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Budapest, Hungary – Jewish Group Condemns Far-right WWII Remembrance In Hungary

February 6, 2016 at 11:30 PM
Budapest, Hungary - The Simon Wiesenthal Center has condemned a far-right commemoration in Hungary of a World War II battle in which speakers lauded a wartime pro-Nazi Hungarian leader. A report on the feol.hu website said a Waffen-SS veteran who was scheduled to speak at Saturday's memorial in the city of Szekesfehervar did not attend for health reasons. The Wiesenthal Center said the event...

Manchester, NH – Debate Takeaways: Rubio Shaken, Trump Not Stirred

February 6, 2016 at 11:15 PM
Manchester, NH - There have been no higher stakes on a Republican debate stage in the 2016 campaign for president than there were Saturday night. Seven GOP Republican hopefuls faced off just three days before a make-or-break New Hampshire primary that some of them are not likely to survive. Coming off a strong Iowa finish, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tripped up early under attack from former...

New York – Presidential hopefuls Sanders, Clinton in dead heat – Reuters/Ipsos poll

February 6, 2016 at 11:04 PM
New York - Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has erased Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's wide lead for the Democratic presidential nomination since the start of year, putting the two in a dead heat nationally, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Clinton leads Sanders 48 percent to 45 percent among Democratic voters, according to the poll of 512 Americans, conducted Feb. 2-5 following the Iowa...

Buchanan, NY – New York Gov. Orders Probe After Radioactive Leak At Reactor

February 6, 2016 at 10:30 PM
New York - An apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant north of New York City spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public isn't at risk. Officials at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, 40 miles north of Manhattan, reported on Friday that water contaminated by tritium leaked into the groundwater under the facility. The...

Washington – Pentagon Releases Photos Of Alleged Detainee Abuse

February 6, 2016 at 10:09 PM
Washington - The Pentagon on Friday released nearly 200 photographs of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, taken mostly between 2004 and 2006, involving 56 cases of alleged abuse by U.S. forces. The often dark, blurry and grainy pictures are mainly of detainees' arms and legs, revealing bruises and cuts, and they appear far less dramatic than those released more than a decade ago during...

Tainan, Taiwan – Over 100 Missing, 14 Dead As Strong Quake Rattles Taiwan

February 6, 2016 at 09:22 PM
Tainan, Taiwan -Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn, causing a high-rise residential building to collapse and killing at least 14 people and injuring hundreds. More than 340 people were rescued from the rubble in Tainan, the city hit worst by the quake. About 2,000 firefighters and...

New York, NY – UN Chief Attends Manhattan Synagogue Shabbat Service For Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

February 6, 2016 at 09:00 PM
New York, NY - -“Only by breaking down the walls of intolerance and division can we prevent new conflicts and genocide,” United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said at the annual commemoration ceremony in memory of the victims of the Holocaust held at the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan on Saturday. The event, hosted every year by the synagogue’s Rabbi Arthur Schneier, a...

New York – Cause Of Crane Collapse That Killed Jewish Man Could Take Weeks To Know

February 6, 2016 at 08:45 PM
New York - It may take weeks to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars, city officials said Saturday. Investigators are reviewing surveillance footage from nearby buildings and poring over the twisted, crumpled steel of the 565-foot-long crane, which came...

Washington – Twitter Suspends Over 125,000 Accounts For ‘Promoting Terrorist Acts’

February 6, 2016 at 08:18 PM
Washington - Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday. The announcement demonstrated efforts by Twitter to automatically identify tweets supporting terrorism, reflecting increased pressure placed by the U.S. government...

Dresden, Germany – Anti-Islam Movement PEGIDA Stages Protests Across Europe

February 6, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Dresden, Germany - Germany's anti-Islam PEGIDA movement staged rallies in several cities across Europe on Saturday to protest against the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa. The movement, whose name stands for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West, originated in the eastern German city of Dresden in 2014, with supporters seizing on a...

Pyongyang – Seoul: North Korea Has Fired A Long-range Rocket

February 6, 2016 at 07:42 PM
Pyongyang - North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland. The launch, which South Korean officials confirmed about two hours after an eight-day launch window opened Sunday morning, follows North Korea's widely disputed claim...

South Carolina – Trump Says North Korea Leader Has ‘Talent’

February 6, 2016 at 07:29 PM
South Carolina - In a wide-ranging campaign speech in South Carolina, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday explained to his audience what he said was the unfairness of America's defense treaty with South Korea. In doing so, Trump also appeared to express admiration for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The young dictator has 'talent', the former reality TV star offered, even...

New Hampshire – Debate Night: Trump To Rejoin Rivals, Rubio May Feel Heat

February 6, 2016 at 07:00 PM
New Hampshire - Marco Rubio headed into the latest Republican debate ready for an onslaught of attacks about his experience and preparedness from a trio of rivals whose performance in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday will be critical to their White House hopes. Donald Trump also was rejoining his competitors in the debate arena Saturday night after having skipped the previous faceoff in...

Israel – Jewish Woman Stabbed In Suspected Terror Attack In The Beduin City Of Rahat

February 6, 2016 at 06:39 PM
Israel - Police say an attacker stabbed a Jewish woman in a market in an Arab town in southern Israel, seriously wounding her before running away. Spokeswoman Luba Samri said the woman in her 60's was assaulted with a knife in Rahat, a mostly Bedouin town in Israel's south. The last five months have seen nearly-daily Palestinian assaults, mainly stabbings, against Israeli civilians and...

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