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Berlin – Police Find Pig’s Head Outside German Chancellor Merkel’s Constituency Office

May 14, 2016 at 11:39 PM
Berlin - Police found a pig's head bearing a written insult against German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the entrance to her constituency office in the northeastern town of Stralsund on Saturday, state police said. Police declined to provide further details about the insult when contacted by Reuters, saying an investigation had been launched. Merkel's popularity has waned due to her liberal...

New York, NY – Report: Looming Indictment Prompted NYC Cop To Commit Suicide; Friend Asked To Surrender Gun

May 14, 2016 at 11:14 PM
New York, NY - Just hours after a high ranking NYPD officer questioned by police in connection with the widening corruption probe was found dead yesterday on Long Island, a close friend and colleague surrendered his badge and gun. As previously reported on VIN News (http://goo.gl/3wajp3), Inspector Michael Ameri, commanding officer of the NYPD’s Highway Patrol, was found in his unmarked...

London – Brexit Leader Johnson Says EU On Same Doomed Path As Hitler

May 14, 2016 at 11:05 PM
London - Boris Johnson, who is leading the "Out" campaign ahead of Britain's European Union membership referendum, said in an interview that the bloc was following the path of Adolf Hitler and Napoleon by trying to create a European superstate. Johnson told The Sunday Telegraph newspaper that the EU lacked democracy and a unifying authority and was doomed to fail. "Napoleon, Hitler, various...

Brooklyn, NY – Jewish Bus Blaze Evokes Tension Of 1991 Crown Heights Riots

May 14, 2016 at 10:43 PM
Crown Heights, NY - For days, the charred school bus sat in front of a Jewish girls' school in Brooklyn, its ruined hulk posing a troubling question: Has the quarter-century of peace between blacks and Jews in Crown Heights begun to fray? Twenty five years ago this August, the neighborhood's black residents exploded into days of rioting after a 7-year-old boy, the son of Guyanese immigrants...

Washington – Report: Billionaire Sheldon Adelson To Give Millions To Trump Campaign

May 14, 2016 at 10:20 PM
Washington - Billionaire casino mogul and ardent Israel supporter Sheldon G. Adelson will reportedly give nearly $100 million dollars to the campaign of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump after the two spoke in a private meeting last week, according to The New York Times Friday. Adelson will reportedly scale back the purse strings to other Republican hopefuls looking to...

London – British Delivery Driver Jailed For Plot To Kill U.S. Troops

May 14, 2016 at 09:54 PM
London - A delivery driver who plotted to kill U.S. troops based in England by staging road accidents to lure soldiers from their cars and then attack them with knives and possibly a home-made bomb was jailed for life on Friday. In a message to a suspected accomplice in Syria, Junead Khan, 25, a supporter of the Islamic State (IS) militant group, told how he had missed an opportunity to kill...

Manhattan, NY – Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Asks To Stay Free Pending Appeal

May 14, 2016 at 09:36 PM
Manhattan, NY - A former New York Assembly speaker convicted in a $5 million corruption case is asking to remain free pending appeal. Lawyers for Democrat Sheldon Silver said Friday the U.S. Supreme Court is considering changing the limits of a law used to convict him. They say the change may cause a reversal of his conviction. The 72-year-old Manhattan resident was sentenced last week to...

Tehran – Iranians Say Holocaust Cartoon Contest Not Aimed At Denial

May 14, 2016 at 09:21 PM
Tehran - Iran is staging an international cartoon contest on the Holocaust, saying it is not a denial of the Nazi massacre. Masuod Shojai-Tabatabai, the secretary of the contest, said Saturday, that they have no interest in denying the Holocaust or "ridiculing its victims." He added that the world was witnessing a similar massacre "by the Zionist regime in Gaza and Palestine." Some 150...

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