World News

World news is all reports on stories involving politicians, conflict and revolutions outside of the United States and Israel that affect the world and the Jewish state. 'World news' helps the global environment set the political agenda through journalists situated in conflict regions reporting on the important facts.

US sets single day records for cases; California readies new clamp down

California warns of a region-by-region shutdown as the US tops 100 thousand COVID-19 hospitalizations for the first time.

By REUTERS
04/12/2020
Biden pledges to publicly get a COVID-19 vaccine and retain Fauci

Biden also said he would get the COVID-19 vaccine when Fauci says it is safe and would be happy to take it publicly.

By REUTERS
04/12/2020
Israeli border policewmen chat with local residents at the entrance to Bnei Brak as Israel enforces
'Lockdown' - the word of the year

Language is a reflection of the world around us and 2020 has been dominated by the global pandemic.

03/12/2020
Iran: Kylie Moore-Gilbert detained for being Israeli spy for Bahraini MP

Moore-Gilbert was released on November 25 in exchange for three Iranians involved in an attempted bombing attack in Bangkok, Thailand, aimed at killing Israeli diplomats.

03/12/2020
Sen. Cruz reintroduces act to designate Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

"Since the founding of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Brotherhood-affiliated groups have consistently preached and incited hatred against Christians, Jews and other Muslims" – Sen. Jim Inhofe.

By EVE YOUNG , REUTERS
03/12/2020
Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager charged with killing two people and injuring another during demonstra
Kyle Rittenhouse, charged in Wisconsin protest shootings, due in court

The hearing on Thursday is aimed at deciding whether the evidence is sufficient for the case to go to trial.

By REUTERS
03/12/2020
France to investigate dozens of mosques suspected of 'separatism'

The government has launched what it calls an unprecedented action against "separatism" following several Islamist attacks in France this autumn.

By REUTERS
03/12/2020
Twitter expands hate speech rules to include race, ethnicity

The company banned speech that dehumanizes others based on religion or caste last year and updated the rule in March to add age.

By REUTERS
03/12/2020
Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's president-elect, on October 28, 2018
Armed bank robbers storm another Brazilian town, battle police in streets

The attack, in the early hours of the morning in the northern riverside city of Cametá, was the second such heist in as many days in Brazil.

By REUTERS
02/12/2020
American Airlines holds first passenger flight of 737 MAX in 2 years

A smooth return to service for the MAX is seen as critical for Boeing's reputation and finances.

By REUTERS
02/12/2020
Biden: We will lift Iran sanctions if they comply with nuclear deal

"I'm not going to make any immediate moves, and the same applies to the tariffs. I'm not going to prejudice my options," President-elect Biden told NYT.

By REUTERS
02/12/2020
Five killed, including baby, as car plows into pedestrian zone in Germany

"I just walked through the city center and it was just horrible. There is a trainer lying on the ground, and the girl it belongs to is dead," Mayor Wolfram Liebe said, choking back tears.

By REUTERS
02/12/2020
Palace of Zarzuela, Madrid
King's palace in Spain uses Israeli tech to purify air from COVID-19

A study conducted at Sheba Medical Center determined that the system has the ability to destroy various viruses, including coronavirus at a rate of 99.9%.

‘Homeland’ creators to adapt ‘Dinner at the Center of the Earth’ to TV

The book centers on a Prisoner Z who is being held at a secret prison site in Israel’s Negev Desert.

By CURT SCHLEIER/JTA
02/12/2020
Mining for modernization in the Gulf states

GCC members boosting sector as part of drive to reduce dependence on oil and gas

By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
02/12/2020
Overheated, a healthcare worker takes a break as people wait in their vehicles for coronavirus tests
US reveals rapid rollout plan for vaccine after record coronavirus surge

First in line for vaccinations could be about 21 million healthcare workers and 3 million residents in long-term care facilities, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said.

By REUTERS
01/12/2020
US offers $5m. reward for info on China ignoring sanctions on N.Korea

Deputy Assistant Secretary for North Korea State Alex Wong accused China of "seeking to undo the UN sanctions regime they themselves voted for in 2006, in 2009, in 2013, in 2016, and in 2017."

