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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 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

'May Prince Philip's memory be a blessing' - Israel expresses condolences

Philip’s support for Jewish and pro-Israel causes ran deep, and his mother was recognized by Yad Vashem as “righteous among the nations" for sheltering Jews during the Holocaust.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA , RON KAMPEAS/JTA , CELIA JEAN
10/04/2021
Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle arrive to attend the annual Endeavour Fund Awar

Prince Philip's funeral to be held on April 17, Harry to attend but not Meghan

Philip, known as the Duke of Edinburgh and at his wife's side throughout her 69-year reign, died on Friday at Windsor Castle aged 99.

By REUTERS
10/04/2021
Salvator Mundi

Latest twist in ‘Salvator Mundi’ painting case again aims to target Saudi

The story has taken a new turn and it leads to questions about why “intelligence” officials had accused MBS of buying a painting that may have been tainted by disputed authenticity.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a meeting of his ruling AK Party via video link in Ankara,

Turkey accuses Greece of supporting ‘terror,’ without evidence

Ankara often invents stories of “terrorism,” including labeling decade-old tweets “terrorism” to justify its actions.

With artillery guns and flowers, Britain salutes Prince Philip - Watch

Members of the public laid flowers outside royal residences, paying their respects to the 99-year-old prince who spent more than seven decades at his wife's side.

By REUTERS
10/04/2021

Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, dies aged 99

Elizabeth is the sovereign, but in family matters it was Philip who was viewed as the head of the family.

10/04/2021

Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 strikes East Java, Indonesia– EMSC

Some social media users in Indonesia said the quake was felt in several cities such as Pacitan, Blitar and Malang.

By REUTERS
10/04/2021
Protesters cover with makeshift shields during an anti-coup protest in Yangon, Myanmar

Ten Myanmar police officers killed by anti-junta ethnic armies - report

More than 600 people have been killed by the military in the crackdown on protests against the coup.

By REUTERS
10/04/2021

St. Vincent 'explosive' volcanic eruption rocks Caribbean island

The eruption column was estimated to reach 10 km (6.2 miles) high, the seismic research center said. Ash fall could affect the Grenadines, Barbados, St. Lucia and Grenada.

By REUTERS
10/04/2021
U.S. President Joe Biden signs executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington

Biden wants probe into white supremacist beliefs at immigration agencies

The Biden administration has made battling domestic extremism a priority.

By REUTERS
10/04/2021

Doctor who performed George Floyd autopsy stands by homicide conclusion

Baker ruled last year that Floyd's death was a homicide caused by "cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint and neck compression."

By REUTERS
10/04/2021

US considering cash payments to Central America to stem migration

Biden in late March tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to lead US efforts with Mexico and Central America to address the number of migrants heading north.

By REUTERS
10/04/2021
Rapper DMX exits the US Federal Court in Manhattan following his presentment on income tax evasion

Rapper, actor DMX, five-time Billboard chart topper, dead at 50

Celebrity publications TMZ and Billboard said he overdosed on drugs triggering a heart attack.

By REUTERS
09/04/2021
WHO IS facilitating antisemitism in London.

How is the world reacting to the death of Prince Philip?

Reactions from major public figures in Britain and around the world.

By REUTERS
09/04/2021
A vial and sryinge are seen in front of a displayed Johnson&Johnson logo in this illustration taken

J&J COVID-19 vaccine under EU review over blood clots

The report from the European Medicines Agency is the first to mention a probe of blood clots associated with the J&J vaccine.

By REUTERS
09/04/2021

Pfizer, BioNTech request expanded emergency use of COVID vaccine in teens

The companies plan to request similar rulings by other regulatory authorities globally in the coming days.

By REUTERS
09/04/2021

Researchers discover 74-million-year-old mammal - Watch

The skunk-like mammal inhabited southern Patagonia alongside dinosaurs.

By REUTERS
09/04/2021
Britain's Queen Elizabeth poses after awarding Captain Tom Moore with the insignia of Knight Bachelo

Despite loss of husband, little sign Queen Elizabeth will abdicate

Philip, Elizabeth's husband for more than seven decades and the longest-serving consort in British history, died on Friday aged 99.

By REUTERS
09/04/2021

Russia, China say Iran talks to resume next week, see progress

Neither the United States nor Iran expect fast breakthroughs in the talks that began in Vienna on Tuesday.

By REUTERS
09/04/2021
An ethnic Uighur demonstrator wears a mask as she attends a protest against China in front of the Ch

China takes aim at overseas Uighurs under pressure over Xinjiang

China for months has increasingly pushed back against global criticism of its Xinjiang policies, including with explicit attacks on women who have made claims of abuse.

