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New York – Trump Says Star He Tweeted Wasn’t Star Of David

July 4, 2016 at 12:30 PM
New York - Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, on Monday lashed out at the press for continuing to report on the fallout from a post he made to social media that included an image depicting Democratic rival Hillary Clinton against a backdrop of cash and a Star of David. In a tweet on Monday, Trump said he had not meant the six-pointed star to refer to the Star of...

Moscow – July 4 Message From Putin To Obama: Let’s Have Better Ties

July 4, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday in a July Fourth message to President Barack Obama that he hopes ties between the two countries will get back on track. Relations between Moscow and Washington hit a post-Cold War low in 2014, when Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and threw its weight behind separatists in eastern Ukraine. The Kremlin, however, has recently...

Brooklyn, NY – Off-duty NYC Cop Fatally Shoots Man After Traffic Dispute

July 4, 2016 at 11:30 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Authorities say an off-duty New York City police officer fatally shot a man after being attacked during a road rage incident. It happened early Monday morning in Brooklyn. Police said the officer was driving his personal vehicle in the East New York neighborhood when he was involved in a traffic dispute with a 37-year-old man in another car. They say when both cars stopped...

New York – Fireworks, Franks, Festivities: Americans Mark July Fourth

July 4, 2016 at 11:12 AM
New York - From fireworks soaring above the Washington Monument to hot dogs being downed in New York City's famed frank-eating contest, Americans aren't shy about celebrating their nation's birthday. Many places are rolling out long-established Independence Day traditions on Monday (even if some of those traditions aren't as long-established as they sound). Some communities are trying new things...

Warsaw, Poland – Marking Massacre Of Jews, Polish President Says No Room For Anti-Semitism In Poland Today

July 4, 2016 at 11:04 AM
Warsaw, Poland - Poland's president strongly condemned all forms of racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism as he led commemorations Monday marking the 70th anniversary of a massacre of Jews after World War II. Duda spoke in Kielce, where communist police and a mob killed 42 people on July 4, 1946. Coming a year after the end of World War II, the killings sent waves of fear through Poland's...

Jerusalem – Report: Bank Of Israel Buying ‘Hundreds Of Millions’ Of Dollars

July 4, 2016 at 10:23 AM
Jerusalem - The Bank of Israel bought "hundreds of millions" of dollars of foreign currency on Monday, dealers said, after the shekel continued to strengthen for a fifth straight session. One dealer at an Israeli bank said the central bank started buying at a dollar-shekel rate of around 3.84. The exchange rate, which quickly moved to 3.85, had weakened to 3.90 on June 27 in the wake of the...

West Bank – 4 Palestinian Youths Wounded In Clash With Israeli Troops

July 4, 2016 at 09:50 AM
Ramallah, West Bank - Four Palestinian youths were wounded in clashes early Monday with Israeli forces who were demolishing the West Bank homes of two assailants' families, a Palestinian health official said. One of the four was seriously wounded, Ramallah hospital director Ahmad Bitawi said. The Israeli military said troops were in the Qalandiya refugee camp demolishing the homes of the...

Jerusalem – Israel’s Lawmaker Tzipi Livni Says British Police Sought To Question Her

July 4, 2016 at 09:19 AM
Jerusalem - Israeli lawmaker and former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said on Monday that a British war crimes investigator sought to question her during a trip to Britain over her role in Israel's 2008-2009 Gaza war. Speaking to Israeli Army Radio from London, where she is continuing her visit, Livni said British police emailed her a summons on Friday. She called it "unacceptable." The police...

Kampala – Israel’s Netanyahu Arrives In Uganda To Commemorate Raid On Hijacked Plane In Which His Brother Died

July 4, 2016 at 09:07 AM
Kampala, Uganda - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country's raid on Uganda's Entebbe airport 40 years ago, in which his brother was killed, "changed the course" of his life. Speaking shortly after his arrival in Uganda, Netanyahu praised Israel's commando raid on the airport which freed Israeli hostages from a hijacked plane. "International terrorism suffered a stinging...

Israel – Israeli Military Strikes Syrian Military Position After Spillover Fire

July 4, 2016 at 08:30 AM
Israel - The Israeli military says it has hit a pair of Syrian military positions after stray fire from the neighboring country's civil war landed in Israeli territory. The military says the fire from Syria damaged the security fence it erected between the countries and it responded with artillery fire toward the other side of the frontier. No injuries were reported. Monday's announcement...

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