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Israel – 40,000 Runners Participate In The 2019 Jerusalem Marathon

March 15, 2019 at 12:32 PM
Jerusalem - Thousands of runners showed up in stride for Friday's ninth annual Jerusalem Marathon, launched by the efforts of Mayor Moshe Lion. In a record showing over 40,000 runners participated in today's events, with some 6,500 runners hailing from over 80 different countries, on tracks spanning over six locations spread throughout the Jerusalem area. Some of the tracks main focus' are to...

Jerusalem – Rivlin Asks Ethiopian President To Allow ZAKA Access To Plane Crash Area

March 15, 2019 at 12:05 PM
Jerusalem - The ZAKA team which flew to Ethiopia in the hope of finding the remains of Shimon Re'em Bitton and Avraham Matzliah, the two Israelis who were killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that took the lives of the crew and all 157 passengers from countries around the world, has been frustrated by the intransigence of the Ethiopian authorities. Because so many days already passed...

Christchurch, New Zealand – Mosque Killer’s Rifles Bore White-supremacist References

March 15, 2019 at 11:31 AM
Christchurch, New Zealand - The self-proclaimed racist who attacked a New Zealand mosque conducting Friday prayers during an assault that killed 49 people opened fire with rifles covered in white-supremacist graffiti and listened to a song glorifying a Bosnian Serb war criminal. These details highlight the toxic belief system behind an unprecedented, live-streamed massacre, which Prime...

Washington – Bolton Disputes NK Claim He Created Mistrust At Kim Summit

March 15, 2019 at 11:10 AM
Washington - John Bolton, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, says North Korea's allegations that he and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo created an atmosphere of hostility and mistrust at last month's nuclear summit in Hanoi are "inaccurate." North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said Friday that Trump was willing to talk, but was influenced by uncompromising demands...

New York – Austria’s Signa, RFR Holding Buy New York’s Chrysler Building

March 15, 2019 at 10:29 AM
New York - Austrian real estate company Signa Holding and New York-based real estate developer RFR Holding LLC have acquired Manhattan's iconic Chrysler Building, Signa said https://bit.ly/2F2xeJG on Friday. Signa and RFR entered into a joint venture to acquire the asset from Abu Dhabi Investment Council and Tishman Speyer, Signa added. Aby Rosen, Co-Founder of RFR, stated, “The Chrysler...

New York – Trump Appointee Completes Month Of NY Public Housing Stays

March 15, 2019 at 10:24 AM
New York - Since she took over as President Donald Trump's top housing official in the New York City area, Lynne Patton has been criticized for bringing a reality TV approach to what's traditionally been a bureaucratic job. She's feuded with journalists, calling one White House reporter "Miss Piggy ." On Twitter, she tosses barbs at liberal politicians and lavishes praise on the Trump family...

Washington – FAA’s Close Ties To Boeing Questioned After 2 Deadly Crashes

March 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Washington - For more than six decades, the Federal Aviation Administration has relied on employees of airplane manufacturers to do government-required safety inspections as planes are being designed or assembled. But critics say the system, dubbed the "designee program," is too cozy as company employees do work for an agency charged with keeping the skies safe while being paid by an industry...

London – Tech Companies Scramble To Remove New Zealand Shooting Video

March 15, 2019 at 09:41 AM
London - Internet companies say they're working to remove video filmed by a gunman in the New Zealand mosque shooting that was widely available on social media hours after the horrific attack. Facebook said Friday it took down a livestream of the shootings and removed the shooter's Facebook and Instagram accounts after being alerted by police. At least 49 people were killed at two...

Hawthorne, CA – Tesla Unveils Model Y SUV, Expanding Into Popular Segment

March 15, 2019 at 09:25 AM
Hawthorne, CA - Tesla unveiled a new all-electric SUV on Thursday night that the automaker hopes will win over consumers looking for an all-electric alternative in the most popular segment of the auto market. Cheers from a hangar-packed crowd of Tesla customers, employees and members of the media welcomed a blue Model Y as it rolled out onto a stage next to the automaker's other models. "It...

New Zealand – New Zealand Jews ‘Sickened, Devastated’ By Deadly Mosque Shootings

March 15, 2019 at 09:08 AM
New Zealand - Jewish groups from New Zealand and beyond expressed their horror at the slaying of at least 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch Friday. The New Zealand Jewish Council is ”sickened and devastated” by the attacks, in which at least one armed individual killed dozens of people by shooting them at close distance with a semi-automatic rifle. Footage of the carnage, which the...

New Zealand – New Zealand Mosque Attacker’s Plan Began And Ended Online

March 15, 2019 at 08:53 AM
New Zealand - Online accounts linked to gun attacks that killed 49 people and wounded at least 20 at two New Zealand mosques on Friday had in recent days circulated white supremacist imagery and extreme right-wing messages celebrating violence against Muslims and minorities on social media and message boards. A gunman broadcast live footage on Facebook of the attack on one of the mosques...

Brussels – Global Condemnation, Condolences After Mosque Attack

March 15, 2019 at 08:51 AM
Brussels - World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation Friday following the deadly attacks on mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, while Muslim leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a rising tide of violent anti-Islam sentiment. In a tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump sent "warmest sympathy and best wishes" to the people of New Zealand. He wrote that "49...

Jerusalem – Israel-Gaza Fighting Ebbs, Gaza Rockets Reportedly A Misfire

March 15, 2019 at 08:26 AM
Jerusalem - Cross-border fighting between Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas group appeared to be winding down Friday, amid reports of an Egyptian-brokered truce and Israeli media saying a misfire was believed to be responsible for the rare Gaza rocket attack on Tel Aviv that triggered the exchange. The two rockets had struck late Thursday, taking Israel's military by surprise. Overnight, Israeli...

Addis Ababa – NYT: Ethiopian Airlines Flight Reported Trouble Soon After Takeoff

March 15, 2019 at 07:58 AM
Addis Ababa - The Boeing 737 Max 8 that crashed in Ethiopia on Sunday killing 157 people requested permission to return to Addis Ababa airport three minutes after takeoff as it accelerated to abnormal speed, the New York Times reported. All contact between air controllers and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 to Nairobi was lost five minutes after it took off, a person who reviewed air traffic...

Christchurch, New Zealand – New Zealand Mass Shootings: Death Toll Rises To 49 In Attacks At 2 Mosques

March 15, 2019 at 07:30 AM
Christchurch, New Zealand - At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the prime minister called "one of New Zealand's darkest days." One man was arrested and charged with murder in what appeared to be a carefully planned racist attack. Police also defused explosive devices in a car. Two other armed suspects were...

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