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Tel Aviv Diary: A Rocket Lands and There Is Talk of Another War

4 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

For the past few months, there have been discussions (primarily in jest), that since summer was nearing, we would soon be engaged in another war. For most of us, this banter seemed like a joke. Suddenly, a short time ago, that “joke” became much more real. Show More Summary

Death Toll Expected to Rise in Texas, Oklahoma Flooding

4 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Torrential rains have killed at least nine people in Texas and Oklahoma, including two in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers and led to about 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous U.S. city,...Show More Summary

A Year In, India’s Modi Still Won’t Talk to Press

4 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Social media is awash today with messages marking the first anniversary of Narendra Modi’s swearing in as India’s prime minister. Modi himself is celebrating with tweets to his online followers and others that make exaggerated claims...Show More Summary

What Pope Francis Has Missed on TV Since He Stopped Watching in 1990

5 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

TV isn't for Pope Francis. At least that's what he admitted in a recent interview with an Argentine newspaper.  The 78-year-old Catholic leader revealed that he hasn't watched TV since July 15, 1990, when he made a vow to the VirginShow More Summary

Saudi Arabia Executes 88th Person This Year, Surpassing 2014 Total

6 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

With its execution of an 88th person this year alone, Saudi Arabia Tuesday surpassed its number of executions for both 2014 and 2013, which were 87 and 79 respectively, according to news agency Agence France-Presse. Last week, eightShow More Summary

Appeals Court Refuses to Lift Hold on President Obama's Immigration Action

6 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

A federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's executive action that could protect a maximum of 5 million immigrants illegally living in the country from deportation, according to media...Show More Summary

Yemen on Brink of 'Extreme Humanitarian Catastrophe'

6 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Yemen is on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe as some 16 million citizens have no clean drinking water and UN-brokered peace talks were postponed indefinitely, relief organization Oxfam said Tuesday. Oxfam said that the water shortage...Show More Summary

While No One Is Looking, Putin Swallows South Ossetia

6 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

A little over two months ago, newspapers and other media outlets provided substantial coverage of Russia’s activities in Crimea, more specifically the “celebration” marking one year since Russia’s annexation of the region. Someone in...Show More Summary

White House Says Iraqi Lack of Will to Fight Islamic State Militants Has Been Past Problem

6 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday that Iraqi troops' lack of will to fight Islamic State militants, an issue cited by the Pentagon chief over the weekend, has been a concern. "That certainly has been a problem that...Show More Summary

At Least 56 Reported Shot in Chicago’s Violent Memorial Day Weekend

9 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Memorial Day weekend was a violent one in Chicago, where at least 56 people were shot and a dozen people died in shootings, according to the Chicago Tribune. No arrests have been made, reports say. A representative for the Chicago Police...Show More Summary

Washington Post Reporter Goes on Closed-Door Trial in Tehran on Espionage Charges

9 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

DUBAI (Reuters) - Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian went on trial on espionage charges behind closed doors in Tehran on Tuesday, 10 months after he was arrested at his home and imprisoned, Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency...Show More Summary

Chemical Warfare in Syria Continues, Unpunished

10 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

In September 2013, the Obama administration congratulated itself on an agreement, brokered by Russia, that supposedly ended the use of chemical weapons (CW) in Syria. For the killings by using sarin gas, Syria’s president Assad was not...Show More Summary

Charter Agrees to Buy Time Warner Cable for $56 Billion

11 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

(Reuters) - John Malone's Charter Communications Inc struck a $56 billion deal to buy Time WarnerCable Inc, seeking to combine the third and second largest U.S. cable operators to better compete against market leader Comcast Corp. The...Show More Summary

Two Families Missing in Texas After Vacation Home Is Swept Away

11 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Texas officials on Tuesday morning continued their search for 12 members of two different families who went missing more than 48 hours ago after flooding swept their vacation home from its foundation in the popular tourist town of Wimberley. Severe...Show More Summary

Rebuilding Nepal to Survive the Next Quake

14 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

The powerful earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25 razed Anantaling, a small, ancient hill settlement 15 miles southeast of the capital, Kathmandu. Each of the 60-odd houses in Anantaling collapsed into rubble, and throughout the Bhaktapur...Show More Summary

Jon Stewart Is Helping Veterans Break Into TV Industry

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

Jon Stewart is running a boot camp intended to help war veterans break into the television industry. In fact, he has been running this program with some degree of secrecy for three years, according to a New York Times interview withShow More Summary

Intrepid Museum Hosts Memorial Day Ceremony to Honor the Fallen

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

The Intrepid ship loomed large in stature and in history on Monday as active military, veterans and civilians gathered for a Memorial Day ceremony to honor those who died while in service to their country. On one side of the ship, which is now anchored permanently at Pier 86 in Manhattan, white chairs stood in neatly placed rows. Show More Summary

In Texas, Flash Flooding Kills Three, Destroys 400 Homes

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

Updated | Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared a state of emergency in 24 counties after heavy, unseasonable rain over central Texas and parts of Oklahoma left three, 12 missing and around 400 homes wrecked, according to state and city officials in both states. Show More Summary

White House Does Damage Control After Defense Secretary Carter's Remarks on Iraq

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden reassured Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Monday of the U.S. commitment to Iraq's fight against Islamic State militants after Defense Secretary Ash Carter questioned IraqiShow More Summary

Will Putin Gamble All On A Broader Ukraine Invasion?

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

Westerners strain to predict Moscow's next moves in Ukraine, and elsewhere. President Vladimir Putin may think that Russia can weather Western reactions if he decides to move beyond the occupied part of eastern Ukraine, perhaps seeking...Show More Summary

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