Iranian Forces Seize Foreign Oil Tanker, Crew Hamodia

Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces have seized a foreign oil tanker accused of smuggling oil with a crew of 12, Iran's state media reported Thursday, just days after an oil…

Israel

Council Seeks to End Tama 38 Urban Renewal ProgramDror Halavy

The National Planning Council would like to see the Tama 38 refurbishing program come to an end – in what would be a blow to many owners who bought apartments…

Police Remove Portrait of Terrorist from Public SiteDov Benovadia

After hundreds of complaints, police removed a portrait of the terrorist Sabbah Abu Sabich, who in 2016 carried out a terror attack at the French Hill Junction, close to National…

New Israeli-Made Vehicle Authorized for SaleDror Halavy

For the first time since the 1960s, an Israeli-made vehicle will be offered for sale locally, and eventually for export. The Transportation Ministry on Wednesday authorized for sale and manufacture…

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Community

Manhole Explodes on 18th Ave in BrooklynHamodia

A chunk of 18th Ave. is closed to vehicular traffic after a manhole burst into flames, plunging several blocks into darkness. The central Boro Park artery is closed now as…

Statement from Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel on Agudah Withdrawing Siyum AppHamodia

14 Tammuz 5779 July 17, 2019 Leaders of Agudath Israel of America were recently contacted by a number of Roshei Yeshiva, Mechanchim and Rabbanim from across America who expressed concerns…

Tefillos Called for as Toldos Avraham Yitzchak Rebbe Undergoes Medical ProcedureHamodia Staff

Tefillos were held across the world Wednesday on behalf of the Toldos Avraham Yitzchak Rebbe, shlita, who underwent a medical procedure on his heart. The Rebbe was operated on at…

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National

U.S. Heat Wave Just Warming Up for Long and Scorching WeekendHamodia

The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend.…

Former Sen. Coleman Says Lung Cancer Surgery Was a SuccessHamodia

Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman says all visible traces of cancer have been removed from his lung during a seven-hour surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Coleman posted on his…

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World

Budget Watchdog Says No-Deal Brexit Will Spur U.K. RecessionHamodia

The U.K. will plunge into recession if it leaves the European Union without a divorce deal, with the pound plunging in value and the economy shrinking by 2% in a…

Millions Stranded in India as Early Monsoon Downpours Bring Flood HavocHamodia

Millions of people are stranded by flooding in northeast India with concern growing about food and water supplies, and officials said on Wednesday that water levels of a major river…

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Regional

De Blasio Suspends Campaign Travel as Heat Wave Settles in New YorkHamodia

Stung by blistering criticism over his absence from the city during this past weekend’s power outage in Manhattan, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that he will remain in New…

Michael Cohen Campaign Finance Probe OverHamodia

Federal prosecutors have told a judge in New York they have concluded their investigation into campaign finance crimes committed by President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen. The closure of…

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Politics

House Rejects Saudi Weapons Sales; Trump to VetoHamodia

The House of Representatives backed resolutions on Wednesday to block the sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, sending them to the White House, where…

GOP Sen. Rand Paul Blocks Bill to Boost 9/11 Victims FundHamodia

A Republican senator has blocked a bipartisan bill that would ensure a victims’ compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul questions…

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Business

Mnuchin: Negotiators Agree on Core Elements of Budget DealHamodia

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that budget and debt negotiators have reached an agreement on the core elements of a deal to increase the government’s borrowing cap and set…

Stocks Wobble on Trade, Earnings Anxiety; U.S. Treasury Yields FallHamodia

Asian share markets faltered on Thursday as Wall Street stocks dropped on early signs that the U.S.-China trade war could hurt corporate earnings, which helped underpin solid demand for safe-haven…

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Health, Science & Technology

India Reschedules Launch of Moon Mission for MondayHamodia

India’s space agency said it will launch a spacecraft to the south pole of the moon on Monday after an aborted effort this week. The Indian Space Research Organization said…

WHO Declares Ebola in Congo To Be Emergency of ‘International Concern’Hamodia

The World Health Organization took the rare step of classifying an ongoing Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo a “public health emergency of international concern” just days after the first case…

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