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Warsaw, Poland – Poland Unveils Memorial To WWII Hero Slain By Communists

May 13, 2017 at 11:46 PM
Warsaw, Poland - Warsaw's mayor unveiled a monument Saturday to a World War II hero who volunteered to go to the Nazi's Auschwitz death camp and informed firsthand on atrocities there but was later executed by Poland's communist regime. The stone-and-metal memorial for Capt. Witold Pilecki is located near the place where in September 1940 the clandestine army fighter let himself be caught by...

Copenhagen, Denmark – Norway’s Largest Party Opposes Israel Boycott

May 13, 2017 at 11:04 PM
Copenhagen, Denmark - The leader of the main Norwegian opposition group is opposing a boycott of Israel decided by the Norway's largest trade union confederation, a traditional ally. Jonas Gahr Store, who leads the left-leaning Labor Party, says the move by the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) says would not bring progress on a political solution to the conflict between Israelis...

Rome – Pope Says He’ll Seek Common Ground With Trump, Won’t Preach

May 13, 2017 at 10:33 PM
Rome - Pope Francis says he won’t try to convince U.S. President Donald Trump to soften his policies on immigration and the environment when they meet this month, but wants instead to find common ground and work for peace. Francis said proselytizing isn’t his style — in politics or religion. Speaking to reporters while traveling home Saturday from a trip to Portugal, Francis said he...

Washington – Trump Pledges To Move Quickly To Name New FBI Director

May 13, 2017 at 10:00 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump said on Saturday he will move quickly to nominate a new FBI director, after he sparked a political firestorm by firing the man investigating possible collusion between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign. Trump told reporters he might even be able to make his decision on who should succeed James Comey to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation before...

Pyongyang – North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Off Its Coast

May 13, 2017 at 09:29 PM
Pyongyang - North Korea on Sunday test-launched a ballistic missile that flew about 700 kilometers (435 miles), South Korea’s military said, a possible response to the election four days ago of a new South Korean president and as U.S., Japanese and European militaries gather for war games in the Pacific. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff confirmed the early morning launch but had few...

Jerusalem – Jordanian Stabs Israeli Police Officer, Shot Dead

May 13, 2017 at 09:20 PM
Jerusalem - A Jordanian citizen stabbed and wounded an Israeli police officer who then shot him dead in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday, Israeli police said, the latest in a string of street attacks. Police spokeswoman Luba Simri said the officer was walking down a street when he was attacked by a 57-year-old Jordanian who had arrived in Israel for a visit a few days earlier. "The...

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