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.

Nike says Kobe Bryant merchandise sold out on website

A search for Kobe-branded products on the footwear maker's website took users to an obituary page for the player.

By REUTERS
28/01/2020
Nike reportedly suspends sales of Kobe gear in online store

The report added that Nike is re-evaluating how it will release Bryant's signature shoe series going forward.

By REUTERS
28/01/2020
Jaabars the snow leopard makes new friends after brush with death

The two-year-old cat was taken in by a Kyrgyzstan charity in mid-January after his rescuers found him in a forest outside the nearby city of Takas.

By REUTERS
28/01/2020
Adidas to launch new fabrics from recycled ocean plastic, polyester

In total, the German firm will produce 15-20 million pairs of shoes using ocean plastic in 2020.

By REUTERS
28/01/2020
Kobe Bryant fans petition NBA to feature silhouette of Laker great as logo

"[I hope] our dream does come true, and we are able to see Kobe Bryant engraved into the NBA Logo."

A staff member checks the temperature of a passenger entering a subway station, as the country is hi
Coronavirus: Chinese cities in lockdown as virus spreads

More than 100 fatalities have already been recorded, while new cases have been recorded in Germany, America, Australia, France, Malaysia and Hong Kong, among others.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF , REUTERS
29/01/2020
Suspected Chinese coronavirus patient gives birth to baby by cesarean

The doctor who performed the cesarean said the mother's condition had been deteriorating and the baby was putting too much pressure on her.

By REUTERS
28/01/2020
Facebook, HSBC and others curb travel to China as coronavirus spreads

Europe's biggest bank, HSBC, banned all staff travel to Chinese-ruled Hong Kong for two weeks and to mainland China until further notice, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.

By REUTERS
28/01/2020
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Iconic Albert Einstein image appears on world’s smallest gold coin

The 1/4-franc gold coin, with a diameter of 2.96mm and weighing 0.063g (1/500 ounce), was issued by the Swissmint last week.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
28/01/2020
Fear of coronavirus hits Middle East

Region takes precautions and starts preparing for patients

By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/01/2020
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a statement about Iran flanked by U.S. Defense Secretary Mark E
Trump signs additional funding for synagogues, houses of worship at risk

New law provides $375 million as part of federal Nonprofit Security Grant Program

Antonio Guterres, United Nations (UN) Secretary General
Guterres: Solidarity needed to halt global crisis of antisemitic hatred

"We will never forget, We will stand firm every day and everywhere against antisemitism," said UN Secretary-General

Fox News contributor says President Trump is friend of the Jewish people

Fox News contributor Deroy Murdock blames media that do not report on Trump's efforts to fight antisemitism

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/01/2020
Video game 'Plague Inc' tops charts in China as coronavirus spreads

Plague INC's developers warned players not to rely on the game to learn about the deadly virus spreading around the world.

By DEBORAH DAHAN
27/01/2020
Several dead, 8 missing after fatal fire at Alabama boat dock

At least 35 boats were reportedly destroyed in the fire.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
27/01/2020
Soldiers of the German army Bundeswehr take part in an exercise during a media day in Germany
Germany investigates increase of soldiers suspected of far-right extremism

Germany's military intelligence head confirms investigations into right-wing extremist soldiers. An increase in right-wing leanings is particularly prevalent in the Special Forces Command, the KSK.

By HANNAH HEPNER
27/01/2020
Frankfurt soccer club posthumously strips presidency from former Nazi

Rudolf Gramlich, who had been club boss in the late 1930s and then again from 1955-70, had been an active member of the Nazis, becoming a party member as well as a member of the SS.

By REUTERS
27/01/2020
With Wuhan coronavirus genetic code cracked, scientists begin work on a vaccine

But their mandate is to conduct human trials for emerging health threats - and their first assignment came at shocking speed.

By REUTERS
27/01/2020
Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives for his arraignment at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York,
Harvey Weinstein's rape trial enters second week in landmark MeToo case

Weinstein, 67, has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting two other women, Mimi Haleyi and Jessica Mann.

