Former US president Obama was in Berlin for panel discussion as Trump reached NATO summit in Brussels; German Chancellor Merkel was all smiles as she joined Obama on panel, 2 hours before she was obliged to deal with Trump, as he demanded Europeans pay off debts.
Ynet 17:07 , 26.05.17
The FBI is examining the ties of the White House's senior adviser and President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, following his testimony about his meeting with the Russian ambassador and a Moscow banker who supported separatists in Ukraine. Kushner's attorney says he would be happy to give further testimony if required.
AP 07:46 , 26.05.17
An Imam, Sadiq Patel, joined an elderly Jewish woman, Renee Rachel Black, at prayer at a vigil for the Manchester bombing; Patel: 'No words can actually express what we’re going through. But one thing we do know is we’re in this together and we’ll get through this together.'
Reuters 14:50 , 25.05.17
Police hunting the terror network behind the Manchester Arena bombing stop sharing information with the US on the investigation as a row erupts over leaks of key evidence in the US; PM May expected to raise concerns of US intelligence leaks with Trump.
Reuters 11:07 , 25.05.17
In a call last month with the Philippines' President Duterte, US President Trump described North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un as a 'madman with nuclear weapons' who could not be let on the loose; during the call, Trump also told Duterte that Washington had sent two nuclear submarines to waters off the Korean peninsula.
Reuters 23:24 , 24.05.17
A federal appeals court rejects Jonathan Pollard's bid to relax his parole conditions; Pollard, a former US Navy intelligence officer convicted of spying for Israel, had said the parole conditions were too severe and have prevented him from getting a job, but the court said that documents compromised by Pollard remained classified.
Reuters 21:17 , 24.05.17
On Jerusalem Day, the Czech Republic Parliament approved the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel; Members of parliament call on the government to adopt the same position and stop payments to UNESCO.
Itamar Eichner 21:14 , 24.05.17
Police say 22 people have been killed and at least 59 wounded in what officials are calling a suicide bombing; world leaders extend condolences to UK and express support in light of attack; ISIS claims responsibility.
Reuters 07:52 , 23.05.17
For years, Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn has made his views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict clear, decrying Israel's alleged human rights abuses and declaring his support for the Palestinian cause; now, after many incidents painting Corbyn's handling of anti-Semitism in a bad light, British newspaper the Telegraph reveals his ties to Holocaust deniers.
Ynet 16:49 , 22.05.17
US President Trump kicks off his international tour with a speech in Riyadh; speech takes aim at Islamist extremism with a more moderate tone; Saudi king calls Iran 'tip of spear' for terrorism and Trump believes peace between Israelis and Palestinians is possible.
Reuters 19:56 , 21.05.17
The US president is warmly received in Riyadh, contrasting with the experience of his predecessor, Barack Obama; a multi-billion dollar arms deal signing ceremony is to take place, aiming to boost security in the Arab Gulf region in the face of Iranian aggression.
Associated Press 17:28 , 20.05.17
In the shadow of new allegations, Trump begins first overseas visit as president; NYT: Trump told Russians 'I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job'; Former WH staffers claim Russian officials bragged about close ties with Flynn, as way to influence Trump.
Yent & News Agencies 10:22 , 20.05.17
Speeding car crashes into pedestrians in the heart of Manhattan; 13 people treated for injuries; witnesses say motorist had driven against traffic and onto the sidewalk; CBS says incident not connected to terrorism, citing NYPD.
Reuters 19:36 , 18.05.17
Michael Flynn and other Trump advisers had at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former US officials tell Reuters, 6 of them were phone calls between Sergei Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States, and Trump advisers.
Reuters 17:50 , 18.05.17
Named special counsel, former FBI director Robert Mueller has been given powers to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, and circumstances surrounding Trump's sacking of James Comey.
Associated Press 10:33 , 18.05.17
Russian President Vladimir Putin offers to turn over to Congress records of US President Donald Trump's discussions with Russian diplomats in which Trump is said to have disclosed classified information, some of which was given to him by Israel.
