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  • BERLIN, March 22- Two explosions in the departure hall of Brussels Airport on Tuesday prompted other countries to tighten airport security and raised questions about how soon passengers should be screened when entering terminals. Fourteen people were killed at Zaventem airport and a bomb attack on the Brussels metro system killed 20 others, public...

  • 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...

  • *Israel defence ministry declines comment on seizure report. JERUSALEM, March 15- Israel has appropriated large tracts of land in the occupied West Bank near the Dead Sea and the Palestinian city of Jericho, Israeli Army Radio said on Tuesday. Israel's Peace Now movement, which tracks and opposes Israeli settlement in territory captured in a 1967 war, said the...

  • ISRAEL SEIZES LARGE TRACTS OF LAND IN OCCUPIED WEST BANK- ARMY RADIO.

  • *Clinton says Iran should face sanctions. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Wednesday called for sanctions against Iran after the Islamic Republic brushed off U.S. concerns and test-fired two ballistic missiles that it said were designed to be able to hit Israel. "Iran should face sanctions for these activities and the international...

  • BRUSSELS, March 9- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is expected to win EU antitrust approval for its $40.5 billion bid for Allergan's generics unit after agreeing to sell off some of its products to appease regulators, three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Teva, the world's biggest generic drugsmaker, will divest some drugs already on the...

  • *Israeli defence minister says Iran hasn't changed. *Launches reflect domestic rift in Iran. The nearest point in Iran is around 1,000 km from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

  • DUBAI, March 9- Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps test-fired two ballistic missiles on Wednesday morning that it said were designed to be able to hit Israel, defying a threat of new sanctions from the United States. On Wednesday the IRGC fired two Qadr missiles from northern Iran which hit targets in the southeast of the country 1,400 kms away, Iranian...

  • *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...

  • Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton, 2016 Presidential candidates.

    Here's why Trump and Clinton are poised to win even though most voters don't like them or want them to be president, say two GOP strategists.

  • ROME, Feb 24- One Tuesday night in June 2015, Tesfom Mehari Mengustu, an Eritrean delivery man in Albany, New York, got a call from a number he did not recognize. Girmay was calling from Libya. "Europe is within reach," Girmay told his brother.

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    Trump is giving evangelicals something that his rivals Cruz and Rubio - who more closely share their values - can't provide, say two GOP strategists.

  • QIRA, West Bank, Feb 22- Mohammad Arbassi, a 56- year-old father of five sons from the West Bank village of Qira, has a diploma in finance and big plans for his children, two of whom are at university. Around 36,000 Palestinians work in settlements in the occupied West Bank, many in construction, earning up to three times as much as the average Palestinian wage.

  • *1,000 West Bank companies produce $600 mln a year in goods. Israeli companies argue that they are helping Palestinians in the West Bank- employing about 36,000- by giving them a far better salary than in Arab-owned businesses. But in a report last month, titled " Occupation, Inc.", Human Rights Watch said the 1,000 Israeli businesses, mainly manufacturing plants, in...

  • 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...

  • *Remains largest shareholder in California- based Imperva. TEL AVIV, Feb 10- Check Point Software Technologies co-founder Shlomo Kramer, a pioneer of efforts to protect businesses from cyber attacks, is betting on security in the cloud as the sector's next big development. After leaving Check Point in 1998, Kramer has used his fortune to establish and finance an...

  • *Other sectors monitoring case for guidance on pricing methods. BRUSSELS, Feb 10- Leading shipping container groups Maersk, MSC and 13 other companies have offered to change their pricing practices to settle an EU antitrust probe and stave off possible fines, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The European Commission opened an...

  • *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...

  • JERUSALEM, Jan 27- A new app that allows users to send anonymous text messages is causing alarm among parents, politicians and some teenagers, who say it is being used as a weapon for cyber-bullying. Blindspot, launched by Israeli company Shellanoo, has attracted 700,000 users since it was launched a month ago, mostly in Israel where it is being heavily marketed but...