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Washington – Ivanka Trump Criticized Over Brand’s Champagne Ice Pop Tweet

May 30, 2017 at 11:29 AM
Washington - Ivanka Trump is facing online criticism after the Twitter account for her lifestyle brand tweeted about making champagne ice pops for Memorial Day. The IvankaTrumpHQ account tweeted Saturday : "Make champagne popsicles this #MemorialDay." The tweet included a link to a roundup of ideas of things to do on the holiday weekend. In addition to a recipe for champagne frozen pops, the...

Dallas – Passers-by Scramble Into Dallas Creek Bed To Aid Officer

May 30, 2017 at 11:02 AM
Dallas - Dallas police are praising a group of people who helped a critically injured officer by scrambling down into a creek bed and stabilizing the officer's patrol car after it was forced off the road by another vehicle. At least 10 people went into the creek bed Monday. Video posted to social media shows them pushing against the top of the heavily damaged patrol car after it toppled onto...

Turkey-Syria Border – From Nikki Haley, Another Side Of Trump’s ‘America First’

May 30, 2017 at 10:29 AM
Turkey-Syria Border - Nikki Haley crouched low in the trailer of an 18-wheeler taping up a box of lentils and wheat for besieged Syrians, her hands-on diplomacy a world apart from the gleaming new NATO headquarters where President Donald Trump was debuting his "America First" doctrine overseas. Haley, Trump's U.N. ambassador, had started the day in Turkey's capital, opened a refugee school in...

New York – Amazon’s Stock Tops $1,000 For The First Time

May 30, 2017 at 10:17 AM
New York - Amazon, the internet goliath that revolutionized the way much of the world shops for books, toilet paper and TVs, hit a new milestone Tuesday. Its stock surpassed the $1,000 mark for the first time. That price put Amazon's market value at about $478 billion, double that of the world's biggest traditional retailer, Wal-Mart, and more than 15 times the size of Target. Not only has...

Moscow – Russian Diplomat Complains Of White House ‘Leaks To Media’

May 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Moscow - A top Russian diplomat has complained about "the threat of leaks" from the White House to the media, saying it hampers cooperation between Russia and the United States. Speaking to Russian news agencies on Tuesday, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said: "You don't know what's going to happen tomorrow: maybe you'll see what you discussed with your counterpart on the pages of...

Berlin – Germany Detains Syrian Allegedly Planning Berlin Attack

May 30, 2017 at 09:44 AM
Berlin - German state police were questioning a 17-year-old asylum-seeker Tuesday after a tactical unit took him into custody outside Berlin on suspicion that he was planning a suicide attack in the capital. Police in the state of Brandenburg said the teenager was detained Tuesday in the village of Gerswalde, 100 kilometers (60 miles) northeast of Berlin, after they learned he had sent a...

Laos – Chabad Opens In Laos, Its 92nd Country

May 30, 2017 at 09:12 AM
Laos - A Chabad House has opened in Laos, making it the 92nd country with a permanent Chabad presence. The two-story villa in the city of Luang Prabang contains a large dining facility, synagogue, lounges and a garden with a pond. It is located near guesthouses that are frequented by Israeli travelers, mostly backpackers who tour the Far East after their army service. The Chabad House...

Washington – White House Communications Director Michael Dubke Resigns

May 30, 2017 at 08:29 AM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump's communications director, Mike Dubke, is set to leave after three months in his White House post, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Tuesday. "He has expressed his desire to leave the White House and made very clear that he would see through the president's international trip," White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said in an interview on Fox...

Washington – Trump Repeats Criticism Of Germany, Merkel Stands By Stance

May 30, 2017 at 08:13 AM
Washington - President Donald Trump has renewed his criticism of Germany following Chancellor Angela Merkel’s suggestion that her country needs to adopt a more independent stance in world affairs. Trump posted a tweet Tuesday saying “we have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on NATO & military. Very bad for U.S. This will change.” Trump...

Seoul – North Korea Warns Of ‘Bigger Gift Package’ For U.S. After Latest Test

May 30, 2017 at 07:50 AM
Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of a new ballistic missile controlled by a precision guidance system and ordered the development of more powerful strategic weapons, the North's official KCNA news agency reported on Tuesday. The missile launched on Monday was equipped with an advanced automated pre-launch sequence compared with previous versions of the "Hwasong"...

Panama City – Former Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega Dies At 83

May 30, 2017 at 07:30 AM
Panama City - Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who was ousted as Panama’s dictator by an American invasion in 1989, died late Monday at age 83. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela wrote in his Twitter account that “the death of Manuel A. Noriega closes a chapter in our history.” Varela added, “His daughters and his relatives deserve to mourn in...

Seoul – South Korea Says Conducted Joint Drills With U.S. B-1B Strategic Bomber

May 29, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Seoul - South Korea said on Tuesday it had conducted a joint drill with a U.S. supersonic B-1B Lancer bomber after North Korea's state media earlier accused the United States of staging a drill to practise dropping nuclear bombs on the Korean peninsula. Moon Sang-gyun, a spokesman for the South Korean defense ministry, said the exercise took place on Monday but declined to give further...

New York – Ex-un Envoy Bolton: Trump Has No Chance At Ultimate Peace Deal

May 29, 2017 at 11:30 PM
New York - There is no chance President Donald Trump will secure a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton told The Jerusalem Post on Monday. Speaking just before he received the Guardian of Zion Award from Bar-Ilan University’s Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, Bolton said Trump “is an...

Israel – 300,000 Good Deeds Contribute To Dedication Of Torah In Jerusalem School

May 29, 2017 at 11:00 PM
Jerusalem - The Israel Goldstein Youth Village (Havat Ha'Noar Ha’Tzioni) celebrated this week the inauguration of a Torah scroll written thanks to over 300,000 good deeds of Jews from Israel and abroad, and was dedicated in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification. The idea behind the initiative was for anyone who performed a good deed to report it on a website designated...

Miami Beach, FL – Brooklyn Man Charged In Fatal Parking Argument In Florida

May 29, 2017 at 10:30 PM
Miami Beach, FL - An argument over a parking space in a crowded tourist district escalated into two fatal shootings, including one involving police officers, Florida authorities said Monday. The initial fight began late Sunday when a white BMW attempted to parallel park along Ocean Drive in popular South Beach, according to an arrest report released by Miami Beach Police. The space was too...

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