Monthly Archives: December 2015

Wife of Israeli PM Netanyahu questioned amid probe of misuse of public funds

AFP has the details. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife arrived at a police station Thursday for questioning over allegations the couple used public funds on purchases and repairs for their private home, an AFP photographer said. Sara Netanyahu is … Continue reading

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French president Hollande: “France is not done with terrorism”

France 24 has the story. In a televised speech from the Elysée Palace on Thursday, Hollande said he was “proud” of the “solidarity and composure” displayed by his fellow citizens throughout a gruelling year marked by deadly terrorist attacks. “France … Continue reading

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Washington Post dumps columnist; cites failure to attract readers

Politico has the story. “The Post opinion section takes pride in publishing a wide range of views, including progressives Eugene Robinson, EJ Dionne, Ruth Marcus, Greg Sargent, Paul Waldman and Katrina vanden Heuvel and contributing columnists Rachel Maddow and Danielle … Continue reading

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URGENT: German police warn of “imminent” terror attack (UPDATED WITH DETAILS)

1st UPDATE: 5:33 p.m. EST: The Associated Press has an update. ORIGINAL POST: The following tweet comes from the Associated Press: BREAKING: Police in Munich warn of ‘imminent threat’ of terror attack, order 2 train stations cleared.

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In Soviet Russia, a Stakhanovite was a good thing

The BBC examines a hero of the Soviet Union — Alexei Stakhanov. Over the next few months, travelling around the country, Stakhanov recruited thousands of supporters from all branches of Soviet industry and agriculture, who were happy to apply his … Continue reading

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Prisoner calls police, makes fake bomb threat

You read that correctly. The Liverpool Echo has the details. A prisoner made hoax calls from his prison cell threatening to blow up Lime Street station, claiming: “I’m from Liverpool ISIS”. Daniel David Truelove, 20, made the calls from a … Continue reading

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BREAKING: TCU quarterback charged with punching police officer, suspended for bowl game

The Associated Press has the details. Boykin was formally charged with assaulting a public servant, a third-degree felony, posted a $5,000 bond and was released from custody late Thursday morning. TCU is playing Oregon in the Alamo Bowl on Saturday. … Continue reading

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