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Washington – Trump’s Attacks Put New FBI Director In Tough Spot

December 6, 2017 at 06:02 PM
Washington - Christopher Wray faces a tough test four months into his leadership of the FBI: He must defend America's top law enforcement agency against blistering attacks from President Donald Trump without putting his own job at risk. The competing pressures Wray faces will be on display Thursday when he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee. Democrats may push him to respond...

Sao Paulo – Brazil’s Centennial Synagogue To Be Rededicated 100 Years After It First Opened

December 6, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Sao Paulo - The second oldest synagogue in Brazil’s most Jewish-populated city will be rededicated next year, a century after it was opened. Knesset Israel was founded in Sao Paulo in 1916. Usually referred to by its nickname Groisse Shil, Yiddish for big synagogue, it was only completed and became operational in 1918. “We have invested time, emotion, and resources to keep the flame of...

Washington – Whistleblower: Flynn Texts Broached Nuclear Plan, Sanctions

December 6, 2017 at 04:30 PM
Washington - As Donald Trump delivered his presidential inaugural address last January, his national security adviser Michael Flynn told a former business associate in text messages that a private plan to build nuclear reactors in the Mideast was "good to go" and that U.S. sanctions hobbling the plan would soon be "ripped up," a whistleblower told congressional investigators. The witness did...

Paris – France’s Macron Regrets Trump’s ‘Unilateral’ Jerusalem Decision

December 6, 2017 at 04:00 PM
Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he did not support U.S. President Donald Trump's "unilateral" decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and called for calm across the region. "This decision is a regrettable decision that France does not approve of and goes against international law and all the resolutions of the U.N. Security Council," Macron told reporters...

Ventura, CA – IN PHOTOS: More Than 1,000 Firefighters Battle California Inferno

December 6, 2017 at 03:30 PM
Ventura, CA - More than 1,000 firefighters battled an unrelenting wildfire on Wednesday that threatened more than 12,000 homes in and around Ventura, the biggest of several uncontrolled Southern California blazes fanned by intensifying dry Santa Ana winds. The Thomas Fire raged in the foothills above and in the city of Ventura some 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Los Angeles, fire officials said...

Egypt – Muslim States Denounce Trump For Recognizing Jerusalem As Capitol

December 6, 2017 at 03:14 PM
Egypt - Muslims across the Middle East warned Wednesday of disastrous consequences after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Below is a list of countries who released statements. Syria: The Palestinian cause will stay alive among Arabs until the establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, the Syrian president's office said on Wednesday...

Brussels – For Tillerson, A Lonely Job Defending Trump’s Jerusalem Move

December 6, 2017 at 03:00 PM
Brussels - It's a go-to catchphrase when U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is called on to explain his boss on the world stage: "America first is not America alone." Yet as President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel, Tillerson on Wednesday stood all by himself. The onslaught came from all sides as Tillerson, at NATO headquarters in Brussels, got an earful from many a...

Gaza – Senior Palestinian Figure Dahlan Urges Exit From Peace Talks Over Trump’s Jerusalem Move

December 6, 2017 at 02:44 PM
Gaza - Influential exiled Palestinian politician Mohammed Dahlan said on Wednesday Palestinians should reject any future peace talks and halt security coordination with Israel over U.S. plans to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Dahlan was speaking via his Twitter account shortly before Trump confirmed in a speech that Washington was breaking with longstanding U.S. policy by recognizing...

London – Bitcoin Surges Above $12,000 To Record High On Relentless Demand

December 6, 2017 at 02:30 PM
London - Bitcoin extended its eye-popping rally on Wednesday, breaking above $12,000 to a record high despite questions about the cryptocurrency's real value and worries about a dangerous bubble. Bitcoin received a boost after Friday's announcement by the main U.S. derivatives regulator that it would allow CME Group Inc and CBOE Global Markets to list bitcoin futures contracts. The move...

Washington – House Votes To Kill Resolution To Impeach Trump

December 6, 2017 at 02:28 PM
Washington - The House overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to kill a resolution from a liberal Democratic lawmaker to impeach President Donald Trump as a majority of Democrats joined Republicans in opposing the move. Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, said Trump had associated his presidency with causes rooted in bigotry and racism. To back his claim accusing Trump of high misdemeanors, Green cited incidents...

Gaza City – Hamas Says Trump Disregards Palestinian Feelings

December 6, 2017 at 02:07 PM
Gaza City - The head of the Islamic militant group Hamas is accusing President Donald Trump of disregarding Palestinian feelings with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Ismail Haniyeh says in a statement that the Palestinian people "know how to respond properly to the disregard of their feelings and sanctuaries." He says the decision "will not change the facts of history and...

Jerusalem – US And Israeli Flags Illuminated On J’lem Walls After Trump Announcement

December 6, 2017 at 01:58 PM
Jerusalem - The Jerusalem municipality has illuminated the old city's walls with American and Israeli flags after US President Donald Trump's announced that the United States will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The city also hung US flags along Agron, Shazar and Ruppin streets, and the string bridge is also illuminated by the colors of the American flag. President Donald Trump...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu: Trump Recognition Of Jerusalem As Capital Marks ‘Historic Day

December 6, 2017 at 01:41 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday hailed U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the U.S. embassy to the city as a "historic landmark". In a speech in Washington, Trump said his announcement marked the beginning of a new approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Netanyahu, in a pre-recorded video...

Washington – “It Is Time”: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

December 6, 2017 at 01:29 PM
Washington - Defying dire, worldwide warnings, President Donald Trump on Wednesday broke with decades of U.S. and international policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Despite urgent appeals from Arab and European leaders and the risk of anti-American protests and violence, Trump declared that he was ending an approach that for decades has failed to advance the prospects for...

Jerusalem – This Moroccan Doughnut Is Israel’s Hottest Hanukkah Treat

December 6, 2017 at 01:00 PM
Jerusalem - The sufganiyah is the plump, shining star of Hanukkah in Israel. During the holiday season, the famed jelly doughnut poses in the windows of cafés and bakeries across the country. It sparkles with oil and sugar, and shows just enough filling to keep fans interested. Every year, top chefs compete to give the sufganiyah an edgy new twist, whether its cheesecake filling...

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