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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 Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) is seen in the Senate Reception room during the fifth day of the impeach

Senate Republican: US police reform proposal may be done in week or two

Scott said his proposal would make it easier for victims of police violence to sue police departments, rather than police officers.

By REUTERS
21/04/2021
People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Facebo

Facebook: Palestinian spies are behind hacking campaign

Facebook believed that the organization had deployed some 300 fake or compromised accounts to target roughly 800 people overall.

By REUTERS
21/04/2021
People listen to speakers at George Floyd Square after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapoli

US launches probe of Minneapolis police after Chauvin conviction

The probe is the first major action of Attorney General Merrick Garland, after President Joe Biden vowed to address systemic racism in the United States. I

By REUTERS
21/04/2021

Maori New Zealanders welcome Israeli ambassador with Haka, ceremony

The Maori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand's mainland, and play a highly important role in New Zealander society, culture, and politics.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives for the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip, who died at the age

Queen Elizabeth touched by tributes to husband as she marks 95th birthday

We have been deeply touched, and continue to be reminded that Philip had such an extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life."

By REUTERS
21/04/2021

Neo-Nazi leader arrested in Arizona for aggravated assault

United States white supremacist leader, Burt Colucci, was arrested on Monday after threatening Black individuals outside a hotel in Arizona.

By REUTERS
21/04/2021
U.S. President Biden and Vice President Harris speak after guilty verdicts reached in trial

Biden, Harris deliver remarks on Derek Chauvin verdict, Obama reacted

Former President Barack Obama, the first and only black president in US history, also reacted to the guilty verdict in the case, releasing a joint statement along with his wife, Michelle.

Gun policy remains divisive in the US amid mass shooting spate - survey

Democrats define gun violence as one of the top problems for the United States, with 73% of them holding that opinion as opposed to only 18% of Republicans.

Jewish leaders call on Pope Francis to intervene in case of Alexei Navalny

“Alexei Navalny, currently imprisoned by the Moscow regime, is dying in full view of the whole world,” the letter read.

Instagram launches feature to tackle hate speech, abuse

Starting in a few weeks, all users will also have the extended option to entirely block out people from contacting them on Instagram, after blocking their account.

By REUTERS
21/04/2021

Super League in retreat after English clubs quit but battle to continue

While the Super League beat a hasty retreat late on Tuesday, it offered no apologies.

By REUTERS
21/04/2021

Walter Mondale was a liberal icon who championed Israel

Arab Americans said Mondale excluded them from his campaign out of deference to pro-Israel supporters.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
21/04/2021
New York Police Department vehicle370

NYPD creates civilian panel to advise on hate crimes

The Hate Crimes Task Force said 135 hate crimes have been reported in the city in 2021, compared to 93 last year.

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL / JTA
21/04/2021
Ofer Aloni visiting Nathan Rappaport's Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw, depicting a young wo

Warsaw unveils monument to secret archive documenting Holocaust horror

There are also plans to honor the Oneg Shabbat group with a monument at Warsaw’s Jewish cemetery, AFP reported.

By KATARZYNA MARKUSZ / JTA
21/04/2021
Murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin

Derek Chauvin found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder

The 12-member jury found Chauvin, 45, criminally liable in Floyd's death last year after considering 3 weeks of testimony from 45 witnesses.

By REUTERS
21/04/2021
Reaction to the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin

'Justice' but still 'a long way to go': Reaction to Chauvin conviction

Here are some initial reactions to the verdict:

By REUTERS
21/04/2021

Pelosi criticized for thanking George Floyd for 'sacrificing your life'

During a news conference following Chauvin's conviction on three criminal counts, Pelosi called the outcome "a step in the right direction for justice."

By REUTERS
21/04/2021
L’Oréal

L’Oréal Paris announces brand-specific and unique sustainability program

"L’Oréal for the future, because our globe is worth it,"

Biden says praying for 'right verdict' in Chauvin trial

Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was charged with murder and manslaughter after kneeling on the neck of a dying Floyd during an arrest last May.

By REUTERS
20/04/2021

Vertical Field set to go public on Canadian Market

The company said it intends to raise $20 million with the goal of expanding activities to the North American market.

20/04/2021
President Rivlin with President Deby of Chad II, 25 November 2018

Chad President Idriss Deby dies on front lines, says army spokesman

General Mahamat Kaka, the son of Deby, was named interim head of state, an army spokesman said.

