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.

Footage shows breach of policy in investigation of Breonna Taylor killing

A former Louisville Police Department narcotics officer commenting on the footage said that "this is not how it's supposed to work," and that they have "never seen anything like this."

28/09/2020
Trump-backed Canadian railway to Alaska could free landlocked oil

The $17 billion project was first proposed in 2015 by Canadian infrastructure financier Sean McCoshen.

By REUTERS
28/09/2020
Threat to evacuate US diplomats from Iraq raises fear of war

Any move by the United States to scale down its diplomatic presence in a country where it has up to 5,000 troops would be widely seen in the region as an escalation of its confrontation with Iran.

By REUTERS
28/09/2020
Azerbaijan values strategic relationships amid Armenia clashes

What is Azerbaijan’s view of its relationship with Israel amid the conflict?

What Azerbaijan wants from the conflict with Armenia

Baku pushes offensive on second day of Azerbaijan-Armenia fighting

Turkey criticizes Armenia after clashes with Azerbaijan, supports Baku

Armenia declared martial law and mobilized its male population after the clashes, which Yerevan and Baku blamed on each other and in which both sides reported fatalities.

By REUTERS
27/09/2020
Belarusian police use tear gas, stun grenades against protesters

Belarusian security forces began detaining people on Sunday as tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Minsk for the seventh straight weekend.

By REUTERS
27/09/2020
Lebanese Army soliders take position near store front
Two members of Lebanese security forces killed in armed clashes

They were killed when militants opened fire on an army checkpoint in the northwest area of Araman.

By REUTERS
27/09/2020
Helsinki airport uses dogs to test travelers for coronavirus

Specially trained dogs are able to detect coronavirus with great accuracy, almost a week before an infected person develops symptoms.

27/09/2020
A vendor sells #MeToo badges a protest march for survivors of sexual assault and their supporters
Was Serge Gainsbourg the Harvey Weinstein of French music?

In 1984, he recorded a risque duet with his 14-year-old daughter, Charlotte Gainsbourg, called “Lemon Incest.”

Fighting erupts along Azerbaijan-Armenia border over disputed land

Armenia has declared martial law, and has ordered the total mobilization of its military

Pompeo: The Chinese Communist Party is re-writing the Bible

Speaking at a recent summit, State Secretary Mike Pompeo said that America was standing up for religious freedom worldwide, as where it fails, totalitarism soon follows.

British MP seeks crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah, Real IRA

“The malign of activity of Iran has not stopped," says British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace.

Proud Boys rally has fewer attendees than expected, mostly peaceful

Governor Kate Brown on Friday declared a weekend state of emergency for Portland, saying "white supremacist groups" were traveling from out of state to attend a Proud Boys event.

By REUTERS
27/09/2020
A man wears a mask as he walks past a mural showing a modified image of the Chinese Communist Party
China builds nearly 400 camps for Muslim Uighur minority - report

2019 US government estimates placed the number of detainees at 3,000,000.

By LEON SVERDLOV
26/09/2020
US imposes curbs on exports to China's top chipmaker SMIC

SMIC said it had not received any official notice of the restrictions and said it has no ties with the Chinese military.

By REUTERS
26/09/2020
 India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves towards his supporters during a roadshow in Varanasi, In
Modi pledges to use India vaccine-production capacity for 'all humanity'

Modi said in August that India was ready to mass produce COVID-19 vaccines when scientists gave the go-ahead.

By REUTERS
26/09/2020
Belarus police detain dozens as crowds chant against Lukashenko

One group of women chanted "Our president is Sveta!" - referring to opposition politician Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya who they say won the vote - before riot police dragged many of them into vans.

By REUTERS
26/09/2020
Charlie Hebdo
Paris knife attacker suspect says wanted to go after Charlie Hebdo

The attack took place in front of a building where Islamist militants gunned down employees of Charlie Hebdo in 2015 because of the republication of cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammad.

