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New York – Bloomberg To World Leaders: Ignore Trump On Climate

April 23, 2017 at 11:00 PM
New York - New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions. Bloomberg, who considered a presidential bid after serving three terms as New York City's mayor, addressed his intensifying focus on climate change in an interview with...

Washington – Trump Says Mexico ‘Eventually’ Will Pay For Border Wall

April 23, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump said on Sunday he expected Mexico to pay for the wall he has promised to build along the southern border, resuscitating a campaign promise that roiled U.S. relations with Mexico in the first week of his presidency. "Eventually, but at a later date so we can get started early, Mexico will be paying, in some form, for the badly needed border wall," Trump said...

Jerusalem – Report: Israel Denies U.S. Request To Extradite Teen Arrested For JCC Bomb Threats

April 23, 2017 at 09:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israel’s Justice Ministry reportedly has denied a U.S. Justice Department request to extradite the Israeli-American teen charged with making threats against Jewish community centers throughout the United States. The State Attorney’s Office in Israel told its American counterpart that though the 18-year-old computer hacker has committed crimes in 10 different countries, he will...

Washington – Trump Condemns Anti-Semitism On Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 23, 2017 at 08:28 PM
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump said anti-Semitism should be defeated and called the Holocaust the "darkest chapter of human history" in a video address on Sunday, following two missteps by his administration regarding statements about genocide during World War Two. "The mind cannot fathom the pain, the horror and the loss. Six million Jews, two-thirds of the Jews in Europe, murdered...

New York – Sessions Praises NYPD After ‘Soft On Crime’ Controversy

April 23, 2017 at 08:00 PM
New York - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the New York Police Department has developed "some of the best" policing techniques ever and should be studied, just days after the Justice Department chastised New York City for a "soft on crime" stance. The Republican Sessions said Sunday on ABC's "This Week" that the Justice Department statement was in reference to the city's so-called...

Tel Aviv – Three New Us Stealth Fighter Jets Land In Israel

April 23, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Tel Aviv - Israel took possession of three F-35 "Adir" stealth fighter planes on Sunday afternoon, joining the two other planes which landed in Israel in December. Landing at Nevatime Air Base in southern Israel, the White Star of David sticker, the emblem of the IAF, was placed on the jets which are touted by senior officials was the plane which will provide complete air superiority in the...

New York – Authorities Say 5 Dead In Massive Queens Fire

April 23, 2017 at 06:02 PM
New York - A fast-moving fire killed five people, including three children, as flames surged through a New York City home on a sunny spring afternoon, leaving authorities to scour for clues about what sparked the deadly flames. The fire broke out Sunday afternoon shortly after 2:30 p.m., on a street full of single-family homes in the middle class neighborhood of Queens Village. Television news...

Jerusalem – Israel-China Construction Deal Reportedly Bans Settlements

April 23, 2017 at 06:00 PM
Jerusalem - Israel and China have signed a deal to bring Chinese construction workers to Israel, but the workers will reportedly be barred from building in West Bank settlements at China's insistence. Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said Sunday the deal ensures they will work in areas "agreed upon by both sides that take into consideration their safety and well-being." He would...

Sydney – Australian Store Denies Service To Israelis

April 23, 2017 at 05:00 PM
Sydney - A retailer in the Australian North Queensland city of Cairns displayed a sign in its window saying that it does not serve Israelis. Israeli tourist Mohr Wenger posted a photo of the sign in the window reading “No Israelis served here” on Facebook. Wenger wrote in her post that she and a friend with whom she was traveling around Australia entered a body piercing store to have...

New York, NY – Schumer: Boost Communication After Penn Station Stampede

April 23, 2017 at 04:05 PM
New York, NY - Sen. Charles Schumer said that the stampede that injured 16 people at New York's Penn Station just over a week ago shows a need for better coordination between law enforcement agencies at transportation hubs. The New York Democrat on Sunday called for rail security improvements including the establishment of a joint command at Penn Station so law enforcers can communicate with...

Saudi Arabia – Saudi King Names Son As US Envoy As Ties Boosted With Trump

April 23, 2017 at 03:18 PM
Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a decree late Saturday naming one of his sons, an air force pilot who has taken part in coalition strikes against the Islamic State group, as the kingdom's new ambassador to the U.S. The appointment of Prince Khaled bin Salman to Washington signals the kingdom's eagerness to strengthen bilateral ties under President Donald Trump. As the king's...

Sydney – Vice President Pence Tries Hand At Koala Diplomacy Down Under

April 23, 2017 at 03:00 PM
Sydney - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence crouched down in the shade of a eucalyptus tree on Sunday at Sydney's Taronga Zoo where Penny, a red kangaroo, dozed in the midday heat, scratching her behind the ears before she lazily rolled onto her back. "That's my usual position on a Sunday afternoon," Pence said as a bank of cameras clicked, capturing yet another picture-perfect moment for his...

Tel Aviv, Israel – Report: Anti-Semitism Rises, But Violence Against Jews Falls

April 23, 2017 at 02:31 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel - Violent attacks on Jews dropped for a second straight year in 2016, but other forms of anti-Semitism are on the rise worldwide, particularly on U.S. university campuses, according to a report released Sunday. Researchers at Tel Aviv University said assaults specifically targeting Jews, vandalism and other violent incidents fell 12 percent last year. They recorded 361 cases...

Paris – Macron, Le Pen Advance To France Runoff

April 23, 2017 at 02:31 PM
Paris - Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France's presidential election, remaking the country's political system and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union. French politicians on the left and right immediately urged voters to block Le Pen's path to power in the May 7 runoff, saying her virulently...

Jerusalem – Israel Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day With Somber Ceremony

April 23, 2017 at 01:48 PM
Jerusalem - Israel is marking its annual Holocaust remembrance day in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II. It is one of the most melancholy days on Israel's calendar. Cafes and other places of entertainment shut down while TV and radio stations broadcast documentaries about the Holocaust from Sunday evening until...

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