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Salem, Ohio – Over 100 Arrested In Second Large-scale Immigration Raid

June 20, 2018 at 10:58 AM
Salem, Ohio - U.S. immigration agents have arrested more than 100 workers at an Ohio meat packing plant, the second large-scale raid in the state within the past two weeks. Immigration officials say the arrests on Tuesday came after a year-long investigation into whether the company knowingly hired people who are in the country illegally. The arrests happened at Fresh Mark's meat processing...

Kibbutz Nir Am – Burning Kites From Gaza Damage Israeli Farms, Wildlife

June 20, 2018 at 10:31 AM
Kibbutz Nir Am - After years of rocket attacks and militant infiltrations from Gaza, residents of southern Israel are now coping with a new kind of threat: incendiary kites and balloons that have damaged farmlands and nature reserves. The crude devices launched by Palestinians inside the blockaded territory have not been lethal. But they have sparked fires that have damaged agriculture...

Berlin – German Intelligence Says Islamists Could Attack With Ricin

June 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Berlin - A source in Germany's BfV domestic intelligence service said on Wednesday that Islamists could stage an attack in Germany at any time with the lethal toxin ricin. A week ago, a 29-year-old Tunisian, named by authorities as Sief Allah H., was arrested in Cologne on suspicion of planning an Islamist-motivated attack and building a "biological weapon" using ricin. The BfV source said...

New York – Former Soviet Refugee Sues Manhattan Day Care For Removing Son’s Star Of David

June 20, 2018 at 09:42 AM
New York - A former Soviet refugee is suing his son’s day care for refusing to allow the four-year-old to wear a Star of David pendant. Isaac Goldin attended the Bright Minds Center in Manhattan, which provides “European Education” and “Russian Traditions” for kids, the New York Post reported. Beginning in November 2016 until Isaac left in June 2017, the principals required Dmitry...

Jerusalem – Israel’s Netanyahu Warns Of Cyber Risks That Can Down Fighter Jets

June 20, 2018 at 09:20 AM
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on governments worldwide on Wednesday to join forces to defend against cyber threats that he said could even bring down military and civilian aircraft. Cyber security also represents an enormous business opportunity, Netanyahu told a cyber conference at Tel Aviv University, adding that Israel receives about 20 percent of global...

Tehran – Iran Leader Criticizes Separation Of Immigrant Parents And Children In U.S.

June 20, 2018 at 09:00 AM
Tehran - Iran's leader criticized the U.S. administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border in comments published on his official website Wednesday. "Seeing the images of the crime of separating thousands of children from their mothers in America makes a person exasperated," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said, according to his website. "But the Americans...

Washington – ‘Shame, Shame’: Protesters Interrupt Homeland Secretary’s Dinner

June 20, 2018 at 08:38 AM
Washington - About a dozen protesters heckled Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen about the Trump administration's immigration policy as she ate dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Washington. The protesters entered MXDC Cocina Mexicana Tuesday and chanted "Shame!" and "End family separation!" In a video posted on Facebook by Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America, the...

Panmunjom, North Korea – On North Side Of DMZ, It’s Change In The Air

June 20, 2018 at 08:19 AM
Panmunjom, North Korea - Lt. Col. Hwang Myong Jin has been a guide on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas for five years. He says that since the summits between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the presidents of South Korea and the United States, things have quieted down noticeably in perhaps the last place on Earth where the Cold War still burns hot. "A...

United Nations – UN Human Rights Council Back To Work With US Seats Empty

June 20, 2018 at 08:13 AM
United Nations - The United Nations' Human Rights Council returned to business as usual Wednesday despite the U.S. pulling out a day earlier. Russia blasted the American move, calling it "boorish" and saying the U.S. "inflicted a powerful blow to its human rights reputation." The U.N.'s top rights body, based in Geneva, took up a discussion on summary executions and freedom of expression with...

United Kingdom – Authorities Arrest Man In London Subway Explosion Probe

June 20, 2018 at 07:30 AM
London - British Transport Police have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with a small explosion at a London Underground station that injured five people. The police say in a statement Wednesday that the man "was arrested on suspicion of doing an act likely to cause an explosion to injure or damage property endangering safety on the railway." They said the explosion on Tuesday night...

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