WORLD NEWS

World news is all repots 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.

Netanyahu pulls his punches after Sanders calls him a racist

"I am not intervening in the US election," Netanyahu replied when asked on Israeli Army Radio about what an interviewer termed Sanders' personal attack on him.

By REUTERS
26/02/2020
Wrestlers fight for peace in ravaged South Sudan

Matches draw huge crowds across the country and carried on sporadically during the conflict.

By REUTERS
26/02/2020
Woman whose family lost $30,000,000 painting looted by Nazis, dies waiting

When the couple asked, the museum refused to return it and the two turned to the courts for relief.

By REUTERS
26/02/2020
Coronavirus cases rise in Italy, with children among new cases

"The only advice I can give, as a doctor, is telling people who are more at risk, elderly people or people with previous pathologies ... to avoid going out."

By REUTERS
26/02/2020
Human testing of coronavirus treatment begins, vaccine prep progresses

The antiviral drug remdesivir, developed for Ebola, is being tested on a patient who was infected with coronavirus on the "Diamond Princess" cruise ship and brought to the US.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
26/02/2020
A child poses for photographs with the Olympic rings in front of the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo ,
Tokyo Olympics under threat as Japan struggles to contain coronavirus

Five months before the opening ceremony in Tokyo, health authorities around the world are scrambling to contain outbreaks of the flu-like virus.

By REUTERS
26/02/2020
Greta Thunberg meets Malala Yousafzai at Britain's University of Oxford

In 2014, Malala became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy of education. She became a global symbol of the resilience of women in the face of oppression.

By REUTERS
26/02/2020
Actor Jussie Smollett makes a court appearance
Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty in second round of charges in his case

Smollett told police after the attack that two men “gained his attention by yelling out racial and homophobic slurs towards him”

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
26/02/2020
Jeffrey Epstein ‘played no meaningful role' as Wexner Foundation trustee

The independent review says that though Epstein did not make any financial contributions to the Wexner foundation, he did transfer assets worth $46 million in 2008 to a private foundation

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
26/02/2020
Workers from a disinfection service company sanitize a street in front of a branch of the Shincheonj
South Korea reports 284 new coronavirus cases, including first US soldier

The new cases pushed the total tally to 1,146, with the numbers expected to rise as the government widens its testing.

By REUTERS
26/02/2020
NFL draft prospect wears a Star of David necklace due to nickname 'Jue'

The first-team All-American, who is forgoing his senior year at Alabama to enter the pro draft in April, later tweeted an apology to anyone who found his necklace offensive

By EMILY BURACK/ JTA
26/02/2020
Chinese regions lower emergency response level as virus threat recedes

China has a four-tier response system for public health emergencies that determines what measures a region will implement, with level I the most serious.

By REUTERS
26/02/2020
Thousands protest after Rafi Peretz stated that he supports gay conversion therapy.
US, Germany, Mexico, 6 others seek to ban gay 'conversion therapy'

LGBT+ people - some children - have undergone abuses like lobotomies, castration and masturbatory reconditioning in the past, in a bid to change their sexual orientation or gender identity, ILGA said

By REUTERS
26/02/2020
US President Donald Trump
Donald Trump, AIPAC and the Gaza opportunity

Gaza water and energy projects in the "deal of the century" could be implemented immediately, for everyone’s benefit

By YOSEF I. ABRAMOWITZ / THE MEDIA LINE
26/02/2020
Canaries hotel on coronavirus lockdown, Spain sees first mainland cases

More than 700 guests spanning 25 nationalities, as well as staff members, are stuck in the hotel, Canaries regional government leader Angel Victor Torres said.

By REUTERS
26/02/2020
Man infected with coronavirus in Germany after Italy trip

The new confirmed case takes to 17 the total number of coronavirus cases in Germany. There have been no deaths.

By REUTERS
26/02/2020
Hosni Mubarak: Mr. Cold Peace - analysis

Mubarak wanted peace to relieve Egypt of a massive military burden in having to be ready for war with Israel. But he also wanted to regain the stature it lost by signing the treaty with Israel.

25/02/2020
Belgian MP to submit legislation to protect circumcision

‘Brit milah is under attack in Belgium,’ says Michael Freilich

Shoppers snap up yoga mats, games, condoms as coronavirus keeps them home

Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure game for the Switch console, which combines exercise and role-playing, has been a star performer.

