World Briefs: Strain on US-Israeli ties as meeting cancelled

Strain on US-Israeli ties as meeting cancelled

JERUSALEM • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cancellation of a proposed meeting with United States President Barack Obama put more strain on their troubled ties yesterday, just before a visit to Israel by US Vice-President Joe Biden.

The White House said on Monday that it was surprised to learn first from Israeli media about Mr Netanyahu's decision.


Danish girl 'planned to bomb two schools'

COPENHAGEN • A 16-year-old Danish girl arrested in January was planning to carry out bomb attacks against two schools, one of which was Jewish, Danish police said yesterday.

The girl was allegedly helped by a 24-year-old man who Danish media said had been fighting in Syria, though it was not clear for which side, according to the preliminary charges presented in a court in the town of Holbaek, 70km west of Copenhagen.


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