AP 18:23 , 17.05.17
In a unanimously agreed statement, the 15-member council said it was of vital importance that North Korea show 'sincere commitment to denuclearization through concrete action and stressed the importance of working to reduce tensions.'
Reuters 10:04 , 16.05.17
President Trump embroiled in another controversy following reports that he disclosed classified information to Russia's foreign minister last week about a planned ISIS operation: White House categorically denies the allegations, insisting that 'at no time were intelligence methods discussed.'
Reuters 08:29 , 16.05.17
Horst Mahler was serving a 10-year sentence for Holocaust denial and anti-Semitic incitement when a court ruled two years ago that he could leave prison due to serious illness; Mahler was ordered to return to prison last year, but refused and fled the country.
AP 19:17 , 15.05.17
After more than 150 countries were hit by malicious software programs on Friday due to a loophole in Microsoft's security measures, top Microsoft lawyer Brad Smith says that it is also upon countries to update their security systems, instead of 'stockpiling' code that can later be used by hackers looking to cause harm.
Associated Press 09:00 , 15.05.17
The Israeli ambassador to Nigeria canceled the latest Independence Day celebration, and with the money saved, he established a league with 225 children who escaped the Boko Haram terrorist organization.
Itamar Eichner 23:10 , 14.05.17
The parents of David Boim, a yeshiva student fatally shot in the West Bank by Hamas terrorists in 1996 file a federal lawsuit against two Chicago-area Palestinian-American groups to collect on a legal judgment stemming from the death.
AP 08:15 , 13.05.17
Despite the firestorm, Trump administration denies that the sacking was related to the Russia probe, insisting that President Trump had been mulling the decision for some time; Democrats call for an independent investigation into allegations.
Reuters 15:05 , 11.05.17
Police believe Lt. Franco lived a double life, posing as a Jewish refugee and planning to carry out a political assassination to ratchet up hysteria about refugees; police fear he established a Nazi cell in the army.
Itay Mashiach 21:15 , 10.05.17
The review was undertaken after an article published last year contended that the AP allowed Nazi propagandists to exert some influence over its news photo report in the 1930s; AP disputes they were complicit with Nazi regime, while admitting they 'handled some situations inadequately.'
Associated Press 17:51 , 10.05.17
Democrats and some Republicans raise alarm of how dismissal of FBI director could affect the investigation into possible coordination between Trump associates and Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.
Associated Press 11:12 , 10.05.17
Trump said he fired Comey over his handling of the email scandal involving then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton; critics worry move could be related to blunting efforts at investigating Russian interference in US elections.
Reuters 08:25 , 10.05.17
In another move that could be interpreted as a provocation in Washington, US officials say Iran tests an advanced torpedo missile that can travel more than 9 kilometers at 400 kph; the test was conducted in the Strait of Hormuz, considered to be one of the world's most strategically important choke points.
Eyal Lehman 09:09 , 09.05.17
New York Rep. Eliot Engel writes US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying that removing Israel from a video showcasing US President Trump's itinerary during his upcoming trip to the Middle East 'implies that the US accepts Saudi Arabia's public rejectionist position toward Israel.'
Associated Press 23:22 , 08.05.17
France's newly-elected, youngest president vows to supporters to heal the social divisions exposed by the election campaign and 'do everything in the five years to come so there is no more reason to vote for the extremes,' referring to rival Marine Le Pen.
Associated Press 08:09 , 08.05.17
Projections make Macron winner by about 65 percent to 35; projected margin wider than pre-election surveys predicted; Marine Le Pen still scores record result for far-right party; Macron set to be France's youngest leader since Napoleon.
Reuters 22:48 , 07.05.17
Pro-European Union centrist Emmanuel Macron leads in opinion polls, but a leak 2 days before the election of emails, documents and financing information from his campaign could hurt his chances against anti-EU, anti-immigration far-rightist Marine Le Pen.
Reuters 16:28 , 07.05.17
Three years after they were kidnapped from a school in Chibok, dozens of girls have been released from captivity in return for the release of Boko Haram terrorists arrested by Nigerian authorities; the fate of over a 100 others girls remains unknown.
