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New York – Netanyahu: Abbas’s Speech Was Deceitful, Direct Talks Best Way Forward

September 30, 2015 at 04:28 PM
New York - Palestinian Authority President dent Mahmoud Abbas’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday was filled with falsehood and promoted incitement, charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Office as Israel once again called on the Palestinian leader to resume direct talks. “Abu Mazen's speech was deceitful and encourages incitement and lawlessness in the...

Columbus, OH – US Man Didn’t Know Painting In Home Had Been Looted By Nazis

September 30, 2015 at 04:01 PM
Columbus, OH - An Ohio man says he had no idea an 18th-century painting hanging in his home for over 20 years had been looted from a Polish museum by the Nazis during World War II. John Bobb, of Westerville, learned that history when the FBI's Cincinnati office called in July. Bobb says he thought the painting was just a good example of Baroque art, one of his favorite periods. He bought...

New York – Fox, Sirius Launch Headline News Service

September 30, 2015 at 03:43 PM
New York - Fox News is collaborating with SiriusXM to launch a 24-hour news service that will update satellite radio listeners and mobile device users on headlines every 15 minutes. The service, to launch Oct. 5, is Fox's most high-profile new business venture since the Fox Business Network was started in 2007. Fox is hiring 40 to 50 new journalists and building a new newsroom for the...

Washington – Amtrak To Introduce Bag Fees For Passengers Exceeding Limits

September 30, 2015 at 02:36 PM
Washington - Amtrak is boarding a baggage fee bandwagon that has generated billions in revenue for the airline industry. The passenger train operator will start on Thursday charging $20 to passengers who exceed limits for carry-on and personal items. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said the fees will help enforce the company's established polices, preserve space on crowded trains and reduce...

Copenhagen, Denmark – Palestinian Man Suspected Of Stabbing Danish Policeman

September 30, 2015 at 01:41 PM
Copenhagen, Denmark - Denmark's intelligence agency says a Palestinian man suspected of attempted murder for stabbing a policeman is behind an attack this year on a Swedish government minister. The PET intelligence agency made the announcement in a statement Wednesday that its Swedish counterpart confirmed, adding that the suspect earlier had threatened a policeman in Denmark. PET said he...

Orange County, NY – FBI Destroys Improperly Obtained Evidence In KJ Welfare Investigation

September 30, 2015 at 01:08 PM
Orange County, NY - Purported evidence of welfare fraud by Kiryas Joel residents has been destroyed by the FBI because it was inappropriately obtained by an Orange County employee. As previously reported on VIN News, Nicole Latrielle, a Medicaid worked for the county, discovered records that showed a disproportionate number of people in Kiryas Joel were receiving social services. After...

United Nations – Abbas Says Palestinians Are No Longer Bound By The Oslo Accords With Israel

September 30, 2015 at 12:50 PM
United Nations - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declares that he is no longer bound by agreements signed with Israel. In a speech before the United Nations General Assembly, he says that as Israel's refusal to commit to the agreements signed "render us an authority without real powers." Given that, Abbas says, "we cannot continue to be bound by these agreements." It was Abbas' most...

Damascus – Russian Strikes Killed Civilians: Syrian Opposition Leader

September 30, 2015 at 12:22 PM
Damascus - Russian air strikes in Syria on Wednesday killed at least 36 civilians and targeted areas where Islamic State and al Qaeda-linked fighters are not present, the head of the Western-backed Syrian political opposition said. "All the targets in today's Russian air raid over northern Homs were civilians," Khaled Khoja, head of the Turkey-based Syrian National Coalition, wrote on his...

Washington – House Republicans To Hold Leadership Elections Oct. 8

September 30, 2015 at 12:01 PM
Washington - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives will hold leadership elections on Oct. 8, House Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday. “After consulting with our conference, a large majority of our members have made clear they want these elections held next week. With their considerations in mind, the House leadership elections will take place on Thursday, Oct. 8," Boehner...

Saudi Arabia – Arab Coalition Seizes Iranian Boat With Weapons In Arabian Sea

September 30, 2015 at 11:48 AM
Saudi Arabia - Arab coalition forces waging a military campaign against Houthi fighters in Yemen seized an Iranian boat loaded with weapons in the Arabian Sea on its way to deliver supplies to the group, the Saudi-led alliance said on Wednesday. The announcement was made a day after tribal fighters backed by the coalition won control of a strategic dam in central Yemen from Houthi forces...

West Bank – Ahead of UN Speech, Palestinian Leader Eschews Direct Talks

September 30, 2015 at 10:12 AM
West Bank - In a harshly worded essay ahead of his Wednesday address to the United Nations, the Palestinian president says a new "multilateral" approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is needed since direct negotiations with Israel have repeatedly failed. Mahmoud Abbas says the model should be based instead on the type of negotiations that took place in the Balkans, Libya and Iran...

Jerusalem – IN PHOTOS: Thousands Attend Western Wall Prayer Amid Tension, Tight Security

September 30, 2015 at 09:39 AM
Jerusalem - Thousands of Jews arrived at the Western Wall on Wednesday for the Priestly Blessing of the Sukkot holiday.   The Jerusalem Police was on high alert surrounding the prayers, saying it deployed extra forces to maintain law and order in city's holy sites, including the Western Wall and Temple Mount. Under a decades-old status quo agreement, Jews may visit but not pray on Temple...

Washington – Attorney: Pope Secretly Met Kentucky Clerk Who Refused To Give Gay Marriage Licenses

September 30, 2015 at 09:26 AM
Washington -A Kentucky clerk who went to jail for defying a federal court's orders to issue same-sex marriage licenses says she met briefly with the pope during his historic visit to the United States. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, didn't deny the encounter took place but said Wednesday in Rome that he had no comment on the topic. Rowan County clerk Kim Davis and her...

Tehran – Top Iran Leader Warns Saudi Arabia Of ‘Harsh’ Measures Over Hajj Disaster

September 30, 2015 at 09:07 AM
Tehran - Iran's top leader on Wednesday warned Saudi Arabia that his country will take "harsh" measures if the kingdom fails to promptly repatriate bodies of the Iranian pilgrims killed in the disaster at the hajj pilgrimage last week. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's warning came as the Shiite powerhouse summoned Riyadh's envoy to Tehran for the fourth time since last Thursday's deadly...

Moscow – Report: Russia Demands That American Planes Stay Out Of Syrian Skies

September 30, 2015 at 08:51 AM
Moscow - Russia has demanded that American warplanes exit Syrian airspace immediately, a US official told Fox News on Wednesday. The official said that Russian diplomats sent an official message to the US ordering American planes out of Syria, adding that Russian fighter jets were now flying over Syrian territory, according to the report. US military sources told the news outlet that...

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