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  • JERUSALEM, June 18- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised on Tuesday a U.S.-led conference on the Palestinian economy in Bahrain, and a source said a former Israeli general would be among the participants. The White House decided against including the Israeli government in the June 25-26 event in Manama after the Palestinians boycotted it, making do...

  • JERUSALEM, June 18- A former general who served as Israel's chief liaison officer to the Palestinians will attend next week's U.S.-led conference on the Palestinian economy in Bahrain in a private capacity, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. The White House decided against including the Israeli government in the June 25-26 event in Manama after...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, June 18- Facebook Inc revealed plans to establish a cryptocurrency called Libra on Tuesday. It will be run by an association comprised of other corporate investors and non-profit members, with an expected launch in the first half of 2020.. Libra will be a digital currency backed by a reserve of real-world assets, including bank deposits...

  • TEL AVIV, June 16- Intel Corp launched a project on Sunday to help start-ups in Israel develop technologies in artificial intelligence and autonomous systems, and said it planned to bring the scheme to other countries as well. Intel is one of the biggest employers and exporters in Israel, where many of its new technologies are developed, and this year said it was...

  • JERUSALEM, June 13- Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer maker, said on Thursday it was opening a cybersecurity unit in Israel to help protect itself from a growing number of attacks. Israel is a leader in cybersecurity and many of the world's largest companies have opened centers there or acquired Israeli tech firms to defend themselves against...

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- Uber Technologies Inc unveiled its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington on Wednesday as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions. Uber Advanced Technologies Group chief scientist Raquel Urtasun showed off the company's artificial intelligence technology that allows it to drive...

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday unveiled its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions. Uber Advanced Technologies Group chief scientist Raquel Urtasun showed off the company's artificial intelligence technology that allows it to drive...

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday will unveil its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions. Uber said the new production XC90 will be assembled by Volvo Cars in Sweden and have human controls like steering wheels and brake pedals, but added it has...

  • June 12- U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it opened a research center in Tel Aviv, becoming one of several global automakers beefing up operations in Israel to take advantage of the country's vibrant technology sector. SAIPS Chief Executive Officer Udy Danino has been appointed as Israel technical director for the new center.

  • StoreDot says its battery gave an electric scooter full charge in just five minutes.

    Israel's StoreDot is making major headway in its bid to charge up devices in a matter of minutes with new battery technology.

  • TEL AVIV, June 11- Ford Motor Co may be taking a cautious approach to its autonomous driving program, but its chairman rejected claims that the U.S. automaker was falling behind its peers. "I don't agree," Bill Ford said at an auto tech conference in Tel Aviv on Tuesday when asked about losing market share. In Israel for the first time to launch an innovation center, Ford...

  • TEL AVIV, June 10- Carmakers Renault and Nissan on Monday inaugurated a joint innovation laboratory in Tel Aviv, enabling their alliance to collaborate with Israeli start-ups. Renault-Nissan alliance officials in Israel downplayed reports of strained relations between the two carmakers since the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn in November.

  • *Tensions rising between Iran and United States. *Iran vows to counter any economic, military aggression. But in a sign of regional tensions, Iraq, which has good ties with neighbouring Iran and Washington, said it objected to the Arab communique, which stated that any cooperation with Tehran should be based on "non-interference in other countries".

  • *Tensions rising between Iran and United States. *Iran vows to counter any economic, military aggression. But in a sign of regional tensions, Iraq, which has good ties with neighbouring Iran and Washington, said it objected to the Arab communique, which stated that any cooperation with Tehran should be based on "non-interference in other countries".

  • JERUSALEM, May 30- Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve parliament on Thursday, paving the way for a new election after veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a government before a midnight deadline. Netanyahu preferred a new ballot, set for Sept. 17, to the alternative, under which President Reuven Rivlin could have asked another politician to...

  • JERUSALEM, May 30- Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve parliament on Thursday, paving the way for a new election after veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government before a midnight deadline. Netanyahu preferred a new ballot, set for Sept. 17, to the alternative, under which President Reuven Rivlin could have asked another...

  • JERUSALEM, May 30- Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve parliament on Thursday, paving the way for a new election after veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government before a midnight deadline. Netanyahu preferred a new ballot, set for Sept. 17, to the alternative, under which President Reuven Rivlin could have asked another...

  • AMMAN, May 29- Jordan's King Abdullah told U.S. President Donald Trump's adviser Jared Kushner on Thursday that a lasting Middle East peace can only come with the creation of a Palestinian state on land captured by Israel in a 1967 war and with east Jerusalem as its capital, a palace statement said. Kushner, who arrived in Amman earlier, is leading a U.S. delegation to...

  • JORDAN'S KING ADBULLAH TELLS TRUMP ADVISER THAT MIDDLE EAST PEACE CAN ONLY COME WITH A PALESTINIAN STATE WITH EAST JERUSALEM AS ITS CAPITAL- OFFICIAL.

  • The facade of Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.

    A 20-year-old New Jersey man accused of threatening on social media to "shoot everybody" at a pro-Israel march and bomb the Trump Tower skyscraper in New York City was arrested on Wednesday on a string of federal charges, prosecutors said.