By REUTERS
09/04/2021
Gun in a holster (Illustrative)

Texas cabinet factory worker kills 1, wounds 6 in workplace shooting

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott said that a state trooper was among those hurt in the shooting and said the state would assist in prosecution of the gunman.

By REUTERS
09/04/2021

Disneyland Avengers area to open in June with Spider-Man and shawarma

The debut will come weeks after the resort in Anaheim begins welcoming back guests for the first time in a year starting on April 30.

By REUTERS
09/04/2021
Money

Zachary Avery arrested by FBI after defrauding investors of $227 million

Horowitz had been persuading investors to fund his film distribution companies by touting fake licensing deals with a number of streaming platforms and networks.

Republicans delay Biden administration’s funds to Palestinians

Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Representative Michael McCaul (R-Texas), used their respective positions to stop the aid from starting on April 10.

Iran nuclear talks: How do goals of Rouhani, Biden and Netanyahu compare?

Rouhani and Biden will move toward a deal: Rouhani to save his legacy and Biden to clear off his table to deal with other issues. Netanyahu will do all he can to undermine such a deal.

Voices from the Arab Press: The Brotherhood’s culture of lies

A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world

By THE MEDIA LINE
08/04/2021
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembl

Forward challenges United Nations Secretary-General selection process

The movement is trying to fight global challenges by establishing "coherent political force" working to solve them within elected bodies.

11 dead as Myanmar protesters fight troops with hunting rifles, firebombs

Fighting continued into Thursday morning and at least 11 protesters were killed and about 20 wounded, the media said. There was no word of any casualties among the soldiers.

By REUTERS
08/04/2021

Myanmar's military seizes country's London embassy

The ambassador said he was locked out when he spoke to local media, describing the incident as "a kind of coup, in the middle of London.”

By REUTERS
08/04/2021

Swiss students in hot water after virus hoax led to quarantine

"This is not just a childish prank, this is a serious incident," Simon Thiriet, a spokesman for Basel's education department, told Blick.

By REUTERS
08/04/2021
A RF-16 fighter jet drops flares during the live fire Han Kuang military exercise, which simulates C

China sends more jets; Taiwan says it will fight to the end if there's war

Taiwan's air force sent up aircraft to intercept and warn the Chinese away, the ministry added.

By REUTERS
08/04/2021
Religious leader Louis Farrakhan gives the keynote speech at the Nation of Islam Saviours' Day conve

Capitol ramming attack perpetrator never in Nation of Islam - statement

The Nation of Islam disavowed Green's actions, which "violates our teachings."

Coffee beans (Illustrative)

Is coffee causing deforestation?

Most of us can't start our day without a cup of coffee, but is this caffeine habit costing the planet?

By REUTERS
07/04/2021

Elite US military language school drops Hebrew

The Hebrew course is 48 weeks long. Cutter said the teachers — currently numbering 12 — would likely get other jobs at the institute or elsewhere in the military.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
07/04/2021
The Yale University campus

Yale to offer beginner Yiddish courses to fulfill language requirements

The beginner courses, which will start in the fall, will likely develop into levels of increasingly advanced courses in Yiddish as a spoken and written language.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
07/04/2021

AOC meets with top NYC Jewish group for first time since assuming office

In her April 1 talk with Michael Miller, head of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged that she hadn’t engaged with national and citywide Jewish groups.

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL / JTA
07/04/2021

Dog steals reporter's mic, viewers' hearts on live TV

The video of the Thursday incident quickly became one of the most popular on Mir TV's YouTube channel, getting almost 500,000 views in four days.

By REUTERS
07/04/2021

Alcee Hastings, Black congressman who advocated Jewish issues, dies at 84

Hastings was known for his pre-congressional career as a lawyer who won a number of civil rights victories in the 1960s and ’70s when segregation and racism were prevalent in South Florida.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
07/04/2021
A Jewish man who identified himself as Andrew protests the oppression of China's Uighurs outside the

The next major Jewish action is on behalf of Uighurs

One of the friends Asat made at Harvard, Amy Woolfson, has become a leading campaigner for the Uighurs in her native England, where British Jews have emerged as leading champions for the Uighur cause

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
07/04/2021

Facebook says data on 530 million users 'scraped' before September 2019

The company said it identified the issue at the time and modified the tool.

By REUTERS
07/04/2021

Testimony from Floyd's friend could incriminate him -lawyer

The friend, Morries Hall, was in the car with Floyd when police arrived, setting the stage for the attempt to arrest Floyd.

By REUTERS
07/04/2021
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally in Moscow, Russia, February 29, 2

Amnesty International says Russia may be slowly killing Navalny

Navalny went on a hunger strike last week in an attempt to force the prison holding him outside Moscow to provide him with proper medical care for what he said was acute pain in his back and legs.

