Czech PM rules out moving embassy to Jerusalem

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis rules out the idea that the country would follow Trump's example as Czech President had ...
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Amid Jerusalem crisis: Top Middle East adviser Dina Powell quits White House

Dina Powell had a key role in the Trump administration's attempts to renew Israeli-Palestinian negotiations ...
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Danon: There will never be peace without Jerusalem

Israel's UN Ambassador welcomes Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem, calls other countries to follow suit.

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Haley: Israel will never be bullied into an agreement

U.S. ambassador says Trump remains committed to Israel-PA peace and his Jerusalem decision doesn't change that.

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Gaza terrorists fire rockets towards Israel

Iron Dome intercepts rocket fired from Gaza towards southern Israel.

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Tillerson: Jerusalem embassy move won’t happen next year

The U.S. secretary of state cited logistical reasons for the delay in moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to ...
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New U.S. rule on payday loans to hurt industry, boost banks: agency

New U.S. rule on payday loans to hurt industry, boost banks: agencyBy Lisa Lambert and Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Revenues for the $6 billion payday loan industry will shrivel under a new U.S. rule restricting lenders’ ability to profit from high-interest, short-term loans, and much of the business could move to small banks, according to the country’s consumer financial watchdog. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a regulation on Thursday requiring lenders to determine if borrowers can repay their debts and capping the number of loans lenders can make to a borrower. Republican lawmakers, who often say CFPB regulations are too onerous, want to nullify it in Congress, and the industry has already threatened lawsuits.


Republicans move on tax reform; Fed officials see economic threats

Republicans move on tax reform; Fed officials see economic threatsBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans moved to hasten an overhaul of the U.S. tax code on Thursday, while Federal Reserve officials warned in rare public remarks that President Donald Trump’s tax plan could lead to inflation and unsustainable federal debt. In a procedural step forward, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved by a 219-206 vote a fiscal 2018 spending blueprint to help advance an eventual tax bill. The blueprint contains a legislative tool that would let Republicans pass a tax bill by a simple majority vote in the Senate, where they hold 52 of 100 seats, allowing them to bypass Democrats.


Trump opponents urge U.S. Supreme Court to rule on travel ban

Trump opponents urge U.S. Supreme Court to rule on travel banChallengers to President Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the policy’s legality even though it has been replaced with a revised plan. In separate letters to the court, the American Civil Liberties Union and the state of Hawaii said the justices should still hear the case, which had been scheduled for arguments next week but was taken off their calendar after the administration announced the reworked ban last month. The challengers, characterizing the new ban as an indefinite extension of the previous one, said individuals who sued have an interest in the expired measure being declared unlawful because they continue to be harmed by the new policy.