By REUTERS
26/09/2020
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft
Prosecutors drop solicitation charges against Patriots owner Robert Kraft

The defense claimed the footage was illegally obtained and violates Kraft’s constitutional rights.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
26/09/2020
Auschwitz museum director asks to serve time for boy jailed for blasphemy

As the director of a Polish state museum built on a Nazi camp where “children were imprisoned and murdered, I cannot remain indifferent to this disgraceful sentence to humanity,” wrote Cywiński.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
26/09/2020
Magawa, a rat who clears landmines, awarded medal for heroism

The danger caused to workers by clearing landmines is what motivates organizations like APOPO, the NGO that trained Magawa, to train rats to find landmines so that handlers can clear them.

26/09/2020
Donald Trump plans to nominate judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

Trump has said he would announce on Saturday his choice to replace Ginsburg, the liberal icon who died on Sept. 18.

By REUTERS
26/09/2020
Military plane crashes in Ukraine, killing 22 -emergency service

Rescue workers were on the scene. Air force pilots and cadets were on the plane, the interior ministry said.

By REUTERS
26/09/2020
Canada has signed deal for AstraZeneca, Moderna vaccine candidates - PM

Trials were halted in early September after one participant developed a serious illness.

By REUTERS
25/09/2020
'Tehran' is an uncomplicated look at global conflict - TV review

Israeli-produced series debuted on Apple TV Plus.

By REUTERS
25/09/2020
A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this illustrative picture
Twitter aims to label more state-affiliated accounts worldwide

Twitter first announced the labeling last month, but only initially applied it to accounts from China, France, Russia, the UK and the United States.

By REUTERS
25/09/2020
A woman displays a "Free Iran" sticker as thousands of Iranian opponents in exile stage a protest ag
France summoned Iranian envoy over human rights - sources

One source said the three European powers had acted jointly and warned Iran that its actions were harming relations.

By REUTERS
25/09/2020
A general view of the Bushehr main nuclear reactor, Iran
Iran official dismisses US sanctions against judges, courts

The United States on Thursday blacklisted several Iranian officials and entities over rights breaches.

By REUTERS
25/09/2020
Teenager charged with killing two in Kenosha to fight extradition - lawyer

Rittenhouse, 17, has been charged by Kenosha County's district attorney with six crimes for shooting three people.

By REUTERS
25/09/2020
Kosovo war crimes court arrests guerrilla veterans' leader, lawyer says

The Kosovo Specialist Chambers in The Hague declined to comment on the reported arrest.

By REUTERS
25/09/2020
Putin says Russia, US should agree not to meddle in each other's election

Moscow's relations with Washington are at post-Cold War lows as the election looms.

By REUTERS
25/09/2020
Charlie Hebdo
Five men arrested in Paris knife attack - judicial source

French officials said the attack was terrorism.

By REUTERS
25/09/2020
Kobe Bryant autograph on last game court piece hits auction block

"Most fans will remember that as one of, if not the, greatest farewell performance in the history of sports."

By REUTERS
25/09/2020
The streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, one of the Orthodox neighborhoods in New York City where COVI
COVID spreading in Orthodox areas. Why are people still not wearing masks?

In Williamsburg, home to the Satmar Hasidic community, mask wearing on the street is rare.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
25/09/2020
US is beefing up forces in eastern Syria to counter Russian harassment

BEHIND THE LINES: Parallel to the campaign of harassment, the Russians are seeking to slowly and incrementally draw the Kurdish ruling authorities in this area back under their political patronage.

Relic of Pope John Paul II's blood stolen from Italian cathedral

A sacristan who was closing the cathedral for the night discovered the theft of the reliquary, which encased a vial holding a few drops of blood.

By REUTERS
24/09/2020
Kremlin critic Navalny's bank accounts frozen, apartment seized

The West has demanded an explanation from the Kremlin, which has denied any involvement in the incident and said it has yet to see evidence of a crime.

