US President Donald Trump suffers a stunning loss Friday in Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pull legislation to overhaul the US healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of his.
Reuters 23:52 , 24.03.17
Investigation finds that associates of attacker Khalid Masood wished to join jihadi groups; Masood had long string of convictions; Police suspect "Islamist-related terrorism'; UK had little knowledge of Masood on eve of attack.
Reuters 21:21 , 24.03.17
Germany's Cabinet approves a bill that would annul the convictions of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was applied post-World War II; The decision would clear the way for compensation for those still alive.
Associated Press 18:10 , 22.03.17
Despite claiming he never worked for Russian interests, documents obtained by AP reveal that a decade ago, Paul Manafort secretly worked for Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska to promote Putin's interests.
Associated Press 14:16 , 22.03.17
A day after Kim Jong-un's regime released a propaganda video in which he threatened to drown an American aircraft carrier, the South Korean and US armies report a failed launch from the isolated state: ‘The missile exploded seconds after take off.’
Reuters 10:01 , 22.03.17
Following in US President Donald Trump's footsteps, Britain has introduced restrictions on carry-on electronics on direct inbound flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.
Reuters, Itay Blumental 22:27 , 21.03.17
Transportation officials are set to inform the specific airlines to be affected Tuesday; US officials say ban has been discussed for several weeks, while security experts speculate motive could be unreliable security in foreign countries or intelligence of possible attack.
Associated Press 08:41 , 21.03.17
The two world leaders, with seemingly opposed views on trade, economy and immigration, meet at the White House; During his presidential campaign, President Trump repeatedly attacked Chancellor Merkel for 'ruining' Germany with immigration policy; Trump praises Merkel during meeting, but tweets that Germany owes US 'vast sums' of money for defense.
Associated Press 16:13 , 18.03.17
Paris airport evacuated after man tries to shoot security and is shot to death; The man was reportedly a radicalized Muslim known to police who had opened fire earlier Saturday at a separate location north of Paris.
Ynet & News Agencies 16:02 , 18.03.17
Tax documents obtained unsolicited by journalist David Cay Johnston show the president paid an effective tax rate of 24.5% in 2005, less than the average for taxpayers earning 1 million dollars a year; he reported a business loss of $103 million that year, allowing him to enjoy deductions.
Associated Press 08:38 , 15.03.17
US President Trump's Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt holds his first talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, a day after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Greenblatt reassures, 'Abbas and I discussed how to make progress toward peace.'
Reuters 23:24 , 14.03.17
Court of Justice sets precedent for enabling employers to ban visible religious symbols in the workplace, in a ruling related to dismissal of 2 women for refusing to remove headscarves; move sparks harsh words from European chief rabbi: 'Europe's faith communities are no longer welcome.'
Reuters, AP and Ynet 12:34 , 14.03.17
Relations between Turkey and the Netherlands hit new low after President Tayyip Erdogan declares official diplomatic sanctions on the Dutch; announcement follows multiple incidents of Turkish ministers being barred from holding Dutch rallies aimed at bolstering Erdogan's political power.
Reuters 11:22 , 14.03.17
President Donald Trump seems to be softening his approach when it comes to his wiretapping allegations against former president Barack Obama; the shift comes as the Justice Department was due to provide evidence to back up the claim.
Associated Press 23:41 , 13.03.17
After the Netherlands barred Turkey's foreign minister from entering the country, preventing him from attending a rally for a referendum on constitutional reforms seen by the Dutch as an undemocratic power grab by Turkey's President, Turkey's Family and Social Policies Minister is denied entry to the country; Turkey's President: 'Nazi remnants, they are fascists.'
Associated Press 09:36 , 12.03.17
After the Netherlands bars Turkish FM Çavuşoğlu from landing, Turkish Pres. Erdoğan called the Dutch 'Nazi remnants'; Four planned Turkish rallies in Austria and one in Switzerland have also been canceled; Dutch PM Rutte says Erdoğan comment 'way out of line.'
Reuters 16:16 , 11.03.17
Turkish Pres. Erdoğan lashes out at the Dutch, whose govt. cancels landing permission to Turkish FM Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, who planned to campaign in Netherlands for Turkish referendum to grant Erdoğan considerably greater power.
News Agencies 13:20 , 11.03.17
United Nations chief Stepehn O'Brien states that Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northeast Nigeria are all facing starvation and famine, and that unless the world steps in to help, 'many more will suffer and die'; 'To be clear, we can avert a famine,' says O'Brien. 'But we need those huge funds now.'
