Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for "mass immigration" of Jews to Israel from Europe after a deadly shooting at a synagogue in Denmark, the second synagogue shooting in Europe in two months after last month's synagogue shooting in Paris, sparking fear of growing anti-semitism in Europe.
"I would like to tell all European Jews and all Jews wherever they are: 'Israel is the home of every Jews. To the Jews of Europe and to the Jews of the world I say that Israel is waiting for you with open arms,'" Netanyahu told the Israeli cabinet Sunday, according to JewishPress.com.
Netanyahu's call comes the day after a gunman shot two police officers near a synagogue in the Danish capital of Copenhagen. The man then shot a civilian multiple times in the head before fleeing the scene. The officers were wounded but the civilian later died. more >>
MADRID--Deportivo La Coruña player Isaac Cuenca believes that his club can walk away with a win against Real Madrid entering their Liga BBVA clash at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
"I don't know if there's a good moment to go to the Bernabeu," Cuenca told ESPN about Deportivo's upcoming road game with the Real fans desperate to see their club get a win after a bad beat last week.
Real Madrid got bludgeoned, 0-4, at the hands of its cross-city rival Atletico Madrid, which made the race for the Spanish league championship more interesting, and Cuenca thinks this could be the right time to beat the league leader. more >>
Danish police say they have killed a man believed to be the gunman behind two separate shootings Saturday that left two people dead and is thought to be an act inspired by the Paris terror attacks last month.
Copenhagen authorities used surveillance images to track the suspect to his home Sunday where a shootout occured that left him dead, and no officers injured, according to CNN. The identity of the man believed to be the gunman has not yet been released at the time of this report.
"Denmark has been hit by terror," the Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said Sunday, according to The New York Times. "We do not know the motive for the alleged perpetrator's actions, but we know that there are forces that want to hurt Denmark. They want to rebuke our freedom of speech." more >>
HTC's next flagship phone, the HTC One M9, is set to launch just in time for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on March 2.
While the specific release date for the M9 has been set on the first day of March, price and specifications of the Taiwanese manufacturer's latest smartphone model are still under speculation despite HTC's preparation for its launch date following the MWC show.
Now going by the name Hima, after the smartphone and tablets company announced it will no longer be using M codenames, the device will be available for the rest of the U.K. several weeks after its official launch date. more >>
Answers in Genesis President and CEO Ken Ham has said the news that Iceland is building its first temple to the Norse gods since the Vikings era is proof that Europe is now in a "post-Christian" state. He added that the United States is following the same path.
"This sad story shows the continuing spiritual decline in Europe. Despite its strong Christian heritage in the past, Europe is now certainly post-Christian and America is quickly going in the same direction," Ham wrote for his AiG blog on Thursday.
"Instead of acknowledging the truth of God's Word and the salvation that is available through Jesus Christ, people are choosing to embrace ancient Norse paganism! How sad!" more >>
Pope Francis has said that making the choice to not have children is "selfish." The pontiff made the comments at a gathering at St. Peter's Square on Wednesday, and said that societies that have low birth rates are "depressed."
"If a generous family of children is viewed as if it were a burden, there is something wrong! As the Encyclical Humanae Vitae of Blessed Pope Paul VI teaches, but having more children cannot be automatically viewed as an irresponsible choice," Francis told the audience, according to Vatican Radio.
"The choice to not have children is selfish. Life rejuvenates and acquires energy when it multiplies: It is enriched, not impoverished! Children learn to take charge of their family, they mature in the sharing of sacrifices, and they grow in appreciation of its gifts." more >>