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Watch: Trump envoy receives blessing from Ponevezh Rosh Yeshiva

[embedded content] Jason Greenblatt, US President Donald Trump’s peace envoy, received a blessing Wednesday from Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, the Rosh Yeshiva of the Ponevezh Yeshiva, Channel 2 reported. Greenblatt had returned to Jerusalem from Jordan, where he met with PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas and other Arab leaders to discuss the Arab-Israeli peace process. Greenblatt, and Read More…

Israel slashes dues to UN following anti-Israel votes

JERUSALEM –  Israel has announced it’s reducing its payments to U.N. institutions following recent “anti-Israel” votes. Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said Wednesday’s decision was taken following votes critical of Israel at the Human Rights Council. Nahshon says Israel is cutting “2 million dollars from its U.N. dues, given the anti-Israel votes at UNHRC. The Read More…

Yemen's new weapons change course of war

A picture of Yemen’s domestically built Qaher M2 missile released by the Arabic-language al-Masirah television network on March 28, 2017 . Mohammed al-AttabPress TV, Sana’a Yemen’s army has developed new missiles and drones as part of retaliatory operations against the Saudi war on the impoverished nation. With the new domestically-made weapons, the Yemenis have managed Read More…

Mets' Familia suspended 15 games for domestic violence (Mar 29, 2017)

New York Mets All-Star reliever Jeurys Familia accepted a 15-game suspension under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, discipline stemming from an altercation last October. The suspension, announced Wednesday, is the fifth and least severe under the policy, which was agreed to in August 2015: New York Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman (29 games), Colorado shortstop Read More…

Venezuela detains oil company official in corruption case

CARACAS, Venezuela –  Venezuelan officials say they’ve arrested a senior manager at the state oil company on corruption charges at a moment when the oil-rich country is struggling with fuel shortages. The chief prosecutor’s office says on its webpage Wednesday that international commerce manager Marco Antonio Malave is accused of conspiring with Petroleos de Venezuela’s Read More…

The Latest: US warns against travel to Congo

BENI, Congo –  The Latest on the deaths of an American and a Swedish investigator for the United Nations in Congo (all times local): ___ 7:10 p.m. The United States has issued a travel warning for Congo. A State Department statement warns of unnecessary travel there, citing “ongoing instability and sporadic violence” in many areas. Read More…

France's former PM Valls backs Macron for president

After weeks of speculation, former Socialist Prime Minister Manual Valls has said he will vote for Emmanuel Macron in France’s forthcoming presidential election. The move by Valls to throw his weight behind the independent centrist breaks a signed deal to back his own party’s candidate. The decision prompted immediate thanks from Macron. “First of all, Read More…

Britain files for divorce from EU

March 29, 2017, 7:15 AM| Two years of Brexit negotiations begin today. Britain’s prime minister has triggered her country’s withdrawal from the European Union under Article 50 of the EU Constitution. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

Attorney General Sessions Coming to St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be in St. Louis this Friday. He plans to speak with federal, state and local law enforcement, his office says, “about efforts to combat violent crime and restore public safety.” Sessions will be at the Thomas Eagleton Federal Courthouse at 10 a.m. Friday. What we don’t Read More…