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  • JERUSALEM, Dec 25- Israeli border police shot dead a Palestinian woman who tried to ram them with her car in the West Bank on Friday, the police said, as a 12- week surge in street violence showed no sign of abating. In a separate incident along the Gaza Strip frontier, Israeli troops opened fire at a group of stone-throwing Palestinians who approached the border...

  • MACAU, Dec 18- U.S. billionaire and major Republican Party donor Sheldon Adelson said on Friday he met presidential candidate Donald Trump earlier this week, describing the current front runner in the race for the Republican nomination as "very charming." He was very charming, "Adelson said in an interview in Macau, saying the pair had discussed Israel during their...

  • "Fintech" expansion lures foreign banks to Israel Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 | 3:00 AM ET

    *Santander division sees 1-2 investments annually in Israel. *Citi mobile trading app developed in its Tel Aviv lab. With many clients in the hospitality sector, Santander was intrigued by the possibility of providing "a new and better solution for our clients," Belinky told Reuters at a financial technology event hosted by Santander in Tel Aviv last month.

  • TEL AVIV, Dec 13- The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange on Sunday suspended trading in Delek Group and its insurance business Phoenix Holdings due to events related to Fosun International, the Chinese company that had agreed to buy a controlling stake in Phoenix. The Tel Aviv exchange said in a statement that due to news regarding events tied to the transfer of control in...

  • GAZA, Dec 8- More than a decade after Israel and Europe rolled out 3 G, Palestinians are preparing for the introduction of the mobile network, hoping better Internet access will give their economy a boost. With 4.6 million Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, a burgeoning Internet sector and a very high usage of social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter,...

  • LONDON, Nov 17- Iraq's semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan has for the first time detailed its secretive oil exports operations and said it plans to sell more, whether Baghdad likes it or not, as it needs money to survive and fight Islamic State. Kurdistan says it had been forced to bypass Baghdad and begin exporting oil directly because the latter refused to...

  • *Israel calls it "shameful," says may affect EU peace role. BRUSSELS/ JERUSALEM, Nov 11- The European Union published new guidelines on Wednesday for labeling products made in Israeli settlements, a move Brussels said was technical but Israel branded "discriminatory" and damaging to peace efforts with the Palestinians. Drawn up over three years by the European...

  • *Israel calls it "shameful", says may affect EU peace role. BRUSSELS/ JERUSALEM, Nov 11- The European Union published new guidelines on Wednesday for labelling products made in Israeli settlements, a move Brussels said was technical but Israel branded "discriminatory" and damaging to peace efforts with the Palestinians. Drawn up over three years by the European...

  • *JPMorgan hacking compromised 83 million accounts. *E* Trade, Fidelity, News Corp, TD Ameritrade also targeted. NEW YORK, Nov 10- U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday unveiled criminal charges accusing three men of running a sprawling array of hacking and fraud schemes, including a huge 2014 attack against JPMorgan Chase& Co, that generated hundreds of millions of dollars of...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 10- U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday unveiled criminal charges accusing three men of helping run a sprawling series of hacking and fraud schemes, including a huge 2014 attack against JPMorgan Chase& Co, that generated hundreds of millions of dollars of illegal profit. Tuesday's charges are the first tied to the JPMorgan attack, which compromised...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 10- U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday unveiled expanded criminal charges against three men in connection with a massive 2014 cyberattack against JPMorgan Chase& Co and the hacking of several other major financial companies and financial news publishers. The hacking of JPMorgan's computers compromised information in 83 million household and small...

  • 'Iran nuclear agreement is broader than Obama says' Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 5:35 PM ET
    'Iran nuclear agreement is broader than Obama says'

    Tony Badran, research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies explains why the Iran nuclear agreement goes beyond a debate on arms control.

  • The action is likely to hamper Tehran's efforts to gather sensitive intelligence from rivals including Saudi Arabia, Israel, Turkey, the United States and Venezuela, which were among the nations targeted. Researchers from U.S.-Israeli security firm Check Point Software said the 1,600 high-profile targets include members of the Saudi royal family, Israeli...

  • A view 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.

  • China's big banks eclipse US rivals: Bove Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | 11:37 AM ET

    While the US has been busy worrying about "too big to fail," China's largest banks have just been getting larger, says analyst Dick Bove.

  • *Israeli shekel vs dollar, euro: http://link.reuters.com/bep99s. JERUSALEM, Oct 29- Israel's economy is facing increased risks, including from the recent upsurge in violence, and short-term interest rates are unlikely to rise for the foreseeable future, central bank governor Karnit Flug said in an interview. The Bank of Israel forecasts growth of 2.6 percent...

  • CNBC Update: Lumber Liquidators pays $13M Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    CNBC Update: Lumber Liquidators pays $13M

    Lumber Liquidators pleaded guilty to environmental crimes and agreed to pay $13.2 million, reports CNBC's Tyler Mathisen.

  • CNBC Update: President Obama vetoes defense bill Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    CNBC Update: President Obama vetoes defense bill

    President Obama vetoed a $612 billion defense policy bill and asked for improvements, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Oct 22- Chinese and Indian buyers of the crop fertilizer potash are seeking a cut of $10 to $20 per tonne in their next contracts with global suppliers, the chief executive of ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd said on Thursday. Chinese buyers including Sinofert Holdings Ltd and Indian importers most recently agreed to pay $315 and $332 per tonne respectively, Borgas said.

  • CNBC Update: Mazda recalls 1.2 million vehicles Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 1:30 PM ET
    CNBC Update: Mazda recalls 1.2 million vehicles

    Mazda is recalling 1.2 million cars and minivans on reports of ignition switches overheating, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.