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French prosecutor wants six years in prison for hit-and-run driver

by Chine Labbé, Reuters

3 weeks ago

Francoise Cotta, lawyer of the driver Eric Robic, arrives for the trial of Robic and passenger Claude Khayat at the Paris courthouse on Dec. 3. Photo by Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

A Paris prosecutor demanded a six-year jail sentence on Wednesday for a French national who hit and killed an Israeli woman while driving an SUV in Tel Aviv in 2011 then fled to France to... read full article

  • Iran seeks post on key U.N. committee, Israel deems it ‘absurd’

    Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    Iran is seeking a senior post on a United Nations committee that decides accreditation of non-governmental organizations, a move that Israel on Tuesday compared to gangster Al Capone running the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    Iran was elected to the 19-member committee in...

  • State Dept.: Qatar pledges not to fund Hamas

    JTA

    3 weeks ago

    The Obama administration says it has received assurances from the Arab nation Qatar that its assistance to the Palestinians will not reach Hamas.

    “Qatar has pledged financial support that would be directed to the Palestinian people in Gaza,” Julia Frifield, the assistant...

  • Pending investigation, police temper claims of ‘Jewish’ motive in Paris rape

    Jewish Journal Staff

    3 weeks ago

    French police are tempering reports that anti-semitism was behind the rape of a 19 year-old Parisian woman following a home break in  Monday night. 

    According to Le Parisien newspaper, three hooded, armed assailiants broke into a home in the Paris suburb of Créteil late Monday...

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  • Lebanon detains wife of Islamic State leader

    by Laila Bassam and Sylvia Westall, Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    The Lebanese army detained a wife and daughter of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as they crossed from Syria nine days ago, security officials said on Tuesday, in a move seen as likely to put pressure on the Islamist chief.

    The woman was identified as Saja al-Dulaimi,...

  • French parliament votes for recognition of Palestinian state

    by John Irish, Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    French lawmakers on Tuesday urged their government to recognize a Palestinian state, a symbolic move that will not immediately affect France's diplomatic stance but demonstrates growing European impatience with a stalled peace process.

    While most developing countries recognize...

  • Nazi hunter says Adolf Eichmann’s top aide presumed dead in Syria

    by Steve Gorman, Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    One of the world's most wanted war criminals, the reputed top lieutenant of Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann, is presumed to have died at least four years ago in Syria, where he lived under government protection, a leading Nazi hunter said on Monday.

    Alois Brunner, an Austrian SS...

  • Egyptian court drops case against Mubarak over 2011 protest deaths

    by Ali Abdelaty and Maggie Fick, Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    An Egyptian court has dropped its case against former President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year rule and symbolized hopes for a new era of political openness and accountability.

    Mubarak, 86, was sentenced to life in prison...

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