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Berlin – German Historian: Hitler Was Shrewd, Not So Hypnotic

November 7, 2015 at 11:40 PM
Germany - A new biography of Hitler by a prominent German historian is likely to stir controversy with its argument that the Nazi leader's political acumen has been underestimated and that the belief in his hypnotic grip over Germans is inflated. Peter Longerich's "Hitler", to be published on Monday, is a 1,295-page tome that includes material from the diaries of Nazi propaganda chief Joseph...

San Diego – Navy Does Missile Test Off Coast, Creates Streaking Light

November 7, 2015 at 11:24 PM
San Diego - The Navy has fired an unarmed missile from a submarine off the coast of Southern California, creating a bright light that streaked across the state and was visible as far away as Nevada and Arizona. A Navy spokesman told The San Diego Union-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1Qm74Sn ) the Navy Strategic Systems Programs conducted the missile test Saturday in the Pacific Test Range northwest...

Washington – Unpopular GOP Candidates Mulling When To Pack It In

November 7, 2015 at 10:33 PM
Washington - For months, Republican presidential candidates with dwindling bank accounts and negligible support in polls have been finding reasons to stay in the 2016 race. Now, a few must weigh whether they can keep competing after being downgraded or excluded from Tuesday's fourth GOP debate. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee have been bumped to the...

New York, NY – JFNA Chair: American Non-Orthodox Jews Need To Have More Babies

November 7, 2015 at 10:00 PM
New York, NY - Non-Orthodox American Jews must have more babies to ensure the future of their community, according to Michael Siegal, the outgoing chairman of the Jewish Federations of North America. “The one thing that is occurring in the United States which is most damaging is we’re just not having enough babies in the non-Orthodox world, and that’s going to create all kinds of issues...

Rock Hill, SC – With Attacks On Clinton, Democratic Race Enters New Phase

November 7, 2015 at 09:53 PM
Rock Hill, SC - The Democratic primary race entered a new phase on Friday night, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Gov. Martin O'Malley escalating their criticism of front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton. With her numbers on the rise after a summer slump, Clinton finds herself increasingly targeted by her primary opponents — a tonal shift for a race that has been notably civil for...

Florida – Defiant Carson: Questions About West Point Story Are Unfair

November 7, 2015 at 09:19 PM
Florida - A defiant Ben Carson on Friday rejected the idea his past descriptions of receiving a scholarship offer to attend West Point were inaccurate, and called questions about the veracity of the story irrelevant to his campaign for president. "I think what it shows, and these kinds of things show, is there is a desperation on behalf of some to try to find a way to tarnish me," Carson told...

Washington – White House Closes Door On Pollard Aliya

November 7, 2015 at 09:00 PM
Washington - US president Barack Obama will not take action to enable Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard to move to Israel following his expected parole in less than two weeks, Obama's deputy national security adviser for strategic communication Ben Rhodes told Israeli reporters in a briefing late Thursday night. Pollard is set to be released from prison after serving 30 years of a life sentence...

Doha – Michelle Obama’s Qatar Trip Marred By Host’s Ties To Anti-Semitic Sheikh

November 7, 2015 at 08:48 PM
Doha - First Lady Michelle Obama's trip to Qatar earlier this week to discuss women's rights and education is drawing scrutiny in some segments of the American press after it was learned that she made an appearance at an institute that recently hosted a sheikh who in years past has delivered virulently anti-Semitic sermons. According to the online news outlet Politico, Obama gave a speech...

Moscow – Russia Angry Over ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Cartoons Poking Fun At Egypt Plane Crash

November 7, 2015 at 08:24 PM
Moscow - Officials in Moscow angrily denounced the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Friday for publishing cartoons lampooning the plane crash which killed over 200 people, most of them Russian tourists, in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula earlier this week. "In our country we can sum this up in a single word, sacrilege," a spokesperson for President Vladimir Putin is quoted as saying by the...

New York – Protesters Gather In NYC To Protest Trump’s ‘SNL’ Appearance

November 7, 2015 at 08:12 PM
New York - Demonstrators are marching through the streets of New York City to protest Donald Trump's views on immigration hours before he hosts "Saturday Night Live." Dozens of protesters held signs and chanted Saturday evening as they marched from Trump Tower to NBC's studio in Rockefeller Plaza. Outside Rockefeller Plaza, they chanted: "Donald Trump has got to go." Some of the...

Egypt – Report: British Plane Almost Hit By Rocket In Sinai

November 7, 2015 at 08:00 PM
Egypt - British passenger jet came close to being hit by a rocket as it came in to land at Egypt's Sharm al-Sheikh in August, British media reported on Saturday, although the UK government said it concluded the incident was not a deliberate attack. The pilot of the Thomson flight from London to Egypt took evasive action after spotting the missile coming towards the plane as it flew to the Red...

Tel Aviv – Israel Worried Egypt’s Sisi Might Fall To Jihadist Insurgents

November 7, 2015 at 07:31 PM
Tel Aviv - Israeli officials are reportedly growing concerned over the long-term viability of the current Egyptian regime in light of gains made by Islamists in their insurgency. Bloomberg News quoted a former Republican lawmaker on Friday as saying that Israeli government figures are beginning to wonder whether Egypt's president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, can successfully overcome the threats...

Jerusalem – Yitzhak Navon, Israel’s Fifth President, Dies At The Age Of 94

November 7, 2015 at 06:56 PM
Jerusalem - Yitzhak Navon, who served as Israel's fifth president, has died. He was 94. His family said he died Saturday. Navon was a top aide to Israel's founding father David Ben-Gurion. Later he embarked on a political career in the Labor Party. He served as president between 1978 and 1983 and had a lengthy term as education minister. He quit politics in 1992 and became a successful...

Egypt – Sound Of Explosion Heard In Last Second Of Russian Plane’s Black Box

November 7, 2015 at 06:29 PM
Egypt - A noise was heard in the last second of the cockpit voice recording from the Russian plane that crashed last week in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, the head of the joint investigation team said Saturday, bolstering U.S. and British suspicions that the plane was brought down by a bomb. However, Ayman el-Muqadem warned it was too early to say what caused the plane to apparently break up in...

Washington – Man Behind RT News Service, Former Jewish Putin Aide Mikhail Lesin Dies In DC Hotel

November 7, 2015 at 06:04 PM
Washington - Mikhail Lesin, a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin who helped found the English-language news service Russia Today, was found dead in an upscale Washington hotel room, police and Russian authorities said. He was 57. The Russian Embassy in Washington on Friday confirmed the death of Lesin, whose body was discovered Thursday. Russia Today reported on its website...

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