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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.

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduces Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and U.S
Ilhan Omar endorsed by Pelosi, challenger supported by pro-Israel givers

Pelosi was among Democrats in 2019 who joined in criticizing Omar for a number of statements about pro-Israel influence that were seen as antisemitic

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
15/07/2020
Donald Trump says he is 'not interested' in trade talks with China

The measure approved by Congress, the latest in a series of moves aimed at ratcheting up pressure on Beijing.

By REUTERS
15/07/2020
Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, a progressive icon on the Supreme Court.
US Supreme Court's Ginsburg in hospital after possible infection

Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, the court's oldest justice, has had a series of health scares in recent years.

By REUTERS
15/07/2020
PFLP Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
Big increase of Palestinian terrorist members, supporters in Germany

Support for the the PFLP has risen, which was founded in 1967 and is animated by a Marxist-Leninist doctrine coupled with radical Arab nationalism.

After digitizing the Talmud, Sefaria seeks to do the same to democracy

Since 2012 Sefaria has offered free access to classic Jewish texts to millions of users each year, establishing itself as an invaluable resource for teachers, students and writers.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
14/07/2020
Ghislaine Maxwell pleads not guilty to luring girls for Jeffrey Epstein

The judge scheduled a trial date for July 12, 2021.

By REUTERS
14/07/2020
Reverend Sylvester Edwards, President of the Terre Haute NAACP, stands near the Federal Correctional
First US federal execution in 17 years carried out on white supremacist

Daniel Lewis Lee was convicted of murdering a family of Jewish descent in 1996.

French President Macron defends minister accused of rape

Hundreds of women took to the streets of Paris last week to protest against Darmanin's promotion from budget minister in a government reshuffle.

By REUTERS
14/07/2020
The Telegram logo is seen on a screen of a smartphone in this picture illustration
Studies find far-right using Telegram, ISIS using Facebook

Pro-ISIS Facebook account: The coronavirus is a soldier of God

14/07/2020
Head of Cecil Rhodes gouged off Cape Town monument

Thousands of protesters have marched across the United States and Europe calling for the removal of monuments seen as glorifying the imperialist nature of countries such as Britain.

By REUTERS
14/07/2020
Azerbaijan to model Diaspora program after Birthright Excel

While less than 10 million Azerbaijanis live in Azerbaijan, the country boasts a large diaspora.

14/07/2020
NOT JUST yet. People hold Catalan flags during a protest last year.
Catalan's separatist leader claims to be victim of phone tap espionage

A spokesman for Torrent said he was "not involved in criminal activity such as terrorism or drug trafficking that would justify a judicial order to intervene on his phone."

14/07/2020
Spanish police detain two Algerian citizens in anti-terrorism operation

In May, police had arrested a Moroccan man in Barcelona with suspected links to Islamic State who they believed was planning a militant attack.

By REUTERS
14/07/2020
US rejects China's claims in South China Sea, adding to tensions

"The world will not allow Beijing to treat the South China Sea as its maritime empire," Pompeo said.

By REUTERS
14/07/2020
LGBTQ rights group names longtime Israel advocate as director

The announcement comes amid challenges.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
14/07/2020
Business magnate George Soros arrives to speak at the Open Russia Club in London, Britain June 20, 2
Soros’ foundation to spend $220 million to support racial justice group

“These investments will empower proven leaders in the Black community to reimagine policing, end mass incarceration, and eliminate the barriers to opportunity."

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
14/07/2020
US Navy battles for 2nd day to save burning warship in San Diego

The Navy said 36 sailors and 23 civilians had been treated for minor injuries, including heat exhaustion and smoke inhalation, and no personnel remained hospitalized.

By REUTERS
14/07/2020
German gov’t removes Taiwan flag, permits Palestinian flag

"The foreign ministry representative claimed the change was in keeping with Germany's ‘one China policy."’

Iran endangers ‘Israel and Jewish’ people in Germany

“Spying activities against (pro) Israeli and (pro) Jewish targets in Germany are therefore part of the task of intelligence agencies in Iran,” wrote the German intelligence officials in the report.

Harvey Weinstein accusers call $18.9 mln New York settlement 'cruel hoax'

The settlement is "a cruel hoax" and among "the most one-sided and unfair class settlements in history."

