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Michael Ratney

Senate probe: Top US diplomat deleted emails

A senior US diplomat deleted an untold number of work emails, apparently unaware that even routine messages received and sent by a top government official should be saved, according to a Senate investigation released Tuesday.
July 13, 2016
John Kerry

State Dept. funds used in effort to oust Netanyahu

A bipartisan Senate investigative report released this week has found that US State Department grants to OneVoice, meant to further peace in the Middle East, were instead used by Victory 15 to unseat Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu during the 2015 elections.
July 13, 2016
Italy Train Crash

Dozens dead, injured in Italy train crash

Two Italian commuter trains collided Tuesday in the southern region of Puglia, killing a dozen people and wounding dozens of others, firefighters said.
July 12, 2016
Michigan shooting

Michigan: Inmate kills 2 bailiffs

A jail inmate trying to escape from a western Michigan courthouse wrested a gun from an officer Monday, killing two bailiffs and injuring two more people before he was fatally shot by other officers, a sheriff said.
July 12, 2016
Noah's Ark in Kentucky

Life-size Noah’s ark teaches Bible, negates science

Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, the ministry that built the massive 510 foot-long, $100 million ark, said the project is based on the biblical story of Noah and will stand as proof that the stories of the Bible are true.
July 12, 2016
Theresa May.

UK’s next PM seen as supporter of Israel

Britain's next prime minister, Theresa May, has spoken of her strong support for Israel, saying that 'the modern state of Israel is the fulfillment of many generations of struggle.'
July 12, 2016
US troops Iraq

US sending more troops to Iraq

The United States will send 560 more troops to Iraq to transform a freshly retaken air base into a staging hub for the long-awaited battle to recapture Mosul from Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists, Defense Secret...
July 12, 2016
Theresa May

Theresa May to become UK’s next PM

The field of candidates to replace David Cameron had already been narrowed from five to two, but Andrea Leadsom's decision to withdraw from the race now leaves May as the sole candidate.
July 11, 2016
Dallas Police Chief David Brown

Police: Dallas shooter had plans for larger attack

Micah Johnson had material for explosives and talked of using homemade bombs during a standoff with police before he was killed, indicating he could have inflicted more damage with more time.
July 11, 2016

Lebanon’s central bank targets Hezbollah’s finances

In what appears to be a response to the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act, a US law which aims to sanction international financial institutions that knowingly facilitate Hezbollah’s activities, the Banque du Liban has announced it will comply.
May 18, 2016
US aid Gaza

US announces $50 million aid program for Gaza Strip

In an attempt to address the needs of Gaza's civilians and help Israel provide them with basic humanitarian assistance, the US has announced a five-year plan, during which it will distribute millions of dollars.
May 10, 2016
Reinhold Hanning

Former SS Auschwitz guard apologizes at trial in Germany 

70 years after the Holocaust, Reinhold Hanning told the Detmold state court that he had never spoken about his wartime service in Auschwitz, even to his family, but wanted to use his trial as an opportunity to set the record straight.
May 1, 2016
Thomas Shannon

Official says Iran will not have access to US financial system

Addressing speculation that the Obama administration may relax the prohibition that prevents US dollars from being used in transactions with Iran, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon said the US will not make such a concession.
April 7, 2016
Al Manar

Egyptian satellite firm drops Hezbollah TV broadcasts

In another step taken by Arab states against Hezbollah, an Egyptian satellite company has announced it has stopped providing services to Hezbollah’s Al-Manar network for provoking sectarian strife.
April 7, 2016
Cyber attack

US: Iran a growing global cyber menace

The US is working to stay ahead of cyber attacks on its critical infrastructure, as Iran and terror organizations cultivate their cyber terror capabilities.
April 6, 2016
US special forces

US captured senior ISIS leader

The US' new special operation to counter ISIS in Iraq and Syria is proving a success, and a senior ISIS leader is now in US hands.
March 3, 2016