By REUTERS
07/04/2021
Language app DuoLingo launches Yiddish program

A bagel? Yoh bitteh! Language app Duolingo launches Yiddish program

Duolingo worked with a number of creators for several years to create the program that contains thousands of words, sentences and exercises.

‘Israel will defend itself,’ Netanyahu warns as Iran nuclear talks begin

Iran has steadily overstepped the accord's limits on its nuclear program in response to Washington's withdrawal from the accord in 2018.

06/04/2021

Police witness testifies in trial of officer charged in George Floyd's death

The first witness of the day was Sergeant Ker Yang, a crisis intervention training coordinator with the Minneapolis Police Department.

By REUTERS
06/04/2021
Washington

Tennessee asks US court to reinstate two-day waiting period for abortions

The law, which went into effect in 2015, required abortion providers to inform patients of the risks and wait at least 48 hours before proceeding.

By REUTERS
06/04/2021
King of Jordan Abdullah II addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France January 15, 2020.

Jordan reportedly foils plot to topple King Abdullah

Arrests of top officials and royal family members are rare in Jordan.

South Korean people watch a TV broadcasting a news report on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Seou

N.Korea drops out of Tokyo Olympics citing COVID-19, dashing S.Korea hopes

It will be the first time North Korea has missed a Summer Olympics since it boycotted Seoul in 1988 amid the Cold War.

By REUTERS
06/04/2021

Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny tested for coronavirus, moved to sick ward

Navalny, a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, declared a hunger strike last week.

By REUTERS
05/04/2021

What to expect from the US and Iran indirect negotiations in Vienna

Iran and the US are holding indirect talks in Vienna as part of broader negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and global powers.

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the World Holocaust Forum marking 75 years since the libe

Putin signs law allowing him to run for two more terms in Kremlin

The reform, which critics cast as a constitutional coup, was packaged with an array of other amendments that were expected to garner popular support, such as one bolstering pension protections.

By REUTERS
05/04/2021

Israel, in first comment, says troubled by US position ahead of Iran talks

US envoy to Iran Malley says goal is to return to nuclear deal, without calling to strengthen it.

A general view of Abadan oil refinery in southwest Iran, is pictured from Iraqi side of Shatt al-Ara

Oil price volatility increases amid Suez Canal aftermath, OPEC meeting

The price of BRENT oil decreased from about $64.12 per barrel on March 19 to $62.41 per barrel on April 2.

05/04/2021

Philippines turns up heat on China over boats massing in South China Sea

President Rodrigo Duterte has previously said challenging China risked starting a war.

By REUTERS
05/04/2021

Pope's Easter message: Buy vaccines, not guns - watch

Pope Francis's Easter message this year, broadcast to tens of millions around the world, is clear: buy vaccines, not guns.

By REUTERS
05/04/2021
ICC

House Republicans urge Biden to curb ties with PA over ICC complaint

"The Prosecutor and the Pre-Trial Chamber of the Court have proceeded to approve and open an investigation of our closest ally, Israel," their letter read.

Turkish ship Mavi Marmara, carrying pro-Palestinian activists to take part of a humanitarian convoy,

Australian on Mavi Marmara charged with aiding Syrian terrorist

'A decade after the Mavi Marmara incident, Talib and the Melbourne-based gemstone company he owns were designated by the US Treasury for providing material assistance to al-Qaeda.”

Homes sit in flood waters after leaving casualities and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in d

Floods, landslides, kill dozens in Indonesia and East Timor

At least 49 families were hit on Flores, in the east of Indonesia's sprawling archipelago, Raditya Jati, a BNPB spokesman said in a statement.

By REUTERS
04/04/2021

Pope, in Easter message, slams weapons spending in time of pandemic

This year has been the second consecutive Easter that all papal services are being attended by only about 200 people in a secondary altar of St. Peter's Basilica.

By REUTERS
04/04/2021
Rapper DMX exits the US Federal Court in Manhattan following his presentment on income tax evasion

Rapper DMX on life support following heart attack in New York hospital

"He was on life support," the lawyer said. "He's been taken off of life support. He is breathing on his own but there is a little brain activity."

04/04/2021
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a televised speech in Tehran, Iran March 11, 2

Iran blinks first, but real challenge still ahead for nuclear talks

Until now, Tehran's position has been that there is no need for negotiations, rejecting three offers by the US to restart talks.

 A Facebook logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020

Private details of 500 m. Facebook users offered up in hacking attempt

Israeli cybercrime intelligence firm Hudson Rock said the database appears to be the same set of Facebook-linked telephone numbers that has been circulating in hacker circles since January.