Associated Press 09:56 , 11.03.17
'These comparisons of Germany with Nazism must stop. They are unworthy of the close ties between Germany and Turkey and of our peoples,' says German Chancellor Angela Merkel before Germany's Bundestag lower house of parliament; Turkey's Foreign Minister nevertheless repeats the comparison within hours.
Reuters 19:55 , 10.03.17
Erdogan accused Germany of Nazi practices for cancellation of events in which Turkish Cabinet ministers were to address rallies in Germany in support of a national referendum on constitutional reform that would give the Turkish president more powers.
Associated Press 12:40 , 09.03.17
Ban comes as three North Koreans hide out in the North Korean embassy in Malaysia in efforts to evade investigation by Malaysian police over recent murder of Kim Jong-un's estranged half brother at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Reuters 08:44 , 07.03.17
The revised travel order leaves Iraq off the list of banned countries but still affects citizens of Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Libya; The revised order is more specific and stresses that it will not apply to people who already have valid visas or people with US green cards.
Associated Press 19:36 , 06.03.17
The missile launch comes as US and South Korean forces hold joint military exercises in the region; S.Korea, Japan say four missiles launched, three land in Japan EEZ; South Korea convenes security meeting, analyzing data.
Reuters 08:59 , 06.03.17
Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan quoted as saying that German actions in stopping political meetings 'were no different to those of the Nazi period'; Dutch far-right leader Wilders calls for ban on Turkish ministers to enter the country.
Reuters 17:21 , 05.03.17
Following US President Donald Trump's series of tweets, accusing former president Barack Obama of wire tapping his phones prior to the elections, the White House requests that Congress look into allgations to see whether there was an abuse of executive powers; both Obama and former dir. of US national intelligence deny Trump's claim.
Associated Press 17:21 , 05.03.17
Crowds gather in 28 states for 'Spirit of Ameria' rally in support of President Trump; demonstration in Berkeley, California turns violent, with 7 people injured and 10 arrested as protesters hit each other with wooden sticks and throw punches.
Reuters, AP 09:17 , 05.03.17
US President Donald Trump tweets on Saturday that former president Barack Obama had his wires tapped shortly before Trump won the presidency; 'I'd bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October,' tweets Trump. 'A new low.'
Ynetnews 14:12 , 04.03.17
After being repeatedly questioned over alleged ties to Russia, US President Trump tweets photos of House Minority Leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi with Russian leaders; 'We should start an immediate investigation into @SenSchumer and his ties to Russia and Putin. A total hypocrite!' adds Trump; both Schumer and Pelosi clarify that photos were taken at public events.
Ynet & Associated Press 10:29 , 04.03.17
Prosecutors say Juan Thompson made the threats in an effort to harass a former girlfriend by telling the Jewish groups she was the person behind the alleged bombs. It is not immediately clear whether investigators believe Thompson is responsible for the more than 100 threats that have been made since January.
Reuters and Ynet 18:42 , 03.03.17
Washington Post reports US Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke twice last year with Russia's ambassador while he was still a US senator and failed to disclose that when asked about possible contacts between Trump's campaign and Russian officials during his confirmation hearing.
Reuters 10:35 , 02.03.17
The prolific letter-writing former Iranian president, who has before corresponded with Bush and Obama, sends a particularly long missive to the current US president, striking a somewhat conciliatory tone while applauding immigration to America.
Associated Press 20:15 , 26.02.17
One week after President Trump confuses much of the world while alluding to an apparent terror attack in Sweden that never occurred, Fox News baffle viewers as they interviewed a man they introduced as a ‘Swedish defense and national security advisor,’ despite the Swedish government having no idea who he actually was.
Associated Press 15:13 , 26.02.17
As relations between President Trump and the media become increasingly frayed, the US president's latest announcement that 'I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year’ signals yet another watershed deepening divisions.
Associated Press 08:14 , 26.02.17
In remarks to the Republican Jewish Council, one of the Republican party's most important groups, Vice President Mike Pence touts the administration's support for Israel and tells attendees, 'This White House is in the promise-keeping business.'
Associated Press 08:59 , 25.02.17
US President Trump is continuing battle with media by banning news outlets New York Times, CNN and Politico from taking part in unofficial White House briefing with Press Secretary Sean Spicer; Trump has repeatedly accused CNN and the New York Times of spreading lies to discredit him.
