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Germany – Football Match In Berlin Ends In Brawl Amid Anti-Semitic Insults

August 31, 2015 at 10:15 AM
Berlin - An amateur football match in Berlin descended into a mass brawl that left two people injured after fans and players from both teams exchanged anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim insults, German police said on Monday. A police spokesman said the trouble started when a fan of TuS Makkabi, a Berlin-based Jewish club, insulted a player from the rival team BFC Meteor during Sunday's match. The...

Albany, NY – Cuomo Feels Heat From Both Sides Over Fence-Sitting Stance On Iran Nuclear Accord

August 31, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Albany, NY - With time winding down on a congressional vote on President Obama's nuclear accord with Iran, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is feeling the heat from both sides of the aisle as he continues to straddle the fence, refusing to take a public stance either for or against the deal. NYPOST.com (http://bit.ly/1N44wrL) reports that folks thought Cuomo may have hedged his bet a few weeks...

Bangkok – Thai Police Seek 2 New Suspects In Shrine Bombing Probe Believed To Be In Turkey

August 31, 2015 at 09:25 AM
Bangkok - Thai police issued arrest warrants Monday for two more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality, as part of a widening investigation that yielded its first arrest over the weekend in connection with a deadly bombing in Bangkok two weeks ago. National police spokesman Prawuth Thavornsiri said he was certain the two were part of a group responsible for the Aug...

Kiev – Clashes In Ukraine Injure 100 Officers After Vote On East (video)

August 31, 2015 at 09:11 AM
Kiev - Clashes broke out between police and nationalist protesters outside the Ukrainian parliament on Monday after a controversial vote to give greater powers to separatist regions in the east. About 100 law enforcement officers were injured, 10 of them seriously, the interior ministry said. At least some of the officers were injured in the explosion of an object thrown from the crowd of...

Washington – Former Vice President Cheney: Iran Deal Likely To Lead To First Use Of Nuclear Weapon Since WWII

August 31, 2015 at 08:49 AM
Washington - In an op-ed written for The Wall Street Journal entitled, "Restoring American Exceptionalism," former Vice President Dick Cheny together with his daughter Liz, accused President Barak Obama of agreeing to a deal with Iran that will likely lead to "the first use of a nuclear weapon since Hiroshima and Nagasaki." Stating that America has "guaranteed freedom, security and peace for a...

Budapest – Austria Inspects Trucks For Migrants, Creates 18-Mile Backup From Hungarian Motorway To Vienna

August 31, 2015 at 08:26 AM
Budapest - Austria stepped up truck inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in one, creating a massive, 30-kilometer (18 1/2-mile) traffic jam on the main Budapest-Vienna highway. In addition to the backup at the Hegyeshalom border crossing, traffic was slower than usual at other Hungary-Austria border crossings, the traffic watch firm Utinform...

Poland – Gold Hunters Blocked From Site Of Alleged Nazi Gold Train

August 31, 2015 at 08:07 AM
Warsaw, Poland - Polish authorities are taking action against treasure hunters who are swarming the site of an alleged Nazi gold train find in southwestern Poland. The city of Walbrzych and surrounding wooded hills are experiencing a gold rush after two men said through their lawyers that they have found a Nazi train with armaments and valuables that reportedly went missing in 1945. People...

Washington – White House Considering Sanctions Over Chinese Cyber Theft

August 31, 2015 at 07:50 AM
Washington - The White House is considering applying sanctions against companies and individuals in China it believes have benefited from Chinese hacking of U.S. trade secrets, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. The newspaper, citing several unidentified Obama administration officials, said a final determination on whether to issue the sanctions was expected soon, possibly as early as the...

Rafah, Gaza Strip – Egypt Starts Dig On Gaza Border To Stop Smuggling Tunnels

August 31, 2015 at 07:31 AM
Rafah, Gaza Strip - Egyptian military bulldozers are digging through the sand along Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip in recent days, pressing ahead with what appears to be a renewed campaign to pressure Gaza's Hamas rulers and stamp out militant activity along the border. The project, billed as an Egyptian military-operated fish farm, effectively would fill the border area with water and is...

Tel Aviv – Steinitz: Egyptian Gas Discovery Could Impact Israeli Exports

August 30, 2015 at 11:59 PM
Tel Aviv - A huge natural gas field discovered offshore Egypt could have implications for Israel, which is looking to export its own deposits, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Sunday. Partners Noble Energy and Delek Group, who in recent years discovered two sizeable fields in Israeli waters, have been negotiating long-term contracts to sell gas to customers in Egypt, but the...

Germany – Days Numbered For Barcodes As Shoppers Demand More Data On Apps

August 30, 2015 at 11:25 PM
Germany - Growing demand for more information about the products we buy could mean the end of the simple barcode - the blocks of black and white stripes that adorn most objects for sale and are scanned five billion times a day. First used on a pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum in 1974 in a store in Ohio, barcodes have revolutionized the retail world, allowing cashiers to ring up...

Annapolis, MA – Former Jewish Maryland Gov. , Who Fell From Political Grace, Has Died

August 30, 2015 at 11:00 PM
Annapolis, MA - Marvin Mandel, a former Maryland governor whose 26-year career in state government ended with his 1977 conviction on political corruption charges, has died. He was 95. According to a statement from his family, Mandel passed away Sunday afternoon after spending two days with family in St. Mary's County celebrating the 50th birthday of his stepson Paul Dorsey. The cause of...

Jerusalem – Nobel Laureate Prof. Robert Aumann Remembers Cousin Oliver Sacks

August 30, 2015 at 10:25 PM
Jerusalem - Two weeks ago, in the last essay Oliver Sacks ever published entitled “Sabbath,” he ruminated about his tenuous relationship with Judaism and how a serendipitous reunion with a long lost cousin brought the beauty of the day of rest back into his life. The cousin in question is Nobel Laureate and Hebrew University of Jerusalem Prof. Robert J. Aumann, who won the prize in...

Washington – Obama Renames Mount McKinley As Denali On Eve Of Alaska Trip

August 30, 2015 at 10:05 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of the president's historic visit to Alaska. By renaming the peak Denali, an Athabascan word meaning "the high one," Obama waded into a sensitive and decades-old conflict between...

Gaza Strip – Hamas Member Killed After Gaza Tunnel Suffers Malfunction

August 30, 2015 at 09:41 PM
Gaza Strip - A member of the al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas' military wing, was killed on Saturday after an accident occurred in one of the Islamist organization's tunnels in the Gaza Strip. According to Maan news, the group confirmed the identity of the man as Anwar Faraj al-Ghalban, 23, from Khan Younis, but refrained from revealing the circumstances of the accident, stating only that their...

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