By REUTERS
13/07/2020
Duda’s fateful Polish victory a mixed bag for Israel, Jews - analysis

Incumbent Duda’s narrow victory, with only 51% of the vote, over his opponent, Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, spoke to the deep divide in Poland.

Armenia
Fighting breaks out on Azerbaijan-Armenia border, several dead

Though a ceasefire was agreed in 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia continue to accuse each other of shooting attacks around Nagorno-Karabakh.

By REUTERS
14/07/2020
China trades sanctions with US in row over Uighur Muslim

The sanctions targeted Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.

By REUTERS
13/07/2020
A worker stands at a closed gas station of the state oil company PDVSA in San Cristobal, Venezuela,
US turns screws on maritime industry to cut off Venezuela's oil

Maduro's government says the United States is trying to seize Venezuela's oil and calls the US measures illegal persecution that heap suffering on the Venezuelan people.

By REUTERS
13/07/2020
Quds Force spy captured in Germany, says intel agency

Islamic Republic, China, Russia, Turkey are 'key players' of espionage in the federal republic

Supporters of Poland's President Andrzej Duda hold placards during a presidential election campaign
Polish President Duda wins election, new battles with EU loom

Duda got 50.4% of the vote, the exit poll showed, while Rafal Trzaskowski, the liberal mayor of Warsaw and preferred candidate of the main opposition party, the centrist Civic Platform (PO) had 49.6%

By REUTERS
13/07/2020
Fire engulfs US warship in San Diego

The fire appeared to be confined to inside the ship’s upper decks and smoke billowed from much of the vessel as several small boats attempts to spray water to slow down the fire.

Florida reports over 15,000 COVID-19 cases in single-day record

If Florida were a country, it would rank fourth in the world for the most new cases in a day behind the United States, Brazil and India, according to a Reuters analysis.

By REUTERS
12/07/2020
Bollywood's Bachchan family hit by coronavirus; Aishwarya joins Amitabh

People in northern and western India were conducting Hindu prayer rituals for the Bachchan family, social media and television footage showed.

By REUTERS
12/07/2020
Sudan bans female genital mutilation, legalizes alcohol for non-Muslims

Women will also no longer need a permit from male members of their families to travel with their children.

By REUTERS
12/07/2020
Bosnia mark 25 years since Srebrenica massacre that shocked the world

Nine newly identified victims were buried at a flower-shaped cemetery near the town, where tall white tombstones mark the graves of 6,643 other victims.

By REUTERS
12/07/2020
Kongonaphon kely is seen in what would have been its natural environment in an illustration
Modest insect-munching Madagascar reptile was forerunner to dinosaurs

"Evolution of gigantism from tiny ancestors is not uncommon in the fossil record."

By REUTERS
12/07/2020
General view of a farewell event at Disney World on the final night before closure due to coronaviru
Mandatory masks, Mickey at a distance as Walt Disney World reopens

Executives felt confident they had developed a responsible plan for reopening in phases during the pandemic, said Josh D'Amaro, chairman of Disney's parks, experiences and products division.

By REUTERS
11/07/2020
KFC takeout order leads to $18,000 coronavirus fine in Australia

According to the Johns Hopkins coronavirus map, as of Saturday, Australia has had 9,553 cases of the virus since the beginning of the crisis, including 107 deaths.

12/07/2020
India's Biocon secures approval use drug on coronavirus patients

The drug, which is also used to cure the skin disease psoriasis, was cleared by the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for usage in India.

By REUTERS
11/07/2020
US warns citizens of heightened detention risks in China

"US citizens may be detained without access to US consular services or information about their alleged crime."

By REUTERS
11/07/2020
Five killed as hostages taken at South African church

Thirty arrests were made and more than 25 firearms seized, police said, adding hostage negotiators were still at the scene.

By REUTERS
11/07/2020
Newly elected Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus att
WHO chief: Even intense COVID-19 outbreaks can be brought under control

Italy, Spain, South Korea and India are an example for countries where the outbreak of the virus was intense, yet they still managed to contain it.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
12/07/2020
Nepal earthquake
Floods, landslides kill 40 in Nepal, many missing

"We are searching for eight people who are still missing," said Kishore Shrestha, a senior police official.