By REUTERS
24/09/2020
US says new Iran sanctions coming on Thursday over rights violations

"The US is committed to holding accountable those who deny freedom and justice to people of Iran."

By REUTERS
24/09/2020
Two police officers shot amid Louisville protests over Breonna Taylor shooting

The grand jury ruled that two white policemen will not be prosecuted in connection with the death of a Black medical worker shot in her own apartment, because their use of force was justified.

By REUTERS
24/09/2020
Trump says he thinks 2020 election will end up at Supreme Court

Trump has cast doubt on the integrity of the election, saying without evidence that the use of mail-in balloting during the coronavirus would lead to fraud.

By REUTERS
24/09/2020
Erdan meets with UAE ambassador of Palestinian descent

The ambassadors discussed ways to expand the circle of peace in the Middle East.

An ultraviolet (UV) robot designed to significantly reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections
Robots target coronavirus with ultraviolet light at London train station

"We are the first train station to bring this type of technology in because we want to allow people to use a train station with confidence."

By REUTERS
23/09/2020
A man rides a subway in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 25, 2020.
Coronavirus-related scams have cost Americans $145 million - FTC

The fraudulent operations targeted those waiting to receive stimulus relief and unemployment benefits, as well as treatment for coronavirus infections.

Possible missile carrier spotted at North Korea parade practice

The authors acknowledged there was a chance the vehicle could be something else but said that seemed "unlikely in this particular location and circumstance."

By REUTERS
23/09/2020
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump gestures during a campaign event in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Septembe
Trump order to ban military, gov't contractors from diversity training

"Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don't, there's nothing in it for you!" Trump said on Twitter as the order was issued.

By REUTERS
23/09/2020
US accuses Merkel of failing to combat Iran’s terrorism and antisemitism

“The German government is so disappointing,” said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Walmart to test drone delivery of COVID-19 test kits

The drones launched on Tuesday will drop the COVID-19 self-collection kits on driveways, front sidewalks or backyards of homes within a one-mile radius of designated Walmart stores.

By REUTERS
22/09/2020
US President Donald Trump is seen on a screen broadcasting to an empty conference room as he deliver
Trump to UNGA: 'We intend to deliver more peace agreements shortly'

“They are coming fast, and they know it's great for them, and it's great for the world.”

Montreal Jewish school is shut down for 2 weeks over coronavirus outbreak

Since the pandemic began, Quebec province has seen about 67,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and about 5,800 deaths.

By DAVID LAZARUS/JTA
22/09/2020
US nears grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19 deaths

Trump has previously admitted to playing down the danger of the coronavirus early on because he did not want to "create a panic."

By REUTERS
22/09/2020
US charges NYPD officer with acting as an illegal agent of China

Angwang is accused of reporting to Chinese consulate officials about the activities of Chinese citizens in the NYC area and assessing potential intelligence sources within the local Tibetan community

By REUTERS
21/09/2020
US issues sweeping sanctions that target Iranian arms industry

Pompeo also announced sanctions against Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro, whose presidency is contested.

Egypt mummy
Egypt discovers 27 sarcophagi more than 2,500 years old

The wooden sarcophagi are ornately painted and covered in hieroglyphs, and were found stacked in two burial shafts, the ministry said in a statement. They have not yet been opened, the ministry said.

By REUTERS
21/09/2020
'Who is our enemy?' Neutral Switzerland votes on fighter jets

The aircraft would replace Switzerland's aging fleet of 30 F/A-18 Hornets which will go out of service in 2030.

By REUTERS
21/09/2020
China air force video appears to show simulated attack on US base on Guam

Guam is home to major US military facilities, including the air base, which would be key to responding to any conflict in the Asia Pacific region.

By REUTERS
21/09/2020
World leaders to mark UN at 75 as pandemic challenges organization

The United Nations was created when countries came together after World War Two to prevent another such conflict.

By REUTERS
21/09/2020
Envelope
Woman suspected of sending ricin envelope to White House - report

Various US officials have been targeted by ricin-laced letters in past incidents.

