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  • Pilot Dead After Helicopter Crashes on Roof of 51 Story Building in Manhattan on Monday

    Shabtai Gold, and Helen Corbett, dpa|Jun 12, 2019

    New York (dpa) - One person died on Monday when a helicopter crash-landed on the roof of a building in Midtown Manhattan, New York city's fire department said. Officials said firefighters pumped water over 200 yards to reach the top of the 51-story building after the hard landing on the roof of a building on 7th Avenue, not far from Times Square and the southern part of Central Park. The entire building, which houses several companies, was evacuated. Preliminary information showed only the...

  • Even the Washington Post now Admits, Trump Got What He Wanted From Mexico

    Shabtai Gold, and Dennis Duettmann, dpa|Jun 12, 2019

    Washington (dpa) - The United States will have an increased capacity to send asylum seekers back to Mexico under a new deal reached last week between Washington and its southern neighbour, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday. "Those crossing the United States' southern border will be rapidly returned to Mexico," Pompeo told reporters in Washington. He said that while in the past the US was able to send back only hundreds daily, "we now have the capacity to do this full throttle." Ev...

  • Mexico, US Reach Immigration Deal; tariffs against Mexico "are hereby indefinitely suspended."

    Shabtai Gold, and Gretel Johnston, dpa|Jun 7, 2019

    Washington (dpa) - The United States and Mexico reached a deal Friday on migration that avoids tariffs that would have been imposed on all Mexican goods starting Monday. President Donald Trump announced the deal, tweeting that tariffs against Mexico "are hereby indefinitely suspended." Under the deal Mexico agreed to take strong measures to stem the tide of migration through the country. "This is being done to greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the...

  • "This is How it Starts:" United States Deploys 1500 Marines to Middle East to Counter Iran

    Shabtai Gold, DPA|May 29, 2019

    Washington (dpa) - The United States approved the deployment of 1,500 military personnel to the Middle East on Friday, in a move meant to counter Iran as tensions continued to escalate between the two countries. The troop movement include a Patriot anti-missile battalion, a fighter aircraft squadron and surveillance aircraft, in addition to other units. This is a "prudent defensive measure and intended to reduce the possibility of future hostilities," Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said...