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  • The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken with new British Prime Minister Theresa May to congratulate her. A U.S. State Department spokesman says the U.S. looks forward to engaging with Boris Johnson as Britain's new foreign secretary. He said: "We're always going to be able to work with the British no matter who is occupying the role of...

  • WASHINGTON— A senior U.S. diplomat deleted an untold number of work emails, apparently unaware that even routine messages received and sent by a top government official should be saved, according to a Senate investigation released Tuesday. When Michael Ratney served as the top diplomat in Jerusalem, he found emails with attachments to be a nuisance, the report...

  • JERUSALEM, June 13- Israel agreed to made it easier for challengers to the country's dominant banks on Monday and required its top two lenders to sell their credit card businesses to further boost competition. Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon was elected last year with a promise to shake up the banking sector, dominated by Hapoalim, Leumi and Discount, which...

  • MOSCOW, June 7- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had not "definitively" cancelled either the South Stream or Turkstream European gas export pipeline projects but needed a clear position on them from Europe. Russia froze talks on Turkstream, which aimed to increase Russian gas exports to southern Europe via Turkey, after a Sukhoi...

  • MOSCOW, June 7- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had not "definitively" canceled either the South Stream or Turkstream European gas export pipeline projects but needed a clear position on them from Europe. Russia froze talks on Turkstream, which aimed to increase Russian gas exports to southern Europe via Turkey, after a Sukhoi Su-24...

  • JERUSALEM, May 31- The head of Israel's parliamentary finance committee, Moshe Gafni, said on Tuesday he will summon Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug to an emergency session to discuss poor first-quarter economic growth. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing for a multi-year budget for 2017-2018, partly aimed at...

  • LONDON, May 17- Just over five weeks before a referendum on whether Britain should stay in the European Union, the message from opinion polls is simple: It is impossible to predict how Britons will vote on June 23. Opinion pollsters that failed to forecast both Prime Minister David Cameron's unexpectedly decisive election victory and the result of Israel's...

  • *Israel seeks more than U.S. offers five months into talks. JERUSALEM/ WASHINGTON, May 3- Negotiations meant to enshrine U.S. defense aid for Israel over the next decade have snagged on disputes about the size, scope and fine print of a new multibillion-dollar package, officials say. Israel is seeking up to $10 billion more than the current 10- year package and...

  • *Germany says "America first" is no answer to post-Cold War world. LONDON, April 28- Donald Trump's first major foreign policy address alarmed American allies, who view the Republican front runner's repeated invocation of an "America first" agenda as a threat to retreat from the world. "I can only hope that the election campaign in the USA does not lack the perception...

  • JERUSALEM, March 27- Israel's Supreme Court blocked a controversial plan to develop the country's natural gas fields on Sunday, dealing a blow to energy companies operating in the eastern Mediterranean and drawing fire from the government. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached a deal last year with Texas- based Noble Energy and Israel's Delek Group that...

  • Vice President Joe Biden called on Israel's government on Sunday to demonstrate its commitment to a two-state solution to end the conflict with the Palestinians and said settlement expansion is weakening prospects for peace. "Israel's government's steady and systematic process of expanding settlements, legalizing outposts, seizing land, is eroding in my...

  • *Top 3 banks control 73 pct of Israel's credit supply. TEL AVIV, March 8- Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon took the job promising consumers to cut the cost of banking, just as he once did for mobile phones. The resulting dispute between Kahlon and Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug is causing unease on financial markets.

  • JERUSALEM, March 1- Fizzy drinks maker SodaStream has raised the prospect of moving work back to the West Bank after the Israeli government refused to extend work permits for its remaining 74 Palestinian workers. SodaStream, which had promoted the idea of workplace co-existence between Israelis and Palestinians, moved its plant from the Israeli-occupied...

  • BERLIN, Feb 16- Germany's Angela Merkel vowed to push for implementation of the EU's migration deal with Turkey at a summit this week, saying the alternative of closing borders to limit the flow of refugees to Europe would have dire consequences. The leaders of Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia on Monday proposed drafting back-up plans to halt the...

  • *Israel joined OECD club of affluent market economies in 2010. Israel lobbied hard to join the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, gaining acceptance in 2010 and hoping investors would see it as a natural member of the club of affluent market nations rather than a higher-risk emerging economy. But in its most in-depth look at Israel to date,...

  • *Closer Israel ties with Cyprus, Greece alarm Palestinians. JERUSALEM, Feb 1- Israel, Cyprus and Greece have agreed to deepen their energy, security and tourism ties in the Eastern Mediterranean, a deal that may have implications for Israel's testy relationship with the European Union, too. The agreement, signed in Nicosia last week by a beaming Prime Minister...

  • NICOSIA, Jan 28- Greece, Israel and Cyprus will explore the possibility of building a natural gas pipeline to Europe, tapping huge gas reserves discovered in the eastern Mediterranean in recent years, leaders of the three countries said on Thursday. Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz has said experts estimate there are 10,000 to 15,000 billion cubic...

  • NICOSIA, Jan 28- Greece, Israel and Cyprus will explore the possibility of building a natural gas pipeline to Europe, tapping huge gas reserves discovered in the eastern Mediterranean in recent years, leaders of the three countries said on Thursday. Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz has said experts estimate there are 10,000 to 15,000 billion cubic...

  • CNBC update: J.P. Morgan workers encouraged to enjoy life

    John Kerry meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the process to end Syrian civil war; Pakistan mourns victims of attack; and J.P. Morgan Chase requires employees to take weekends off.

  • A file photo of The White House through the front fence.

    Monday's meeting will be clouded by the controversy following Netanyahu's appointment of a new spokesman who has spoken derisively about Obama.