By REUTERS
01/12/2020
US Navy to scrap USS Bonhomme Richard after damage in possible arson

The decommissioning process will take nine months to a year and will cost an estimated $30 million.

01/12/2020
China successfully lands spacecraft on moon to retrieve lunar rocks

If the mission is completed as planned, it would make China the third nation to have retrieved lunar samples after the United States and the Soviet Union.

By REUTERS
01/12/2020
Czechia is also Moravia and Silesia

From wine trails to the mountains, there’s something for everyone

By KLÁRA DONATHOVÁ
01/12/2020
Be active in Bohemia

Bring your favorite sportswear with you. You can rent the rest on-site.

By KLÁRA DONATHOVÁ
01/12/2020
People watch S-300 air defense missile systems launching missiles
Russia deploys advanced S-300 missiles to disputed islands near Japan

Japan is highly sensitive to military moves by Russia on the strategically important chain of islands that stretch northeast from Japan's Hokkaido to the Russian Far East region of Kamchatka.

By REUTERS
01/12/2020
Monolith vanishes from Romania and Utah - alien action or local pranks?

In the Kubrick movie, an alien monolith is a recurring symbol that appears to play a role in the development of human evolution.

By REUTERS
01/12/2020
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters during a public appearance at a re
Slovenia declares Hezbollah a terrorist organization

The EU, of which Slovenia is a member, bans only the “military wing” of Hezbollah, allowing its “political wing” to operate in Europe.

UN says 235 million people will be in need of humanitarian aid in 2021

As of now, the UN and its partners have devised a plan to serve 160 million of those in need of humanitarian aid - the cost of the endeavor is estimated to cost $35 billion.

Israel to send aid team to Honduras following devastating hurricanes

The Central American country "regularly supports Israel in international forums" and "has recently made the decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem."

US President Trump holds coronavirus disease pandemic response briefing at the White House
Scott Atlas resigns as special adviser to Trump on coronavirus

Atlas has been sharply criticized by public health experts for providing Trump with misleading or incorrect information on the virus pandemic.

By REUTERS
01/12/2020
Burning forest is seen during "Operation Green Wave" to combat illegal logging in Amazon rainforest
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rises to 12-year high under Bolsonaro

The Amazon is the world's largest rainforest and its protection is crucial to stopping catastrophic climate change because of the vast amount of carbon dioxide it absorbs.

By REUTERS
30/11/2020
Israeli-Czech Forum: Facing future challenges together

The eighth annual Israeli-Czech Forum has been organized again this autumn. Due to the pandemic, it will be held as an extraordinary video-conference on December 3.

By MILOŠ TOUŠEK
30/11/2020
Czech-Israeli Mutual Chamber of Commerce - More than business

The Chamber seeks to increasingly support the activity of its members in specific bilateral projects with a high added value.

By LINDA ŠTUCBARTOVÁ
30/11/2020
COVID-19 sparked Czech innovation

The Czech Republic is very innovative and has great potential

By LINDA ŠTUCBARTOVÁ
30/11/2020
ŠKODA Auto is a part of the Israeli innovation ecosystem

An interview with Vít Lichtenstein · Head of Technology Scouting & Business Development, ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab Israel Ltd.

By LINDA ŠTUCBARTOVÁ
30/11/2020
Where business thrives in Olomouc

From asset records to the diagnosis of brain diseases

By TOMÁŠ JELÍNEK
30/11/2020
From the Golem of Prague to artificial intelligence

Czech-Israeli cooperation in the sciences is booming

By TOMÁŠ JELÍNEK , ALAN ROSENBAUM
30/11/2020
Czech environmental firm joins with Israeli tech

Cooperation extends from environmental cleanup to protection against terrorist threats

The Czech arms that saved Israel

Czechoslavakia provided desperately needed weapons in 1948

By GITA ZBAVITELOVÁ
30/11/2020
'I respect Israel for its courage'

An interview with Miloš Zeman, President of the Czech Republic

By TOMÁŠ JELÍNEK
30/11/2020
'The history of our two peoples brings us together in a special bond'

An interview with Reuven “Ruvi” Rivlin, President of the State of Israel

By TOMÁŠ JELÍNEK
30/11/2020
US. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference following the two-day Federal Open Ma
Biden names top economic advisers, setting stage for diverse White House

In contrast to Trump, who largely picked white men for key positions, Biden's early appointments were shaping up to be highly diverse.

