April, 2009

North Korea Threatens Nuclear, Missile Tests

North Korea is raising the specter of a second nuclear test, if the United Nations does not “apologize” for its recent condemnation of… 2

Economy shrinks at worse-than-expected pace

WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy shrank at a worse-than-expected 6.1 percent pace at the start of this year as sharp cutbacks by businesses… 0

Cosmic blast sets distance mark

The colossal star probably gave way to a black hole, scientists say The cataclysmic explosion of a giant star early in the history… 3

Iran’s New Target: Egypt

On April 8, Egypt announced it had uncovered a Hezbollah cell operating inside its borders. This startling pronouncement offers a rare insight into… 0

Israel at 61: Population stands at 7.4 million, 75.5% Jewish

On the eve of the 61st anniversary of its founding, the population of Israel stands at 7,411,000 – 75 percent of it Jewish… 0

Gay and lesbian couples to wed at Tel Aviv pride parade

The 11th annual Tel Aviv Gay Pride parade this summer will feature an event organizers believe to be the first ever for such… 4

Swine flu spreads to Israel, New Zealand

A thermal scanner shows the heat signature of passengers from an international flight arriving at Incheon airport, west of Seoul, April 28, 2009…. 0

Abbas says won’t recognize Israel as Jewish state

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L) attends a PLO Executive committee meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah April 11, 2009. REUTERS/Fadi Arouri

GM to slash costs, drop Pontiac

DETROIT – General Motors Corp on Monday said it would cut debt, close plants, slash jobs and drop the Pontiac brand as part… 3

WHO raises swine flu alert level

MEXICO CITY/GENEVA – A new virus has killed up to 149 people in Mexico and the World Health Organization moved closer on Monday… 0

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