Secretary of State John Kerry
In Washington, Secretary of State John Kerry led back-to-back, closed-door briefings, trying to sway lawmakers to approve the deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s considering a visit to Israel, despite that nation’s ongoing conflict with the militant group Hamas in Gaza.
The new war in Iraq has local terrorism experts on high alert. The leader of the insurgent group swallowing city after city there has vowed to bring his war to New York City.
Flyers, purportedly distributed by pro-Russian rebels, are demanding Jews register with the “Nationalities Commissioner” and pay $50 or lose their citizenship and face deportation.
Officer Manny Encarnacion was arrested early last month while traveling in New Delhi, where he was visiting his wife. He’s been barred from leaving the country until the case is resolved, officials said.
Iran’s nuclear program is the talk of major world powers in Switzerland. There was talk of a breakthrough, but as of early Friday evening, there was still no deal.
Speaking from the East Room of the White House, Obama said he had asked congressional leaders to postpone a vote on legislation he has been seeking to authorize the use of military force against Syria.
North Korea issued its own warning, saying Japan will be its first target if war breaks out.
President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have had a number of meetings at the White House, including some that were quite tense. But as early as next month Obama will meet Netanyahu on his home court.