By REUTERS
21/09/2020
Ichilov Medical team at the coronavirus unit, in the Ichilov hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel, July 28, 20
Coronavirus may increase risk of premature births, complications

"The take home message is that pregnant women can get seriously ill with this.”

US to place sanctions on over two dozen targets tied to Iran arms

The new sanctions come a week after US-brokered deals for the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to normalize ties with Israel, pacts that may coalesce a wider coalition against Iran.

By REUTERS
21/09/2020
Moroccans Protest Accords by UAE, Bahrain, Israel

“The normalization deals are an attack on the Palestinian people and their cause."

By MEDIA LINE
20/09/2020
German Green Party slammed for courting Iran after wrestler’s execution

Stop the Bomb accused the Greens of apparently deceiving the public, writing as if they did not know they are “dealing with a state terrorist and antisemitic regime.”

ranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during the cabinet meeting, as the spread of the coronavirus
Iran's Rouhani says US faces defeat in bid to reimpose UN sanctions

"America is approaching a certain defeat in its sanctions move ... It faced defeat and negative response from the international community."

By REUTERS
20/09/2020
UN chief says no action on UN Iran sanctions due to 'uncertainty'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last month that he triggered a 30-day process at the council leading to the return of UN sanctions on Iran on Saturday evening.

By REUTERS
20/09/2020
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visiting Sudan, 2020.
US reimposes sanctions on Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday that the US "expects all UN Member States to comply” with snapback sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif looks on during a meeting with Russia's For
Iran's Zarif says world should oppose US sanctions or expect same

The Trump administration says that on Saturday all United Nations sanctions on Iran have to be restored.

By REUTERS
20/09/2020
Envelope
Envelope of deadly poison addressed to White House intercepted

Ricin is found naturally in castor beans but it takes a deliberate act to convert it into a biological weapon.

By REUTERS
20/09/2020
Kremlin critic Navalny posts photo of himself walking

"Let me tell you how my recovery is going. It is already a clear path although a long one," Navalny wrote.

By REUTERS
19/09/2020
Police clash with opposition supporters after polls closed at presidential election, Minsk, Belarus
Belarus police detain hundreds of protesters in Minsk

In one location, dozens of female protesters could be seen encircled by men in green uniforms and black balaclavas outside a shopping mall as they shouted "Only cowards beat women!"

By REUTERS
19/09/2020
Israeli PM Netanyahu and Indian PM Modi shake hands at a press conference in New Delhi.
Indian PM extends Rosh Hashanah wishes to Netanayhu and Jewish community

Modi joins a row of prime ministers and officials from various countries who have sent Rosh Hashanah greetings to the Jewish world in the last couple of days.

Biggest Thai protest in years targets government and monarchy

Reuters reporters estimated there were at least 30,000 people in the latest demonstration. Organisers said there were more than 50,000, while police said there were 18,000.

By REUTERS
19/09/2020
Ethiopia files terrorism charges against leading opposition activist

Jawar and 22 other activists, including Oromo opposition leader Bekele Garba, face charges relating to the violation of anti-terrorism laws, telecom fraud laws and firearms laws, the AG's office said

By REUTERS
19/09/2020
Lebanon's army finds firework cache at devastated Beirut port

1,320 kgs of fireworks were found in 120 boxes in a warehouse during a search of the port.

By REUTERS
19/09/2020
India arrests 9 al Qaeda militants planning 'terrorist attacks'

"The group was planning to undertake terrorist attacks at vital installations in India with an aim to kill innocent people and strike terror in their minds."

By REUTERS
19/09/2020
Two killed, 14 injured in shooting in Rochester, New York

The two people killed were a man and woman in their late teens or early 20s, he said.

By REUTERS
19/09/2020
In shadow of China war games, Taiwan bids farewell to 'Mr Democracy'

Lee's memorial service took place in the shadow of Chinese war games, as did his election as Taiwan's first democratic leader in 1996. China claims the island as its own territory.