Associated Press 08:26 , 07.05.17
Emmanuel Macron, France's leading presidential candidate, claims he was the victim of a 'massive and coordinated' hack; allegedly, hundreds of documents were stolen and leaked online along with false documents in order to harm the candidate.
AP 10:24 , 06.05.17
In another confrontation ahead of Iran's elections, Rouhani accuses the Revolutionary Guards of trying to sabotage the nuclear deal when they fired missiles with captions against Israel; his rivals claim that the agreement did not help the economy and did not benefit the people.
Reuters 08:55 , 06.05.17
The terror group uses its magazine Rumiyah call on its members to carry out attacks on the day of the presidential elections in France on Sunday; 'Don't forget your duty as a Muslim. Choose a candidate to kill & polling station to burn,' states the magazine's article; A soldier in France is arrested after an ISIS flag and weapons are found in his car.
Roi Kais and News Agencies 22:17 , 05.05.17
As tumultuous French presidential elections approach their conclusion, Emmanuel Macron extends his lead in the polls, with one predicting that the independent centrist will manage to clinch 62 percent of the votes, while his far-right opponent Le Pen will only manage to bag 38 percent.
Reuters 08:59 , 05.05.17
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In separate comments made by Hillary Clinton and FBI Director James Comey, both agree that Russia poses a threat to the US, with Comey citing Russia as the most threatening country in the world, saying that he believes it will interfere with future US elections.
Reuters 22:13 , 03.05.17
US sources tell Fox News that Iran failed in an attempt to launch a cruise missile from a submarine in the Strait of Hormuz. The launch was from a small Yono-class 'midget' submarine, which Iran and North Korea hold in their arsenals.
Ynet 22:08 , 03.05.17
Ahead of the Palestinian president’s first meeting with Trump, he is concerned that the US president might ask him to halt stipends for Palestinians terrorists’ families; these issues and others are laid out herein.
Associated Press 23:55 , 02.05.17
The eve of Mahmoud Abbas’ scheduled meeting with the US president, senior Palestinians official are doubtful that much progress can be made outside of economic talks due to the Israeli prime minister’s opposition to a two-state solution.
Elior Levy & Orly Azoulay 22:39 , 02.05.17
The centrist presidential candidate walks past panels bearing the names of tens of thousands of French Jews deported to their death in Nazi camps while his right-wing opponent lays a spray of flowers in memory of Jews rounded up by the Gestapo.
Associated Press 20:32 , 30.04.17
As he skips the annual White House correspondents' dinner, the US president calls the press 'incompetent, dishonest' while touting achievements at campaign-style rally in Pennsylvania: 'We are keeping one promise after another, and frankly the people are really happy about it.'
Reuters 08:37 , 30.04.17
Politico reports that the Obama administration's January 2016 prisoner swap included dropping charges against 14 people believed to pose threat to national security; article cites interviews with key participants at all levels of government and an extensive review of court records and other documents.
Ynet 10:42 , 29.04.17
Despite the missile test appearing to fail shortly after launch, the north defiantly launches it after UN Security Council meeting concludes; US warns of 'catastrophic consequences' if North not reined in, while Russia and China rebuke US threat of military force.
Reuters 08:56 , 29.04.17
In France's presidential race, anti-Semitism occupies center stage in the bitter campaign between Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, with the latter visiting a site of a Nazi WWII massacre, and the National Front party coming into further disrepute over implicit downplaying of the Holocaust.
Associated Press 13:04 , 28.04.17
Armed officers make the arrest close to Prime Minister Theresa May's official Downing Street residence in Westminster; according to a BBC correspondent, two knives were found on the ground, including a large 'bread knife'; attack comes just weeks after a deadly car-ramming attack near Parliament.
Reuters 17:20 , 27.04.17
As Pyongyang signals possible nuclear and missile testing, Seoul announces installation of Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, angering not just the North, but also China and Russia, which view the system's radars as a security threat.
Associated Press 09:03 , 26.04.17
Trump speaks as part of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum's unveiling of its new conservation and research center, stating 'Every generation must learn and apply the lessons of the Holocaust so that such horror, atrocity, and genocide never again occur.'