By REUTERS
25/02/2020
Italy probes 'insane' prices for coronavirus masks, sanitizers

Italy has seen the biggest outbreak of the disease in Europe, with more than 260 cases and seven deaths reported, most in the prosperous north of the country.

By REUTERS
25/02/2020
Fearing coronavirus, Hong Kong's 'coffin home' dwellers stay indoors

"As soon as I finish my tea and grocery shopping, I come home and become a recluse and just watch TV. I can't do anything."

By REUTERS
25/02/2020
Tom Cruise under quarantine, 'Mission: Impossible' Italy shoot delayed

Cruise is currently holed up, quarantined at the luxurious Hotel Gritti Palace. No staff or crew have reportedly been infected.

26/02/2020
Chinese court jails Hong Kong bookseller for 10 years, Sweden objects

Swedish foreign minister Ann Linde said Gui Minhai should be released, sticking by a position that Sweden has held throughout.

By REUTERS
25/02/2020
Mystery behind inscription on rock in French cove solved after 230 years

The 20-line message, found on a meter-high rock, appears to have been written by a semi-literate man who wrote in 18th century Breton, and possibly Welsh, just before the French Revolution.

After a Four Seasons breakfast, Harvey Weinstein sent to dank New York jail

Other news outlets, including Variety, reported the onetime movie mogul had complained of chest pains or heart palpitations.

By REUTERS
25/02/2020
he S&P Global logo is displayed on its offices in the financial district in New York City, U.S.
Negative rates may lead to European bank mergers - S&P official

Luigi Motti, senior director at S&P, said that banks were facing a number of risks through 2021, such as softer consumer demand, impacts from weaker exports and Brexit.

By REUTERS
25/02/2020
Thailand reports two new virus cases, bringing total to 37

One patient is a female, 31, and has a family member with a history of traveling from China, Sukhum said adding that officials are investigating the rest of the family.

By REUTERS
25/02/2020
Seven killed, 150 injured in Indian capital riot as Trump visits

"Some of the people brought in had gunshot wounds," said Dr Rajesh Kalra, additional medical superintendent at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in New Delhi.

By REUTERS
25/02/2020
Chinese Americans watch fireworks display during Chinese New Year celebrations at New York's Chinato
74 Jewish groups condemn racism amid coronavirus outbreak

Chinese business owners say they have seen a significant decrease in the number of customers.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
25/02/2020
Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi watch as President Donald Trump deli
Trump asks Congress for $2.5 billion to fight coronavirus

Of the $2.5 billion request, $1.5 billion represents new funding. The rest would come from funds already budgeted by Congress, such as unused money to fight the Ebola virus.

By REUTERS
25/02/2020
Wall St plunges on fears of coronavirus pandemic

All of the 11 major S&P sectors closed in the red, led by the energy sector's 4.7% decline and followed by a 4.2% drop in technology stocks.

By REUTERS
25/02/2020
Katherine Johnson, NASA's first black scientist, dies aged 101

Johnson had a groundbreaking career of 33 years with the US space agency, working on the Mercury and Apollo missions, including the first moon landing in 1969.

By REUTERS
24/02/2020
Car used in ramming attack near Jerusalem.
Man arrested after driving car into carnival parade in Germany, 30 hurt

The incident comes less than a week after a gunman gunned down 11 people, including himself, in one of the worst racist attacks in Germany since World War Two.

By REUTERS
24/02/2020
A logo is pictured on the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
WHO press conference provides updates on coronavirus outbreak - watch live

The coronavirus outbreak started in Wuhan, China, and has spread across the world, infecting over 79,000 people and killing over 2,000.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
24/02/2020
Countries quarantine, restrict travel to Italy due to coronavirus fears

Countries that have implemented measures include Mauritius, Austria, France, Taiwan and Ireland. Israel and Tunisia could potentially follow soon.

24/02/2020
'Namaste Trump': India's nationalist leader holds huge rally for president

US officials have described Trump's visit as a way to counter China's rise as a superpower.

By REUTERS
24/02/2020
A scene from The Last Stage
Berlin Film Festival features rare films about the Holocaust

In 2007, the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize was awarded to Israeli director Joseph Cedar for Beaufort. Soon as this report became public, the festival announced his would not be named on the award.

