Balloons with suspicious devices explode in Kissufim

A fireman from Gaza border region witnesses a cluster of balloons, equipped with explosive materials and most likely flown from ...
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Equities slide as US and China trade blows

Asian and European stocks slid Monday as US tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports took effect, clouding the ...
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Russia to upgrade Syrian air defences

Russia says it will send the S-300 system within weeks, after an aircraft was shot down off Syria ...
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Russia to supply Syria with S-300 anti-missile system

Defence Minister Shoigu says anti-aircraft unit, equipped with Russian tracking and guidance systems, will be transferred to region within two ...
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Boston Scientific's drug-coated stent gets FDA approval

The medical device maker intends to launch Eluvia in the fourth quarter, Jeff Mirviss, president of Boston Scientific's Peripheral Interventions ...
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James Woods Blasts 'Truly Egregious' Twitter For Locking His Account

Outspoken actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account after
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Trump declares DACA 'dead,' urges Congress to act on border

Trump declares DACA 'dead,' urges Congress to act on borderBy Richard Cowan and Makini Brice WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump declared as “dead” on Monday a program that protects immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children and pressed Congress to “immediately” pass legislation to secure the U.S. border with Mexico. Trump, who has taken a hard line toward immigration, said in September he would terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program introduced by his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, but gave the Republican-controlled Congress until March 6 to replace it.


Mexican government says discussed migrants with U.S. homeland security secretary

Mexican government says discussed migrants with U.S. homeland security secretaryMexico’s interior minister said on Monday that he spoke to the U.S. homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, agreeing to work together to study how to best address the flow of migrants. “We agreed to analyze the best ways to attend to the flows of migrants in accordance with the laws of each country,” Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete wrote in a post on Twitter. U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out against Mexico on Sunday, writing on Twitter that the Latin American country was doing little to stop the flow of migrants into the United States.


U.S. government sets 3.40 percent hike in 2019 payments to Medicare insurers

U.S. government sets 3.40 percent hike in 2019 payments to Medicare insurers(Reuters) – The U.S. government on Monday said it would increase by 3.40 percent on average 2019 payments to the health insurers that manage Medicare Advantage insurance plans for more than 20 million people aged 65 and older or who are disabled. The rate, which affects how much insurers charge for monthly healthcare premiums, plan benefits and, ultimately, how much they profit, represents an increase over the 1.84 percent increase proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in February. UnitedHealth Group Inc, Humana Inc, Aetna Inc and WellCare Health Plans Inc are the largest sellers of Medicare Advantage health insurance.