former Sicilian mafia member-turned-informant has told prosecutors in Palermo that Sicilian mob boss Salvatore "Toto" Riina put out a hit on then-federal prosecutor Rudy Giuliani back in the 1980s. The NEW YORK DAILY NEWS (http://nydn.us/1eApRqL) reports that sources said the informant, Roasrio Naimo, told prosecutors that Riina...

Denver – 1 Killed, 30 Injured In Massive Colorado Pileup

March 1, 2014 at 09:15 PM
Denver - One person died and 30 others were injured in a massive pileup on Interstate 25 as a band of heavy snow moved through south Denver on Saturday, authorities said. Police say 104 vehicles were involved in crashes along a roughly 2-mile stretch of highway as a short but intense burst of snow slammed the area. The northbound lanes were closed for several hours, but the interstate has...

Jerusalem – Mayor Barkat: Surprising Number Of Haredim Want To Join Workforce, IDF

March 1, 2014 at 08:55 PM
Jerusalem - In a far-reaching, exclusive interview with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat – ranging from haredim seeking employment and serving in the IDF to his refusal to divide the city into separate capitals – the mayor offered a candid analysis of the many challenges facing him during his second term. Barkat, who will be a featured speaker at the annual Jerusalem Post Conference in New York...

Brooklyn, NY – 20th Anniversary Of The Terror Attack That Killed Ari Halberstam Mother Says Pain Still Intense

March 1, 2014 at 08:37 PM
Brooklyn, NY - 20 years after 16 year-old Ari Halberstam was gunned down by an Arab man who opened fire on a van carrying Orthodox Jewish students near the Brooklyn Bridge, his mother Devorah says it is important to remember that Ari's deaths was an act of "home-grown terrorism," and that the pain she still feels is "intense." NEWYORK.CBSLOCAL.com (http://cbsloc.al/1mShn0i) reports that...

West Bank – Dahlan, Exiled Palestinian Leader, Builds Comeback

March 1, 2014 at 08:30 PM
West Bank - Fueled by millions in Gulf aid dollars that are his to distribute, an exiled Palestinian operative seems to be orchestrating a comeback that could position him as a potential successor to aging Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. In a phone interview from London, Mohammed Dahlan spoke of his aid projects in the Gaza Strip, his closeness to Egypt's military leaders and his conviction...

Ukraine – PHOTOS: Days Of Turmoil In Ukraine

March 1, 2014 at 08:24 PM
Ukraine - Ignoring President Barack Obama's warning that "there will be costs" if Moscow intervenes militarily in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has sharply raised the stakes in the conflict over Ukraine's future, evoking memories of Cold War brinkmanship. The latest moves follow months of pro-democracy protests against the now-fugitive president, Viktor Yanukovych, and his...

Ottawa – Canada Pulls Ambassador From Moscow Over Ukraine

March 1, 2014 at 08:02 PM
Ottawa - Canada says it is pulling its ambassador from Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine. A statement issued by Prime Minister Stephen Harper after an emergency Cabinet meeting says Canada also is pulling out of the Group of Eight process being chaired by Russia for an international economic summit in June. Harper strongly condemns Russia's military intervention in Ukraine and urges...

Buenos Aires – Shabbat Keeps Newly-Elected Argentinian Rabbi From Opening Session Of Parliament

March 1, 2014 at 08:00 PM
Buenos Aires - After winning his seat recently and becoming the first South American rabbi to hold a seat in parliament, Rabbi Sergio Bergman has missed the opening session due to his observance of Shabbot. JTA.org (http://bit.ly/1eC7eTt) reports that Bergman miss the pomp and circumstance as the new members are seated, as well as the State of the Union address which was given by President...

United Nations – Ukraine Asks UN Council: Stop Russian ‘Aggression’

March 1, 2014 at 07:45 PM
United Nations - Ukraine's ambassador to the United Nations asked an emergency session of the Security Council on Saturday "to do everything possible now" to stop Russian "aggression" as Russian troops took over the strategic Crimea region. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call to "urgently engage in direct dialogue with the authorities" in...

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