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Bethlehem, West Bank – Palestinians Attack Car Of Greek Patriarch In Protest Against Land Deals

January 6, 2018 at 11:30 PM
Bethlehem, West Bank - Palestinian Christians on Saturday pummeled the car of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem during a visit to the occupied West Bank in protest against the church's decision to sell land to Jewish groups. The Greek Orthodox church is one of the biggest private landowners in the Holy Land and in recent years has stirred controversy both among Israelis and...

Washington – WAJ: SEC Probing Kushner Cos Use Of Wealthy Investor Visas

January 6, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Washington - The real estate company of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, is being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for its use of a federal program that grants visas to wealthy foreigners investing in the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. Kushner Cos was asked by the SEC for information on its use of...

Houston, TX – John Young, ‘Most Experienced’ U.S. Astronaut, Dies At 87

January 6, 2018 at 10:30 PM
Houston, TX - U.S. astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon in 1972 and even smuggled a corned beef sandwich into orbit during a career that made him the only person to fly with three NASA space programs, has died at age 87, officials said on Saturday. Young, who went to space six times, died on Friday night at his home in Houston following complications from pneumonia, National...

Amsterdam – Fans Unfollow Dutch Actress For Vacationing In Israel

January 6, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Amsterdam - One of the Netherlands’ best-known actresses said hundreds of people unfollowed her on social media because she posted pictures from her visit to Israel. Victoria Koblenko, an award-winning movie, television and theater actress and journalist with 151,000 followers on Instagram, invited others to unfollow her as well on the social network, saying in a Jan. 3 post from the Old...

Camp David, MD – Trump Says He Would ‘Absolutely’ Talk To North Korea’s Kim On Phone

January 6, 2018 at 09:30 PM
Camp David, MD - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would "absolutely" be willing to talk on the phone to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and that he hopes a positive development results from talks between North Korea and South Korea. North Korea agreed on Friday to hold official talks with South Korea next week, the first in more than two years, hours after Washington and Seoul...

Washington – U.S. Official Denies Funds For Palestinian Refugees Frozen, Israel Says Supports Gradual Cut

January 6, 2018 at 09:00 PM
Washington - Israel supports a cut in U.S. funding for a U.N. agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees - a possibility raised by President Donald Trump - but prefers it be carried out gradually, a senior Israeli official said on Saturday. Trump threatened earlier this week to withhold future aid payments to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) over what he called the Palestinians'...

New York – 100 Million People Affected By East Coast’s Deep Freeze

January 6, 2018 at 08:30 PM
New York - About 100 million people faced a new challenge after the whopping East Coast snowstorm: a gusty deep freeze, topped Saturday by a wind chill close to minus 100 on New Hampshire's Mount Washington that vied for world's coldest place. Jaw-clenching temperatures to start the weekend throughout the Northeast hit Burlington, Vermont, at minus 1 and a wind chill of minus 30. Both...

Washington – Trump Officials Advised Israel To Expand Jewish Prayer At Western Wall, Prevent It At Temple Mount

January 6, 2018 at 08:00 PM
Washington - The annual State Department report on religious freedoms emphasizes Trump administration efforts to maintain the status quo on Jerusalem's Temple Mount and encourage religious pluralism in Israel. In the report released Thursday, the Israel section reflects the importance that the Trump administration attached to tamping down tensions that exploded in July after terrorists killed...

Washington – Trump Says He’s ‘Like, Really Smart,’ ‘A Very Stable Genius’

January 6, 2018 at 07:30 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump felt compelled Saturday to let the world know he's playing with all his marbles and is among the sharpest cookies around. In a series of tweets, Trump defended his mental fitness and boasted about his brains, saying he is "like, really smart" and "a very stable genius." It was the latest pushback against a new book that portrays him as a leader who doesn't...

United Nations – Arab League To Lobby U.N. To Recognize Palestinian State

January 6, 2018 at 07:00 PM
United Nations - Arab states will soon embark on a diplomatic drive to persuade the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on territory captured by Israel in the 1967 war, Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said. Six Arab foreign ministers met in Amman on Saturday to follow up on earlier decisions taken by the Arab League to counter U.S...

London – Trump Book Author Says His Revelations Will Bring Down U.S. President

January 6, 2018 at 06:45 PM
London - The author of a book that is highly critical of Donald Trump's first year as U.S. president said his revelations were likely to bring an end to Trump's time in the White House. Michael Wolff told BBC radio that his conclusion in "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House"-- that Trump is not fit to do the job -- was becoming a widespread view. "I think one of the interesting...

Port Richey, FL – One Winning Ticket In Florida For Mega Millions Jackpot, Powerball Up Next

January 6, 2018 at 06:15 PM
Port Richey, FL - The winning ticket in the latest Mega Millions drawing was sold in Florida. One ticket matched all six numbers in Friday night's drawing and will claim a $450 million grand prize. The Florida Lottery says the winning ticket was bought at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Port Richey. The retailer will receive a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. The winning...

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