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 2018-12-14 21:11 

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Israeli ambassador to Ukraine bemoans glorification of Ukrainian leader...

The Israeli ambassador to Ukraine has sharply criticized Friday local legislators' move to honor a Ukrainian nationalist leader. Ambassador Joel Lion said on Facebook that he was "shocked' to see the regional legislature in Lviv in western Ukr...

 2018-12-14 21:09 

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Pompeo condemns China's detention of 2 Canadians...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned the arrest of two Canadians in China and called on Beijing to release them after a high stakes meeting Friday with his Canadian counterpart. China detained two Canadians this week in apparent retaliation for the...

 2018-12-14 19:33 

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India: 10 die of suspected food poisoning...

At least 10 people in southern India died Friday of suspected food poisoning after a ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Hindu temple, police said. Another 32 people were hospitalized after they ate at the ceremony in Chamarajnagar district of...

 2018-12-14 19:32 

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Hebron: IDF soldiers find weapons in suspect's vehicle...

During IDF operational activity in Hebron's Abu-Snina neighborhood Friday, IDF troops stopped a vehicle for inspection., the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said. While searching the vehicle, the troops found an M16 assault rifle and an Uzi sub-machine gu...

 2018-12-14 18:18 

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One Palestinian killed in West Bank clashes...

IDF forces shot and killed a Palestinian during stone throwing clashes on Friday in the West Bank, Palestinian health officials said. The Palestinian Health Ministry said that Mahmoud Nakhla, 18, was shot in the abdomen and died at medical center in Ramal...

 2018-12-14 18:14 

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Some 10,000 Palestinians demonstrate along Gaza border fence...

Some 10,000 Palestinians demonstrated as part of Hamas's "March of Return" campaign at several locations along the Gaza border fence on Friday evening. The rioters hurled rocks, Molotov cocktails, and grenades at IDF troops. According to the I...

 2018-12-14 18:13 

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Fourth victim of Strasbourg market attack dies...

The Paris prosecutor's office said on Friday that a fourth person had died from their wounds following Tuesday's Strasbourg Christmas market shooting. "The person had been fighting for their life," an official in the prosecutor's offic...

 2018-12-14 18:02 

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Facebook discovers bug that may have affected up to 6.8 mln users...

Facebook Inc said on Friday it has discovered a bug that may have affected up to 6.8 million people who used Facebook login to grant permission to third-party apps to access photos. The company said in a blog that the problem has been fixed but that it ma...

 2018-12-14 18:00 

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Iran, Russia, Turkey to meet U.N. envoy next week on Syria...

The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura will hold talks with high-level officials from Iran, Russia and Turkey in Geneva early next week on setting up a constitutional committee, a UN statement said on Friday. The talks on forming a ...

 2018-12-14 14:58 

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Municipal councils of West Bank settlements to strike Sunday...

Heads of municipal councils of Jewish settlements in the West Bank announced Friday they intend to suspend their activities on Sunday in response to the recent wave of terrorist attacks. A demonstration will be held outside Prime Minister's Residence ...

 2018-12-14 14:50 

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Hamas condemns PA's violence towards its members...

Hamas condemned Friday the violence carried out by the Palestinian Authority's security forces against its members in the West Bank while blaming Israel, among others. "This brutal aggression is proof of the disregard for our martyrs' blood an...

 2018-12-14 11:40 

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Russia ready to discuss inspections with US on arms treaty...

MOSCOW—Russia is ready to discuss mutual inspections with the United States in order to save the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, RIA news agency cited Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs as saying on Friday. Last week Washington said ...

 2018-12-14 11:39 

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EU leaders vow to press on with 'no-deal' Brexit plans...

BRUSSELS— European Union leaders expressed deep doubts Friday that British Prime Minister Theresa May can live up to her side of their Brexit agreement and they vowed to step up preparations for a potentially-catastrophic "no-deal" scenario....

 2018-12-14 11:38 

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French Jewish cemetery desecrated with swastikas...

PARIS—A ceremony has taken place at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France where 37 gravestones and a monument to Holocaust victims were sprayed with anti-Semitic graffiti. Interior minister Christophe Castaner was among the participants at the Herrlis...

 2018-12-14 11:34 

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Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen: Trump knew hush payments were wrong...

WASHINGTON—US President Donald Trump directed hush payments to two women during the 2016 presidential campaign and knew the actions were wrong, his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said in a television interview that aired on Friday. "He dir...

 2018-12-14 11:33 

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Israel to approve thousands of unauthorised West Bank homes...

Israel is to authorise thousands of the settler homes built illegally in the West Bank, some of them decades ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday. The move is likely to please pro-settler members of Netanyahu's right-wing coalition ...

 2018-12-14 07:26 

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Jordan: at least 10 security personnel hurt in protest...

At least ten security personnel were injured Friday in a violent protest in Jordan's capital against the government's planned tax increases and high youth unemployment. Some protesters near the prime minister's office scuffled with riot police...

