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Iran says it has a new tank that equals the best in the world

January 20th, 2019|Comments Off on Iran says it has a new tank that equals the best in the world

According to Iran’s Tasnim news agency a tank dubbed the Karrar (striker) that was initially announced in 2017 is based on models going back to the 1970s.

Washington begins talks with Beirut on fate of Jewish-American captive

January 20th, 2019|Comments Off on Washington begins talks with Beirut on fate of Jewish-American captive

Colin Emery was allegedly captured by Hezbollah forces after he managed to cross from Israel to Lebanon. The Lebanese army confirmed that they have him in custody.

How pressing is Lebanon’s financial challenge?

January 19th, 2019|Comments Off on How pressing is Lebanon’s financial challenge?

The country has one of the world’s biggest public debts compared to the size of its economy

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Explosion kills at least 71, during Mexican pipeline fuel raid

January 19th, 2019|Comments Off on Explosion kills at least 71, during Mexican pipeline fuel raid

Hidalgo's governor Omar Fayad told Mexican television that emergency services had registered the charred bodies of 20 people, and that at least 76 others had been injured.

Explosion kills at least 21, during Mexican pipeline fuel raid

January 19th, 2019|Comments Off on Explosion kills at least 21, during Mexican pipeline fuel raid

Hidalgo's governor Omar Fayad told Mexican television that emergency services had registered the charred bodies of 20 people, and that at least 71 others had been injured.

Are European countries moving closer to Trump on Iran?

January 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Are European countries moving closer to Trump on Iran?

"There's a feeling of frustration among Britain, France and Germany, and others, after the first phase of diplomacy with Iran," a senior EU diplomat said.

In unusual step, French court imprisons writer for a year over anti-Semitic comments

January 18th, 2019|Comments Off on In unusual step, French court imprisons writer for a year over anti-Semitic comments

Alain Soral, leading ideologue of France’s far right and known Holocaust denier, wrote that ‘the battle between the Jewish people and the rest of humanity should bear the character of total genocide’

Casting a wide net

December 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Casting a wide net

As business development manager of Poalim Hi-Tech, Miri Ashkenazy works to recruit, accompany and provide services to young and promising start-ups in Israel and worldwide.

Expect slowdown in 2019, Mercantile rep says

December 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Expect slowdown in 2019, Mercantile rep says

The year 2019 will have slow growth in China, Japan, Germany and other countries, Zion Becker, vice general manager of Mercantile Bank noted.

Bird e-scooters take flight in Tel Aviv

December 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Bird e-scooters take flight in Tel Aviv

‘One in 10’ residents have used California start-up’s system in fight against traffic congestion.

SpaceIL and IAI to carry national anthem, flag and prayers to Moon

December 17th, 2018|Comments Off on SpaceIL and IAI to carry national anthem, flag and prayers to Moon

Time capsule to carry Israel’s Declaration of Independence, the prayer of “Tefilat Haderech,” the Bible, the Israeli flag, maps of the State of Israel and the national anthem.

Eilat’s dolphins whistle ‘in memory’ of deceased pod pals, study shows

January 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Eilat’s dolphins whistle ‘in memory’ of deceased pod pals, study shows

Red Sea dolphins imitate a unique sound that's in effect the 'name' of another dolphin, even after it has died – proof that animals are capable of expressing a profound memory, researchers say

World desalination industry is dumping 50% more toxic brine than thought

January 14th, 2019|Comments Off on World desalination industry is dumping 50% more toxic brine than thought

If the brine were dumped on Florida, it would be covered by a foot of waste each year; new report reveals true dimensions of the vast industry, and urges sustainable solutions to be found for the waste

Archaeology site in Israel helps show how the human brain exploded in power

January 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on Archaeology site in Israel helps show how the human brain exploded in power

The tangible expressions of the human brain are the tools people make and the ways they use them, say scientists who researched the Acheulian civilization along the Jordan River

Ituran installs 150,000 road-accident sensors

December 30th, 2018|Comments Off on Ituran installs 150,000 road-accident sensors

In the past year, Ituran’s national control center received 15,000 calls from the accident sensor, according to the company.

A universal solution for the electric vehicle revolution

December 29th, 2018|Comments Off on A universal solution for the electric vehicle revolution

Tel Aviv-based EV Meter is hoping to ensure the future of electric vehicles by replacing the typically closed charging systems with a Level 2 universal charging station.

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Kahlon calls Israeli economy ‘source of pride,’ departs for Davos

By | January 21st, 2019|Categories: Israel|

Kahlon is planning on meeting with the Swiss president, finance ministers and senior representatives from the private sector.

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Eurovision seating to be built by company linked to fatal 2012 accident

By | January 21st, 2019|Categories: Israel|

Two officials from the company, called ‘Itzuv Bama,’ went to prison over their role in the death of Lt. Hila Bezaleli

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EU sanctions Russians, Syrians over use of chemical weapons

By | January 21st, 2019|Categories: World|

The bloc's foreign ministers slap travel bans and asset freezes on nine people blamed for a nerve agent attack in Britain and a Syrian research center for chemical weapons

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‘Historic day’ as Israel opens new international airport

By | January 21st, 2019|Categories: Israel|

"The Zionist vision is being realized here, from the foundations up to the rafters: planting a root into the earth of the homeland - and at the same time taking off to the peak of success."

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Chinese scientist who made gene-edited babies evaded oversight to seek fame

By | January 21st, 2019|Categories: World|

Investigators in the southern province of Guangdong determined Dr. He Jiankui organized and handled funding for the experiment without outside assistance in violation of national guidelines

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