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Brussels – Abbas In Belgium To Rally Support For Palestinian Statehood Bid

February 12, 2015 at 11:41 PM
Brussels - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who is currently visiting Brussels, met with the Minister-President of the Flemish Government, Geert Bourgeois, on Thursday. The two discussed the latest developments in the Middle East, Palestinian sources said. Abbas arrived in Brussels after a three-day visit to Sweden, where he inaugurated the Palestinian embassy in...

New York – Four Retailers Pull Some Dietary Aids Off Shelves After Probe

February 12, 2015 at 10:59 PM
New York - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, Wal-Mart Stores Inc, GNC Holdings Inc and Target Corp agreed to remove certain dietary supplements off their shelves in New York after receiving a threat of legal action from the state's attorney general, the New York Times reported. The retailers received subpoenas from New York State attorney general Eric Schneiderman on Wednesday, demanding evidence...

New York – Noted New York Times Media Columnist David Carr Suddenly Dies

February 12, 2015 at 10:57 PM
New York - New York Times media columnist David Carr has died at his office at age 58. Carr wrote the Media Equation column for the Times, focusing on issues of media in relation to business and culture. He joined the Times in 2002 as a business reporter, covering magazine publishing. His Media Equation column appeared in the Monday business section. The Times says Carr lived in...

Tel Aviv – Report: Microsoft Buys Israeli Digital Pen Maker N-trig

February 12, 2015 at 10:14 PM
Tel Aviv - Microsoft is buying N-trig, an Israeli provider of digital pens and chips for touch screens, for at least $200 million, the Calcalist financial news website said on Thursday. Most of N-trig's 190 workers will be integrated into Microsoft Israel and will be part of a new research and development centre, Calcalist said, without citing sources. Officials at N-trig and Microsoft in...

Iowa – Jeb Bush Posts Emails Containing Social Security Numbers Of More Than 12,000 People

February 12, 2015 at 09:25 PM
Iowa - By posting online all of his personal email from his eight years as Florida's governor, Jeb Bush sought to show himself as a tech-savvy executive, in touch with constituents and an active administrator. But tucked away in a small percentage of those hundreds of thousands of messages were the names, birthdates and Social Security numbers — the three pieces of information key to...

Washington – Menendez Says Will Escalate Anti Semitic Tweets Against Lakewood To Justice Department

February 12, 2015 at 09:00 PM
Washington - Pictures of swastika-ed teens with inflammatory captions and tweets threatening violence against Lakewood residents may not have been considered criminal by Ocean County prosecutors, but a Senator representing the area’s large Jewish community has pledged to refer the matter to the Department of  Justice. Senator Bob Menendez was made aware of the social media posts at a...

Golan Heights – Syrian Rebels Call On Israel To Bomb Hezbollah-Iran-Syria Positions

February 12, 2015 at 08:29 PM
Golan Heights - Syrian rebels, whose forces are fighting against a new offensive in the South by the axis of the Syrian Army, Hezbollah, and Iran, is calling on Israel to attack their positions. An Israeli Druse who is in frequent contact with the Syrian opposition said that the warning came to alert the IDF, before the axis is able to take the Syrian Golan that borders Israel. A Syrian...

Detroit – Booming SUV Market Gets New Entries

February 12, 2015 at 08:00 PM
Detroit - Sport utility vehicles are unstoppable — and automakers hope to cash in on the boom with some updated models coming to this year's Chicago Auto Show. One out of every three new vehicles Americans bought last year was an SUV, according to Kelley Blue Book. SUV sales rose 12 percent to more than 5.5 million. That was double the pace of the industry as a whole. Strong demand is...

Jerusalem – Israel Warns Anew Of Action Against Iran

February 12, 2015 at 07:36 PM
Jerusalem - Intelligence Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz warned Thursday that Israel could act unilaterally against Iran over its nuclear drive, saying Tehran has failed to make concessions in talks with world powers. "I won't be too specific but all options are still on the table," Steinitz told reporters. "We never limited Israel's right of self-defence because of some diplomatic...

Washington – Nobel Winner Elie Wiesel Lends Support To Netanyahu’s U.S. Speech

February 12, 2015 at 07:10 PM
Washington - Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel is lending his support to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's March 3 speech to Congress on the dangers of Iran's nuclear program - an address that has antagonized the White House and divided American Jews. An outspoken New Jersey Orthodox rabbi, Shmuley Boteach, said on Thursday he is placing full-page...

Washington – Prosecutors: Voyeuristic Rabbi Filmed 152 Women

February 12, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Washington - A rabbi accused of secretly videotaping nude women at a Jewish ritual bath recorded more than 150 women, prosecutors said during a meeting with victims, the first specifics they have given on the scope of the man's recording. When prosecutors charged Barry Freundel with voyeurism late last year, they based the accusations on recordings of six women but indicated more had been...

Los Angeles, CA – Retailers Fret As Products Languish On Ships, Docks At Ports

February 12, 2015 at 05:45 PM
Los Angeles, CA - It's early for many Americans still sloshing through winter to plan their gardens, home improvements and spring sports leagues, but stores gearing up for warmer weather are fretting that they won't have some products to sell due to a labor crisis at West Coast seaports. The critical gateways for international trade have become more like parking lots for massive cargo ships...

Mexico City – Turkey’s Erdogan Chides Obama For Silence On Muslim Chapel Hill Murders

February 12, 2015 at 05:10 PM
Mexico City - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday criticized U.S. President Barack Obama for his silence following the killings of three young Muslims in North Carolina this week. Speaking alongside Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto during a state visit to Latin America's No. 2 economy, Erdogan said Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry should take a...

Washington – Menendez Voices Support For Netanyahu Says Will Attend Congressional Address

February 12, 2015 at 04:21 PM
Washington -  Despite announcements by numerous members of Congress who intend to boycott the Israeli Prime Minister’s upcoming speech next month, a high ranking elected official has vowed that he will be in attendance when Binyamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of Congress on March 3. “The prime minister is the voice of the people of Israel and from my perspective, that is a voice...

Washington – Winking Congressman Steals Spotlight In House Floor Speech

February 12, 2015 at 04:11 PM
Washington - A Maryland congressman has taken the photo bomb to the next level. Republican Rep. Andy Harris was caught on C-SPAN winking and grinning behind a fellow lawmaker speaking from the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday. A video of the winks was making the rounds on national news sites and blogs Thursday. The video shows Harris purposefully sit behind Rep. Buddy Carter...

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