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  • Former Israeli government minister charged with spying for Iran
    on June 18, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    A former Israeli government minister, once imprisoned for trying to smuggle drugs, is back behind bars after being charged with spying for archenemy Iran, the country's internal security agency said Monday. The Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency, said Gonen Segev was extradited from Guinea and arrested upon arrival in Israel last month on suspicion of "committing offenses of assisting the enemy in war and spying against the state of Israel." It said Mr Segev, a former energy minister, acted as an agent for Iranian intelligence and relayed information "connected to the energy market and security sites in Israel including buildings and officials in political and security organizations." Lawyers representing Mr Segev issued a statement that did not reject or accept the accusations, only saying that the indictment "portrays a different picture" than what the Shin Bet says. Mr Segev, who served in the Cabinet under Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in the mid-1990s, was arrested in 2004 for attempting to smuggle 32,000 Ecstasy tablets from the Netherlands to Israel using an expired diplomatic passport.  Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin speaks with former energy minister Gonen Segev Credit: REUTERS/GPO A former doctor whose medical license was revoked, Mr Segev was released from prison in 2007 and had been living in Africa in recent years. The Shin Bet said Mr Segev met with his operators twice in Iran, and also met with Iranian agents in hotels and apartments around the world. Mr Segev was given a "secret communications system to encrypt messages" with his operators. The statement said that Mr Segev maintained connections with Israeli civilians who had ties to the country's security and foreign relations. It said he acted to connect them with Iranian agents who posed as businessmen. Israel and Iran are bitter enemies, and the allegations against Mr Segev are extremely grave. Israel considers Iran to be its biggest threat, citing Iranian calls for Israel's destruction, Iran's support for hostile militant groups like Hezbollah and its development of long-range missiles. […]

  • The Latest: Inspector general: FBI employees aren't perfect
    on June 18, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an inspector general report that criticizes the FBI and Justice Department (all times local): […]

  • Trump's border policy has sparked outrage, but the Democrats need more to make an impact in November
    on June 18, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Democrats may see the latest outrage over Donald Trump’s immigration policy and believe it is a chance to make headway ahead of the crucial midterms Congressional elections in November - but things will not be so simple. There is no doubt that Republicans are divided. A number of Republicans - past and present - have spoken about the “cruel” nature of the ‘zero tolerance’ policy over illegal crossings, and Democrats are keen to highlight the “inhumane” nature separating parents and children. […]

  • Dunkin' Donuts Sign Asks Customers To Snitch On Workers Not Speaking English
    on June 18, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    A Dunkin Donuts in Baltimore is under fire for posting a sign offering […]

  • Trump Defends Immigration Policies As Backlash Grows
    on June 18, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    President Donald Trump is standing by his administration's highly […]

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  • Chicago Soldier Killed in Korea Finally Being Laid to Rest
    on June 17, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Not long after her father went missing during the Korean War, Carol Elkin spotted then-Gen. Dwight Eisenhower in downtown Chicago and did what any kid might do when coming face to face with the nation’s most famous soldier: She asked him to bring her dad home. […]

  • Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Is Now Raining Green Gemstones 
    on June 17, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    In Hawaiian folklore, Pele or Pelehonuamea is the ancient fire goddess who lives in the Halema'uma'u crater at the top of Kilauea and is revered as the creator of Hawaii's landscape. And these days it seems Pele may be trying to apologize for the havoc and destruction her volcano has caused to the residents on the Big Island who live near her slopes. &nbs […]

  • Fathers Must Remove Some Elements From Their Children's Lives
    on June 17, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    In a recent commentary appearing in The Athens Daily Review, writer Steve Ellison gives his opinion on the New Testament scripture John 15. […]

  • Gunfire Erupts at New Jersey Arts Festival; 22 Wounded
    on June 17, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Two gunmen opened fire at an all-night arts and music festival early Sunday morning, sending people running over each other in the scramble to safety, authorities said. One suspect was killed and 22 people were injured. […]

  • What Does God Look Like? UNC Study Finds Liberals and Conservatives Have Different Ideas 
    on June 16, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    A new study published by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds that liberals and conservatives see God differently and the psychologists stress...a lot differently. […]