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Dubai To Allow Israeli Visitors At Expo 2020, May Permit Permanent Israeli Tourism

JERUSALEM(VosIzNeias) — Dubai, the United Arab Emirates biggest and most cosmopolitan city, which also houses the tallest building in the world, will be the official host of the 20...

California Discloses Probe On Facebook Privacy Practices

MENLO PARK (AP) — California's attorney general disclosed an ongoing probe into Facebook privacy practices Wednesday as investigators sought a court's help in getting documents and...

Fewer Protections Come With Digital Payments Like Apple Cash

NEW YORK (AP) — My desperation to see Ariana Grande in concert created the perfect trap. Instead of seeing her sing about love and loss, I got sucked into an online ticket schem...

2 Plead Guilty To Spying In US For Iran, Including On Jewish And Israeli Targets

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Two men have pleaded guilty to spying for Iran on charges stemming in part from their surveillance of a synagogue in Chicago and Israeli targets in the U.S. A...

Impeachment Reversal: Diplomat Now Acknowledges Quid Pro Quo

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking reversal, a top diplomat revised his testimony in the House impeachment inquiry to acknowledge that U.S. military aid to Ukraine was being withheld ...

Turkey Says It Captured Slain ISIS Leader’s Sister In Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey captured the elder sister of the slain leader of the Islamic State group in northwestern Syria on Monday, according to a senior Turkish official, who called th...

Xi Meets Lam In ‘Vote Of Confidence’ Over Hong Kong Protests

HONG KONG (AP) — A senior Hong Kong official says Chinese President Xi Jinping's surprise meeting with the territory's leader, Carrie Lam, is a "vote of confidence" in her governme...

Merkel: 1 Million Car Charging Stations In Germany By 2030

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she wants to drastically increase the number of charging stations for electric cars in Germany to give consumers more conf...

Egyptian ISIS Affiliate Swears Loyalty To New Leader

BEIRUT (AP) — A media arm of the Islamic State group is reporting that militants from Egypt's Sinai and Bangladesh have pledged allegiance to the new leader, who succeeded Abu Bakr...

US Enacts Sanctions Against Iran’s Construction Sector

WASHINGTON (JNS) — The U.S. State Department announced on Thursday that it has enacted sanctions against Iran’s construction sector and trade of four materials allegedly being used...

Trade Body: China Can Hit US With Sanctions Worth $3.6 Billion

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization said Friday that China can impose tariffs on up to $3.6 billion worth of U.S. goods over the American government's failure to abide by an...

The Pressure Is Now On Facebook To Ban Political Ads, Too

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter's ban on political advertising is ratcheting up pressure on Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to follow suit. But so far, that doesn't appear likely to happ...

US Role In Syria Grows More Complex With Trump Claim To Oil

WASHINGTON (AP) — By claiming a right to Syria's oil, President Donald Trump has added more complexity — as well as additional U.S. forces and time — to an American military missio...

Altria Takes A $4.5 Billion Hit On Juul Amid Vaping Backlash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marlboro-maker Altria is taking a big financial hit from its multibillion-dollar bet on e-cigarettes. The tobacco giant on Thursday slashed the value of its in...

Measles Saps Kids’ Ability To Fight Other Germs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Measles has a stealth side effect: New research shows it erases much of the immune system's memory of how to fight other germs, so children recover only to be lef...

Islamic State Group Announces Successor To al-Baghdadi

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group declared a new leader Thursday after it confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi days earlier in a U.S raid in Syria. In its ...

Twitter Bans All Political Advertisements

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is banning all political advertising from its service, saying social media companies give advertisers an unfair advantage in proliferating highly targe...

Former Juul Exec Alleges Company Shipped Tainted Products

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Juul Labs executive who was fired earlier this year is alleging that the vaping company knowingly shipped 1 million tainted nicotine pods to customers. The a...

French President Inaugurates Jewish Center in Paris

PARIS (AP) - French President Emmanuel Macron has given a speech inaugurating the European Judaism Center in Paris. The 5,000-square-meter (53,820-square-foot) space that was op...

Facebook Sues Israeli Company Over WhatsApp Spyware

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook has sued the Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group for allegedly targeting some 1,400 users of its encrypted messaging service WhatsApp with highl...