By REUTERS
20/04/2021

US envoy to Russia to fly back for consultations

Russia recalled its own ambassador to Washington last month after US President Joe Biden said he thought his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin was a "killer"

By REUTERS
20/04/2021

Russian military build-up numbers more than 100,000 troops, EU says

Russia has temporarily restricted the movement of foreign warships and what it called "other state ships" near Crimea.

By REUTERS
20/04/2021

Former US Vice President Walter Mondale dies at 93

During his race against Reagan, Mondale promised Americans he would raise their taxes, a vow that did little to help his candidacy.

By REUTERS
20/04/2021
A healthcare worker shows a vial and a box of the AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine

US to put more countries under COVID 'do not travel' advisory

Most Americans were already prevented from traveling to much of Europe because of COVID-19 restrictions.

By REUTERS
20/04/2021

Two Proud Boys detained by US judge over role in storming Capitol

The judge said in his ruling that Nordean and Biggs are charged with "gravely serious matters" and their leadership roles and lack of remorse all weighed in favor of detention.

By REUTERS
19/04/2021

L’Oréal reveals sustainability program on eve of Earth Day

In accordance with L’Oréal for the Future, L’Oréal Paris will adopt the ambitious task of reducing its carbon footprint by 50% to a finished product by the end of the decade.

Alexei Navalny

Navalny transferred to Russian prison hospital, lawyer says

Russia's prison service said Navalny, 44, was in a "satisfactory" state and he was being given "vitamin therapy" with his consent.

By REUTERS
19/04/2021

Iran, IAEA start talks on unexplained uranium traces

The IAEA must track that material down to be sure Iran is not diverting any to make nuclear weapons.

By REUTERS
19/04/2021
Iranian missiles are seen at a new "missile city" of Iran's Revolutionary Guards naval unit at an un

Nuclear talks make some progress, interim arrangement possible -Iran

The European Union's top diplomat, Josep Borrell, said on Monday he saw a willingness to save the 2015 deal, citing progress at the talks in Vienna.

By REUTERS
19/04/2021

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter makes its first flight - Watch

The robot rotorcraft was carried to the red planet strapped to the belly of NASA's Mars rover Perseverance, a mobile astrobiology lab that touched down in February.

By REUTERS
19/04/2021
Demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect, digital artwork combined with sauna, ahead of its opening

The 'metaverse' bet: crypto-rich investors snap up virtual real estate

Metakovan plans to put the artwork on display in four virtual world environments, in gallery complexes that the public can enter via web browsers or virtual reality.

By REUTERS
19/04/2021
Chess

Chess grandmasters resume COVID-delayed tournament in Russia

Organizers said the eight players taking part would be tested for COVID-19 no earlier than 72 hours before the tournament and would not be required to wear masks. Handshakes are also optional.

By REUTERS
19/04/2021

Japanese journalist detained in Myanmar

BBC Burmese quoted a witness as saying the reporter was taken into custody by troops on Sunday night. He was asked to raise both hands and was taken away in a car, it said.

By REUTERS
19/04/2021

Comptroller elected to be EUROSAI president

In the past, Israel has hosted YOUNG EUROSAI, often a prelude to hosting the larger conference.

Queen Elizabeth stands alone to bid farewell to her 'strength' Philip

The coffin of Philip has been driven to the funeral at the castle's St George's Chapel on a specially modified Land Rover.

By REUTERS
18/04/2021
Pakistan

Deadly clashes after Islamists take police hostage in Pakistan's Lahore

At least four people were killed, hundreds injured, and thousands arrested. Pakistan banned the group after the violence.

By REUTERS
18/04/2021
Cuban First Secretary of Communist Party Raul Castro Ruz gives a speech, on January 01, 2019.

Cuba's Raul Castro leaves the political stage, his legacy yet unknown

Still, some thirty years after the end of the Cold War, Cuba remains one of the last Communist-run countries in the world.

By REUTERS
18/04/2021

Most Americans want to end lifetime Supreme Court appointments - poll

The poll also found that only 38% would support expanding the size of the court by adding four more justices. Another 42% said they would oppose doing so and the rest were unsure.

By REUTERS
18/04/2021
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally in Moscow, Russia, February 29, 2

Daughter of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says he needs a doctor

A group of opposition regional lawmakers also called on Putin on Saturday to make sure Navalny is properly treated.