By REUTERS
19/09/2020
RUSSIAN PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attend the Libya summit in Berli
Russia’s Lavrov sketches out post-Western world order

"It is time to stop applying Western metrics to our actions and stop trying to be liked by the West at any cost."

Nathan A. Sales, Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism
After US claims, France says no evidence of Hezbollah explosives stores

"To our knowledge, there is nothing tangible to confirm such an allegation in France today," foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll told reporters in response to Sales' allegations.

By REUTERS
19/09/2020
South Korean people watch a TV broadcasting a news report on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Seou
Missile launch or storm repairs? Activity fuels speculation of N.Korea

A Seoul-based website that reports on North Korea, cited a single unnamed source near the shipyard as saying the site "is bustling with activity to prepare for the ballistic missile launch."

By REUTERS
19/09/2020
Climate change: ‘Who by fire?’ isn’t just a metaphor this year

This year, we will recite the prayer amid unprecedented fires, destruction and toxic smoke in the West and flooding in the South, where a series of slow-moving storms have left communities underwater

By RABBI JENNIE ROSENN/JTA
18/09/2020
Looking back at a crazy Jewish year of politics

Here are some takeaways and highlights in politics from the past Jewish year:

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
18/09/2020
Turkey's Halkbank urges dismissal of Iran sanctions criminal case in US

The US Department of Justice charged Halkbank last October with using money servicers and front companies in Iran, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates to evade sanctions.

By REUTERS
18/09/2020
One in 7 reported COVID-19 infections is among health workers, WHO says

The WHO called for frontline medical workers to be provided with protective equipment to prevent them from being infected.

By REUTERS
18/09/2020
Trump to block US downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday- officials

Commerce officials said the ban on new US downloads of TikTok could be still rescinded by President Donald Trump.

By REUTERS
18/09/2020
CREW MEMBERS of the amphibious landing ship tank ‘TCG Bayraktar’ pose after a landing drill during t
Erdogan says Turkey withdrew survey vessel to allow for diplomacy

NATO members Turkey and Greece bitterly disagree over maritime jurisdiction and energy exploration rights in the eastern Mediterranean.

By REUTERS
18/09/2020
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at the Westminster Magistrates Court, after he was arrested
Trump offered to pardon Assange if he provided source for Dem emails

During the 2016 US presidential campaign, Wikileaks published a series of Democratic National Committee emails damaging to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

By REUTERS
18/09/2020
Taiwan scrambles jets as 18 Chinese planes buzz island during US visit

China had promised a "necessary response" to a visit by US Undersecretary for Economic Affairs Keith Krach.

By REUTERS
18/09/2020
Kosovo awarding Trump its highest honor after Serb economic deal

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, in a letter seen by Reuters, informed Trump that he will receive Kosovo's Medal of the Order of the Freedom.

By REUTERS
17/09/2020
A volunteer receives an injection in a human clinical trial for a potential vaccine against the nove
Moderna to seek emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine if data shows efficacy

Moderna's vaccine candidate - mRNA-1273 - is nearing the finish line in its push to enroll 30,000 individuals in a late-stage trial of a novel coronavirus vaccine.

By REUTERS
17/09/2020
Lukashenko should not be recognized as Belarus president after Nov. - EU

Belarus' foreign ministry described the resolution as aggressive in character and not constructive, the Interfax news agency reported.

By REUTERS
17/09/2020
The Twitter application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017
Twitter designs new Emoji for Rosh Hashanah

The Emoji was designed so one could differentiate between the honey and the apple even at a small size.

By OMRI RON
17/09/2020
China says will make 'necessary response' to US official's Taiwan visit

The visit will give succor to the forces of Taiwan independence and damage Sino-U.S. ties, Wang said.

By REUTERS
17/09/2020
Alexei Navalny team: He was poisoned by water bottle in hotel room

Germany has asked for the assistance of the global chemical agency in investigating the alleged poisoning of Navalny

By REUTERS
17/09/2020
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