By REUTERS
27/01/2020
Danny Danon, UN ambassadors release Holocaust Remembrance Day video

Danon began the video by expressing that the memories victims of the Holocaust were remembered and touched on growing modern-day antisemitism.

28/01/2020
Trump to Netanyahu, Gantz: You have six weeks to implement peace plan

A US official said Trump wants to know both Netanyahu and Gantz are on board with the plan before announcing it.

By REUTERS , RACHEL WOLF
27/01/2020
African woman prays for Israel
Ugandans come out en masse to pray and sing for Israel

“If a sleeping Giant don't wake by himself, the Lord will wake him up."

 Kobe Bryant is pictured with his daughter Gianna at the WNBA All Star Game at Mandalay Bay Events C
Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash with 8 people including 13-year-old daughter

Bryant is remembered as being one of the sports all-time greats. Another eight people were killed in the crash, including the champion's 13-year-old daughter Gianna.

27/01/2020
Canada's first coronavirus patient had symptoms on flight from China

Canadian officials announced the country's first patient showed coronavirus sickness symptoms while on a flight Home

By REUTERS
26/01/2020
The new US Space Force logo could have been designed by Mr. Spock

The logo was revealed on Friday in a tweet from President Trump.

By DEBORAH DAHAN
26/01/2020
Australia Day celebrations clouded by impact of fires

Thousands also rallied in support of indigenous Australians who regard Australia Day, the day which marks the start of white settlement, as "Invasion Day."

By REUTERS
26/01/2020
US to evacuate consulate staff, some citizens from Wuhan

The State Department, in an emailed statement, said some private US citizens will be able to board a "single flight" leaving Wuhan on January 28 bound for San Francisco.

By REUTERS
26/01/2020
The transmission ability of the coronavirus is getting stronger - China

National Health Commission Minister Ma Xiaowei, speaking at a press briefing, said knowledge of the virus was limited.

By REUTERS
26/01/2020
Philadelphia skyline
Philadelphia: US history preserved

On a recent visit to Philadelphia I observed once more that wherever you go in this city, the names William Penn (and Benjamin Franklin) bring to mind their great contributions to America.

By BEN G. FRANK
25/01/2020
Israeli in coronavirus epicenter Wuhan: It’s impossible to get out

Health Ministry: Israelis returning from China to be hospitalized, quarantined

Hong Kong leader declares virus emergency, halts visits to mainland China

Hong Kong's health authorities have confirmed 5 coronavirus cases, all linked to Wuhan, with a further 122 people being treated as suspected of having the disease.

By REUTERS
25/01/2020
Limited internet to be restored in Kashmir, no access to social media

Access will be limited to about 300 "whitelisted" websites and internet speed would remain low, the local Jammu and Kashmir government said in a notice late on Friday.

By REUTERS
25/01/2020
Jared Kushner told to replace phone after Jeff Bezos was allegedly hacked

Kushner reportedly used WhatsApp, which is the app that bin Salman allegedly used to hack Bezos several months before the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

25/01/2020
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo listens during a news conference in Reykjavik
NPR reporter says Mike Pompeo cursed at her after an interview

"Afterwards, Pompeo proceeded to shout his displeasure at being questioned about Ukraine. He used repeated expletives, according to Kelly," NPR said in a statement.

By REUTERS
25/01/2020
Trump thanks Chinese President Xi for efforts to contain coronavirus

“China has been working very hard,” Trump wrote, “the US greatly appreciates their efforts and transparency” before adding “it will all work out well.”

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
25/01/2020
A map of the deadly Coronavirus outbreaks
Coronavirus spreads - interactive map

Thousands of people are thought to have been infected in China and around the world.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/01/2020
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Report: Iraq allegedly helping Iran skirt US sanctions

The documents from Al-Arabiya revealed that the Iraqi Central Bank has been pushing private banks in Iraq, whom have Iranian board members, to open credit accounts in US dollars.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
24/01/2020
'What choice do I have?' Lock-down strands millions in China's Wuhan

On one train carrying a Reuters journalist that stopped in Wuhan station on Friday afternoon, about 10 passengers got off and nobody got on before the train resumed its journey to Changsha.

