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Threats continue against JCCs

Threats continue against JCCs The 32-year old college-educated, former journalist is accused of making eight copycat threats against Jewish centers, using fake email addresses, to make it appear that an ex-girlfriend who dumped him was responsible. The ADL said the organization has been targeted more than 120 times since early January. The threats, either called in or emailed, were reported on Sunday at JCCs in Rochester, ... [Full Article...]

Abe says Japan, Germany should lead the way on free trade

Abe says Japan, Germany should lead the way on free trade He declined to be more precise about the timing of any breakthrough. "We will be working together with the European Union on issues the worldwide community faces such as North Korea and free trade ", Abe told reporters before departing from Haneda airport. [Full Article...]

Poll finds unprecedented uncertainty among French voters before presidential election

Poll finds unprecedented uncertainty among French voters before presidential election Her plan to visit Moscow on Friday was confirmed to AFP by her entourage. The head of the Russian Duma's worldwide affairs committee, Leonid Slutsky, was quoted by the Tass news agency as saying Le Pen will hold meetings on the "international agenda such as the war on terrorism". [Full Article...]

Book of condolence for Martin McGuiness to open at city hall

Book of condolence for Martin McGuiness to open at city hall The Sinn Fein policitcian and former Deputy First Minister died early on Tuesday morning. McGuinness remains a figure of hate for many pro-British Protestants in Northern Ireland for his senior role in the IRA, which killed over 1,600 people in three decades of violence aimed at breaking Northern Ireland from the United Kingdom and uniting it with the Irish Republic. [Full Article...]

Tillerson Enacts Trump's 'Extreme Vetting' of Travel Visas

Tillerson Enacts Trump's 'Extreme Vetting' of Travel Visas However, the new rules will not be applicable on citizens from 38 countries - including several countries from Europe and allies like Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea - who can easily enter the country under visa waiver program. [Full Article...]

Lebanon native Cardinal William Keeler dies

Lebanon native Cardinal William Keeler dies John Paul II in 1994. Bishop W. Ronald Gainer of the Diocese of Harrisburg released a statement Thursday morning expressing sadness at the news of Keeler's death. After growing up and attending Catholic schools in Pennsylvania, he joined the seminary and then attended the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. [Full Article...]

UK To Begin 'Hard Brexit' Process

UK To Begin 'Hard Brexit' Process One of Prime Minister Theresa May's top priorities for leaving the European Union is to no longer be under the jurisdiction of the ECJ. The process of leaving Europe, which can only formally begin once Article 50 is triggered, is expected to take at least two years. [Full Article...]

CBSE overhauls assessment, exam format for Classes 6-9

CBSE overhauls assessment, exam format for Classes 6-9 It has become imperative to have a uniform system that makes things easier for students and other stakeholders. The Central Board of School Education (CBSE) has formally discarded the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) scheme and introduced a new system to be followed by its affiliated schools from 2017-18 academic sessions. [Full Article...]

Walmart app Vudu will scan DVDs into the cloud

Walmart app Vudu will scan DVDs into the cloud And if not, so long as you're fine using Vudu and find your movie collection wasting space, this is nearly certainly a cheaper option than rebuying everything digitally. This is pretty cheap if you don't want to go through the trouble of buying your movie twice (both physically and digitally), and if you think about it, you can convert 10 DVDs and/or Blu-rays for the price of one DVD at your loc... [Full Article...]

Manchester United Star Tells David de Gea He Can Be Club Legend

Manchester United Star Tells David de Gea He Can Be Club Legend He's rapid, creative but has a steely, aggressive side and doesn't commit defensive suicide like his countryman Alberto Moreno - who could leave this summer after making just two Premier League starts all campaign. Griezmann scored 32 goals in 54 club appearances last season as Atletico finished third in La Liga and runners-up in the Champions League. What is clear is that as long as he stays, the... [Full Article...]