AP & Ynetnews 19:49 , 25.04.17
US President Donald calls status quo with North Korea 'unacceptable,' as all 100 senators have reportedly been called in for a security briefing on North Korea that will include Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford.
Ynet & News Agencies 23:45 , 24.04.17
Leaders from all over Europe have come out to warn the French voting public that Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate who has denied France was responsible for rounding up Jews during WWII, will bring with her anti-Semitism, xenophobia and isolationism.
Ynet & Associated Press 18:43 , 24.04.17
According to polls, if the projections are confirmed, the centrist Macron is expected to triumph in run-off election in a fortnight; the two candidates have vastly different programs, but regardless of who wins, the French political landscape is going to be drastically changed.
Reuters 22:23 , 23.04.17
French soldiers and security forces patrol the streets amid a fear of Islamic terror attacks, as voters begin taking to the polls in the first round of the fiercely contested French presidential elections; Voters prepare for the ascent of either a pro-centrist newcomer, a scandal-ridden conservative, a far-left Fidel Castro admirer, or a far-right woman who seeks to clamp down on immigration.
Reuters 10:00 , 23.04.17
The deadly attack, in which a police officer and the shooter were killed, has mainly brought presidential contenders to promise more security while voicing their disapproval of their running mates, as they gear up for Saturday's first round of first voting; anonymous police sources say killer was previously detained by police.
News agencies 17:30 , 21.04.17
A shooter fires with a machine gun on Champs-Elysées; the police announce that the attacker, who targeted the police, has been killed; too early to decide on motive of attack, interior ministry says; counter-terrorism inquiry opened.
Reuters 23:01 , 20.04.17
The defense minister will attend a conference in Moscow to discuss radical movements in the Middle East and resolving conflicts around the world in a multi-polar era. The United States is expected to boycott the event.
Alex Fishman 22:14 , 20.04.17
Nikki Haley harshly criticizes the UN's conduct during a discussion on the Middle East, claiming the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is important, but Iran and Hezbollah terrorism is more significant to the region.
Ynet 20:20 , 20.04.17
While the US extended the sanctions relief given to Tehran, Secretary of State Tillerson notes White House is reviewing agreement to evaluate whether it 'is vital to the national security interests of the United States.'
Associated Press 10:34 , 19.04.17
Amid the instability that has ensued since the British nation voted to leave Europe, the uncertainty of direction in the post-Brexit negotiations, and a parliament mired by political disunity, Theresa May calls early elections: 'The country is coming together, but Westminster is not.'
Reuters 13:13 , 18.04.17
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis is heading to the Middle East and Africa this week for a series of meetings with regional allies; The trip will be Mattis's fourth overseas since he became President Donald Trump's defense secretary, coming amid heightened tensions with Russia following the US military strike on a Syrian air base in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack.
AP 22:35 , 17.04.17
Just hours after N. Korean missile exploded during launch, US Vice President Mike Pence says the 'provocation' is reminder of risks the US and S. Korean armies face in Peninsula.
Associated Press 18:32 , 16.04.17
As Trump supporters hold a 'Patriot Day' supporting the president, which was to feature speeches by alt-right, detractors counter with their own rally, unleashing scenes which descended into fisticuffs, forcing the police to step in and calm the violence.
Associated Press 09:03 , 16.04.17
Tensions mount as US and South Korea report a botched missile launch in North Korea shortly after US aircraft supercarrier approaches the peninsula; test launch was intended as a display of defiance against President Trump, who has been pressuring China to lean on the bullish Kim Jong Un, threatening that if it failed to do so, 'the US, with its allies, will!’
Associated Press 08:32 , 16.04.17
Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar, said the number of ISIS dead was up from the 36 reported a day earlier. A Ministry of Defense official said the number of dead could rise as officials assess the bomb site in the Achin district.
Associated Press 14:12 , 15.04.17
The Central Asian nation claims that its representatives warned a yet unnamed western country that Rakhmat Akilov, who is suspected of carrying out the recent vehicular attack in Stockholm, Sweden, was in fact an ISIS recruit.
Reuters 18:53 , 14.04.17