Associated Press 22:39 , 24.02.17
The sons of Armand Azoulay, the head of the Jewish community in a Paris suburb, are still recovering after being viciously attacked earlier this week; 'They called my son "a dirty Jew,"' says the senior Azoulay. 'They didn't understand where this hatred was coming from.'
Tamar Shabak 17:09 , 24.02.17
In an expression of solidarity with the US Jewish community, Vice President Pence rolls up his sleeves to help with the cleanup of Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in Missouri, which was vandalized in an anti-Semitic attack which saw 154 tombstones overturned; ‘There is no place in America for hatred … or anti-Semitism.’
Itamar Eichner 08:55 , 23.02.17
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Lt. Gen. Herbert Raymond McMaster is a highly regarded military tactician and strategic thinker, but his selection surprised some observers who wondered how the officer, whose Army career stalled at times for his questioning of authority, would deal with a White House that has not welcomed criticism.
Reuters 11:57 , 21.02.17
President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order, exempting travelers who already have a visa to travel to the US, as well as green-card holders and individuals with dual citizenships.
Associated Press 12:20 , 20.02.17
During a rally in Florida, US President Trump alludes to an apparent terror attack that took place in Sweden on Friday, much to the surprise of the country’s citizens since no such attack was reported; 'Sweden, who would believe this, Sweden,' says Trump, adding that the country is suffering from a plethora of immigration problems; Swedish Foreign Ministry asks White House to clarify Trump's comments.
Associated Press 20:33 , 19.02.17
Trump built his campaign on criticizing the press as biased. In addition to regularly accusing the media of overstating his setbacks, he also accuses journalists of failing to show sufficient respect for his accomplishments.
Reuters and AFP 09:17 , 19.02.17
Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Vice President Pence reiterated the Trump administration's support for Israel's security by firmly stating the US will not allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons with which to threaten Israel.
Frederick P. Goldberg 15:44 , 18.02.17
The Union for Reform Judaism states its opposition to the nomination of David Friedman, US President Trump's choice for ambassador to Israel; the organization's criticism of the nomination of vehemently pro-settlement Friedman follows apprehension and outright objections from former US ambassadors to Israel and pro-Palestinian activists.
Associated Press 23:32 , 17.02.17
'It was an honor to welcome my friend, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House,' says US President Trump in his weekly address to the American people, following Wednesday's meeting with PM Netanyahu. 'I affirmed to the prime minister America's commitment to working with Israel and our allies and partners toward greater security and stability.'
Ynet 20:21 , 17.02.17
Ami Magazine's Jake Turx's long-winded question leaves US president with impression he was being labeled an anti-Semite; Trump finds construed charge 'repulsive.'
J. S. Herzog & Frederick P. Goldberg 23:16 , 16.02.17
In an apparent break with Trump's pronounced preference for whatever solution best suits the parties, Amb. Nikki Haley says the US 'absolutely' supports a two-state solution after attending her first Security Council meeting; she offers clarification that 'thinking out of the box' is necessary to bring both sides to the table.
Associated Press 21:44 , 16.02.17
Five former ambassadors to Israel, who served under Democratic and Republican presidents, urge Foreign Relations Committee to seriously weigh nomination of David Friedman, expressing reservations over his declared pro-settlement stance and inflammatory comments, including his labelling former president Obama and entire State Department 'anti-Semitic.'
Associated Press 11:33 , 16.02.17
US President Trump's nominee for ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has ruffled the feathers of many liberal leaders within the Jewish community; most notably, he raised objections for calling Obama a 'blatant anti-Semite'; his pending nomination now puts pressure on him to show remorse over such statements.
The Media Line 21:14 , 15.02.17
After the US president called on Moscow to relinquish control of the Black Sea peninsula, Russian foreign minister insists: 'Crimea is territory belonging to the Russian Federation'; meanwhile, Russia deploys a cruise missile in violation of a Cold War-era arms control treaty.
Reuters, AP 11:00 , 15.02.17
Austrian police detain 25-year-old man described as 'Hitler's double,' who was spotted numerous times sporting a Hitler mustache, with his hair combed like Führer and dressed in Nazi-era regalia outside Hitler's birthplace.
