U.S. ends ban on flights into Tel Aviv

Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
STORY HIGHLIGHTSThe ban on flights to Tel Aviv ended late WednesdayIsrael had been lobbying Washington to reverse the decisionMany flights were canceled over the last two daysU.S. airlines will have to decide when to resume flights Washington (CNN) -- The Federal Aviation Administration removed its ban on U.S. passenger planes flying to and from Tel Aviv Wednesday night, a day-and-a-half after stopping all the flights citing security concerns. Israeli officials have been lobbying Washington to…
Unhappiest City in America? It Might Surprise You
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
You'd think with a sound economy, good restaurants and great entertainment, people living there would be in a fine mood, but no, a new study says.
China probes 581 firms, restaurants as food safety scare spreads
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 23:59
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's food regulator has visited close to 600 restaurants, businesses and food distributors as it investigates a fast-spreading food safety scare that has dragged in a number of global brands and hit food outlets as far away as Japan. Shanghai police detained five people on Wednesday, including the head and the quality chief of Shanghai Husi Food, a Chinese-based supplier to foreign fast-food brands including KFC, McDonald's Corp and coffee chain Starbucks…
FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 23:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. The decision was effective at 11:45 p.m. EDT. "Before making this decision, the FAA worked with its U.S. government counterparts to assess the security situation in Israel and carefully reviewed both significant new information and measures the government…
Ramadan is different in Lebanon this year
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 22:59
Security concerns and higher prices have made Ramadan hard for many in Beirut this year. STORY HIGHLIGHTSTough economic conditions in Lebanon have made it harder for families during Ramadan this yearSecurity situation has also created fear and uncertainty among many in BeirutRunning water and electricity are daily concerns and prices of food more expensive this yearCharities are struggling to provide Iftar because of less donations
Answering a call: Americans in Israel's military
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 22:59
STORY HIGHLIGHTSAbout 750 Americans are currently in the Israeli military, an advocacy group saysIn Israel, military service is required of all citizens at age 18, male and femaleThat includes young Americans with dual citizenship living in IsraelThose outside Israel can apply if they meet requirements including speaking Hebrew (CNN) -- Daniel Flesch, then a college student at the University of Illinois, had heard too much anti-Israeli sentiment. He had family members who had survived the…
World's coolest bookstores
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 22:59
Stunning El Ateneo bookstore in Buenos Aires was once a theater. The theater boxes have been turned into reading spaces. Paris Left Bank fixture Shakespeare and Company hosts writers-in-residence and awards its own literary prize to an aspiring writer every few years.
Property scramble in Indonesia's mega-city
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 22:58
STORY HIGHLIGHTSProperty prices rising rapidly in Indonesian capital of Jakarta38 million people live in city and surrounding area and space is scarceDevelopers say Jakarta is smart investment as it is cheaper than other major Asian cities One Square Meter explores the leading architectural designs, city plans and demand for property investment in emerging markets. Join CNN's John Defterios as he visits some of the world's most dynamic cities for an insight into the fast-paced world…
A Dirty Trick for SETI: Go After Alien Polluters
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 22:58
E.T., phone home — and tell your pals to pollute the air. That's one way we might be able to detect alien civilizations on faraway planets, researchers report in a study to be published in The Astrophysical Journal. They say that under ideal conditions, NASA's yet-to-be-launched James Webb Space Telescope could detect the chemical fingerprints of industrial pollutants such as ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons in the atmosphere of an Earthlike planet circling a white dwarf. "People often…
Music in the Clouds: Flying Piano Show Hits Germany
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 22:58
German pianist Stefan Aaron plays an orange piano on a "flying carpet" platform suspended from a helicopter, over Munich Airport on Wednesday. The concert is the fourth station of the "Orange Piano Tour," which brings the artist to places around the world. First published July 23 2014, 8:16 PM

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