By REUTERS
11/07/2020
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey
Twitter suspends over 50 accounts linked to white nationalist groups

“The accounts in question were suspended for violating our policies in relation to violent extremism,” Twitter said in a statement, according to NBC News.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
11/07/2020
US sets record for new COVID cases third day in a row at over 69,000

A total of nine US states - Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Ohio, Utah and Wisconsin - also reached records for single-day infections.

By REUTERS
11/07/2020
Sheba Medical Center team at the Coronavirus isolation ward of Sheba Medical Center unit, in Ramat G
Coronavirus creates scientific rift over proving when germs are airborne

"WHO's slow motion on this issue is unfortunately slowing the control of the pandemic."

By REUTERS
11/07/2020
Brazil's Bolsonaro appoints evangelical pastor as new education minister

The court had included Weintraub in an investigation of an alleged libel and disinformation network run by Bolsonaro's supporters.

By REUTERS
11/07/2020
Police rescue driver in flood‏
Woman survives horrific trip through a drainage system during a flood

The story began on Monday afternoon, as Nathalia Bruno, 24, was driving through the city of Passaic in New Jersey, which was experiencing a powerful storm across the northern area of the state.

Amazon bans TikTok from employees' phones, cites 'security'

"Due to security risk, the TikTok app is no longer permitted on mobile devices that access Amazon email," the company wrote in a memo, according to Reuters.

By REUTERS
10/07/2020
Mali protesters take over state TV building, station goes off-air

Police fired tear gas and several rounds of gunfire as they tried to force protesters out the building.

By REUTERS
10/07/2020
General view of a farewell event at Disney World on the final night before closure due to coronaviru
Disney World prepares to reopen as Florida COVID-19 cases surge

Florida recorded 11,433 new coronavirus cases, the state health department said, more evidence that the virus is still spreading largely unchecked throughout parts of the country.

By REUTERS
10/07/2020
Ethiopia arrests suspects in the killing of popular singer

In a televised statement, Attorney General Adanech Abebe said that the shooter was acting on the orders of an anti-government group, the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF-Shene).

By REUTERS
10/07/2020
An aerial view of a deforested plot of the Amazon in Boca do Acre, Amazonas state, Brazil August 24,
Brazil Amazon deforestation up in June, set for worst year in past decade

If there is another increase in deforestation in July, Brazil is headed for annual deforestation of more than 15,000 square kilometers, or an area larger than Connecticut.

By REUTERS
10/07/2020
Former college footballer makes life-saving catch to rescue boy from fire

The three-year-old was plummeting to the ground when Philip Blanks dived in to catch him.

Seoul mayor found dead after writing apology to 'everyone'

The apparent suicide came after one of Park's former secretaries filed a complaint on Wednesday alleging the 64-year-old had sexually harassed her, the Yonhap news agency reported.

By REUTERS
10/07/2020
Protesters rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Portland, Orego
Which American demographics support police reform, and how?

A survery found that while two thirds (66%) of Americans support an opportunity to hold police legally accountable for their actions.

10/07/2020
US sanctions highest ranking Chinese official yet over Uighur rights

Washington blacklisted Xinjiang region's Communist Party Secretary Chen Quanguo, a member of China's powerful Politburo, and three other officials.

By REUTERS
10/07/2020
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands before their one-on-one
Kim Jong Un's sister: US summit unlikely but 'surprise may still happen'

Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea's leader, came a day after the US point man for North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, wrapped up a three-day visit to Seoul.

By REUTERS
10/07/2020
Bolivia's President Anez has tested positive for coronavirus

Bolivia is due to hold general elections on Sept. 6. The elections were originally planned for May but delayed due to the pandemic.

By REUTERS
10/07/2020
Bottles labeled "Vaccine" stand near medical syringe in front of "Coronavirus COVID-19" display
Beijing offers Egypt, other African nations first use of future vaccine

French physicians ignite debate on whether testing coronavirus treatments in Africa is racist exploitation or necessary research

By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE
10/07/2020
Trump Tower gold doorstep reflects Black Lives Matter mural

The Black Lives Matter movement gained momentum after George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25 after a white officer knelt on the Black man's neck.

By REUTERS
10/07/2020
Mayor of South Korea's capital found dead amid allegation of impropriety

After a search involving hundreds of police, Mayor Park Won-soon's body was found at Mount Bugak in northern Seoul around midnight, near where his phone signal had last been detected.

