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New York – NYC Electric Bike Crackdown Spurs Delivery Worker Concern

December 25, 2017 at 12:04 PM
New York - Cheap, electric bicycles have made life a lot easier for New York City's legions of restaurant delivery workers, but the party may be over in the New Year. City officials are promising a crackdown on e-bikes, which may be loved by environmentalists and the largely poor, immigrant workforce that relies on them, but are loathed by many drivers and pedestrians who think they are a...

Jerusalem – Israel Orders Deportation Of Two Turks After Jerusalem Arrests

December 25, 2017 at 11:33 AM
Jerusalem - Israel has ordered the deportation of two of three Turks who were briefly arrested during Palestinian demonstrations last week after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Interior Ministry said on Monday. The three were detained on Friday on suspicion of assaulting Israeli police near a Al-Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem, which Palestinians see as...

New Delhi – India’s New ‘Driverless’ Metro Train Keeps Driver For Now

December 25, 2017 at 11:03 AM
New Delhi - India's capital launched a metro train with driverless technology Monday, though officials said it would operate with a driver for at least a year or two. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took an inaugural ride on a short section of the 12.6-kilometer (7.8-mile) Magenta Line, which connects the southern part of New Delhi with the satellite city of Noida, an IT hub across the Yamuna...

New York – Daughter Of Man Who Died After NYC Police Chokehold Hospitalized After Heart Attack

December 25, 2017 at 10:31 AM
New York - The oldest daughter of a New York City man killed by a police chokehold has been hospitalized in critical condition after suffering a heart attack. Family members tell the Daily News that 27-year-old Erica Garner went into cardiac arrest Saturday night. The woman's father, Eric Garner, died after a white police officer put Garner, who is black, in a chokehold while arresting him...

Jerusalem – Israel Regulator Seeks To Ban Bitcoin Firms From Stock Exchange

December 25, 2017 at 10:01 AM
Jerusalem - Israel's markets regulator said on Monday he will propose regulation to ban companies based on bitcoin and other digital currencies from trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). Shmuel Hauser, the chairman of the Israel Securities Authority (ISA), told the Calcalist business conference he will bring the proposal to the ISA board next week. If approved, it would be subject to...

Jerusalem – Israeli Lawmaker Hazan Confronts Families Of Terrorists: ‘Your Son Is A Dog’

December 25, 2017 at 09:23 AM
Jerusalem - Member of Knesset Oren Hazan (Likud) on Monday confronted families of terrorists from the Gaza Strip who came to visit their imprisoned sons in the Nafha prison in southern Israel. Hazan and activists from the Task Force for the Release of Prisoners and Missing Persons held up a bus carrying family members from Gaza to the prison. Hazan boarded the bus and confronted the...

Jerusalem – Seven More Palestinians Arrested In Connection With Attack On Hiking Jewish Children

December 25, 2017 at 09:00 AM
Jerusalem - Seven Palestinians from the West Bank village of Qusra were arrested in connection with an attack on Jewish children hiking in the West Bank. The suspects were arrested early Monday. Some of the suspects are believed to have been involved in the actual incident and some for rioting following the attack. At least 20 other Qusra residents already have been arrested in connection with...

Moscow – Bus Drives Into Pedestrian Underpass In Moscow, Kills Four

December 25, 2017 at 08:31 AM
Moscow - A passenger bus swerved off course and drove into a busy pedestrian underpass in Moscow on Monday, killing at least four people, Russian news agencies reported. Video from the scene posted on social media showed a bus veering off the road and plunging down the steps of a pedestrian underpass, crushing several people beneath its wheels. The driver of the bus had been detained by...

Guatemala City – Israel Praises Guatemala Over Jerusalem Embassy Move

December 25, 2017 at 08:06 AM
Guatemala City - Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales drew praise from Israeli officials on Monday for deciding to relocate the Central American country's embassy to Jerusalem, a move in step with U.S. policy in a dispute over the city's status. In a short post on his official Facebook account on Sunday, Morales said he had decided to move the embassy from Tel Aviv after talking to Israeli Prime...

Tehran – Iran Approves Death Penalty For Researcher Accused Of Spying For Israel

December 25, 2017 at 07:48 AM
Tehran - Iran's Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence against a Sweden-based Iranian academic convicted of spying for Israel, the Tehran prosecutor was quoted as saying on Monday, confirming reports by Amnesty International and his family. Ahmadreza Djalali, a medical doctor and lecturer at the Karolinska Institute, a Stockholm medical university, was accused of providing information to...

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