By REUTERS
18/04/2021
A mob of supporters of former US President Donald Trump fight with members of law enforcement at a d

Oath Keepers founding member is first to plead guilty in US Capitol riot

Five people, including Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, died in the violence.

By REUTERS
18/04/2021
LGBT flag on Jerusalem's King George Street, July 31, 2018

Among most dangerous places for gays: West Bank, Gaza, Iran, UAE and Yemen

The world’s most dangerous country for the LGBTQ community is Nigeria and the safest country is Canada, according to the study.

More than three million have died from coronavirus worldwide

Per capita, Israel ranks first in the number of vaccines administered per 100 people, followed by the United Arab Emirates, Chile and Great Britain.

By MAARIV ONLINE
17/04/2021
THE RUSSIAN Navy’s landing ship ‘Caesar Kunikov’ sails in the Bosphorus near Istanbul.

Russia beefs up warship presence in Black Sea as Ukraine tensions simmer

The reinforcement coincides with a huge build-up of Russian troops near Ukraine.

By REUTERS
17/04/2021

Russian security service briefly detains Ukrainian diplomat

Ukraine's foreign ministry said Sosoniuk was held for several hours, but was now back at the country's consulate in St Petersburg.

By REUTERS
17/04/2021
The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Gunman who killed 8 at Indianapolis FedEx site had been detained before

The incident was reported at the FedEx facility at Mirabel Road in Indianapolis, WRTV said. The facility is located close to the Indianapolis International airport.

By REUTERS
17/04/2021

Four members of Sikh community among dead in Indianapolis FedEx shooting

Chohan said her grandmother "was gonna work a double so she could have the day off today but decided to just grab her check and go home. She still had her check in her hand when they found her."

By REUTERS
17/04/2021

'NASA rules,' Musk says as SpaceX wins $2.9 billion moon lander contract

"If they hit their milestones, we have a shot at 2024," Steve Jurczyk, NASA's acting administrator, said during the announcement.

By REUTERS
17/04/2021

Biden keeps US refugee cap at Trump-era 15,000 - for now

Democratic US Representative Pramila Jayapal called Biden's decision not to raise Trump's "harmful, xenophobic and racist refugee cap" unconscionable.

By REUTERS
17/04/2021
Cuban First Secretary of Communist Party Raul Castro Ruz gives a speech, on January 01, 2019.

Castro era in Cuba to end as Raul confirms he's retiring

Older Cubans said they would miss having a Castro at the helm, although most acknowledged it was time to pass on the baton.

By REUTERS
17/04/2021

SpaceX wins NASA contract to build spacecraft to fly to moon

The mission will be the first by the US space agency since its Apollo mission, the report said.

By REUTERS
16/04/2021

China's massed drills near Taiwan take aim at Washington audience

The increased activity has raised alarm in both Taipei and Washington, though security officials do not see it as a sign of an imminent attack.

By REUTERS
16/04/2021
People participate in a meditation walk in support of Black Lives Matter organized by the Portland B

Chicago releases video of police shooting 13-year-old boy

City officials are urging protesters to remain calm as they prepare for civil unrest when the intensely graphic video footage is released.

By REUTERS
15/04/2021
Committee chairman Jim Risch (R-ID) speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Wa

As Vienna talks resume, Senate Republicans seek a congressional review

According to the proposed bill, Biden would need to submit a review of the proposed acts regarding Iran policy to the relevant congressional committees.

US sanctions Russia for 'malign' acts, Moscow reacts angrily

The measures blacklisted Russian companies, expelled Russian diplomats and placed limits on the Russian sovereign debt market in steps sure to anger Moscow.

By REUTERS
15/04/2021

Indian hospitals overwhelmed by COVID surge as beds, oxygen fall short

Unrelated patients share beds, while bodies of the recently deceased lie outside the ward before being taken to the mortuary.

By REUTERS
15/04/2021

Myanmar security forces arrest prominent leader of anti-coup campaign

State media said a famous actor, Zin Wine, and singer Po Po, both known for their support of the democracy movement, had also been arrested.

By REUTERS
15/04/2021
Donald Trump and Joe Biden

Trump sanctions could ruin Biden’s attempt to rejoin Iran deal -analysis

Trump left a booby-trapped minefield that could be difficult for the Biden administration to untangle even if it wishes to.

