A senior U.S. official in Geneva, Switzerland refused to condemn comments made by Ayatollah Khamenei in which the Iranian supreme leader referred to Israel as a “rabid dog,” Rosie Gray of BuzzFeed reports.
The National Security Administration recorded information about more than 124 billion phone calls during a 30-day period earlier this year, including around 3 billion calls from U.S. sources, according to a tally from top-secret documents released by multiple news outlets.
The National Security Agency recorded information about more than 124 billion phone calls during a 30-day period earlier this year, including around 3 billion calls from U.S. sources, according to a tally from top-secret documents released by multiple news outlets.
Twenty-two percent of European Jews reported that they avoid public expressions of faith due to anti-semitism, the Times of Israel reports.
U.N. chemical investigators on Monday confirmed the use of sarin nerve agent in an August 21 poison gas attack outside the Syrian capital in a long-awaited report that the United States, Britain and France said proved government forces were responsible.
A lack of international action to the chemical attack in Syria would risk sending Iran the wrong message over its nuclear program, France’s Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault warned on Wednesday.
France said on Thursday it hoped an initiative could be agreed by the end of June to put the armed wing of Hezbollah on the EU’s list of terrorist organizations on grounds the group is importing Syria’s war into Lebanon.
A foul odor overwhelmed residents in northern France on Tuesday after a chemical plant began leaking a group of substances called mercaptans reports the New York Times.
According to U.S. officials, the State Department is set to issue new export licenses for sensitive U.S. satellite technology to a French company currently under investigation for illicit transfers to China, despite expected opposition from Republicans in Congress. The department notified Congress this week that it plans to issue export licenses worth $125.3 million to 31 companies in Europe, Canada, and Israel, including the French company Thales Alenia Space, along with its U.S., Italian, Spanish, and Belgian subsidiaries.
State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland would not condemn a top European Union official who compared the deadly shooting of several Jewish children and teachers to Israel’s military operations in the Gaza strip.