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Strauss-Kahn Plots Comeback After Sex Woes

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief whose French presidential ambitions were shattered by a sex scandal last year, is making a comeback in business and at conferences.Read More


Jewish Schoolboy Beaten at Paris Bus Stop

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Two men hit and threatened a Jewish schoolboy at a Paris bus stop, according to the security unit of France’s Jewish community, SPCJ.Read More


Casino Boom Spotlights Adelson's Chinese Links

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The Chinese gambling boom has been a godsend for Sheldon Adelson and Las Vegas gaming houses. What influence does Asian organized crime have at casinos in Macau?Read More


Colombia's President Wins Shalom Award

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Shalom Prize for his commitment to seeking peace in his country and worldwide.Read More


Seeing Little Choice, Arabs Back Obama

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Many in the Middle East believe Barack Obama failed to deliver on promises of a new U.S. approach in the region but still prefer him to presidential rival Mitt Romney, who they see as too close to Israel and too keen to project U.S. military might.Read More


Jews Say Action 'Too Late' on Holocaust-Denier

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A rebel Catholic traditionalist group has expelled British-born Bishop Richard Williamson who deeply embarrassed the Vatican by denying the Holocaust shortly before he was readmitted to the Church three years ago.Read More


60 Rockets Rain Down on Southern Israel

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More than 60 rockets and mortar shells fired from Gaza have hit southern Israel in the last 24 hours, striking several homes and injuring three.Read More


Hungary Far Right Burns Israeli Flag Outside Shul

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An Israeli flag was burned in front of a Budapest synagogue.Read More


Romanian Lawmaker Denies Holocaust on TV

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Corneliu Vadim Tudor, a Romanian member of the European Parliament, denied the Holocaust on television, the country’s National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust said.Read More


French 'Failed' To Stop Toulouse Killer: Report

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French security “failed” in assessing the danger posed by Mohammed Merah, the French Interior Ministry said in a report about the Jihadist killer of three Jewish children and a rabbi in Toulouse in March.Read More





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