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Defense officials have remained silent over a report that Germany could renege on its promise to sell Israel a Dolphin-class Navy submarine, due to Berlin’s disapproval of Israeli construction in the Gilo neighborhood of Jerusalem. According to the report, published on Wednesday in Yedioth Ahronoth , German diplomatic officials said the decision to sell the advanced submarine, which would join Israel’s existing fleet of five submarines, was being reconsidered in light of the failure of the Netanyahu government to move forward on talks with the Palestinian Authority. RELATED: 'Germany to finalize sale of Dolphin submarine to Israel' Defense officials in Israel said they could not comment on the report.
News Photography is all about capturing the decisive moment in an aesthetic way. It is about telling the world a story, through one or more images. Many times, news images come to be remembered as symbolically associated with a certain event, remembered for decades thanks to that special news image. Let us look at 25 such images. Remember, news images need NOT always be technically sound. Some may be grainy; some may even have a marginal amount of camera shake…as long as they tell the story right, its all right!
Bombardier lost out to Siemens to make carriages for the Thamelink route. Photograph: Alamy In the shopping precinct of Derby city centre a great British industry is staging its last stand. There are no guns or whooping Sioux here – instead, you have a gaggle of volunteers in T-shirts and linen trousers clutching petitions to save the local train manufacturer. Except that Bombardier is also the last train-maker in Britain, and the campaigners gathered by the ram statue know they're playing for big stakes. "We gave the world the railways," says Labour MP Chris Williamson.
Image credit Oregon Shepherd It is common in New Zealand and a luxury in the UK, but now sheep wool insulation has come to America, via Oregon Shepherd. There is a lot to love about this stuff; "This all-natural and inherently fire-retardant material is non-toxic, resists mold growth, is vermin resistant and is acoustically superior." After all, sheep know a thing or two about keeping warm. "Our Sheep Make it All Possible And We Take Pride in Keeping Them Well Cared For!"
A prosthetic hand that’s as functional as an electronic model—but at a fraction of the cost In The Workshop One of the inspirations for Mark Stark’s [below] invention was an artificial hand designed for NASA. “It was a challenge,” he says.
Writing her lover’s “autobiography” proved a witty way for American author Gertrude Stein to detail her own life as Parisian writer, salon host and arts patron. Ostensibly, readers can take in the book, published in 1933, as Stein writing about Alice B. Toklas (which is what the title suggests) or as Toklas “writing” about Stein (which is what the book actually is).
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Carla's Comeback Former French First Lady Returns to Music For four years, Carla Bruni, the wife of former President Nicolas Sarkozy, represented France as first lady. Many French people viewed the former model and singer suspiciously.