By REUTERS
10/07/2020
Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney of U.S. President Donald Trump, testifies
Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen taken into custody

Cohen had been released from a federal prison in May due to concerns over possible exposure to the novel coronavirus.

By REUTERS
09/07/2020
Russia fails again at UN ahead of last-ditch Syria cross-border aid vote

The United Nations says millions of Syrian civilians depend on the humanitarian aid delivered from Turkey.

By REUTERS
09/07/2020
Wexner Foundation says it paid Barak $2 m. for Palestinian conflict study

The foundation said in a statement that Epstein held an administrative role that was confined to transferring money from the Jeffrey Wexner family to the foundation.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
09/07/2020
Police told Floyd it takes 'a lot of oxygen to talk,' transcripts reveal

"You're going to kill me, man" Floyd told officer Derek Chauvin, who restrained him while pressing his knee into Floyd's neck, in addition to saying that he was unable to breathe over 20 times.

09/07/2020
Ohio Rep. tells constituents to 'STOP GETTING TESTED' for COVID-19

"Are you tired of living in a dictatorship yet?" Vitale said. "It is giving the government an excuse to claim something is happening that is not happening at the magnitude they say it is happening."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
09/07/2020
Ringo Starr and Joe Welsh on Starr's virtual 80th birthday party
A Starry crowd for Ringo Starr’s virtual 80th birthday party

"I’m celebrating with my friends in a new way this year — we’re going to have to keep our distance due to the coronavirus,” Ringo Starr said

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
09/07/2020
Bella Hadid to Instagram: 'Are we not allowed to be Palestinian?'

Her father, American-Palestinian real estate developer Mohamed Hadid, was born in British-mandated Palestine in 1948, and is well-known for building luxury hotels and mansions in California.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the AIPAC policy conference in Washington in March.
ADL to Pompeo: designate Hezbollah as concern for int'l religious freedom

The letter comes ahead of the anniversary of Hezbollah's AMIA bombing on July 18

IFIMES directors meet IACA director, discuss fight against corruption

IFIMES directors presented their current activities in the regions of the Balkans and the Middle East and noted that the Western Balkans region is going through a difficult period of mutual tensions.

US coronavirus cases rise by over 60,000, setting single-day record

The United States faces a bleak summer with record-breaking infections and many states forced to close parts of the economy again

By REUTERS
09/07/2020
What Jim Carrey realized when he thought he had 10 minutes to live

A satire of Hollywood's self-absorption coinciding with the end of the planet, none of it is real – except when it is.

By GLENN WHIPP
10/07/2020
Facebook takes down accounts and pages of Trump ally Roger Stone

Facebook officials said they took down Stone’s personal Facebook and Instagram pages and his Stone Cold Truth Facebook page, which had 141,000 followers.

By REUTERS
09/07/2020
Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's president-elect, on October 28, 2018
Bolsonaro vetoes plans to offer COVID-19 support to indigenous people

The president's office said those provisions in the law, approved by Congress, were "against the public interest" and "unconstitutional."

By REUTERS
08/07/2020
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media at the State Department in Washington, DC, U
Pompeo: China took 'incredibly aggressive action' in clash with India

His comments reflect the deep running tensions between Washington and Beijing.

By REUTERS
08/07/2020
Beyond a sculpture

How Sima Abraham realized her dream by establishing an exclusive design company with her husband in Mexico

By DANIELA MICHAL GLEISER
09/07/2020
Mexico criticized for misreporting data on migrant trafficking victims

The erroneous numbers come at a time when advocates say the government has little to show for its fight against trafficking.

By REUTERS
08/07/2020
Serbian president appeals to protesters after dozens hurt in clashes

The violence in the capital Belgrade was triggered when a crowd stormed parliament in protest at plans to reimpose a lockdown following a surge in COVID-19 cases.

By REUTERS
08/07/2020
Russia says Turkey tested its S-400s on US F-16 jets

The tests last year were already known, so Russia’s agenda of discussing them again may be linked to a wider one.

