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Washington – Amid Turmoil, Trump Seeking A Reset With State Of The Union

January 28, 2018 at 11:30 AM
Washington - Beset by poor poll numbers and the grind of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump will look to reset his term with his first State of the Union address, arguing that his tax cut and economic policies will benefit all Americans. The theme of his Tuesday night address to Congress and the country is "Building a safe, strong and proud America," and the president is looking...

Abidjan, Africa – In This West African Country, A Jewish Community Is Forming

January 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Abidjan, Africa - Avraham Yago, a married father of five who works as a linguistics professor at the University of Abidjan in the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire, has visited Israel four times to learn about Judaism and practice his Hebrew. Yago, 64, grew up without any religious affiliation. As a teenager, however, he embarked on a religious journey that led him, by way of Christianity...

New York – NY Prosecutor To Investigate Firm Selling Online Followers

January 28, 2018 at 10:30 AM
New York - New York's chief prosecutor will investigate a company that, according to a New York Times article published on Saturday, sold millions of fake followers on social media accounts to celebrities and others wanting to goose their online presence. Eric Schneiderman, the state's attorney general, said the company, Devumi, would be undermining the internet's use as a tool for...

Stockholm – IKEA Founder Ingvar Kamprad Dies At 91

January 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Stockholm - Ingvar Kamprad, the IKEA founder who turned a small-scale mail order business into a global furniture empire, has died at 91, the company said Sunday. IKEA Sverige, the chain's Swedish unit, said on Twitter that Kamprad died Saturday at his home in Smaland, southern Sweden. Later it said he died peacefully following a short illness. "He will be much missed and warmly remembered...

Minnesota – Super Bowl Tourists Will See A Holocaust Photo Exhibit At The Minneapolis Airport

January 28, 2018 at 09:35 AM
Minnesota - If you’re going to Minneapolis to see the Super Bowl, you’ll also be viewing photos of Holocaust survivors at the airport. That’s the idea behind “Transfer of Memory,” a traveling exhibit of photos of Holocaust survivors, mostly from the Twin Cities, that is being shown at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. The exhibit has been on tour since 2012, but the...

Amman – Jordan King Calls For Palestinian Capital In East Jerusalem

January 28, 2018 at 09:00 AM
Amman - Jordan's king affirmed his support Sunday for establishing a Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem, highlighting his differences with the Trump administration on a central issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Abdullah II spoke at the start of a meeting with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who also expressed concern about President Donald Trump's recognition last month...

Jerusalem – Israeli Leader Says He Expects Polish WWII Bill To Be Fixed

January 28, 2018 at 08:30 AM
Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he expects Poland will amend proposed legislation that would outlaw the blaming of Poles for crimes committed during the Holocaust, as Israel's Foreign Ministry summoned a Polish envoy to express its displeasure. Netanyahu said at his weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday that Israel has "no tolerance for the distortion of the truth, the...

New York – ATM Maker Warns Of Possible ‘Jackpotting’ Hacks On U.S. Machines

January 28, 2018 at 12:30 AM
New York - ATM maker Diebold Nixdorf Inc warned banks that hackers may be targeting U.S. cash machines with tools that force them to spit out cash, the latest development to highlight the increasing threat hackers pose to financial firms. The company said on Friday that U.S. authorities had warned it that so-called "jackpotting" attacks could move from Mexico to the United States within the...

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