Associated Press 10:06 , 15.02.17
In a resignation letter, Flynn says he gave Vice President Mike Pence and others 'incomplete information' about his calls with Russia's ambassador to the US; Trump names retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg as the acting national security adviser.
Associated Press 08:23 , 14.02.17
US official says while Trump administration had been expecting North Korean 'provocation,' response would be calibrated to show US resolve while avoiding escalation; US Defense Dept. says missile is not ICBM, which could reach American shores.
Reuters 08:16 , 12.02.17
PLO Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi calls blocking appointment of former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad as UN envoy to Libya 'unconscionable' and that 'It constitutes a blanket license for the exclusion of Palestinians everywhere.'
Elior Levy 14:55 , 11.02.17
After his original 'Muslim ban' is repeatedly blocked in court, US President Trump speaks of issuing a new order that he is confident will be approved; White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus says that if needed, the administration is willing to take their case to the Supreme Court.
Ynet & Reuters 13:48 , 11.02.17
US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley prevents appointment of Salam Fayyad, who was Palestinian prime minister between 2007 and 2013, to Libyan mission; 'For too long the UN has been unfairly biased in favor of the Palestinian Authority to the detriment of our allies in Israel,' says Haley.
Associated Press 08:57 , 11.02.17
Officials said around 70 grams of TATP were seized in the Montpellier-area home of a 20-year-old man, along with a liter each of acetone, oxygenated water and sulfuric acid. TATP was used in the deadly November 2015 attacks in Paris and the March 2016 attack in Brussels carried out by ISIS.
Associated Press 19:36 , 10.02.17
Ruling by 3-judge panel solicits defiant response from the President, who tweeted shortly after: 'See you in court,' warning that 'The security of our nation is at stake'; court acknowledges need for president to be able to enact policy, but notes 'the public also has an interest in free flow of travel.'
Associated Press 08:17 , 10.02.17
The new US president tells the Russian leader that New START, a treaty that caps the two nations' deployment of nuclear warheads, was a bad deal for the United States; Trump reportedly did not receive briefing from national security aides ahead of call.
Reuters 20:12 , 09.02.17
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind behind September 11 and many other terrorist attacks, sent a missive to the former US President accusing his country of responsibility for 9/11: ‘Your hands are still wet with the blood of our brothers and sisters and children who were killed in Gaza.’
Associated Press 12:14 , 09.02.17
Fissures begin to surface between Trump and his Supreme Court nominee, who described as ‘demoralizing and disheartening’ the president's accusations that court's stance on his refugee executive order were 'so political.'
Associated Press 10:55 , 09.02.17
German police obtain warrant to question 66-year-old German man, who is already in detention for his alleged involvement in an extremist group aiming to carry out attacks on Jews, asylum seekers and the police.
Associated Press 23:23 , 07.02.17
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismisses Trump's warning to stop missile tests; 'We're thankful to Mr. Newcomer since he has shown the political, economic, social and moral corruption of the US government,' he says.
Reuters, AP 16:57 , 07.02.17
After a federal judge places a temporary stop on US President Trump's executive order aiming to block citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, Trump takes to Twitter, vowing the overturn the decision.
Ynet 15:58 , 04.02.17
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps begins military testing on Saturday, less than 24 hours after Washington issues the first US sanctions on Tehran under newly elected President Trump; 'Iran is playing with fire - they don't appreciate how "kind" President Obama was to them. Not me!' tweets Trump, in response to Iran's ballistic missile testing on Thursday.
Ynet & Retuers 11:11 , 04.02.17
A federal judge on Friday orders a block on US President Donald Trump's executive order that had bars refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US; White House plans to appeal.
Reuters 08:36 , 04.02.17
Two days after presidential advisor warns it’s putting Iran 'on notice' following test-fire of ballistic missile, Trump takes to Twitter, saying Iran doesn't 'appreciate how kind President Obama was to them. Not me!'; Iranian foreign minister says country 'unmoved by threats.'
Reuters 14:20 , 03.02.17
Man tried to enter the Louvre museum in the French capital armed with a machete, police said; Before launching at policemen and soldiers, he screamed out 'Allahu Akbar,' the Arabic for God is great; police evacuate the area.
Reuters and Associated Press 11:59 , 03.02.17
In an interview with CNN, the French nationalist mentions that the same Muslim-majority countries that were banned from entering the US under Trump's order have been closed off to Israelis sans the outrage.
Ynet News 21:13 , 02.02.17