Raphael's tapestries return to the walls of the Sistine Chapel

The first few tapestries were completed in December 1519, and brought to the chapel immediately thereafter. However, Raphael died in the months following and never got to see the complete collection.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at the Westminster Magistrates Court, after he was arrested
US extradition bid for Julian Assange to go before a British court

"We are talking about collateral murder, evidence of war crimes," she said. "They are a remarkable resource for those of us seeking to hold governments to account for abuses."

By REUTERS
24/02/2020
Amazon criticized for 'Hunters' series, antisemitic books

Seventy-five years after the liberation of the Nazi German Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops, world leaders and activists have called for action against rising antisemitism.

By REUTERS
24/02/2020
Tens of thousands of Indians pack into stadium to greet Trump

India and the United States have built close political and security ties and Trump's two-day trip is a sign of their converging interests.

By REUTERS
24/02/2020
Malaysia’s antisemitic prime minister offers resignation to king

Mohammad may not actually leave office. Locals told the BBC that he isn’t ready to step down and this may be a charade to remain in power.

Parts of China relax coronavirus curbs, many places report no new cases

There were just 11 new cases in six other provincial-level jurisdictions, while in Hubei province, the epicenter of the epidemic, the number of new cases fell to 398 from 630 a day earlier.

By REUTERS
24/02/2020
Workers from a disinfection service company sanitize a street in front of a branch of the Shincheonj
Coronavirus epidemic in South Korea may be tied to Shincheonji Church

The Shincheonji Church teaches illness should not prevent the believer from spreading the message of the church.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
24/02/2020
Third death from Japan cruise ship as health minister vows to set strategy

The latest death was a Japanese man in his 80s, the health ministry said on its website, days after a couple also in their 80s died.

By REUTERS
23/02/2020
Japan summons Israeli ambassador to protest travel ban

Senior officials in Tokyo lamented the ban to Israeli Ambassador to Japan Yaffa Ben-Ari, saying that they view the decision very negatively.

Burger King's new campaign advertises a moldy Whopper

"The beauty of no artificial preservatives," the tagline read.

Famous flat-earther 'Mad' Mike Hughes dies in homemade rocket crash

Police responded to the fatal crash positioned off highway 247 in Barstow Saturday afternoon. The sheriff's aviation unit is currently investigating the incident.

Japan apologizes after woman who left 'coronavirus cruise' tests positive

The woman in her 60s disembarked the "Diamond Princess" in Yokohama on Wednesday following a two-week quarantine on board, but was found to be positive following another test.

By REUTERS
23/02/2020
South Korea raises disease alert to top level as coronavirus cases soar

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday that the government had raised the country's disease alert by one notch to the fourth and highest level in a bid to contain a surge in new cases.

By REUTERS
23/02/2020
Fury annihilates Wilder in heavyweight title rematch

Fury used his reach advantage to continually beat Wilder to the punch. He took total control in the third where he landed a right hand to Wilder's left ear to drop him to the canvas.

By REUTERS
23/02/2020
Five-year-old saves family from house fire, becomes honorary firefighter

Once outside the home, Woods ran to his next door neighbor's house, which happened to be his uncle's home, and employed him to help get the rest of the family out of the house.

PATIENT DAGMAR TURNER, 53, plays violin while surgeons remove her brain tumor at King’s College Hosp
A violinist played Mahler and Gershwin as surgeons removed her brain tumor

Surgeons had Dagmar Turner play as they removed a tumor, so that they could preserve the movement in her left hand.

By REUTERS
22/02/2020
National Judo team cancels Tokyo training camp due to coronavirus concerns

The Israeli Judo Association is looking into the possibility of training in Europe instead.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
23/02/2020
U.N. Security Council debates the situation in the Middle East
Belgium uninvites anti-Israel NGO with terror ties to UN Security Council

Israeli Ambassador to Belgium Emmanuel Nahshon continued to urge Brussels to reconsider the invitation.

Roger Waters joins Assange supporters in London protest march

A hero to admirers who say he has exposed abuses of power, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is cast by critics as a dangerous enemy of the state who has undermined Western security.