 2018-12-14 07:21 

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IDF soldier moderately-to-seriously hurt in struggle with terrorist...

An IDF soldier was moderately-to-seriously wounded Friday by a Palestinan who crossed the fence in Beit El, the West Bank. The terrorist struck the soldier with a rock from a short distance. After attacking the soldier, the assailant fled the scene. The s...

 2018-12-14 06:53 

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Arab bus driver attacked by Jews...

An Arab bus driver working for Kavim bus company was attacked by two young Jewish men in Modi'in Illit Friday. The driver was lightly wounded and was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem with a fracture in his ribs and eye socket. Accordi...

 2018-12-14 06:37 

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US Senate hands Trump historic rebuke on Saudi Arabia...

The US Senate delivered a rare double rebuke to US President Donald Trump on Saudi Arabia on Thursday, voting to end US military support for the war in Yemen and blame the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The votes were lar...

 2018-12-14 06:29 

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ISIS claimes responsibility for Strasbourg shooting attack...

The SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist activity online, says the Islamic State group's Amaq news agency is claiming the gunman who opened fire near a Christmas market in Strasbourg as a "soldier" of the group. The claim was publ...

 2018-12-14 06:22 

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West Bank shooting attack: combat soldier still in mortal danger, condition of woman improves...

The IDF soldier who was hit in the head in the West Bank shooting attack Thursday is still in mortal danger. According to Hadassah Medical Center Ein Karem , he is anesthetized and hospitalized in an intensive care unit. Meanwhile, the condition of the wo...

 2018-12-13 20:52 

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Main suspect in Strasbourg attack has been killed...

The suspected gunman, who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, has been killed, two police sources said on Thursday, ending his 48-hours on the run. Cherif Chekatt was killed in the Neudorf/Meinau area of the city after a police operat...

 2018-12-13 20:15 

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France: Shooting suspect evades police for 2nd day...

French police conducted an intense but ultimately fruitless search Thursday in the Strasbourg neighborhood where a suspected gunman who killed three people and wounded 13 near a popular Christmas market was last seen. Security forces, including the elite ...

 2018-12-13 17:52 

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Netanyahu to Hamas: 'terror will not go unanswered'...

A state official said Prime Minister and Defence Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a message to Hamas following the Thursday morning shooting attack. "We will act against you if you launch terror out of Judea and Samaria. There will be no ceasefire in ...

 2018-12-13 17:33 

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Hundreds rally in Jerusalem in protest of terror wave...

Hundreds of people are rallying in Jerusalem in protest of the several terror attacks that took place this week. Police forces are at the scene and several streets surrounding the Prime Minister's home have been blocked....

 2018-12-13 17:12 

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IDF names second shooting victim...

The IDF on Thursday evening named Corporal Yosef Cohen as the second soldier killed in the shooting attack in the West Bank earlier in the day. The 19-year-old, from Beit Shemesh, was a combat soldier in the Kfir Brigade. He was posthumously promoted to S...

 2018-12-13 16:22 

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Gag order lifted on name of IDF soldier killed in West Bank shooting...

The gag order was lifted: Staff Sgt. Yuval Mor Yosef, 20, is the IDF soldier who was killed in the Thursday West Bank drive-by shooting....

 2018-12-13 14:18 

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IDF soldier lightly hurt in car-ramming attack in Al-Bireh; driver shot dead...

An IDF soldier was lightly wounded in a car-ramming attack in Al-Bireh, northeast of Ramallah, on Thursday afternoon. The driver was shot dead by forces on the scene....

 2018-12-13 13:52 

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AP Exclusive: Iran hackers hunt nuke workers, US officials...

As US President Donald Trump re-imposed harsh economic sanctions on Iran last month, hackers scrambled to break into personal emails of American officials tasked with enforcing them, The Associated Press has found—another sign of how deeply cyberesp...

 2018-12-13 13:28 

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Victims of Asaf Junction terror attacks were IDF soldiers...

The two victims of Thursday's terror attack at the Asaf Junction were IDF soldiers, the army said in a statement. A terrorist in a moving vehicle opened fire at a group of soldiers and civilians at a bus station at the junction, killing two and woundi...

 2018-12-13 13:23 

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Israeli troops seal off Ramallah to find shooter...

Israel has sealed off major roads leading to the West Bank city of Ramallah and set up checkpoints in search of a gunman who earlier in the day carried out a deadly shooting attack nearby. The Israeli military declined to comment on the measures, saying o...

 2018-12-13 13:20 

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German Nazi guard trial breaks down over defendant's health...

BERLIN -- The trial of a former Nazi concentration camp guard has broken down over questions about the 95-year-old defendant's health. The Muenster state court heard Thursday that Johann Rehbogen has been hospitalized for heart and kidney issues, the ...