By REUTERS
30/11/2020
Pope cancels traditional pre-Christmas ceremony due to COVID-19

Thousands of people usually line the streets near the area to see the pope and pray with him.

By REUTERS
30/11/2020
Understanding the law-enforcement operation in Ethiopia

It is important to understand the reality in Ethiopia.

By FASIL LEGESSE
30/11/2020
War in Space: Rules-based cooperation is only way to keep space peaceful

“Preventing conflicts in outer space and preserving outer space for peaceful purposes" is more necessary than ever.

By REUTERS
30/11/2020
A bright fireball, believed to be a meteor streaks across the sky over city of Austin, 2019
Fireball lights up skies over Japan

The light was so bright it could be seen through closed curtains.

Candace Owens speaking with attendees at the 2018 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA.
Conservative commentator forces fact-checkers to retract, admit fault

Candace Owens's use of lawyers to have PolitiFact admit they falsely flagged her is part of her ongoing battle against fact-checkers.

Joe Biden fractures foot while playing with dog

Doctors initially thought the former vice president had merely sprained his ankle, but ordered an additional scan of the injury.

By REUTERS
30/11/2020
A Star Wars fan dressed in costume as Darth Vader
David Prowse, actor who portrayed Darth Vader in Star Wars, dies at 85

BBC reported that Bowington said the Bristol-born English character actor died after suffering a short illness.

AOC plays Among Us again, this time for coronavirus relief

The last time AOC played Among Us was just before the United States general election where she played alongside some of the most influential streamers across Youtube and Twitch.

Ethiopian prime minister: Military operation in Tigray is complete

Claims from all sides are difficult to verify since phone and internet links to Tigray have been down and access tightly controlled since the fighting began on November 4.

By REUTERS
29/11/2020
Members of Amhara region militias ride on their truck as they head to face the Tigray People's Liber
Ethiopian forces will take Tigrayan capital in coming days, military says

The Ethiopian military has been fighting rebellious local forces in the northern region of Tigray, which borders Eritrea and Sudan.

By REUTERS
28/11/2020
Bottles labeled "Vaccine" stand near medical syringe in front of "Coronavirus COVID-19" display
US vaccine plans take shape but no let-up on restrictions

Los Angeles County health officials on Friday banned all public and private gatherings for at least three weeks and urged residents to stay home as much as possible.

By REUTERS
28/11/2020
Belarus' Lukashenko to resign following adoption of new constitution

He said the current constitution needed reforming as too much power was concentrated in the hands of the president and that there would be "trouble" if he handed over the reins now.

By REUTERS
27/11/2020
A European Union flag flies outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Decem
Iranians face trial over suspected bomb plot, in European first

Tehran has repeatedly dismissed the charges, calling the attack allegations a "false flag" stunt by the NCRI, which it considers a terrorist group.

By REUTERS
27/11/2020
Belarus opposition asks European prosecutors to probe torture accusations

Belarus has been rocked by months of anti-government protests after veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory in an Aug. 9 presidential election.

By REUTERS
27/11/2020
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson seen in public for the first time since his self-isolation en
UK PM appoints Dan Rosenfield as new chief of staff

A native of Manchester, Rosenfield established a solid background in financial consulting experience before his appointment.

By SARAH BEN-NUN
27/11/2020
2,900-year-old Urartu archeological park to be opened to public

Three sarcophagi containing the sole specimens from the Urartu Kingdom were found at the site.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrives for a meeting with EU Council President Charles Michel in B
Turkey rejects European Parliament call for sanctions over Cyprus

Turkey is at odds with EU members Greece and Cyprus over hydrocarbon exploration in disputed east Mediterranean waters.