A Turkish flag, with the New and the Suleymaniye mosques in the background

Turkey supports Ukraine, NATO solidarity at Russia’s expense - analysts

Ankara has been strengthening ties with Moscow for years but said it would side with the West in Ukraine conflict.

By KRISTINA JOVANOVSKI/ THE MEDIA LINE
15/04/2021
 Demonstrators gesture to protest cartoon publications of the Prophet Muhammad in France and comment

Pakistan to ban Islamist Party for violent anti-France protests

The ban of the far-right Islamist Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan Party has been requested after multiple violent incidents.

By ARSHAD MEHMOOD / THE MEDIA LINE
15/04/2021

Kyoto and its cherry blossoms are well worth the visit

I had the good fortune of visiting Kyoto, Japan’s cultural capital, exactly in time to photograph the cherry blossoms at their peak. And let me tell you, it’s a magical sight to behold.

By ILAN ROGERS
15/04/2021

What do New Yorkers think about Andrew Cuomo's sexual harassment scandal? -poll

The poll of 2,515 New York State residents revealed that 58% of New Yorkers across all age groups think that the governor should be convicted if he is impeached.

Ukraine: Russia may store nuclear weapons in Crimea

Ukraine's defense minister said on Wednesday that Russia is potentially preparing Crimea for storing nuclear weapons.

15/04/2021
US TROOPS hold up an American flag as President Donald Trump delivers remarks to military personnel,

US withdrawal from Afghanistan to begin May 1- Biden

"It is time to end America's longest war. It is time for American troops to come home."

By REUTERS
14/04/2021

George Floyd may have died of heart disease - medical expert for defense

The exhaust fumes of the police car against which Chauvin restrained Floyd on the road may also have contributed to Floyd's death.

By REUTERS
14/04/2021
An Amazon logo is seen at its centre in Darlington, County Durham, Britain September 3, 2020

More than 100 companies sign letter opposing US state voting restrictions

Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc , Ford Motor Co and Starbucks Corp are among the more than 100 companies that have come together to oppose US state voting curbs.

By REUTERS
14/04/2021

Cop who shot Black man at traffic stop arrested, to face manslaughter

The Washington County Attorney's office was expected to file the charge against her later on Wednesday.

By REUTERS
14/04/2021
Police tape.

Teen shot dead by Maryland State Police trooper after pointing toy gun

The teen was identified as Peyton Ham, 16.

By REUTERS
14/04/2021

Azerbaijan slammed for display of Armenian wartime helmets

For some online, the images and caricatures evoked “genocide,” with posts comparing the helmets to “trophies” collected by other regimes.

US MILITARY advisers from the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade work with Afghan soldiers at an

Biden to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, officials say

Biden's decision would miss a May 1 deadline for withdrawal agreed with Taliban insurgents by his predecessor Donald Trump's administration.

By REUTERS
14/04/2021
Riot police, with a rainbow flag in the background, chase LGBT rights activists in Istanbul, Turkey

French-Jewish gay man threatened in Turkish prison, his family says

Inmates have regularly threatened to hurt Fabien Azoulay, 43, unless he converts to Islam and over their suspicions that he is gay.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
14/04/2021
Steven Cohen.

Assoc. of Jewish Studies president resigns over meeting with Steven Cohen

The meetings drew widespread condemnation, with over 500 rabbis and 100 rabbinical students signing letters criticizing attempts to “rehabilitate” Cohen before he had fully repented for his actions.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
14/04/2021

Jewish schools focus on anti-racist education with new initiative

Many of the school’s 900 or so students, including a few who are Black, were asking questions about police brutality and systemic racism in American society.

By LARRY LUXNER/JTA
14/04/2021
Protesters gesture as they gather at the gate of the Brooklyn Center Police Department a day after D

Police chief, officer who fatally shot Black man in Minnesota, resign

Former US President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for a "full and transparent investigation" of the shooting.

By REUTERS
13/04/2021
US President Joe Biden stands in front of Air Force One.

Biden proposes summit with Putin amid tensions over Ukraine

The conversation was only the second between the two leaders since Biden became president on Jan. 20 and it took place amid growing US and European concerns about Russian treatment of Ukraine.

