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Washington – General Flynn Responds To Russia Accusation With Anti-Semitic Tweet

July 24, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Washington - Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn accused presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of corruption in cahoots with Jewish people on Twitter on Sunday, in a message he promptly deleted. The former general– who GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump considered for his running mate, and who last week delivered a primetime speech to the Republican National Convention–...

Philadelphia – Kaine One Of Few Senators Not To Sign Letter To Obama Urging Aid Package To Israel

July 24, 2016 at 10:00 PM
Philadelphia - Presumptive Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine was one of only 17 senators in April not to sign a letter urging US President Barack Obama to increase the US military aid package to Israel. The bipartisan letter, sponsored by Chris Coons (D-Delaware) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), urged Obama to conclude a “robust” new military aid package “that...

Berlin – Afghan Youth Arrested Over Possible Role In Munich Shooting

July 24, 2016 at 09:11 PM
Berlin - German police arrested a 16-year-old Afghan youth on Sunday on suspicion of a connection to the killing of nine people by an 18-year-old gunman in Munich, authorities said. The youth was under investigation for possibly having failed to report the plans of the gunman, who later shot himself, a police statement said. "There is a suspicion that the 16-year-old is a possible tacit...

Jerusalem – Israel’s Diplomatic Strategy Shift Towards Africa Seems to Be Gaining More Allies

July 24, 2016 at 08:36 PM
Jerusalem - The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) announced on Sunday that Director General Dore Gold met with the president of the Republic of Chad, Idriss Déby Itno, at the Chadian president’s palace prior to establishing diplomatic relations with the Republic of Guinea last week. “The meeting took place in the wake of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visit to four African states...

Berlin – Police: Man, Likely Attacker, Dies In Explosion In Germany

July 24, 2016 at 07:31 PM
Berlin - A man who blew himself up and injured 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival was a 27-year-old Syrian who had been denied asylum, Bavaria's top security official said early Monday. "We don't know if this man planned on suicide or if he had the intention of killing others," Bavarian interior minister Joachim Herrmann said. He added that the man's request...

Washington – Behavior Changes Offer Clues That Dementia Could Be Brewing

July 24, 2016 at 07:14 PM
Washington - Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue. Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioral impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to alert doctors and families. Losing interest in favorite...

Washington – In Turmoil Over Leak, Democrats Point Finger At Russia

July 24, 2016 at 05:50 PM
Washington - A massive leak of Democratic leadership e-mails has sent the party reeling into its national convention this week, with aides to Hillary Clinton, its presumptive presidential nominee, accusing Russia of coordinating the attack. Robby Mook, campaign manager for Hillary for America, accused Moscow on Sunday of deliberately helping Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump by...

Washington – Debbie Wasserman Schultz To Resign As Chairwoman Of DNC

July 24, 2016 at 04:31 PM
Washington - Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned on Sunday amid a furor over leaked emails, throwing the party into disarray on the eve of the convention to nominate Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House. Lingering bitterness from the heated primary campaign between Clinton and rival Bernie Sanders erupted after more than 19,000 leaked Democratic...

New York – Verizon To Announce $5 Billion Deal To Buy Yahoo On Monday

July 24, 2016 at 04:00 PM
New York - Verizon Communications Inc will announce an agreement on Monday to buy Yahoo Inc for about $5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter. The announcement will come before the start of New York trading hours, the source added. The deal will end months of uncertainty about Yahoo's future after the company announced plans to review strategic alternatives in...

Washington – Obama: Trump’s NATO Comments Show ‘Lack Of Preparedness’

July 24, 2016 at 03:30 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama says GOP nominee Donald Trump's recent suggestion that the U.S. might not come to the defense of NATO allies is another sign of Trump's "lack of preparedness" on foreign policy. Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" that Trump's comments to the New York Times — in which Trump suggested allies that haven't paid their NATO...

Braunau Am Inn, Austria – Hitler’s Birthplace Loathes Link To Him But Not The Building

July 24, 2016 at 02:59 PM
Braunau Am Inn, Austria - Adolf Hitler was born in the house behind her and the building is a natural draw for tourists. But when asked about her hometown's most important landmark, Ivonne Bekking gestured down the road toward a baroque church steeple. It's a well-taught defense mechanism in Braunau am Inn, where Klara Hitler gave birth to Adolf in 1889 and locals have spent decades debating...

Philadelphia – Protesters Hit The Streets For Hot Day Of Marches Before DNC

July 24, 2016 at 02:46 PM
Philadelphia - Thousands of demonstrators are taking to Philadelphia's sweltering streets Sunday, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the city wilts during a heat wave. Throngs of clean energy activists jammed a major thoroughfare in their mile-long march from Philadelphia's City Hall to Independence Mall, near the Liberty...

Atlanta – Trump Vs. Clinton: Is A 2017 ‘Peaceful Transfer’ Possible?

July 24, 2016 at 01:54 PM
Atlanta - Hillary Clinton should be in jail. Donald Trump threatens America's very existence. These are not fringe opinions. They are widespread views across the nation's bitter political divide. That means that on Nov. 9, the morning after Election Day, tens of millions of Americans will awaken to the realization that someone they loathe will be the 45th president of the United States. The...

Philadelphia – Dismayed By Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg To Endorse Hillary

July 24, 2016 at 01:20 PM
Philadelphia - Michael Bloomberg, who was elected mayor of New York City as a Republican, will speak at the Democratic National Convention to endorse Hillary Clinton for president. Spokesman Marc LaVorgna says Bloomberg will make the endorsement speech Wednesday night. The billionaire media mogul opted against running as a third-party candidate for fear it might siphon away votes from...

Jerusalem – Sports Minister Regev Will Not Attend Olympic Ceremony Due To Sabbath Concerns

July 24, 2016 at 01:15 PM
Jerusalem - Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev announced that she would not attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as she did not want to violate the Sabbath. “Miri Regev has a problem with violating the Sabbath as a representative of the State of Israel,” said her spokeswoman. “She herself does not keep Sabbath, but when she represents all of Israel’s...

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