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Amazon facial recognition ban won just 2% of shareholder vote

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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that the company stop selling facial recognition technology to government agencies, while a resolution to audit the service drew more support, a regulatory filing on Friday showed. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, August 8, 2018. Read More

Europeans and Egypt send air support as Israel battles wildfires

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Four European countries and Egypt sent aircraft to help Israel battle wildfires that have forced the evacuation of some small towns, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday, as a record heatwave looked set to worsen conditions. Firefighting planes were coming in from Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Croatia, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said. Read More

Israel seeks ‘friendly international help’ amid raging wildfires (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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Tel Aviv is considering seeking help from “friendly” neighbors as the country was hit by an extreme heatwave and subsequent wildfires that have already destroyed dozens of houses and displaced some 3,500 people. Raging fires forced evacuation of several small towns in central Israel on Thursday. The blazes affected wooded areas between Jerusalem and Tel Read More

Investor group to place $10 billion bet on East Med gas

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By Yaacov Benmeleh on 5/23/2019 TEL AVIV (Bloomberg) — A little-known investor group is planning a major shakeup of the Eastern Mediterranean natural gas industry in a bid to unlock hundreds of billions of dollars of sales stymied by the political and industrial complexities of the region. Cynergy Group, an investment firm based in Cyprus, Read More

More than 1,200 Jewish Holocaust victims found in mass grave

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More than 1,200 Jewish Holocaust victims, whose remains were discovered earlier this year after builders stumbled across a Nazi-era mass grave, have been buried in Belarus. The remains were uncovered by chance in January as builders were laying the foundations for a housing development in Brest. Soldiers were drafted in to exhume the remains of Read More

Iran’s supreme leader promises young Iranians will see US & Israel crumble

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Israel and the American civilization in its present state are doomed and will last no longer than one generation, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said, promising Iranian students they would see them crumble. With tensions running high between the US and the Islamic Republic, Khamenei picked up the baton of apocalyptic predictions  from Read More

Immunity bill submitted to Knesset with Netanyahu indictment pending

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The Israeli Knesset is weighing legislation that would grant government officials immunity from criminal prosecution, and just so happen to spare Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from three looming corruption indictments. If the proposed amendment to the Immunity Law passes, elected officials cannot be charged with a criminal offense unless the 120-member Knesset and the Knesset Read More

War with Iran could send oil to $250

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As tensions between Iran and the US continue to escalate, analysts have begun to consider the likelihood and consequences of an Iran war. There has been much talk of an Iran War in recent weeks, but the likelihood of a war, whether intentional or accidental, is relatively small for the simple reason that the leaders Read More

ISRAMCO, INC. ENTERS INTO DEFINITIVE MERGER AGREEMENT; TRANSACTION WOULD RESULT IN COMPANY GOING PRIVATE

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HOUSTON, TX, May 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Isramco, Inc. (NASDAQ CM: ISRL) (the “Company,” “Isramco,” “we” or “our”) announced today that it has signed a definitive merger agreement with Naphtha Israel Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (“Naphtha”), Naphtha Holding Ltd. (“NHL”), I.O.C. – Israel Oil Company, LTD. (“IOC”) and Naphtha US Oil, Inc. (each a wholly Read More

‘It would mark the end of Iraq’: Shia Clerics warn against US war with Iran

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As Washington and Tehran trade threats, a number of influential Iraqi Shia leaders have warned that a conflict between the US and Iran would be disastrous for Iraq, possibly destroying the country beyond repair. A prominent Shia cleric, a leading politician and two militia representatives each voiced opposition to a possible war with the Islamic Read More