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NYPD Investigates Manhattan Bridge’s Mysterious Pro-Putin Banner

10/06/2016 3:40 PM Updated: 6 months ago

A giant banner of Russian President Vladimir Putin with the word “PEACEMAKER” was unfurled today on Manhattan Bridge. The sign was only briefly displayed, starting after

AfD leader Frauke Petry 

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German Right-Wing Leader Under Fire After Comparing Immigrants to Compost

10/06/2016 3:00 PM Updated: 6 months ago

Frauke Petry, a leader of Germany’s anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party, was criticized by German politicians for comparing migrants to compost. Apparently rejecting the idea of

Flowers outside the Great Synagogue in Copenhagen, where one man was shot in 2015 (Photo: Kim Bach) 0

4 Men Acquitted of Assisting Copenhagen Shooter, 2 Guilty of Other Crimes

09/27/2016 6:41 PM

Four Danish men were acquitted today of aiding Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein in a 2015 rampage which included a shooting at a Copenhagen synagogue, the AP

Memorial to Babi Yar massacre in Kiev, Ukraine 

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President Reuven Rivlin Speaks to Ukrainians About Tragedy of Babi Yar

09/27/2016 1:40 PM Updated: 6 months ago

President Reuven Rivlin addressed the Ukrainain Parliament Tuesday, on the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar Massacre. The Babi Yar ravine on the outskirts of Kiev

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European Jews Forced to Skip High Holiday Services

09/21/2016 11:02 AM Updated: 7 months ago

An online poll conducted last week by the Rabbinical Center of Europe and the European Jewish Association suggested that 70% of European Jews will skip synagogue

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Bayer Takeover is the Largest in History For a German Company

09/20/2016 11:00 AM Updated: 7 months ago

Frankfurt (AFP) – German chemicals giant Bayer said Tuesday it had increased its earnings and profits forecasts after signing a deal to take over US seeds

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Spread of Superbug Could Lead to Global Disaster

09/19/2016 2:20 PM Updated: 7 months ago

Washington (AFP) – The spread of superbugs that are resistant to all known drug treatments could spark a global financial crisis on the level of the

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Fighting Terrorism “Constant Battle,” Hollande Says At Memorial Ceremony

09/19/2016 1:03 PM

France needs more resources to combat terrorism, French president Francois Hollande said Monday. “We must ensure that the action taken is sustained and here I am

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Syrian ISIS Operatives Arrested in Germany Used Same Network As Paris Attackers

09/13/2016 1:34 PM

Three Syrian men arrested in Germany Monday were operatives on a mission for Islamic State (ISIS), the German government confirmed Monday, according to Reuters. “Everything points

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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls Says New Terror Attacks Could Be Coming

09/11/2016 4:25 PM

New terror attacks could take place in France, French PM Manuel Valls warned Sunday. According to a September 11 Reuters report, Valls said former French President

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Defense Secretary: U.S. Will Not Ignore Russian Interference

09/07/2016 12:52 PM Updated: 7 months ago

Speaking to students Wednesday at Oxford University, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter had harsh words for Russia. “We don’t seek an enemy in Russia,” Carter said,

British Labor MP Ruth Smeeth 

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Jewish Labor Party MP Ruth Smeeth Placed Under Police Protection After Receiving Death Threats on Facebook

09/06/2016 12:00 PM

Labor Party MP Ruth Smeeth has been placed under police protection after receiving anti-Semitic death threats on social media in July, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported

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500 Migrants Rescued Off the Coast of Libya by Italian Navy

09/05/2016 9:59 PM Updated: 7 months ago

500 boat migrants were rescued Monday by the Italian navy off the coast of Libya, according to a Monday Reuters report. The bodies of six people

(JNS.org) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has used deadly sarin nerve gas for the first time since 2013, when Syria agreed to stop using chemical weapons, a senior Israeli official told the British newspaper The Telegraph.

Assad’s regime used sarin and VX gas to kill 1,400 civilians in rebel territories of Damascus on Aug. 21, 2013. Assad subsequently agreed to surrender Syria’s chemical arsenal in an agreement brokered by the United States and Russia.

The Israeli official quoted by The Telegraph, however, believes that Syria has hidden a portion of its sarin—an odorless and invisible gas—despite U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s declaration that America and Russia “got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out” of Syria.

“They deceived and they still have it (sarin gas),” the anonymous Israeli official said. “Recently, they have decided to use it again. Once a taboo is broken, it becomes a standard weapon that you use. There are no red lines and [sarin] becomes a standard kind of weapon.” 

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Russian Helicopter Shot Down by Syrian Rebel Group

09/02/2016 1:56 PM Updated: 7 months ago

A helicopter was destroyed with a TOW missile by Syrian rebel group Jaish al-Azza Friday in Hama province, according to a statement from the group. In

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Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim Says Turkey Cannot Soften Anti-Terror Stance

09/01/2016 2:58 PM Updated: 7 months ago

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Thursday that Turkey cannot accede to demands by Brussels that Turkey ease its anti-terrorism laws in exchange for granting Turks

German Chancellor Merkel, French President Hollande and Spain's Prime Minister Rajoy pay respect to victims in front of the mountain in Seyne-les-Alpes 0

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande Support Ceasefire Deal in Ukraine

09/01/2016 2:20 PM Updated: 7 months ago

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed in a joint statement Thursday their endorsement of a general ceasefire deal brokered by the trilateral

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Czech Book Publisher to Remove Mention of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

08/30/2016 5:26 PM Updated: 7 months ago

Shocart, a publisher of Czech school books, will need to rewrite all of its books to remove mention of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, or will no

Slovakian President Andrej Kiska 

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Secretary of State John Kerry Congratulates Slovakia On Anniversary of Constitution

08/30/2016 12:43 PM Updated: 7 months ago

Secretary of State John Kerry extended congratulations to Slovakia Tuesday on the 24th anniversary of its constitution, on September 1. Czechoslovakia, which declared its independence from

The European Union has ordered Apple to pay a record 13 billion euros in back taxes in Ireland 0

EU hits Apple with record 13 bn euro tax bil

08/30/2016 12:37 PM Updated: 7 months ago

(AFP) – The EU ordered tech giant Apple to pay a record 13 billion euros in back taxes in Ireland, a move Washington warned could damage

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Polish Soccer Fans Burn Effigies of Jews, Wave Banners With Anti-Jewish Slogans

08/29/2016 6:58 PM Updated: 7 months ago

A Polish soccer match turned nightmarish Friday when fans burned effigies of Jews, according to reports by anti-Semitism watchdog Coordination Forum for Countering Anti-Semitism. The incident