Feb 17, 2015

U.S. college bans Iranians from engineering, science programs

The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has banned Iranian nationals from admission to certain graduate programs in a move that school officials say aligns its policy with U.S. sanctions against Iran. The university will no longer admit students from Iran to some programs in engineering ...

Danish Jews' affection for their country runs deep

Feb 17, 2015

Danish Jews' affection for their country runs deep

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s calls for Jews to move to Israel after attacks in Paris and Copenhagen may strike a chord with thousands of French Jews, but it will likely fall on deaf ears in Denmark. While French Jews are moving to Israel at ...

Feb 16, 2015

Hundreds of graves vandalized at Jewish cemetery in France

Hundreds of graves have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, in what the president called an “odious and barbaric” anti-Semitic act against French values. The vandalism comes at a time of growing insecurity among French Jews and amid general religious tensions ...

South Africa law to ban foreigners from owning land

Feb 15, 2015

South Africa law to ban foreigners from owning land

South African President Jacob Zuma has proposed a law barring foreigners from buying real estate in the country under sweeping land reforms, his office said Saturday. The reforms are aimed at rectifying inequalities that have persisted since colonial days and apartheid, with white farmers ...

Feb 15, 2015

Brain implants to help deaf children tested

At age 3, Angelica Lopez is helping to break a sound barrier for deaf children. Born without working auditory nerves, she can now detect sounds for the first time — and start to mimic them — after undergoing brain surgery to implant a device ...