Sheba Medical Center team at the Coronavirus isolation ward of Sheba Medical Center unit, in Ramat G
Serious brain disorders found in mild, recovering COVID-19 patients

The neurological symptoms reported in the 43 patients included confusion, psychosis, seizures, hallucinations, delusions, necrosis, deteriorating vision and strokes, among other symptoms.

08/07/2020
Ghislaine Maxwell's arraignment for luring minors scheduled for next week

Prosecutors said Maxwell groomed girls so Epstein abuse them at lavish homes in Palm Beach, Florida; New Mexico and Manhattan.

By REUTERS
08/07/2020
Beijing converts Hong Kong hotel into new national security office

The office will oversee the Hong Kong government's enforcement of Beijing's sweeping national security legislation.

By REUTERS
08/07/2020
WHO recognizes 'emerging evidence' of airborne spread of COVID-19

"The possibility of airborne transmission in public settings - especially in very specific conditions, crowded, closed, poorly ventilated settings that have been described, cannot be ruled out."

By REUTERS
08/07/2020
Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's president-elect, on October 28, 2018
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Bolsonaro is reportedly feeling better after starting treatment, which includes taking the drugs hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin.

By REUTERS
07/07/2020
Russian President Vladimir Putin stands on the stage as he addresses the Federal Assembly in Moscow,
Russia detains ex-journalist, accusing him of passing secrets to West

Footage released by the FSB security service showed Ivan Safronov being detained outside his Moscow flat by armed agents.

By REUTERS
07/07/2020
Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes signs 'largest sports contract ever'

The 10-year deal is reportedly worth $450 million with a $140 million injury guarantee.

By REUTERS , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
07/07/2020
Flowers are seen near the site of Friday's shooting, outside Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zea
NZ police warned of another mosque threat before Christchurch shooting

"The police had enough intelligence to warrant a coordinated national strategy," an Islamic group claimed.

By REUTERS
07/07/2020
US SOLDIERS stand in the background next to Israeli and American flags during an exercise in Israel.
House Appropriations Subcommittee approves $3.3 billion to Israel security

The bill next heads to the full Committee for markup. It also includes $225 million “to help address the needs of the Palestinian people, which may include support for UNRWA”

RABBI PINCHAS GOLDSCHMIDT: Jews become the collateral damage
Leaders condemn end of EU's Special Envoy for Religious Freedom

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt called the move "the wrong signal" at a time "in which Jews and other religious minorities are increasingly being targeted online and offline by extremists.

10/07/2020
DEMONSTRATORS RUN from riot police shooting pepper-spray pellets during a protest in Hong Kong on Ju
China’s increasingly oppressive actions show dangerous global trend

THERE ARE widespread reports coming out of China of forced labor, torture, beatings, forced use of medications and involuntary sterilizations, among and other egregious human rights abuses.

A U.S. flag hangs on a tree trunk amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Keene, New Ham
US tops 130,000 deaths from COVID-19 after record surge in cases

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has forecast between 140,000 to 160,000 coronavirus deaths by July 25.

By REUTERS
06/07/2020
Make a vaccine? I'm trying to teach my kids the alphabet

The march of the pandemic has upended normal life, forcing companies to shut offices, schools to close and grandparents and childcare providers to stay away.

By REUTERS
06/07/2020
Bubonic plague warning issued after case identified in Chinese hospital

The bubonic plague, known as the “Black Death” in the Middle Ages, is a highly infectious and often fatal disease that is spread mostly by rodents.

By REUTERS
07/07/2020
Ennio Morricone, Italian composer most famous for Westerns, dies aged 91

Morricone wrote for hundreds of films, but it was his friendship with Italian director Sergio Leone that brought him fame, with scores for Spaghetti Westerns starring Clint Eastwood in the 1960s.

By REUTERS
06/07/2020
Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) as it appeared at dawn on July 4, 2020, from Heraklion, Crete
Comet NEOWISE raises hopes for spectacular night show

According to The Sky Live, as of Monday, NEOWISE will be visible to the naked eye in Israel at about 4:08 a.m., one hour and 30 minutes before sunrise. The time will change as the comet moves.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
06/07/2020
The Dalai Lama laughs as he speaks to students, fa
Dalai Lama marks 85th birthday with album of mantras

"Inner World" kicks off with the track "One Of My Favourite Prayers" and continues with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader reciting meditations and sayings with accompanying music.

By REUTERS
06/07/2020
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