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Copenhagen – Danish Police Kill Man In Copenhagen, Close To Earlier Attacks

February 14, 2015 at 11:50 PM
Copenhagen - Danish police shot and killed a man in Copenhagen on Sunday near the sites of earlier gun attacks that killed two people and wounded five police officers, the force said on its Twitter feed. "The man was hailed. He opened fire against the police and was then shot to death. The man has died. No police officers were hit," the police said in a statement of the incident in the...

Washington – Officials: U.S. Moving To Resupply Jordan’s Military With Munitions

February 14, 2015 at 11:30 PM
Washington - The United States is readying plans to resupply Jordan with munitions in the coming weeks, possibly including precision-guided arms, expediting support for the kingdom as it expands its role in airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS), officials say. The State Department and Pentagon declined comment on any future moves to assist Jordan with requests for weapons. But several U.S...

Chicago – Officials Remove Controversial ‘Dibs’ Markers For Parking As Tempers Flare

February 14, 2015 at 11:00 PM
Chicago - Officials on Friday started collecting the lawn chairs, card tables and other items placed on city streets by residents who sought to reserve their parking spaces - a controversial winter custom known as "dibs." Some residents of the third-largest U.S. city welcome the cleanup, particularly after reports of vandalism on cars linked to dibs disputes. "I think it's a terrible...

Boston – New Week, New Blizzard For Winter-weary New England

February 14, 2015 at 10:40 PM
Boston - The U.S. Northeast on Saturday braced for yet another blizzard, which looks set to hit parts of New England that are already buried under record-setting snow, forecasters said. More than 50 million people from Michigan to southern Canada were in the path of the storm, which was tracking east over the Great Lakes and gaining strength as it approached the Atlantic coast, the National...

Denmark – Police: One Person Dead Following Shooting At Copenhagen Synagogue

February 14, 2015 at 10:18 PM
Denmark - Police say one of three people shot outside a synagogue in Copenhagen has died in the second of two shootings within hours that rocked the Danish capital. Police spokesman Allan Wadsworth-Hansen says it's still not clear whether that shooting is linked to an earlier shooting that killed one person and wounded three police officers in a suspected terror attack on a free speech...

Milan, Italy – Michele Ferrero, Owner Of Nutella Empire, Dies At 89

February 14, 2015 at 10:00 PM
Milan, Italy - Michele Ferrero, the world's richest candy maker whose Nutella chocolate and hazlenut spread helped raise generations of Europeans and defined Italian sweets, died on Valentine's Day, the company said. He was 89. Ferrero, who had been ill for several months, died Saturday in Montecarlo where he lived, surrounded by his family, the company said in a statement. Ferrero was the...

United Nations – U.N. Chief Praises Three Young Muslims Killed In North Carolina

February 14, 2015 at 09:19 PM
United Nations - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday praised three young Muslims killed in North Carolina as representing the best values of global citizenship and said he was deeply moved by scenes of thousands of people mourning their deaths. Deah Barakat, 23, a University of North Carolina dental student, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19, a student at...

West Bank – Palestinians Want Role In Probing ‘Terrorist’ Killings Of Chapel Hill Muslims In U.S.

February 14, 2015 at 08:42 PM
West Bank - The Palestinian government on Saturday condemned as "terrorism" the killings of three young Palestinian-Americans in North Carolina and called on U.S. authorities to include its investigators in the probe. Police have charged a neighbor with Tuesday's shooting in the town of Chapel Hill of Deah Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister Razan Abu-Salha, 19, saying...

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Canadian Police Say They Foiled Plan For Mass Public Shooting At Mall

February 14, 2015 at 08:15 PM
Canada - A group of "murderous misfits" planned a massacre on Valentine's Day at Canada's largest regional shopping mall, the justice minister said on Saturday, but the alleged plot was foiled by police after an anonymous tipoff. Police charged two people with conspiracy to commit murder and released a third suspect in the alleged plot to shoot as many people as possible in the Halifax...

Copenhagen – New Shooting: Shots Fired At Copenhagen Synagogue, 3 Wounded, Including 2 Police

February 14, 2015 at 07:36 PM
Copenhagen - One person was shot in the head and two police were wounded in an attack on a synagogue in central Copenhagen, Danish police said, adding that it was too early to say whether the incident was connected to an earlier one at an arts cafe. Danish television station TV2 said a large metro and train station nearby, Norreport, was being evacuated. The news followed a shooting attack...

Tehran – Iran’s Supreme Leader Sends Obama Secret Letter

February 14, 2015 at 07:30 PM
Tehran - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has responded to overtures from U.S. President Barack Obama amid nuclear talks by sending him a secret letter, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Citing an Iranian diplomat, the paper said the Iranian cleric had written to Obama in recent weeks in response to a presidential letter sent in October. Obama's letter suggested the...

Winter Weather Advisory: Record Cold Temperatures To Hit New York

February 14, 2015 at 07:19 PM
Albany, NY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged all New Yorkers to exercise caution with winter storm conditions – including some wind chills well below zero – impacting communities across the state. According to the National Weather Service, some areas of the state may experience their coldest temperatures in generations. The agency notes that temperatures at LaGuardia Airport in...

Kiev, Ukraine – Cease-fire Period Begins In Ukraine

February 14, 2015 at 07:15 PM
Kiev, Ukraine - The cease-fire period for fighting in Ukraine began one minute after midnight Sunday, bringing slim hopes of a reprieve from a grueling conflict that has killed at least 5,300 people and displaced more than 1 million. Under an agreement struck last week, Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatist rebels are to begin pulling back their heavy weaponry this week to form a...

Denmark – 1 Dead As Café In Copenhagen Sprayed With Bullets During Speech By Cartoonist Who Drew Mohammad

February 14, 2015 at 06:50 PM
Denmark - A gunman opened fire Saturday on a Copenhagen cultural center, killing one man in what authorities called a terror attack against a free speech event featuring an artist who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad. The shooting, which also wounded three police officers, came a month after extremists killed 12 people at a satirical newspaper in Paris that had sparked Muslim outrage with...

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