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Strauss-Kahn and Maid Agree to Settle Sex Suit

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Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the hotel maid who accused him last year of attempting to rape her have agreed to a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him.Read More

EU Draft Resolution Slams Israeli Settlements


A draft of a European Union resolution said the EU was “deeply dismayed” by Israeli plans for new construction in settlements but did not mention sanctions.Read More

Hamas Chief Ends Gaza Visit With Call for Palestinian Unity

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Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal ended his first visit to the Gaza Strip on Monday with a pledge his Islamist movement would strive to heal political rifts with Palestinian rivals who hold sway in the occupied West Bank.Read More

Former Jewish Leader in Sydney Charged With Sexually Assaulting Four Men


A former Jewish leader from Sydney will appear in court next month on charges of sexually assaulting four men.Read More

Belgium and Brazil Get Shoah and Human Rights Institutes


Institutions on the Holocaust and human rights opened in Belgium and Brazil.Read More

Abbas Will Negotiate if Israel Freezes Settlements


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly said he wanted to negotiate with Israel it if freezes construction for six months in the West Bank and Jerusalem.Read More

Amid Protests, Morsi Gives Army More Power

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Egypt’s Islamist president has given the army temporary power to arrest civilians to help secure a constitutional referendum seen by the Muslim Brotherhood as a triumph for democracy and by its liberal foes as a religious straitjacket.Read More

Europe Seeks Plan To Block Jewish Settlements

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The European Union will look at ways on Monday to press Israel to ditch a plan to build settlements in a highly sensitive area of the occupied West Bank, but hold off on tough action soon despite international outrage over the decision.Read More

Michael Bloomberg May Buy Financial Times

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is weighing up whether to make a bid for The Financial Times Group, which includes the namesake paper and a half interest in The Economist magazine, the New York Times reported, citing three people close to the mayor.Read More

Two Lawmakers Meet With Jacob Ostreicher


Two members of Congress met in Bolivia with an American-Jewish businessman who has been jailed there without charges for 18 months.Read More

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