Austin, TX – Texas’ Perry Says Disparaging Tweet Unauthorized

Austin, TX — A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power. The tweet was later deleted, followed by another from Perry’s account that disavowed the post. […]


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Forex – Aussie retraces weakness after China HSBC PMI, domestic data

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Australian CGOP -6.9% vs. -1.8% forecast

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 6 Elul

Rav Moshe Mintz, author of Sha’alos U’teshuvos Maharam Mintz. His teacher was Rav Yaakov Weil, the Mahari Weil, Rav of Augsburg and Erfurt (d. mid-15th century Germany).
Rav Gershon Shaul Yom Tov Lipman Heller (1579-1654). Born several days after the […]

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Manila – Authorities: Car Bomb Found At Philippines’ Main Airport

Manila — Four people were arrested after a bomb was found in a van parked at Manila’s international airport, authorities said Monday. The utility vehicle containing an “improvised explosive device” was found at the airport’s terminal three car park at about 1:45 am (1745 GMT) Monday, said a short report released by the National Bureau […]


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Forex – Aussie weaker after AI Group index, China HSBC PMI awaited

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Israel Railways Resumes Service on the Sderot Line

With the ceasefire with Hamas being honored, Israel Railways has announced the resumption of service on the Sderot line. The first trains departed from Ashkelon on Thursday 2 Elul at 16:52. Train service was interrupted during Operation Protective Edge for fear of a rocket striking a train. Minister of Transported Yisrael Katz consulted with IDF […]

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Ukraine – Community Leaders: Jewish Families Displaced From Donetsk Are Again In Harms Way

Ukraine — Jews who fled to Mariupol to escape their country’s brutal civil war may have to uproot themselves again as the Ukrainian Army prepares to defend the southeastern coastal city, community leaders there told The Jerusalem Post. More than 100 families from Donetsk, one of the primary centers of the Moscow- backed insurgency, have […]


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Soldier Wounded In Mt. Scopus Attack Is ‘Born Anew’

B’chasdei Hashem, 25 days after being seriously wounded by terrorist gunfire in a Mr. Scopus, Yerushalayim terror attack, IDF soldier Sgt. Chen Schwartz was released from Hadassah Mt. Scopus Hospital on erev Shabbos 3 Elul. Schwartz was standing at a bus stop when a terrorist walked over to him and fired several rounds into his […]

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Barcelona – Clockwork Heart Pacemaker Does Away With Batteries

Barcelona — Swiss engineers, famous for making the world’s finest watches, are turning their hands to cardiology with a prototype battery-less pacemaker based on a self-winding wristwatch. Current pacemakers, which help the heart beat more regularly, offer a lifeline for many patients with cardiac problems but the need for battery power is a limiting factor, […]


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