By REUTERS
25/01/2020
Vice President Pence meets pope, jokes 'You have made me a hero'

During an exchange of gifts after the private talks, Francis gave Pence a small white box with a medal inside.

By REUTERS
24/01/2020
American flag waves in New York City
US rejects Britain's extradition request for diplomat's wife

The extradition request follow a car crash that killed a teenager last year

By REUTERS
24/01/2020
The White House gave credentials to antisemitic media

TruNews called President Trump's impeachment a "Jew coup"

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
24/01/2020
Jewish newspaper did not have to write 'German Nazis,' ruled Polish court

The former head of the Polish League Against Defamation had sued the newspaper under Poland's Holocaust law.

By KATARZYNA MARKUSZ / JTA
24/01/2020
Belgium
A hotline to report antisemitism in Belgium

The police hotline was set up after Belgium Jews have lost trust in the UNIA, the Interfederal Centre for Equal Opportunities, and its hotline.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
24/01/2020
Jason Greenblatt speaking at the Northern New Jersey Holocaust Memorial & Education Center, Jan. 14
Political turmoil in Israel led Greenblatt to leave Trump administration

Jason Greenblatt said he left his position in the Trump administration because of political turbulence in Israel and the financial cost of raising an Orthodox family in the US.

By LAURA E. ADKINS/JTA
24/01/2020
Bradley Cooper
A new Netflix movie on Leonard Bernstein directed by Bradley Cooper

Production will begin early next year

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
24/01/2020
Doctor treating coronavirus patients succumbs to virus

The virus has killed 42 people in China and infected over a thousand.

By REUTERS
25/01/2020
Campaigners place flowers on a multicoloured flag as they protest for LGBT rights in Chechnya outsid
Chechen woman forced into Islamic 'exorcism' to oust her bisexuality

The 22-year-old has filed a complaint after she was detained for four months in a psychiatric unit.

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the World Holocaust Forum marking 75 years since the libe
Putin decries Nazi ‘accomplices and henchmen,’ hints at spat with Poland

The Russian President spoke at the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, where he called for world to always remember lessons of Holocaust.

Iranian pro-government protesters burn an U.S. flag as they attend a demonstration in Tehran, Iran
US bars Iranians from trade and investment visas

Iranians are no longer eligible for such visas, the service said.

By REUTERS
23/01/2020
Russian astronauts remember the Holocaust from International Space Station

The two cosmonauts each posed for a zero gravity photo holding up the sign "We Remember" transcribed in both English and Russian.

16 people under observation after contact with US coronavirus patient

"The risk to the general public remains low," said Chris Spitters, health officer for the Snohomish Health District.

By REUTERS
23/01/2020
China's Wuhan rush to stock up as coronavirus severs transport links

It has gone on to kill 17 people and infected nearly 600, most in China but cases have been detected as far away as the United States.

By REUTERS
23/01/2020
New York Police Department by the Fifth Avenue Synagogue
One dead, five injured in Seattle shooting, suspect is still at large

"Detectives are investigating after six people were wounded by gunfire, one fatally," Seattle police said on Twitter.

By REUTERS
23/01/2020
US envoy to EU: Classify Hezbollah as terrorists

Grenell tells 'Post' “I am hopeful that there will be a draft European Parliament resolution calling for the ban of Hezbollah."

Bloomberg: I opposed the Iran deal, but the way Trump left it was wrong

Bloomberg was skeptical of the emerging nuclear deal that traded sanctions relief for Iran for a rollback in its nuclear program.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
23/01/2020
Palestinians look on as Israeli police set up a checkpoint in the Arab east Jerusalem neighbourhood
UN wants to strengthen int’l support for Palestinians

Ursula Mueller says visit to Israel and Palestinian territories ‘concerned’ her.

23/01/2020
WHO to decide coronavirus is an int'l emergency, commends China's efforts

If it does so it will be only the sixth international emergency to be declared in the last decade.

By REUTERS
23/01/2020
China locks down epicenter of virus outbreak; nearly 600 infected

Global health authorities fear the transmission rate will accelerate as hundreds of millions of Chinese travel at home and abroad during the week-long Lunar New Year holiday.

