Friday, September 20, 2019

World

Israel Came Really Close To Attacking Iran And 4 Other Takeaways From The New York Times Exposé

Jerusalem - As of this writing, Israel has not bombed Iran’s nuclear program. But according to an exposé in The New York Times that dropped Wednesday, it could still happen. And...

Johnson’s Brexit Plans In Crisis After 3rd Defeat In 2 Days

London - Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Wednesday for a national election on Oct. 15, saying it was the only way out of Britain's Brexit impasse after lawmakers moved to block...

US Diplomat Urges Merkel To Take ‘Firm Stance’ In China

Berlin - The U.S. ambassador to Germany says "now is not the time for business as usual with China" as Chancellor Angela Merkel prepares to make her 12th visit to the country as Ge...

Nazi-Looted Art Returned To Heirs Of German-Jewish Art Collector

Germany - Germany returned two Nazi-looted late medieval panels to the heirs of a Jewish art collector. The predella panels, found at the base of an altar, were owned by busines...

Hong Kong Anti-Government Protesters Avoid Government Snooping With Special App

Hong Kong - The ongoing political unrest in Hong Kong has led to the government censoring the internet and preventing communication by SMS or other network-related apps. However Fo...

Huawei Accuses US Of Cyberattacks, Coercing Employees

Beijing - Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei accused U.S. authorities on Wednesday of attempting to break into its information systems and of trying to coerce its employees to ...

Hong Kong Protestors Victorious As Government Withdraws Extradition Bill

Hong Kong - Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced Wednesday the government will formally withdraw an extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations, bowing to one ...

Report: Iran Stonewalling IAEA On Secret Nuclear Facility

Tehran is refusing to answer the nuclear agency’s questions regarding a secret site in Tehran first exposed by Israel, according to “The Wall Street Journal.” Iran has refused t...

Israel Exposes Hezbollah Precision-Missile Factory Amid Dramatic Uptick In Tensions

According to the Israel Defense Forces, the facility plays a critical role in Hezbollah’s guided-missile program, adding that “Hezbollah, in fear of strikes, evacuated precious and...

Netanyahu: Israel Will Keep Doing What It Must To Protect Its Civilians And Borders

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah “knows exactly why he’s in a bunker,” says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu • Nasrallah: There are “no more red lines.” In a short vid...

Facing Tensions On Multiple Fronts, Is Israel On The Verge Of An All-Out War?

Speculation abounds as to whether Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s order to brief rival Benny Gantz on current security issues is a sign that the Jewish state is prepari...

Argentina’s Former President Under Fire For ‘Consuming Oranges From Israel’ Comment

Argentina - Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the former president of Argentina who was indicted while in office for allegedly covering up Iran’s involvement in the 1994 bombing of a...

Major Defeat For British PM As Lawmakers Seize Brexit Agenda

London - On a day of humiliating setbacks, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a major defeat in Parliament on Tuesday night as rebellious lawmakers voted to seize contro...

Chabad Opens Its First Center In Rwanda

Rwanda - Chabad has opened its first center in Rwanda, which becomes the African nation’s first synagogue served by a permanent rabbi. Rabbi Chaim and Dina Bar Sella, and their ...

US Hits Iran Space Agency With Sanctions Over Missile Work

Washington - The Trump administration imposed sanctions Tuesday on Iran's space agency for the first time, accusing it of developing ballistic missiles under the cover of a civilia...

Boris Johnson Seeks Early Election, Falls Out On Sukkot

London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking an early election on Oct. 14, which falls on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Johnson will aim to have elections held then ...

UK Currency Volatile As Investors Try To Gauge Brexit Risks

London - The pound on Tuesday touched its lowest level against the dollar since 1985, excluding a brief "flash crash" in 2016 that may have been caused by technical glitches, as in...

8 Students Killed In Chinese Elementary School Attack

An attacker killed eight students and injured two others at an elementary school in central China on the first day of the new semester, police said Tuesday. The attack occurred ...

Iraq Suspends US-Funded TV Station For 3 Months Over Program

Iraqi authorities on Monday suspended the license of a U.S.-funded TV station for three months after it aired a program on alleged corruption within Iraq's Sunni and Shiite religio...

Guatemala Arrests Former First Lady, Presidential Runner-Up

Former Guatemalan first lady and presidential runner-up Sandra Torres was arrested Monday on charges of campaign finance violations, the latest high-profile political figure to fac...