By REUTERS
13/04/2021
mick jagger

Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl Drop Surprise Pandemic Anthem, 'Eazy Sleazy'

The punky song is certainly the liveliest thing Jagger has released in many years, and despite its raunchy title, it's entirely about the pandemic.

By REUTERS
13/04/2021

Russia detains scholar, allegedly passed secrets to NATO country -Interfax

A lawyer for Golubkin told Interfax that his client denied any guilt and would appeal the Moscow court's decision to take him into custody.

By REUTERS
13/04/2021

'These people and their f***ing tree houses', Cuomo said at Sukkot fundraiser

His love for the Jewish community apparently does not extend to the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
13/04/2021
 A Facebook logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020

Facebook oversight board expands scope to rule on content left on platform

The board said the new option was being rolled out beginning on Tuesday and would be available to all users in coming weeks.

By REUTERS
13/04/2021
Britain's Queen Elizabeth poses after awarding Captain Tom Moore with the insignia of Knight Bachelo

British royals tend to survive 3 decades more than their subjects - study

Such differences in lifespan are considered in aging circles to be extremely large, but not uncommon.

By REUTERS
13/04/2021
 Demonstrators gesture to protest cartoon publications of the Prophet Muhammad in France and comment

Pakistan Islamists clash over French cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammad

The protesters beat one officer, who died on Tuesday, and wounded at least 40, a police spokesman in eastern Lahore told Reuters.

By REUTERS
13/04/2021

One dead, several people shot in Tennessee high school - KPD

A police officer is among the gunshot victims.

13/04/2021
Protesters gesture as they gather at the gate of the Brooklyn Center Police Department a day after D

Protests intensify against Wright shooting, Chauvin trial - watch

About 100 Minnesota National guard troops will be dispatched to Minneapolis, CBS reported.

13/04/2021
Former UN ambassador from the US Nikki Haley looks on ahead of the final 2020 US presidential campai

Nikki Haley: I won't run for President if Trump does

"That is something we'll have a conversation about at some point if a decision like that has to be made."

Tear gas is seen as officers stand guard outside Brooklyn Center Police Department with trash thrown

Police: Officer mistakenly fired gun instead of Taser in Wright killing

The shooting on Sunday of Daunte Wright triggered unrest in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, with police firing tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters.

By REUTERS
13/04/2021

'Tax the rich who profited off COVID-19' - UN secretary-general

We must make sure funds go where they are needed most."

By REUTERS
12/04/2021
US President Donald Trump takes off his face mask as he comes out on a White House balcony to speak

Donald Trump: Coronavirus vaccine should be called 'Trumpcine'

Trump also took jabs at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Dr. Anthony Fauci.

12/04/2021

Prince Harry arrives back in the UK for Prince Philip funeral

Harry, sixth in line to the throne, will quarantine in accordance with coronavirus guidelines so that he can attend the ceremonial funeral at Windsor Castle.

By REUTERS
12/04/2021
Defense Minister Benny Gantz meets with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin

Gantz to Austin: We will work with US to ensure new Iran deal protects Israel

Austin says the US remains committed to Israel's security and will work with the IDF to ensure its qualitative military edge in the Middle East.

11/04/2021

St. Vincent Volcano: Only those vaccinated for COVID-19 can evacuate - PM

The decision does not appear to be the prime minister's, but rather was made by the neighboring island nations of Barbados, Grenada, Antigua and St. Lucia.

11/04/2021

Rescue underway to free 21 miners trapped in China - watch

A section of the mine filled with water, leading to power outages when 29 miners were working at the site.

By REUTERS
11/04/2021

Ramsey Clark, lawyer of Gaddafi, Hussein, Milosevic, dies at 93

As attorney-general, he helped shape US civil rights law.

11/04/2021

4 dead gray whales wash up on San Francisco Bay area beaches in 9 days

Two died from blunt force trauma from ship strikes, the other two are being investigated.

By REUTERS
11/04/2021
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v FC Barcelona - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madri

Real Madrid beats FC Barcelona to take La Liga lead

"This is a huge win for us, you could say that it was as important as a final but we'll have to keep on fighting for a while yet," said Real defender Nacho.

By REUTERS
11/04/2021

What’s really driving the Morocco-Germany rift - opinion

Many Spanish officials and politicians promote an ‘anti-Morocco’ discourse on a weekly basis.

By SAMIR BENNIS
10/04/2021
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