NCAA gives North Carolina deadline to repeal HB2

NCAA gives North Carolina deadline to repeal HB2 Last year, the NCAA moved seven championship events ― including men's NCAA Tournament games ― out of North Carolina after the passage of HB2, a law that prohibited localities from enacting laws to protect people from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity and required that students at North Carolina schools use bathrooms matching their gender assignment at birth. [Full Article...]

Carlos the Jackal Is Going on Trial Again

Carlos the Jackal Is Going on Trial Again Ramirez, 67, is scheduled to face three judges in the Paris court. Lawyers for the imprisoned man include his wife, Isabelle Coutant-Peyre; the pair announced their marriage in 2001, after growing close during previous trials. The global terrorist has expressed his hatred of Jews and the Jewish state on numerous occasions in the past. Known worldwide as Carlos the Jackal, the Venezuelan convic... [Full Article...]

Iraqi forces continue fighting IS militants in city center of western Mosul

Iraqi forces continue fighting IS militants in city center of western Mosul Gen. Yahya Rasool, an Iraqi military spokesman, said they had retaken up to 60 percent, with fighting still underway. "There is a lot of resistance in that area with snipers and auto bombs", Federal Police Major General Haider Dhirgham told Reuters. [Full Article...]

Suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder reportedly son of ex-envoy

Suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder reportedly son of ex-envoy Malaysian news agency Bernama (via Free Malaysia Today ) highlighted the matter on Wednesday. Malaysian police have also sought the North Korean embassy's assistance to interview two other North Koreans, one of whom is an airline employee and the other a senior diplomat based in Kuala Lumpur . [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka condemned by United Nations over war probe

Sri Lanka condemned by United Nations over war probe Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera told reporters in Colombo last week that Sri Lanka could consider having "international judges" given that there were Sri Lankans who had served as distinguished global judges and prosecutors. Under the draft resolution six missions will need to be undertaken to Colombo of 14 days each by OHCHR Geneva-based staff with expertise in various thematic areas, includ... [Full Article...]

London attacker identified as Khalid Masood

Police said Masood was inspired by worldwide terrorism, but have not revealed whether their investigation has identified a motive, or whether any of his associates, family or friends knew of his intentions to carry out the deadly attack. [Full Article...]

MP Tobias Ellwood who tried to save officer 'a hero'

MP Tobias Ellwood who tried to save officer 'a hero' The witness asked not to be named, citing details that are now under police investigation. Press Association photojournalist Stefan Rousseau captured the moment. One British lawmaker was hailed by some as a hero in Wednesday's attack on the British Parliament. Three people were killed, including the police officer. [Full Article...]

Chuck Schumer Says He Will Filibuster Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Chuck Schumer Says He Will Filibuster Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Gorsuch praised Merrick Garland as "an outstanding judge". While Senate Republicans were meeting in back rooms to block President Obama's nominee, extreme special interest groups were also meeting in private - to vet potential Supreme Court nominees for then-candidate Donald Trump . [Full Article...]

Dollar rebounds from lows vs yen: healthcare bill eyed

Dollar rebounds from lows vs yen: healthcare bill eyed Congress on Thursday. USA crude added 0.75 per cent to $48.40 a barrel on Thursday. In the first major legislative battle of his presidency, Trump is trying to rally Republican lawmakers behind a plan to dismantle Obamacare, and investors worry failure could spell trouble for the promised tax cuts and regulatory changes. [Full Article...]

Charlton pay tribute to Westminster terror attack victim PC Keith Palmer

Charlton pay tribute to Westminster terror attack victim PC Keith Palmer All our thoughts and our deepest sympathies are with her family. Minutes earlier the attacker had mown down pedestrians with a vehicle on Westminster Bridge, including schoolchildren. We love him so much. A London police officer, who wished to remain anonymous, connected O'Connell to ask him to express his gratitude for all the Londoners who took the time to thank the police yesterday. [Full Article...]


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