By REUTERS
27/11/2020
South Korean people watch a TV broadcasting a news report on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Seou
S.Korea foils N.Korea attempt to hack COVID-19 vaccine makers

Lawmaker Ha Tae-keung said there was no damage from the hacking attempts, News1 said.

By REUTERS
27/11/2020
France to arrange aid conference for Lebanon by video on Dec. 2

The meeting, organized in conjunction with the UN, will aim to have the highest-level representation possible with the objective of soliciting aid for Lebanon's debt-crushed economy.

By REUTERS
26/11/2020
NCYI welcomes Supreme Court ruling challenging New York coronavirus curbs

"The right of all Americans to enjoy freedom of religion is a sacrosanct privilege," the National Council of Young Israel said.

26/11/2020
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrives for a meeting with EU Council President Charles Michel in B
France, EU lawmakers push for sanctions on Turkey next month

Turkey, a member of NATO, has slid towards authoritarianism under Erdogan's rule in recent years, but remains a strategically located partner that the EU cannot ignore.

By REUTERS
26/11/2020
Public Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda attends the trial for Malian Islamist militant Al-Hassan Ag Abdoul
Field of candidates widens in heated race for top ICC prosecutor job

The court's 123 member countries are due to meet in New York on December 7 to 13, when they are meant to pick a successor for Gambia's Fatou Bensouda, whose term as chief prosecutor expires in June.

By REUTERS
26/11/2020
Members of Amhara militia control a motor vehicle checkpoint at the entrance of Dansha town
Ethiopia to begin 'final phase' of offensive in Tigray region, says PM

Abiy's government set a 72-hour ultimatum on Sunday for the TPLF to lay down its arms or face an assault on Mekelle, the highland regional capital city of 500,000 people.

By REUTERS
26/11/2020
Sudan's former PM Sadiq al-Mahdi dies from coronavirus in UAE

Mahdi, 84, was Sudan's last democratically elected prime minister and was overthrown in 1989 in the military coup that brought former president Omar al-Bashir to power.

By REUTERS
26/11/2020
Diego Maradona, Argentine soccer legend, dies of heart attack

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez declared three days of national mourning after the news of Maradona's death.

26/11/2020
A prison guard stands along a corridor in Tehran's Evin prison June 13, 2006.
Freed British-Australian academic thanks supporters after Iranian release

Moore-Gilbert, a specialist in Middle East politics at the University of Melbourne, said after leaving Iran that she was grateful for the work done to gain her release.

By REUTERS
26/11/2020
POLICE TAPE at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh
Global terror-related deaths fall to 5-year low

“Despite the overall fall in the global impact of terrorism, it remains a significant and serious threat in many countries.”

Born in Israel, TomCar to open US assembly line, creating jobs

Cooperation with Prince Manufacturing will enable TomCar to supply specially-designed models to the US Armed Forces.

A European Union flag flies outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Decem
Belgian MP proposes Hezbollah ban

Brussels, like many other countries in Europe, follows the EU’s policy of banning Hezbollah’s military arm and not its political branch.

Car crashed into the gate of the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin
Car seen crashing into gate of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office

Pictures from the scene showed police inspecting an estate car at the gate with the words "Stop Globalisation Politics" scrawled in white on its right side.

By REUTERS
25/11/2020
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leave Canada House in London, Britain
Meghan Markle speaks about miscarriage in New York Times article

"Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few."

By REUTERS
25/11/2020
Swiss police identify assailant in knife attack as jihadist

Ticino cantonal police said the attack was over and the suspect, a 28-year-old who lives in the area, was in custody.

By REUTERS
25/11/2020
Members of Amhara region militias ride on their truck as they head to face the Tigray People's Liber
Ethiopia’s surrender deadline approaches for Tigray rebels

If the Tigray People’s Liberation Front refuses to concede in the three-week-long war, there could be a bloodbath, foreign governments and humanitarian groups say.

By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
25/11/2020
Michael Flynn
Donald Trump plans to pardon former aide Michael Flynn - source

Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

By REUTERS
25/11/2020
Sweden pleads for life of Iranian physician, charged as spy for Israel

The doctor has told human rights groups that his confessions in 2017 were extracted by torture and threats against his family.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
25/11/2020
Russia chases off US warship in row over waters in Sea of Japan

Such incidents at sea are rare, but they underscore the poor diplomatic and military relations between Russia and the United States.

