Rahm Emanuel may have been elected to a second term as Chicago’s mayor on Tuesday but now he faces a stark choice: inflict pain on the city’s population in the form of unpopular measures such as higher taxes or kick its problems further down the road and risk a fiscal crisis that could even lead to bankruptcy later.
A 12-year-old girl from Israel was the lone fatality in a fire aboard a ferry in Thailand, where her family took her as a bat mitzvah present.
Newly minted 2016 presidential contender Rand Paul said on Wednesday he was skeptical of the framework agreement to contain Iran’s nuclear program but accused his fellow Republicans of “beating the drums for war.”3
Thirty-one percent of U.S. Republicans favor a new nuclear deal with Iran, creating a challenge for their party’s lawmakers who largely oppose the framework accord sealed between Tehran and world powers, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday.15
Now that Peres is gone, Jane Eisner finds herself asking: Who will dream hopefully on behalf of all Israel’s people?
Police in Berlin found the disfigured body of a man carrying an Israeli passport.
The Islamist who killed four Jews at a kosher supermarket near Paris may have attempted to murder children at a Jewish school shortly beforehand, French media reported.
Vandals in Budapest defaced an exhibition about Holocaust survivors and, in a separate incident, painted a swastika opposite a synagogue.
A bitter family feud between National Front leader Marine Le Pen and her father Jean-Marie deepened on Wednesday as she accused the 86-year-old founder of the far-right party of sabotaging its efforts to move into the political mainstream.
Exit polling shows Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has won a second term, a local CBS affiliate reported on Tuesday. Exit poll data projected the final margin to be 54 percent to 46 percent, according to the station.
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