By REUTERS
03/04/2021
US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks on Middle East peace at the Department of State in

Kerry: US 'hopeful' it can work with China to tackle climate change

Sino-US relations have been strained in recent years by disagreements about trade, China's treatment of its Uighur minority, as well as China's actions in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

By REUTERS
03/04/2021

Capitol car ramming: One officer dead, one injured, attacker dead

According to his now-deleted Facebook profile, the attacker was a follower of the antisemitic, black nationalist Nation of Islam and a "devotee of Louis Farrakhan."

03/04/2021
A general view of the Bushehr main nuclear reactor, Iran

Iran's foreign ministry rejects 'step-by-step' lifting of sanctions

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Saturday that Tehran was opposed to any gradual easing of sanctions.

By REUTERS
03/04/2021
US President Donald Trump departs on travel to West Point, New York from the South Lawn at the White

Italian restaurant owner was mistaken target of Trump admin. sanctions

The sanctions were part of a crackdown on blacklisted Venezuelan crude.

By REUTERS
03/04/2021
Members of Amhara region militias ride on their truck as they head to face the Tigray People's Liber

Graphic video shows Ethiopian troops executing prisoners in Tigray - CNN

G7 countries urging an independent probe into alleged rights abuses in the region

03/04/2021

Rallies planned across Britain against new protest law

In London, police warned, "enforcement action will be taken, if needed, in the interests of public health."

By REUTERS
03/04/2021
Members of MINUSMA Chadian contingent patrol in Kidal, Mali

UN says four peacekeepers killed in north Mali terrorist attack

"The attack started with mortar fire, followed by an attempted car bomb and then a direct attack," a UN spokeswoman said.

By REUTERS
02/04/2021

Americans divided on how easy voting should be - survey

The survey included 12,055 American adults, with a margin of error of plus or minus 1.5 percentage points.

Google rejects fully remote work trend, accelerates office reopening -CNBC

Google employees will be required to be in the office at least three days a week.

02/04/2021
Gun in a holster (Illustrative)

Shooter who killed 4 knew his victims, including 9-year-old boy -police

The police statement said that the situation had since been "stabilized" with no further threat to the public.

By REUTERS
02/04/2021

Myanmar protesters urge 'guerrilla strikes' as internet blackout widens

In a transcript of an interview made available late Thursday, Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan expressed dismay at the bloodshed.

By REUTERS
02/04/2021
Hummus dish with tahini

Sabra hummus recalls over 2,000 containers over salmonella outbreak

Sabra previously recalled batches of hummus for listeria contamination in 2015 and 2016.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
02/04/2021
A Ukraine Donbass volunteer cleans his rifle

Russia warns Donbass conflict could 'destroy' Ukraine, NATO rebukes Moscow

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba accused Russia of a "systemic aggravation" of the security situation in Donbass and Crimea.

By REUTERS
02/04/2021
The Eurovision Song Contest grand finale kicks of Saturday night in Tel Aviv

Eurovision song contest to have limited audience in COVID-19 trial

Performances will be given by 39 participating countries and fans will have to have a negative coronavirus to attend.

By REUTERS
01/04/2021

Iran adds advanced machines enriching underground at Natanz

Iran had begun feeding natural UF6 into a fourth cascade of 174 IR-2m centrifuges.

By REUTERS
01/04/2021
Prison cell block

Transgender ex-neo-Nazi won't face prison time, 'already suffered enough'

“None of us have suffered the difficult situation this defendant has endured as a result of his gender identity confusion... Enough’s enough.”

Police are seen near Finsbury Park as British police say there are casualties after reports of vehic

British police officer convicted of belonging to neo-Nazi group

Benjamin Hannam, 22, a probationary police constable with the London Metropolitan Police, is believed to be the first serving British officer to be convicted of a terrorism offence.

By REUTERS
01/04/2021

Facebook gives more control over comments, News Feed to users

The changes come as the world's largest social network has been under fire for amplifying hate speech and misinformation globally across its platforms.

By REUTERS
01/04/2021
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Microsoft wins $21.9b. contract with US Army to supply AR headsets

Over the past two years, Microsoft has worked with the Army to on the prototyping phase of what is called the Integrated Visual Augmentation System.

By REUTERS
31/03/2021

New York police arrest man in attack on Asian woman in hate crime case

Brandon Elliot, 38, was identified as the man seen in the video kicking the woman to the ground and then kicking her several more times on Monday.

By REUTERS
31/03/2021

Venezuela, Colombia rights groups ask for UN envoy amid border violence

Colombian officials estimate that some 4,000 people have fled Venezuela for Colombia since March 21 following a military offensive in Venezuela's Apure state.

By REUTERS
31/03/2021
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