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Moscow, Egypt Arranging Discussion Between Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyhau and PA President Mahmoud Abbas

08/29/2016 4:01 PM Updated: 7 months ago

Discussions with Moscow officials are taking place to arrange a meeting between Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by the end

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Brussels crime lab attacked to ‘destroy evidence’

08/29/2016 2:18 PM Updated: 7 months ago

Attackers rammed a car through the gates of Belgium’s national crime laboratory on Monday in Brussels and then started a fire in what officials said may

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Lithuanian Foreign Minister Says Sanctions Against Russia Should Not Be Lifted Until Situation Improves

08/29/2016 1:15 PM Updated: 7 months ago

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said Monday that EU sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine should remain in effect if the ground situation does

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel Urges Turkish-German Citizens Not to Bring Turkish Conflicts into Germany

08/28/2016 4:39 PM Updated: 8 months ago

In an interview Sunday with German broadcaster ARD, German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Turkish-German citizens to avoid bringing conflicts from Turkey into Germany. “It is first

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At Least 73 Dead After 6.2 Earthquake Strikes Italy

08/24/2016 12:44 PM

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake which struck central Italy Wednesday has left at least 73 people dead, according to Italian officials. Rescue teams, heavy equipment, and medical

Jean-Claude Juncker and other EU chiefs want Britain to start talks as soon as possible to quit the bloc 0

EU Commission President Says National Borders ‘Worst Invention Ever’

08/23/2016 10:31 AM

The European Union (EU) Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday that national borders were the “worst invention ever,” in a speech at the European Forum

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French Ex-President Sarkozy Announces Intention to Seek Presidency in 2017

08/22/2016 3:15 PM

Former French president Nicholas Sarkozy announced via Facebook Monday that he will enter the fray and once again seek the French presidency in 2017. The 61-year-old

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500 Rabbis Meet in Moscow on Fighting European Anti-Semitism, Counter-Terrorism Measures

08/22/2016 1:15 PM

Five hundred rabbis from more than 30 European countries gathered at the Moscow Jewish Community Center in the city’s Maryina Roshcha District to discuss the fight

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Suicide Bomber in Turkish Attack Was As Young as 12, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan Says

08/21/2016 5:30 PM Updated: 8 months ago

51 people were killed and and 69 injured Saturday after a suicide bombing at a wedding in Gaziantep, Turkey, various media report. The bomber was younger

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French Beach Burkini Ban Seen Hampering Integration Efforts

08/20/2016 11:05 PM Updated: 8 months ago

(AFP). The ban on the Islamic burkini swimsuit on some French beaches has triggered disdain in English-speaking countries, where outlawing religion-oriented clothing is seen as hampering

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Russia Says It Will Support 48-Hour Ceasefire in Aleppo

08/18/2016 4:10 PM

Russia will support a 48-hour cease-fire in Aleppo, Syria early next week, Russian military spokesman Maj.-Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Thursday. Konashenkov’s comments were made at a

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Signatures Collected Protesting Mosque Construction at Leaning Tower of Pisa

08/18/2016 2:53 PM

Almost 1,800 signatures have been contributed to a petition protesting the construction of a mosque next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, The Daily Mail reported Thursday. The

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Russia Launches First Syria Raids from Iran Base

08/16/2016 2:10 PM

(AFP). Russia said Tuesday its warplanes flew out of an Iranian airbase for the first time to bomb jihadist groups in Syria, as fighting raged for

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Czech “Auschwitz Bus” Appears to Make Light of Nazi Death Camp As Vacation Destination

08/16/2016 1:55 PM

Auschwitz as a vacation hot-spot? This is the message seemingly promoted by a Czech tour bus, featuring advertisements appearing to present the Nazi death camp as

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Russian Jewish Publishing House Moving Forward With Russian Translation of Talmud

08/15/2016 4:21 PM

Russia’s Knizhniki Publishing House is moving forward with its ambitious plan to translate the Talmud (Oral Torah) — the ancient foundation of Jewish religious observance —

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Ukraine Accuses Russia of Plotting Unrest Amid Crimea Tensions

08/12/2016 3:47 PM

(AFP). Ukraine on Friday accused Russia of plotting further unrest as the international community sought to ease tensions after the two sides ramped up security around

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Iranian Activist Mehdi Khosravi Released From Italian Prison Courtesy of Letter From Shah’s Son

08/12/2016 2:20 PM

Iranian activist Mehdi Khosravi was released from prison in Italy after being arrested last week after an appeal to the Italian government by Reza Pahlavi, the

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British Schoolgirl Who Left U.K. To Join ISIS Has Died, Family Lawyer Confirms

08/12/2016 1:56 PM

A British school girl who left the United Kingdom to join ISIS in Syria has died, according to a Thursday interview on British news station ITN with

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Belgian School Expresses Pride in Teacher Honored in Iranian Holocaust Denial Conference

08/10/2016 3:48 PM

Faculty members of a Belgian Catholic high school have expressed pride in one of the school’s teachers for winning $1,000 an entry in Iran’s Holocaust denial

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State Department Report Finds Continuing Trend of Countries Restricting Religious Freedom

08/10/2016 1:05 PM

The amount of countries that required some sort of “registration” increased to nearly 90%, according to a State Department report on religious freedom published on Wednesday.