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Rabbi Michel Serfaty (right), head of the Jewish-Muslim Alliance of France, stands next to a Muslim cleric, or imam, as they both hold signs wishing Muslims a happy Ramadan. The rabbi and the imam have also traded hats. Despite efforts by Serfaty's group, a record number of French Jews are expected to move to Israel this year.

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Despite Mideast turmoil, more French Jews are moving to Israel

Anti-Semitism in France and across Europe is fueling emigration, Jews say. One father whose son is leaving says, "France is no longer the beautiful country it was."

An employee looks at a Russian foreign passport at the U.S.  Embassy in Moscow.

U.S. database glitch delays passport, visa processing

The problem in the U.S. State Department system could cause problems for millions of people worldwide who are awaiting travel documents.

Barbed-wire fence surrounding a military area is pictured in the forest near Stare Kiejkuty village, close to Szczytno in northeastern Poland. The CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday.

European court rules against Poland in CIA 'black sites' case

The European Court of Human Rights said Poland broke the European human rights convention by allowing the CIA to imprison and torture two terrorism suspects in secret prisons on its soil.

Gaza conflict day 17: Here's what you need to know

For the first time since Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration is allowing flights to Israel. The death toll in Gaza has now surpassed 700.

Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

The Svoboda and Udar parties pulled out of the governing coalition, prompting Arseniy Yatsenyuk's decision. Parliament's speaker said it was up to the two parties to name a temporary prime minister.

United 1st US airline to resume flights to Israel

The airline's decision to resume service to Tel Aviv comes hours after the Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.

Disaster adds to pile of issues for Malaysia Airlines

Even before the calamity of two downed flights, the airline was struggling with shifts in Asia's aviation industry. Now it faces either bankruptcy or privatization.

FAA continues ban on US flights to Tel Aviv

The agency said Wednesday it is working closely with the Israeli government to review new information they have provided and to determine whether safety concerns have been resolved.

US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Tel Aviv Wednesday to meet with the Israeli prime minister after earlier talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon.

European airlines suspend flights to Tel Aviv (updated)

Germany and France's largest airlines Lufthansa and Air France say they're suspending all flights to Tel Aviv over safety concerns amid the increasing violence.

Running 135 miles through heat and mountains for bragging rights

Nearly 100 runners set off this morning on the run of their lives, racing to cover 135 miles of desert and mountains in two days for the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon.

Downed Malaysian flight: Train with crash victims' remains leaves rebel town

A refrigerated train carrying the bodies of the MH17 crash victims was headed for a government-controlled crisis center Monday, Ukrainian government officials said.

Obama voices concern about casualties in Gaza, calls for ceasfire

Obama on Monday called for an immediate ceasefire. He's asking Secretary of State John Kerry to do whatever he can to help negotiate one at talks in Egypt.

Clashes between rival militias in Libya kill 47

Clashes between rival Libyan militias fighting for control of the international airport in the capital, Tripoli, have killed 47 people over the last week, Libya's Health Ministry said.

Israeli soldier killed in raid was Woodland Hills native

Israel sent more troops into Gaza on Sunday, stepping up tank fire and airstrikes ahead of the short-lived cease-fire.

Kerry: Evidence points clearly to rebels shooting down MH17

The U.S. secretary of state says a mix of U.S. intelligence and social media reports "points a very clear finger at the separatists" having brought down the plane.