04 Dec 16
UAE-based company contracted to build warships for Israeli Navy
A United Arab Emirates-based company is contracted to help build warships for the Israeli Navy, Yedioth Ahronoth has learned.
As part of a large-scale deal signed with German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp, which also included the purchase of three submarines, Israel bought four Sa'ar 6-class corvette warships in 2015.
Afghan teenager detained in rape, slaying of German student
German authorities say a 17-year-old Afghan who entered the country last year as an unaccompanied minor has been taken into custody on suspicion he raped and killed a 19-year-old university student.
Dieter Inhofer, prosecutor in the southwestern city of Freiburg, said Saturday that the teen asylum-seeker was identified as a suspect based on traffic video from near the crime scene.
The real reason for New York City's traffic nightmare
City officials have intentionally ground Midtown to a halt with the hidden purpose of making drivers so miserable that they leave their cars at home and turn to mass transit or bicycles, high-level sources told The Post.
Todayís gridlock is the result of an effort by the Bloomberg and de Blasio administrations over more than a decade of redesigning streets and ramping up police efforts, the sources said.
Uber can now track passengers' locations after they are dropped off even when the app is closed
Uber can now track their passengers' locations after they are dropped off and even when their app has been closed.
A new update to Uber's app allows the global taxi service to collect passenger data up to five minutes after a journey has finished.
Previously Uber had only been able to do this when their app was open.
Female suicide bomber uses 3 children as decoy then blows herself up in new low for Islamic State
A female suicide bomber used three children as a decoy to blow herself up in new low for Islamic State.
It's now feared that more civilian women - in Libya at least - are being brainwashed, forced or cajoled into killing themselves for IS terrorists as fighting intensifies.
Aleppo siege: Syria rebels lose 50% of territory
Syrian government troops have gained control of 50% of rebel-held areas of east Aleppo, says a military spokesman.
Gen Samir Sulaiman told the BBC he hoped all of Aleppo would be in government hands within weeks.
Gen Sulaiman was speaking a day after the army seized another district, Tariq al-Bab, from the rebels opposing President Bashar al-Assad.
Italy referendum: PM Renzi's future in the balance
Italians are voting in a referendum which is being closely watched for further signs of anti-establishment sentiment in Europe.
The vote, called by centre-left Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, is formally on plans to streamline parliament but is expected to be used by many as a chance to register discontent.
Populist parties have campaigned for a No vote. Mr Renzi has said he will resign if he loses.
Duterte says felt rapport with Trump, assures U.S.-Philippines ties intact
Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte described as "encouraging" his phone call with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday, during which he felt a rapport between them and gave assurance that ties were intact, despite a period of rocky relations.
My Unhappy Life as a Climate Heretic
My research was attacked by thought police in journalism, activist groups funded by billionaires and even the White House.
Carter: US, Partners Need to Stay in Iraq After ISIS Defeat
The American military, along with its international partners, will need to remain in Iraq even after the expected defeat of the ISIS group, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday.
Carter said the U.S. and its coalition partners must not stop after completing the current campaign to expel ISIS from Mosul.
Extremists Turn to a Leader to Protect Western Values: Vladimir Putin
As the founder of the Traditionalist Worker Party, an American group that aims to preserve the privileged place of whiteness in Western civilization and fight ďanti-Christian degeneracy,Ē Matthew Heimbach knows whom he envisions as the ideal ruler: the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin.
Green Party drops bid for statewide Pennsylvania recount
Green Party-backed voters dropped a court case Saturday night that had sought to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, in what Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein had framed as an effort to explore whether voting machines and systems had been hacked and the election result manipulated.
The Latest: Iran and Russia reaffirm alliance in Syria war
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran and Moscow will continue to cooperate in the Syrian war "until the ultimate goal of eradicating terrorism and restoring peace and full security to the region is achieved."
03 Dec 16
House adopts massive defense bill, sees changes under Trump
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a defense policy bill on Friday without some controversial provisions that had worried Democrats, but Republican lawmakers said they expect to revisit the issues once Republican Donald Trump is in the White House.
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by 375-34, sending it to the U.S. Senate, which is expected to vote next week on the $618.7 billion measure setting policy for the Pentagon.
UN calls on Israel to leave Golan, Israel prepares fight at UNSC
The UN General Assembly adopted six resolutions on the situation of the Palestinians on Wednesday, including a demand for Israel to withdraw from the Golan Heights.
The move comes a day after the new President of the UN General Assembly, Peter Thompson, was seen wearing a Palestinian scarf whilst at a UN committee hearing.
China Flight-Tests 10 DF-21 Missiles
Chinaís military conducted a salvo of 10 missile flight tests late last month in a show of force during the transition to the Donald Trump administration.