By REUTERS
24/11/2020
Ben-Gurion Airport is empty amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Credit Suisse forecasts global economic growth in wake of COVID-19

The forecast comes as the pandemic has caused a global economic recession.

24/11/2020
Members of Amhara region militias ride on their truck as they head to face the Tigray People's Liber
Ethiopia says Tigray youth group killed 600 civilians in Nov 9 attack

The Tigrayan forces' leaders could not immediately be reached for comment but have previously denied any responsibility for the massacre.

By REUTERS
24/11/2020
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo receives Emmy for daily COVID-19 briefings

The award is intended to honor individuals or organizations who "cross-cultural boundaries to touch our common humanity," and, in some capacity, contribute to the quality of global television.

A United Arab Emirates (UAE) flag waves alongside an Israeli flag
UAE approves temporary entry arrangement for Israelis

As part of the arrangement, airlines will arrange for electronic entrance documents for passengers.

Biden is expected to nominate Antony Blinken as secretary of state

Under Obama, Blinken worked to limit most US combat deployments to small numbers of troops.

Members of Amhara region militias ride on their truck as they head to face the Tigray People's Liber
Ethiopia: Amid calls for mediation with Tigray, who has leverage?

Here are details on who has influence in Ethiopia and whether they are using it.

By REUTERS
23/11/2020
Members of the police band play the bugle to mark the tenth anniversary of the November 26, 2008 ter
Annual commemoration of the 2008 Mumbai attack to commence virtually

On November 26, 2008, an attack led by a Pakistani-based Islamist group claimed the lives of 166 people, among them a Chabad emissary couple.

By SARAH BEN-NUN
23/11/2020
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a meeting on the sidelines
At G20 Summit, pandemic spurs action

Leaders agree to extend debt relief and to advocate for access to pandemic supplies in developing world.

By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
23/11/2020
Remembering JFK, 57 years after his assassination

In his inaugural address, Kennedy said the now world-famous phrase "ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country."

China ramps up testing frozen imports after finding COVID-19 on packaging

China has reported around 10 cases of SARS-CoV-2, the COVID-19 virus in the frozen products or its packaging.

By REUTERS
23/11/2020
A healthcare worker performs a rapid COVID-19 antigen test amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) o
Spanish PM: Spain to begin vaccination program in January

"A very substantial part of the population will be able to be vaccinated, with all guarantees, in the first quarter of the year," said Sanchez.

By REUTERS
22/11/2020
Pakistan minister deletes tweet containing Macron Nazi jibe

The minister posted the remarks following a clash between Pakistan and France over the publication of images of the Prophet Mohammad by a French magazine.

By REUTERS
22/11/2020
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade amid COVID-19: What you need to know

Israelis can watch the pre-recorded festivities on YouTube starting at 4 p.m. Israel Time on Thanksgiving Day.

22/11/2020
US President Barack Obama (not pictured) announces Judge Merrick Garland (R) of the United States Co
Joe Biden considering Jewish judge Garland as attorney-general

Garland has credited his parents with instilling in him the desire for public service.

Uganda's Bobi Wine released on bail, protest death toll reaches 37

Wine was arrested while campaigning in eastern Uganda for allegedly holding mass rallies in violation of restrictions on gatherings imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

By REUTERS
21/11/2020
Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for COVID-19

Andrew Giuliani, the son of the president's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, also said he tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

By REUTERS
21/11/2020
Interpol
INTERPOL, Spetsnaz rescue 7-year-old boy who was kidnapped 200m from home

INTEPOL enlisted law enforcement across "several countries" to gather information to the boy's whereabouts, believing he was still alive.

Palestinian girls compete in a rare Gaza boxing contest

Hala Ayoub, 15, said she hoped the contest would show people that boxing is not only a man's sport.

By REUTERS
20/11/2020
German doctor arrested on suspicion of killing coronavirus patients

All forms of assisted death are particularly sensitive in Germany due to the legacy of the Holocaust.

By REUTERS
20/11/2020
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