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Jewish Schools In Belgium Closed Over Terrorist Threat

Posted On January 16, 2015

(Brussels) -- Several Jewish schools is Belgium are closed due to fears of Islamist attacks. This comes following a major counter-terror raid on Thursday that left two people dead. At least 13 people are under arrest in Belgium, while two more are being detained in France. Belgian officials say the raid foiled what they are…

Kerry In Paris To Lay Wreaths At Sites Of Deadly Attacks

Posted On January 16, 2015

(Paris) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is in Paris today following last week's terrorist attacks there that left 17 people dead. Kerry laid wreaths at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and also a kosher market where the killings occurred. His visit comes after the U.S. was roundly criticized for not sending…

Obama Hosts Meeting With Brit Prime Minister At White House

Posted On January 16, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama hosts talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House today. Last week's terrorist attacks in France are expected to top the agenda. Other hot topics will likely include the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, cybersecurity, Ebola and Russia's actions in Ukraine. The two leaders are…

New Cuba Travel Policy In Effect

Posted On January 16, 2015

(Miami, FL) -- As of today, it's easier for Americans to travel to Cuba and either spend or send money to the island nation.   Dr. Lillian Manzor from the University of Miami says people must fall into one of a dozen different categories to travel to Cuba. Once there, they'll be able to use…

Schlumberger Cuts 9-Thousand Jobs

Posted On January 16, 2015

(Houston) -- Nine-thousand people employed by the world's biggest oilfield-services company are about to be out of a job. Schlumberger said Thursday they're reducing their workforce in response to plummeting oil prices. The company's net income dropped to 23-cents a share for the quarter, down from a dollar-26 a year earlier. Schlumberger's CEO says the…