Day: October 9, 2017

Japan votes: Incumbent PM Abe appears headed to victory

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's leader may have made the right call after all, if not for his country then for himself….

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2 UN peacekeepers killed, 18 hurt in eastern Congo attacks

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Two U.N. peacekeepers from Tanzania were killed and 18 more wounded in a series of attacks Monday in eastern Congo by suspected Ugandan rebels of the ADF group, the United Nations said….

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Brazil branches of US-based church target of numerous probes

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Every day before work, Liliane Souza says, she and three dozen fellow workers at a Brazilian picture-framing factory affiliated with the Word of Faith Fellowship church were obligated to pray….

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Taiwan leader: Protect regional stability amid China tension

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's independence-leaning government will defend the self-governing island's freedoms and democratic system amid heightened tensions with rival China, President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday….

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Engineers: lives lost in Mexico quake could have been saved

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of the buildings that collapsed in Mexico City's monstrous earthquake last month were built using a construction method that is now forbidden in seismic hotspots in the United States, Chile and New …

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Descendant of Christopher Columbus Weighs in On Ancestor’s Legacy

In USA Today, Christopher Columbus XX refutes unfair attacks on the Italian explorer
 
Contact: Chris Scalia, CRC Public Relations, 703-683-5004 ex. 1103, cscalia@CRCPublicRelations.com
 
MEDIA ADVISORY, Oct. 9, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — A descendant of Christopher Columbus and the Aztec emperor Montezuma wrote an opinion piece for USA Today that defends the contributions of his Italian ancestor and advocates a more nuanced understanding of American history.
 
“Col Source: CRC Public Relations

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Descendant of Christopher Columbus Weighs in On Ancestor’s Legacy

In USA Today, Christopher Columbus XX refutes unfair attacks on the Italian explorer
 
Contact: Chris Scalia, CRC Public Relations, 703-683-5004 ex. 1103, cscalia@CRCPublicRelations.com
 
MEDIA ADVISORY, Oct. 9, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — A descendant of Christopher Columbus and the Aztec emperor Montezuma wrote an opinion piece for USA Today that defends the contributions of his Italian ancestor and advocates a more nuanced understanding of American history.
 
“Col Source: CRC Public Relations

Posted in Religious Liberties / Persecution

‘Help a Jew–Help the Holy Land’ Launches as Charitable Legal Organization

Contact: Anatoly Gakenberg, 512-298-2898, anatoly.gakenberg@helpajew.com

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 9, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — The legal charity is helping Jews denied the right to make “Aliyah” return to Israel amid a global trend of growing numbers o…

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‘Help a Jew–Help the Holy Land’ Launches as Charitable Legal Organization

Contact: Anatoly Gakenberg, 512-298-2898, anatoly.gakenberg@helpajew.com

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 9, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — The legal charity is helping Jews denied the right to make “Aliyah” return to Israel amid a global trend of growing numbers o…

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Puerto Rico slum transformed by ‘Despacito’ seeks to revive

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Nobel goes to Richard Thaler who made economics human again

WASHINGTON (AP) — People make poor economic choices. They don't save enough for retirement. They refuse to cut their losses on plummeting investments because they won't own up to mistakes. They buy houses and stocks when price…

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NATO chief: ‘We don’t want a new Cold War’ with Russia

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — NATO doesn't want a "new Cold War" with Russia despite members' concerns about the Russian military buildup close to NATO's border, the alliance's secretary general…

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Engineers: lives lost in Mexico quake could have been saved

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Warm lighting would enhance the wood floors' natural glow, the developer promised, so when all the custom lightbulbs burnt out, Anahi Abadia and her husband grudgingly drove to Home Depot to replenish supplies for th…

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As Trump challenges Iran nuclear deal, those in Tehran worry

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As U.S. President Donald Trump threatens the Iran nuclear deal, those living in Tehran feel that an accord they have yet to benefit from may already be doomed, hardening their skepticism about America….

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Puerto Rico slum transformed by ‘Despacito’ seeks to revive

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hope had come in with a song for La Perla, a seaside slum that had long been notorious as a violent enclave that served as Puerto Rico's biggest distribution point for heroin….

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Husband says Iranian-British woman faces new charges in Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-British woman serving a five-year prison sentence in Iran for plotting the "soft toppling" of its government while traveling with her toddler daughter faces new charges that could …

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Kosovo president accuses int’l community of not keeping word

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's president on Monday accused the international community of not keeping its end of the bargain after the country created an unpopular war crimes court to prosecute ethnic Albanians in cases linked to Kos…

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Husband says Iranian-British woman faces new charges in Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-British woman serving a five-year prison sentence in Iran for plotting the "soft toppling" of its government while traveling with her toddler daughter faces new charges that could …

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Germany’s bankrupt Air Berlin will end flights this month

BERLIN (AP) — Bankrupt German airline Air Berlin says it's preparing to end flights at the end of October….

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After 208 days, 4 Dutch parties agree on govt coalition

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — After 208 days of tough negotiations, the leaders of four Dutch parties agreed Monday on a draft program for a new center-right coalition government under Prime Minister Mark Rutte that will likely push policies fu…

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Richard Thaler wins Nobel for work in behavioral economics

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel economics prize has been awarded to Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago for research showing how people's choices on economic matters – whether on savings or game shows like "Deal or No Deal&…

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Weah takes early lead in Liberia election’s first results

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Former international soccer star George Weah has taken an early lead in Liberia's presidential election as the West African nation begins releasing provisional results….

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In the rough: Losses mount at Trump’s Scottish resorts

BALMEDIE, Scotland (AP) — David Milne loves the view of the North Sea from his home high above the roiling surf, but he finds his eye often falling onto the golf course next door and, when it does, on the tiny figures below….

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South Sudan winning against Guinea worm, says Jimmy Carter

TEREKEKA, South Sudan (AP) — War-torn South Sudan "should serve as an example" for other countries in the progress it is making in eradicating Guinea worm, said former United States President Jimmy Carter….

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The Latest: Nobel winner recognizes human side of economics

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Economic Prize (all times local):…

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UNESCO chooses new chief amid tensions over Palestinian role

PARIS (AP) — UNESCO's executive board is choosing a new leader to replace departing director Irina Bokova, whose tenure was marred by funding troubles and tension over its inclusion of Palestine as a member….

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Group seeks to name Navy ship for Iwo Jima photographer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The iconic image of six Marines raising an American flag over Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945, is recognized around the world, credited with boosting morale at a critical moment of World War II, and generating record fundraising …

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Richard Thaler wins Nobel for work in behavioral economics

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel prize in economics has been awarded to Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago for research showing how people's choices on economic matters – whether on savings or game shows like "Deal or No De…

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At party meeting, Kim Jong Un’s sister gets promotion

TOKYO (AP) — Kim Jong Un has promoted his younger sister to a new post within North Korea's ruling party….

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