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Pyongyang – North Korea Considering Suspending Nuclear Talks With U.S.: TASS

March 14, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Pyongyang - North Korea is considering suspending nuclear talks with the United States, Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said on Friday, according to Russia's TASS news agency. North Korea has no intention to yield to U.S. demands or engage in negotiations of this kind, Choe told a press conference in the North Korean capital Pyongyang, TASS reported. North Korea leader Kim Jong Un is set...

New Zealand – Police: Multiple Fatalities At Two Mosques In City Of Christchurch, 1 Person Taken Into Custody

March 14, 2019 at 11:18 PM
Christchurch,New Zealand - - Multiple fatalities were inflicted at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday when at least one gunman opened fire on worshippers, police said. Witnesses told media that a man dressed in a military-style, camouflage outfit, and carrying an automatic rifle had started randomly shooting people in the Al Noor mosque. The Bangladesh cricket...

Gothenburg – Virtual Pedestrians Pave Way To Safer Roads For Driverless Cars

March 14, 2019 at 11:05 PM
Gothenburg - A "virtual human" suddenly steps out at a blind bend, but the engineer in the Volvo car's driving seat on the test track doesn't flinch, leaving it to software to take evasive action. Private test tracks like the one owned by Sweden's AstaZero are playing an increasing role as manufacturers like Volvo put self-driving cars through their paces following high-profile setbacks on...

New York – Opinion: By Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Isn’t Ilhan Omar Or Rashida Talib — Especially On Israel And Anti-Semitism

March 14, 2019 at 10:30 PM
New York - There are few issues about which Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the freshman Democratic congresswoman from New York, and I would likely agree. She is regularly and rightly characterized as a “progressive,” which, I suppose, makes me, a citizen of staunch conservative bent, a “regressive” (though I prefer “traditionalist”). But my rejection of any of Ocasio-Cortez’s domestic...

Amsterdam – In Europe, The Boycott Israel Movement Is Weaker Than You Think

March 14, 2019 at 10:01 PM
Amsterdam - To the world’s oldest Zionist organization, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement “could within just a few years become a real existential threat” to Israel. The vision of Theodor Herzl, who founded the World Zionist Organization 122 years ago, “could collapse before our eyes,” reads the warning on the group’s website. The alarmist tone is characteristic of...

Washington – Regulators Challenge Boeing To Prove Its Max Jets Are Safe

March 14, 2019 at 09:28 PM
Washington - Aviation regulators worldwide laid down a stark challenge for Boeing to prove that its grounded 737 Max jets are safe to fly amid suspicions that faulty software might have contributed to two crashes that killed 346 people in less than six months. In a key step toward unearthing the cause of the Ethiopian Airlines crash, flight recorders from the shattered plane arrived Thursday...

Jerusalem – Israel Strikes Gaza Targets Following Tel Aviv Rocket Attack

March 14, 2019 at 09:02 PM
Jerusalem - Israeli warplanes attacked militant targets in the southern Gaza Strip early Friday in response to a rare rocket attack on the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, as the sides appeared to be hurtling toward a new round of violence. The rocket attack Thursday night caught the Israeli military off guard and marked the first time that Tel Aviv, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Gaza, has...

Buenos Aires – Guns Seized From Suspected Neo-Nazi Father And Son Who Threatened Jewish Institution In Argentina

March 14, 2019 at 09:00 PM
Buenos Aires - Argentina’s federal police found guns and Nazi propaganda in the home of a father and son who allegedly threatened the Jewish umbrella group on social media. The Jewish umbrella, DAIA, had filed a police complaint with the Justice Department, and the police opened an investigation. They followed an internet protocol address to the home of the father and son in Merlo, a town...

Columbia, SC – $878M South Carolina Lottery Winner Sharing With Charities

March 14, 2019 at 08:30 PM
Columbia, SC - The South Carolina woman who won $878 million in the biggest jackpot payout to one winner in U.S. history wants to share her windfall with the city and state where her good fortune happened. The winner still wishes to remain anonymous because she wants to "live a life of relative normalcy, free of fear," she said in a statement issued Thursday by her lawyer, Jason...

Jerusalem – Secret Mossad Files Show Underground Iran Nuke Facility Older Than Admitted

March 14, 2019 at 08:03 PM
Jerusalem - New evidence disclosed in Iran’s secret nuclear files taken by the Mossad show that its underground Fordow nuclear facility is older than it has admitted, according to a think-tank report. This discovery could be significant, says the Institute for Science and International Security, because it shows that Iran is still lying to the international community about a nuclear facility...

Washington – Trump Sharply Criticizes British Leader’s Handling Of Brexit

March 14, 2019 at 07:30 PM
Washington - President Donald Trump on Thursday sharply criticized Britain's handling of negotiations over leaving the European Union, saying the talks have been bungled and that the wrenching debate was dividing the country. "I'm surprised at how badly it's all gone from the standpoint of a negotiation," he said. Trump, who holds himself up as a master deal-maker, said he gave Prime...

New York – Boeing Shares Cheaper, But Are They A Buy?

March 14, 2019 at 07:03 PM
New York - The fall in Boeing shares has made the stock's valuation less expensive but that may not make it an obvious buy for investors. The planemaker's shares have fallen 11 percent this week after a Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday that killed 157 people prompted the grounding of Boeing's global 737 MAX fleet. Boeing shares were down 0.5 percent $375.09 on Thursday afternoon. The...

New York – Airlines Wrestle With Calls, Cancellations After Boeing MAX Fleet Grounded

March 14, 2019 at 06:33 PM
New York - U.S. and Canadian carriers wrestled with customer calls and flight cancellations on Thursday after the two countries followed other nations in grounding Boeing's 737 MAX planes because of safety concerns. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co, the largest operator of the 737 MAX in the world with 34 jets, said it was experiencing unusually high call volumes and had canceled 39 MAX...

New York – NYC Mayor: Extend Shoreline To Protect City From Storms

March 14, 2019 at 06:03 PM
New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan Thursday to meet the "existential threat" of climate change by extending a section of the lower Manhattan coastline as much as 500 feet (152 meters) into the East River. The Democratic mayor said the $10 billion effort to protect lower Manhattan from flooding by extending the shoreline between the Brooklyn Bridge and the Battery...

New York – NY Attorney General: Evidence Shows Trump Misused Charity

March 14, 2019 at 05:27 PM
New York - Insider testimony, emails and other evidence show President Donald Trump turned his charitable foundation into a wing of his White House campaign, New York's attorney general said in a new court filing Thursday. State Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, detailed her case against the foundation in a 37-page court filing in a lawsuit that seeks $2.8 million in restitution and...

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