By REUTERS
22/02/2020
A confirmed coronavirus patient is wheeled to a hospital at Chuncheon, South Korea, February 22, 202
Coronavirus could survive on surfaces for nine days, researchers find

Treating surfaces including metal, glass and plastic with either an alcohol-based disinfectant or bleach will kill the virus within a minute, they added.

A newsstand in Manhattan outfitted with ‘Fake News’ headlines was a stunt by ‘Columbia Journalism'
New report recommends targeted sanctions to protect journalists

The report came in response to "a decade-long decline in media freedom through systemic censorship and attacks on journalists ranging from harassment, arbitrary detention and extrajudicial killings."

South Sudan's former rebel leader sworn in as first vice president

"This action signifies the end to the war," President Kiir told the gathering of dignitaries and journalists. "Peace has come and it has come to stay."

By REUTERS
22/02/2020
Taliban, Afghan forces clash on first day of violence reduction period

Taliban fighters attacked Afghan forces in Balkh province.

By REUTERS
22/02/2020
McDonald's to release new 'burger-scented' candles

In celebration of the quarter-pounder burger's 50th anniversary, McDonald's has decided to celebrate it in this unique way.

By OMRI RON
22/02/2020
Hundreds protest against ban of Thai opposition party despite coronavirus

The ban strengthens the position in parliament of a coalition led by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the former junta leader who first took power in a 2014 coup.

By REUTERS
22/02/2020
Pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash counseled by FAA after 2015 incident

The FAA said Ara Zobayan was piloting an AS350 helicopter in May 2015 when he violated rules governing the airspace around Los Angeles International Airport.

By REUTERS
22/02/2020
Modi Trump
Trump plans to discuss religious freedom with Indian Prime Minister Modi

Trump, who is due in India on Monday, will talk about the two countries' shared traditions of democracy and religious freedom, the senior administration official said in a conference call.

By REUTERS
22/02/2020
'Friends' cast to reunite in HBO Max special

There have been a flurry of media reports about a potential reunion since Jennifer Aniston hinted last year that something might be underway.

By REUTERS
24/02/2020
Kuwait Airways under scrutiny after refusal to fly Israeli from London Heathrow

Kuwait is one of many countries that either do not recognize Israel or do not allow Israelis to visit there. The countries include Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, among others.

British passengers from virus-hit cruise ship due to arrive home

More than 620 passengers on board have been infected with the coronavirus, the most outside mainland China.

By REUTERS
22/02/2020
Nine South Koreans who tested positive for coronavirus visited Israel

On Saturday, the total number of coronavirus cases in South Korea more than doubled to 433, Samsung closed down a factory after one employee had been confirmed to be infected.

By REUTERS
23/02/2020
Wuhan woman with no symptoms infects five relatives with coronavirus

The case study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, offered clues about how the coronavirus is spreading, and suggested why it may be difficult to stop.

By REUTERS
22/02/2020
Deaf Argentine victims of clergy sexual abuse protest at Vatican

The case in Argentina and a similar one at a school for the deaf in Italy have prompted outrage because of the vulnerability of the children and their difficulty in communicating about the crimes.

By REUTERS
21/02/2020
Five dead, 150 infected as Italy fights coronavirus outbreak

The government said that in the affected area, covering several small towns around Italy's financial capital Milan, it was banning all public events and closing schools, offices and sports venues.

By REUTERS
24/02/2020
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks in front of the judges on the second day of hearings in a c
Myanmar to court-martial more troops over war crimes against Rohingya

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled to neighboring Bangladesh to escape an army offensive launched in August 2017 that U.N investigators described as having been executed with genocidal intent.

By REUTERS
21/02/2020
Turkey and Russia quiet on Idlib tensions

Friday arrived with most quiet on the Idlib front. Not entirely quiet, but no MiGs dueling with F-16s. That is because Turkey’s real agenda is not to create a conflict with Russia.

US, Taliban to sign agreement on Feb. 29 after violence reduction pact

Afghan, international and Taliban forces will observe the reduced violence period beginning at midnight (1930 GMT).

By REUTERS
21/02/2020
Ilana Ben David and her family members during the cruise on the Diamond Princess.
Husband of Israeli on 'coronavirus cruise': Authorities were too slow

Fourth Israeli tests positive, transferred to Japanese hospital

Vatican: No 'smoking gun' in wartime archives of Pius XII on Holocaust

The Vatican will on March 2 open up its archives on the wartime pontificate of Pius XII to allow scholars to probe accusations that he turned a blind eye to the Holocaust

By REUTERS
20/02/2020
Citizens on edge in South Korea as coronavirus claims first Korean victim

"It's like someone dropped a bomb in the middle of the city. It looks like a zombie apocalypse," Kim Geun-woo, a 28-year-old resident of Daegu told Reuters by telephone.