Chinese state media reported Thursday that the simultaneous flight tests of 10 DF-21 intermediate-range ballistic missiles were carried out in China.
Saudi Central Bank Systems Said to Be Struck by Iran Malware
State-sponsored hackers who unleashed a digital bomb in key parts of Saudi Arabiaís computer networks over the last two weeks damaged systems at the countryís central bank, known as the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency...
The central bank said in a statement late Friday that its systems hadnít been breached and that it has continuous surveillance to protect against cyberthreats.
Israel sidelined in the global intelligence effort against ISIS
THE MILITARY and intelligence resources of some 60 nations, led by the US together with Russia and its allies, are currently devoted to the battle against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Israel has been overlooked in this global effort, triggering contradictory reactions by its political leadership led by Benjamin Netanyahu, on the one hand, and its security and intelligence chiefs, on the other.
Obama, Bennett agree: Keep Netanyahu guessing
The PM has two swords dangling above his head: Bennettís bill to retroactively legalize settlement outposts, and the possibility Obama might let an anti-Israel resolution go through the UNSC.
...Obama and Bennett view the Mideast in starkly different terms. The last few days have shown...they do have one thing in common: an interest...in keeping Netanyahu both squirming and guessing
China hopes Trump call with Taiwan leader won't damage ties
China's foreign minister said Saturday he hopes Beijing's relations with the U.S. would not be "interfered with or damaged" after President-elect Donald Trump broke with decadeslong diplomatic tradition and spoke directly with Taiwan's leader.
Binyamin Netanyahu is in a commanding position
These should be the best of times for Binyamin Netanyahu. At no point in the Israeli prime ministerís almost 11 years in office has he enjoyed such supremacy at home, coupled with an absence of any serious difficulties or pressure from abroad.
Neutered Dems are all bark, no bite
Senate Democrats are as furious with President-elect Trumpís Cabinet picks as they are powerless to stop them.
Thanks to a change to Senate rules that Democrats forced on Republicans in 2013, it only takes 51 votes to confirm a nominee, except for Supreme Court nominees, which will still require 60 votes. Republicans will have 51 or 52 seats in the Senate next year, which means the GOP can approve anyone they want to Trumpís team as long as they all agree.
TRUMPISTI! Italian Populists Expected to Defeat Referendum; EU Crisis Looms
Over this weekend, Italy will vote on a referendum that, if passed, will give the government sweeping powers to enact radical change. According to the latest polls, the referendum is expected to fail -- which might then pave the way for the nationalist Five Star Movement party to form a government -- who literally hate the EU.
Sudden Scramble For Gold In China Sends Premiums To 3 Year High
While paper gold traders can't seem to dump the precious metal fast enough, physical gold demand is soaring around the world. India retail premiums are spiking (amid demonetization), local China premiums soar to a 3-year-high (as capital controls loom), and coin sales from the US Mint have risen for the 4th straight month, accelerating post-election to the highest since July 2015 since Trump's victory at the election.
The Jersey Shore mystery shake: If that wasnít an earthquake Thursday, then Ö what?
People reported feeling a shaking around 4 p.m. mostly in southern Ocean County and into Atlantic County, in towns including Barnegat, Little Egg Harbor, Winslow, Toms River, Sea Isle City and Southampton.
Strong earthquake rattles southern Peru
A powerful magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southern Peru on Thursday close to Lake Titicaca, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The tremor struck at 5:40 p.m. EST (2240 GMT), some 48 miles (77.25 km) northwest of the town of Juliaca close to Lake Titicaca, which lies in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia.
Jill Stein's Recount Efforts Have Divided the Green Party
A number of Green Party officials have made their opposition to Steinís efforts to challenge the vote totals in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania public over the past week. The recount in Wisconsin was joined by the Hillary Clinton campaign on Nov. 26, raising eyebrows within and without the Green Party about Steinís motivations. After all, flipping those three states would reverse a Trump victory and deliver the presidency to Clinton.
Steinís Vice Presidential candidate, Ajamu Baraka, signaled his opposition to the move in a public Facebook post the next day.
02 Dec 16
Wikileaks bombshell could DESTROY Merkel's plans for EU domination, Julian Assange warns
A 90GB cache containing almost 2,500 top-secret documents, now made public by the whistleblowing website, sheds light on the murky relationship between Germany's Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) and America's National Security Agency (NSA). Amongst them are administrative documents, correspondence, agreements and press reactions, WikiLeaks said.
Senate Renews Iran Sanctions Law, Leaving Door Open For Trump
The US Senate voted on Thursday to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for ten years, leaving the option open for President elect Donald Trump to reinstate sanctions against Iran if it violates the deal concerning its nuclear program.
Obama Vetoes Jerusalem Embassy for Last Time
Citing security concerns,... Obama vetoed for final time the law to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.