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Israeli leaders' Nazi remarks scuttle summit with Europeans

Israeli leaders' Nazi remarks scuttle summit with EuropeansJERUSALEM (AP) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's off-hand comment in Warsaw about Poland and the Holocaust set in motion a diplomatic crisis that on Monday scuttled this week's summit of central European leaders in Israel.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 07:39:43 -0500
Iran arrests 3 'terrorists' over suicide bomb attack

Iran arrests 3 'terrorists' over suicide bomb attackIran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Monday it has arrested three "terrorists" involved in last week's deadly suicide bomb attack on security forces in a region bordering Pakistan. "Safe houses in (the cities of) Saravan and Khash were identified and eliminated, and the terrorists based in them were arrested," the force said on its official Sepah news agency. The Guards said the three arrested had "produced, guided and supported" the vehicle used in Wednesday's suicide bombing.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 06:47:25 -0500
No more A380s? Why Airbus' bet on 'superjumbo' jets failed

No more A380s? Why Airbus' bet on 'superjumbo' jets failedIts official: Airbus will pull the plug on its A380 double-decker jet. The latest A380 is now expected to roll off the assembly line in 2021.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 06:50:17 -0500
Disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner to register as sex offender after prison release

Disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner to register as sex offender after prison releaseDisgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison after being convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl in 2017. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website shows the 54-year-old New York Democrat is currently in the custody of its Residential Re-entry Management office in Brooklyn, New York. The prison bureau, federal prosecutors in New York and Weiners lawyer didnt respond to emails seeking comment.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:37:00 -0500
Farrakhan Praises Omars Anti-Semitic Remarks: Shake Up That Corrupt House

Farrakhan Praises Omars Anti-Semitic Remarks: Shake Up That Corrupt HouseNation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on Sunday praised Representative Ilhan Omar's (D., Minn.) recent endorsement of an anti-Semitic trope and urged the freshman lawmaker not to bow to pressure from critics.Ms. Omar from Somalia she started talking about the Benjamins' and they are trying to make her apologize. Sweetheart, don't do that. Pardon me for calling you sweetheart, but you do have a sweet heart. You sure are using it to shake the government up, but you have nothing to apologize for, Farrakhan said during his annual Saviour's Day address in Chicago, in comments first reported by the Washington Free Beacon.Israel and AIPAC pays off senators and congressmen to do their bidding, so you're not lying. So if you're not lying, stop laying down. You were sent there by the people to shake up that corrupt House, he added.Farrakhan, who has long engaged in anti-Semitic conspiracy-mongering, went on to mock Omar's Democratic allies, who have defended her remarks as the result of inexperience and lack of knowledge regarding the historic plight of the Jewish people.Oh she's just young. She just got here. Don't be so hard on her, he said, mocking Omar's defenders. My beautiful sisters, you were sent there to shake that House up. Your people voted you in, but God is the overseer.Omar argued in a series of tweets sent last week that the pro-Israel stance held by many of her colleagues can be attributed to the nefarious influence of jewish donors and organizations, such as the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). She subsequently apologized after being publicly urged to do so by Democratic leadership.Since being elected in November, Omar has been confronted with allegations of anti-Semitism by critics who cite both her past tweets, one of which accused Israel of "hypnotizing the world," and her more-recent statements and associations with noted anti-Semitic pro-Palestinian activists.Farrakhan has managed to maintain ties with a number of prominent Democratic lawmakers and activists despite his extensive record of bigotry. Women's March co-chair Tamikah Mallory was roundly criticized for praising Farrakhan as the "GOAT or greatest of all time" on social media following his 2018 Saviour's Day address, during which he labeled Jews satanic.I didnt call him the greatest of all time because of his rhetoric. I called him the greatest of all time because of what hes done in black communities, Mallory said during an appearance on ABC's The View last month when asked about the Instagram post.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:57:42 -0500
Average tax refunds fall for second straight week, creating political flashpoint

Average tax refunds fall for second straight week, creating political flashpointThe average refund in the second week of the filing season was $1,949, down 8.7 percent from $2,135 a year earlier.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:16:42 -0500
'Very Illegal Act.' Trump Lashes Out at FBI Officials Involved in Russia Probe

'Very Illegal Act.' Trump Lashes Out at FBI Officials Involved in Russia Probe'This was the illegal and treasonous 'insurance policy' in full action!'

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 08:52:00 -0500
Buckle up and hunker down: Coast-to-coast storm to bring weather misery to 200 million

Buckle up and hunker down: Coast-to-coast storm to bring weather misery to 200 millionA powerful storm will roar across the country over the next 2-3 days, spreading heavy snow, torrential rain, and crippling ice to more than 200 million Americans.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 06:26:38 -0500
Indian journalist condemns Twitter for blocking account after abuse online

Indian journalist condemns Twitter for blocking account after abuse onlineDutt said some people had posted and circulated her phone number on Twitter, enabling the harassment, which she said included threats of rape and images of genitalia being sent to her phone. Dutt tweeted some of the threats and images on Monday, and she included phone numbers and names of the men who allegedly threatened her, after which her account was suspended. "I would like to place on record my absolute horror and disgust at Twitter's encouragement of sexual abuse and gender inequality," said Dutt, a former managing editor at news channel NDTV and a regular columnist with the Washington Post.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 04:17:37 -0500
Polish PM cancels trip to Israel in wake of comments on Poles in Holocaust

Polish PM cancels trip to Israel in wake of comments on Poles in HolocaustPoland's prime minister has canceled a trip to Israel in the wake of reported remarks made by his Israeli counterpart suggesting Polish complicity during the Holocaust, an aide in his office told Polish media on Sunday. A government spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters that Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki would not attend the summit and would send Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz instead. Morawiecki informed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of his decision to cancel his visit in a telephone call on Sunday afternoon, spokeswoman Joanna Kopcinska said.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:53:38 -0500
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