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Bethesda, MD – Trump Visits Wounded U.S. Service Members At Military Hospital

April 22, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Bethesda, MD - President Donald Trump visited wounded U.S. service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Saturday, his first visit as president to the armed forces hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington. Accompanied by his wife, Melania, Trump awarded Army Sergeant First Class Alvaro Barrientos the Purple Heart, the medal given to members of the U.S. military...

Gaza Strip – UN Gaza Staffer Out After Allegations Of Hamas Ties

April 22, 2017 at 11:19 PM
Gaza Strip - The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees says a Gaza staffer suspected of being elected to the Islamic militant Hamas group's leadership no longer works for the agency. Agency spokesman Chris Gunness says Saturday Suhail al-Hindi is no longer employed by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency. He declined to say whether al-Hindi had quit or was fired, saying the agency doesn't...

New York – American Airlines Apologizes For Onboard Clash Over Stroller

April 22, 2017 at 10:15 PM
New York - American Airlines on Saturday apologized to a female passenger and suspended an employee after a video showing an onboard clash over a baby stroller went viral, in the latest embarassment for a U.S. carrier over how it treated a customer. The clip, posted to Facebook on Friday by a bystander on the flight, shows a woman in tears with a young child in her arms, and a man emerging...

Moscow – Russian Chief Rabbi: France’s Jews Should Leave If Le Pen Wins Elections

April 22, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Moscow - Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar called on French Jews to leave their country if the far right politician Marine Le Pen is elected president next month. Lazar, a Chabad rabbi who was born in Italy and has lived in Russia for 25 years, made the remark on Friday while attending a conference on Jewish learning near Moscow organized by the Limmud FSU asssociation. “If Marine Le Pen is...

California – Power Outage Cripples San Francisco For Seven Hours

April 22, 2017 at 09:21 PM
San Francisco - A massive power outage threw San Francisco into chaos for most of the work day on Friday, knocking out traffic signals, paralyzing businesses and halting the city's famed cable cars. The power outage, which was triggered by a fire in a PG&E Corp. utility substation, disrupted San Francisco's normally bustling financial district, home to banks and technology companies. The...

Washington – IMF Members Set Aside Trade Split As French Vote Rattles Nerves

April 22, 2017 at 08:58 PM
Washington - International Monetary Fund members on Saturday dropped a pledge to fight protectionism amid a split over trade policy and turned their attention to another looming threat to global economic integration: the first round of France's presidential election. Concerns that far-right leader Marine Le Pen and far-left rival Jean-Luc Mélenchon, both critics of the European Union, could...

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