Mounting threats against Jews leaves security expert baffled and concerned

'This is unprecedented, we don't know how to explain it, and, frankly, I'm worried,' says Paul Goldenberg, head of Secure ...
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Takata pleads guilty in air bag scandal, agrees to pay $1B

DETROIT (AP) — Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay $1 billion ...
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Uber executive quits for not disclosing prior sexual harassment allegation – Recode

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] senior vice president of engineering, Amit Singhal, has left the company for failing to ...
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US Supreme Court refuses appeals from 3 on Texas death row

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to review appeals in three Texas death row cases, including one ...
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Questions remain after Oscars mix-up overshadows 'Moonlight' win

Coming-of-age drama "Moonlight" won the coveted best picture Oscar, but not before a historic mix-up that saw "La La Land" ...
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Well-done steak and other delicious items from the White House menu

And now for some unsurprising news: Donald Trump eats his steak well-done with ketchup.  Last night, according to a report ...
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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict in 2014

צילום: שחר עזרן

From failed peace talks, to Palestine recognitions across Europe, it has been a tough diplomatic year for Israel, and though the year ended with the successful attempt to block the Palestinians’ Security Council resolution, the conflict seems to be going from bad to worse.

Abbas signs onto International Criminal Court after U.N. loss

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas listens to a question during a media briefing at the Union Building in PretoriaBy Noah Browning RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed on to 20 international agreements on Wednesday, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a day after a bid for independence by 2017 failed at the United Nations Security Council. The move, which angered Israel and the United States, paves the way for the court to take jurisdiction over crimes committed in Palestinian lands and investigate the conduct of Israeli and Palestinian leaders over more than a decade of bloody conflict. …


Catastrophe avoided as runaway ship stopped off Italy

The Moldovan-flagged ship Blue SKy M. is docked in the Italian port of Gallipoli, on Decembre 31, 2014Italy's coastguard said Wednesday it had narrowly averted a catastrophe by intercepting a runaway freighter that was on a collision course with the country's rocky shoreline with 768 people on board. In the second major maritime drama of recent days, officers revealed that the huge cargo ship's engine had been locked on with the steering set on a direction that would have led to it crashing ashore in the Puglia region on the "heel" of Italy. The coastguard, already working flat out because of the Norman Atlantic ferry disaster, scrambled two helicopters overnight after realising that the Moldovan-registered Blue Sky M, was headed for the rocks. In a tweet from its official account, the coastguard said a "massacre" had been avoided.