By REUTERS
20/02/2020
Samburu men attempt to fend-off a swarm of desert locusts flying over a grazing land in Kenya, 2020
Bible coming to life? Locusts 'plague' Middle East, Asia, Africa

One swarm in Kenya was three times the size of New York City; the number of locusts could multiply 400-fold by June if not treated, according to reports.

20/02/2020
Passengers and children stand on the desk of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, as the vessel's passe
Coronavirus-hit cruise ship: Fourth Israeli infected, two passengers die

The infected Israeli is expected to be taken off the ship to a Japanese hospital for further treatment.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF , REUTERS
20/02/2020
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and U.S. Se
George Zimmerman sues Buttigieg and Warren over claims of defamation

Zimmerman claims that the two Democratic candidates have defamed him in an attempt to gather votes from the African-American community.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
20/02/2020
China reports large drop in new coronavirus cases in heart of outbreak

Chinese officials have said the apparent slowdown in infection rates is evidence that the strict measures are working.

By REUTERS
20/02/2020
Hate crime? German gunman who killed nine expressed extremist views

The gunman expressed extreme right-wing views in a letter of confession he left behind before opening fire at two shisha bars, newspaper Bild reported on Thursday.

By REUTERS
20/02/2020
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange [file]
Trump offered to pardon Assange if he denied Russia helped leak Dem emails

Assange appeared by videolink from prison as lawyers discussed the management of his hearing next week to decide whether he should be extradited to the United States.

By REUTERS
19/02/2020
Apsara dancers perform as people watching at the Freedom Park during a celebration of the Internatio
Women wearing low cut tops barred from Facebook by Cambodian government

"Go to their places and order them to stop live-streaming until they change to proper clothes," the prime minister said.

By REUTERS
19/02/2020
China expels 3 US journalists over 'racist' coronavirus op-ed

This is China's largest expulsion of foreign correspondents since 1989, and the first since 1998. "The correct response is to present counter arguments, not restrict speech" – Sec. of State Pompeo.

20/02/2020
A Piper PA-44 Seminole (LZ-FTO) flies over Bulgaria.
Israeli killed in mid-air plane collision in Australia identified

31-year-old Ido Segev was among those killed. His family has been notified.

Malaysia never ruled out 'murder-suicide plot' by MH370 pilot

Najib told online news portal Free Malaysia Today that Malaysian officials had considered such a scenario during their investigation but had chosen not to make their views public.

By REUTERS
19/02/2020
Coronavirus cases climb to 621 on Japan cruise as some passengers leave

Japan's health ministry said it had discovered 79 additional cases of the flu-like disease that originated in Wuhan, China. Of the new cases, 68 showed no symptoms, it said.

By REUTERS
19/02/2020
Grandmother builds wheelchair ramps from Lego

"Anyone could suddenly end up in a situation that puts them in a wheelchair, like it did me," the 62-year-old grandmother said.

By REUTERS
19/02/2020
British TV presenter Caroline Flack commits suicide, inquest hears

An ambulance arrived and paramedics attempted CPR but were unable to revive her. She was pronounced dead at 1436 GMT on Saturday.

By REUTERS
19/02/2020
Royal no more? Harry and Meghan face possible loss of 'royal' brand

Harry and Meghan use the "Sussex Royal" brand extensively.

By REUTERS
19/02/2020
‘Mediterranean diet improves health, brain function, longevity’

For the past three years, ‘US News & World Report’ ranks it No. 1

A healthcare professional with a stethoscope sits in the audience during a meeting of Britain's Labo
UK healthcare providers can deny service to sexist, racist patients

Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced stronger measures to investigate abuse and harassment towards NHS staff, writing "no act of violence or abuse is minor."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/02/2020
Global warming causing 'irreversible' mass melting in Antarctica

The study shows that, if the world warms too much, could lose most of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which rests on the seabed and is fringed by floating ice.

By REUTERS
19/02/2020
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