By REUTERS
23/01/2020
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S.,
Yisrael Beytenu welcomes Pelosi's position on Iran nuclear program

MK Avidar: Yisrael Beytenu supports military action to prevent Iran developing nuclear weapons.

Polish president skipped Holocaust memorial despite invitation to speak

Duda to be invited for an official visit to Israel; Rivlin to go to Holocaust memorial ceremony at Auschwitz next week.

Did Israel transfer property to Russia in exchange for Issachar?

'Maariv' obtains document confirming that Israel had responded to Russia about this request around three weeks ago.

By ANNA BARSKY/MAARIV
22/01/2020
IN A congressman’s debut novel, a Long Island mayor proposes making her hamlet a gun-free zone
After no-show at pro-gun rally, Jewish food festival went on as planned

“My boyfriend has a lot of guns,” Lapkin, 79, said of her 83-year-old boyfriend. “He said, ‘You want to go to the rally?’ I said, ‘Are you out of your mind?'”

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
22/01/2020
Bezos hacked by Saudi crown prince months before Khashoggi murder – report

MBS and Bezos were reportedly having a conversation on WhatsApp when a malicious file was sent to the Amazon owner's phone.

23/01/2020
US deports Iranian student despite ACLU efforts to block his removal

The deportation of Mohammad Shahab Dehghani Hossein Abadi, a 24-year-old Iranian citizen enrolled at Northeastern University.

By REUTERS
21/01/2020
Health officials confirm first US case of China coronavirus

The US patient is responding well to treatment and was not severely ill, CDC and Washington State health officials said.

By REUTERS
21/01/2020
Swiss officials bust alleged spy operation by Russian 'plumbers' at Davos

A spokesman for the Russian embassy in Bern dismissed the report, saying two Russian diplomats accredited outside Switzerland had been checked and allowed to go on their way.

By REUTERS
21/01/2020
New coronavirus outbreak spreads in China - what do we know?

A total of 258 cases of the virus were confirmed in the city by the end of Monday and six have died since the outbreak began.

By REUTERS
21/01/2020
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives aboard Air Force One en route to the Word Economic Forum in Davo
"We must boldly seize the day," Trump says in Davos

US President Donald Trump demonstrates his diplomatic power abroad as the Senate in Washington D.C. is slated to open his impeachment trial.

21/01/2020
Greta Thunberg at Davos: People are dying from climate change

World leaders gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
21/01/2020
Rescue team works among debris of a plane belonging to Ukraine International Airlines, that crashed
Iran asks US, France for equipment to download downed plane's black boxes

Iran, which took several days to admit its role in bringing down the plane and faced street protests at home as a result, has given mixed signals about whether it will hand over the recorders.

By REUTERS
21/01/2020
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Italian Jews welcome adoption of IHRA definition of antisemitism

Jewish leaders in Italy also praised the appointment of expert Prof. Milena Santerini as the government's national coordinator against antisemitism.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
21/01/2020
Saudi students reading [illustrative photo]
Saudi Arabia to Teach Chinese as Third Language

Riyadh sees enhanced cooperation between two countries as integral part of its Vision 2030 diversification program.

By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE
21/01/2020
Libya flag seen on top of a damaged building
Berlin confab on Libya ends with call to enforce arms embargo

Libyan politician sees no end to insurgency owing to lack of timetable for political solution.

By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE
21/01/2020
Honduras blacklisting of Hezbollah welcome, but no game changer

A small country takes a big step in the right direction

20/01/2020
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a news conference
Netanyahu ‘hopes for good news’ about Issachar ahead of Putin meeting

Leaders begin arriving for World Holocaust Forum; Russian President will also meet with Abbas on his visit to Jerusalem.

China confirms almost 200 cases of pneumonia due to a new virus

Hundreds of millions of Chinese tourists will be traveling domestically and abroad during the Lunar New Year holiday period that starts later this week.

By REUTERS
20/01/2020
Italian Deputy Prime Minister and right-wing League party leader Matteo Salvini attends a news confe
Italy's Salvini to recognize Jerusalem as capital if elected

Matteo Salvini also discussed several issues, including the rise of antisemitism in Europe.

Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin
Steve Mnuchin to lead US delegation to Poland for Auschwitz ceremonies

The events on the grounds of the former Nazi camp will be held on Jan. 27, 2020, the anniversary of the Soviet army’s liberation of the camp in 1945.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
20/01/2020
Prince Harry 'sad' to leave royal role

"Our hope was to continue serving the queen, the Commonwealth and my military associations without public funding. Sadly that wasn't possible," the prince, the sixth-in-line to the throne, said.

By REUTERS
20/01/2020
Bodies of Ukrainian victims of Iran plane crash returned home

All 176 on board the Ukraine International Airlines flight from Tehran to Kiev were killed when the Boeing 737-800 was shot accidentally down by Iran on Jan. 8,

By REUTERS
20/01/2020
US Navy names aircraft carrier for Dorie Miller, black navy hero

The new $15 billion aircraft carrier will be the most advanced and costliest in the US fleet.

By TODD J. GILLMAN/ TNS
19/01/2020
International Popcorn Day: Israelis consume 3.6 kg of popcorn per year

Popcorn's name is a shortened version of "popping corn," referring to its ability to explode at a high temperature.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/01/2020
70,000 photographs of women leaked from Tinder onto cyber-crime forum

Approximately 16,000 users of the app appear to be affected, as the forum contained a text file with that number of usernames.

19/01/2020
WhatsApp glitches, users unable to send media files

The popular messenger appears to be glitching.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/01/2020
A Nazi's salute at a neo-Nazi rally in Kansas City, Missouri.
FBI arrests more members of violent Neo-Nazi group

The FBI arrested more members of the violent extremist organization The Base, which is known as an accelerationist, white separatist groups that aims to achieve its goals through terrorism.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
19/01/2020
Juan Guaido gives the thumps up to supporters, as he attends a rally
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to meet with Pompeo on Monday

The United States, along with some 50 other nations, has recognized Guaido as Venezuela's legitimate head-of-state since last January.

By REUTERS
20/01/2020
Trump adds Alan Dershowitz to his impeachment team

The team is led by Pat Cipollone, the White House counsel, and Jay Sekulow, Trump’s personal lawyer

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
19/01/2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks as South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Elizabeth Warren,
Where the top 7 Democratic candidates stand on Iran

The situation in Iran has changed drastically since Trump left the deal. So we went searching for the details of what the leading Democrats would do to contain the Iranian threat amid the new tension

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
19/01/2020
Supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) protest as European Union foreign mi
IRGC brigadier general and family banned from US under Iran sanctions

The action comes after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned that the US would impose travel bans on prominent Iranian leaders as part of sanctions.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
19/01/2020
SPA THERMAE fits in with the Georgian buildings surrounding it.
Bath the beautiful: An insider takes me around

Bath, a World Heritage Site, was “the place to be” in the 1700s when those in high society came here to take the waters, socialize, drink and gamble, often rather raucously.

By NORMA DAVIDOFF
18/01/2020
Harry and Meghan to have royal titles revoked, lose public funding

The palace said Harry and Meghan will no longer receive public funds and they will repay the approx. 2.4 million pounds spent on the refurbishment of their cottage in Windsor.

By REUTERS
19/01/2020
Lawsuit against US government over climate change dismissed by court

In a 2-1 decision, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said the plaintiffs, who were between the ages of 8 and 19 when the lawsuit began in 2015, lacked legal standing to sue the United States.

By REUTERS
18/01/2020
Six wounded after car bomb hits Turkish contractors, police in Somalia

It was not known who carried out the attack but residents and police said al Shabaab fighters had tried to attack Afgoye, about 30 km from Mogadishu, late on Friday and were repulsed.

By REUTERS
18/01/2020
Demi Lovato will sing America’s national anthem at the Super Bowl

Lovato visited Israel this past October and went to the Shalva Center in Jerusalem, the Western Wall, the Jordan River and Yad Vashem, among other places in the country.

18/01/2020
India sports ministry reports 35 sexual harassment complaints in 2011-2019

The ministry said 27 of the complaints were made by athletes against coaches at centers run by the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

By REUTERS
18/01/2020
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