 2018-12-13 13:19 

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Palestinian president condemns West Bank attack...

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has condemned the latest round of violence in the West Bank, criticizing both militant attacks and the tough Israeli response. Abbas' office issued a statement on Thursday, shortly after a Palestinian terrorist kill...

 2018-12-13 13:03 

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Iran engineers rial recovery as it defies US sanctions...

Iran is intervening in the foreign exchange market and threatening speculators to engineer a dramatic recovery of its rial currency, easing pressure on the oil-exporting economy as Tehran defies renewed US sanctions. The rial jumped to 105,500 against the...

 2018-12-13 11:15 

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Iran hackers hunt nuclear workers, US targets...

LONDON -- As US President Donald Trump re-imposed harsh economic sanctions on Iran last month, hackers scrambled to break into personal emails of American officials tasked with enforcing them, The Associated Press has found -- another sign of how deeply c...

 2018-12-13 10:46 

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Journalist Noah Kliger passes away at 92...

Yedioth Ahronoth journalist and sports writer Noah Kliger passed away on Thursday at the age of 92. Kliger, a survivor of Auschwitz concentration camp, wrote extensively on the subject of the Holocaust and even spoke at the UN General Assembly on Internat...

 2018-12-13 09:33 

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Eisenkot on terrorists apprehension: message to terror and terrorists is clear...

IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot held a situation assessment Thursday. Eisenkot expressed his appreciation to IDF soldiers and commanders . He also emphasized the operational achievements of the participating troops in Operation Nort...

 2018-12-13 09:29 

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Report: 4 seriously wounded in shooting at Asaf Junction; terrorist shot...
 2018-12-13 09:27 

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Initial report: Shooting at Asaf Junction, east of Ramallah; injuries reported...
 2018-12-13 09:24 

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Turkish train crash in Ankara kills nine, injures 47...

Nine people were killed and nearly 50 injured in Turkey when a high speed train collided with a locomotive and crashed into a station platform and overpass in an Ankara suburb early on Thursday, officials said. Rescuers worked to free people trapped under...

 2018-12-13 09:23 

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IDF: Barkan terrorist made nearly no mistakes...

A senior IDF officer referred Thursday to the assassination of Ashraf Na'alwa, the terrorist behind the shooting attack at the Barkan industrial area "We were very close to capturing the terrorist a few time, he made nearly no mistakes," the s...

 2018-12-13 07:10 

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Car explodes near prison officer's house...

A car exploded early Thursday morning on Nissim Gaon Street in Elad, near the home of the intelligence officer of Rimonim prison. Damage was caused to the vehicle and to another car parked nearby. No casualities were reported. The police opened an investi...

 2018-12-13 06:57 

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Journalist from Triangle area arrested on suspicion of incitement to violence...

The police arrested Thursday a 32-year-old journalist from the Triangle area on suspicion of incitement to violence. He published images and social media posts in support of terror activity against the State of Israel. "The Jews are monkeys and pigs, ...

 2018-12-13 06:49 

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US urges UN to ban Iran nuclear missiles, keep arms embargo...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the UN Security Council on Wednesday to again ban Iranian ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons and to maintain an arms embargo that is scheduled to be lifted in 2020 under the landmark Iran nucle...

 2018-12-13 06:46 

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Video, anti-Semitic flyers target Baraboo ahead of meetings...

Authorities are trying to determine who posted anti-Semitic flyers ahead of planned meetings next week over a photograph of Wisconsin high school boys appearing to give a Nazi salute. The flyers were posted Monday on the exterior of Jack Young Middle Scho...

 2018-12-13 06:39 

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Hamas says killing of Barkan terrorist 'proves resistance still exists in West Bank'...

Senior Hamas official Husam Badran said Thursday that the terror group was taking care of the terrorists who carried out the attacks in Ofra and Barkan, and were killed on Wednesday night. "On the anniversary of the establishment of the organization, ...

 2018-12-13 06:29 

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Barkan victim's sister welcomes killing of terrorist...

The sister of Kim Yehezkel-Levengrond, who was murdered in the Barkan terror attack, welcomed Thursday the killing of the terrorist who carried out the shooting but underlined it should have happened sooner. "It's too bad it has taken such a long ...

 2018-12-13 06:15 

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Barkan terrorist Ashraf Na'alwa shot dead in Nablus...

Israeli security forces killed terrorist Ashraf Na'alwa in Nablus early Thursday, two months after he murdered two Israelis in a shooting attack at the Barkan industrial area in the West Bank. The Shin Bet said Na'alwa was armed when the forces ar...

 2018-12-13 06:11 

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2 Border Policemen lightly hurt in stabbing attack in Jerusalem; terrorist dead...

Two Border Police officers were lightly hurt in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City early Thursday morning. One of them shot and killed the terrorist. A 19-year-old Border Policewoman was stabbed in her extremities and was moderately hurt. After...

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