Fire engulfs shuttered synagogue in lower Manhattan

Fire engulfs shuttered synagogue in lower Manhattan

Several readers are telling us that the historic synagogue on Norfolk Street - Beth Hamedrash Hagadol - is now up in flames. It took firefighters more than two hours to bring the fire under control, a fire department spokesperson told the New York Times .

U.N. Security Council to meet Tuesday on N. Korea missile launch

The meeting has been scheduled in principle for Tuesday afternoon, according to the United Nations mission of Uruguay, which now holds the council's presidency. The statement continued that U.S. President Donald J. Trump "cannot imagine that Russian Federation is pleased" by this development. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on ABC television that the United States has been working well with China, Pyongyang's closest ally, and she raised the possibility of new sanctions against North Korea, ...

Ransomware cyber attack 'likely to spread rapidly on Monday'

More than 75,000 similar attacks reportedly happened in nearly 100 countries, with Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan hardest hit, according to the cybersecurity firm Avast. Hospitals are also fertile ground for identity thieves due to their often-lax security policies. "In fact, 97 percent of the NHS trusts and hospitals and doctors are working as normal", said British Interior Minister Amber Rudd after chairing the United Kingdom government's crisis response team.

BUDGET: Neil Mitchell speaks with Treasurer Scott Morrison

The Opposition maintains the 2013-14 budget it handed down following the Gillard government's creation of the scheme, fully funded the NDIS , by increasing the Medicare Levy itself and "a number of savings measures". "We've had a fights about funding for several years". The levy will apply to funding sources such as corporate bonds and large deposits and will only affect banks with debts above $100 billion - effectively limiting it to big players the Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, NAB, ANZ ...

Macron Takes Office As French President

Before Sunday's inaugural ceremony, Macron appointed Alexis Kohler as secretary general of the Elysee palace, the most powerful role among presidential staff, while career diplomat Philippe Etienne was named as his top foreign policy advisor.

NEW INFORMATION: Trump suggests `good chance' for Mideast peace

Lerman said that Trump is not "in the business of imposing parameters". The first joint appearance of Trump and Abbas also came one day after U.S. Abbas decried the Israeli occupation, saying " it's about time for Israel to end its occupation of our people and of our land after 50 years ". "And if you are willing, we are going to make a deal".