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.

Australian cartoon of US candidates Harris and Biden criticized as racist

The cartoon in The Australian newspaper, known for its conservative views, depicted a beaming Biden saying, "It's time to heal a nation divided by racism."

By REUTERS
14/08/2020
Trump visits hospitalized younger brother in New York

ABC News described Robert Trump's condition as "very ill," citing unidentified sources. The nature of the illness was not known.

By REUTERS
15/08/2020
Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz
US says seized four Iranian fuel shipments en route to Venezuela

Tensions between Iran and the United States increased last year following a series of incidents involving shipping in and near the Middle East Gulf.

By REUTERS
14/08/2020
The meeting room where an EU leaders summit will take place is seen especially adapted to keep the s
EU states to take first step to slap new sanctions on Belarus

Any final decision could follow within weeks, they said - rapid by EU standards.

By REUTERS
14/08/2020
Greek, Turkish warships in 'mini collision' Ankara calls provocative

European Union foreign ministers, who met via teleconference, called for a de-escalation of tensions, an EU official said.

By REUTERS
14/08/2020
US says takes down Hamas, ISIS, al-Qaeda cryptocurrency funding efforts

"These actions represent the government’s largest-ever seizure of cryptocurrency in the terrorism context."

By REUTERS
13/08/2020
Chinese officials find coronavirus on food imported from South America

The discoveries came a day after traces of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 were found on the packaging of frozen shrimp from Ecuador in a city in eastern Anhui province.

By REUTERS
13/08/2020
A man wearing a protective face mask to prevent contracting the coronavirus walks past the Duomo Cat
Italian prime minister probed over coronavirus response

Investigations come after lawsuits filed in various cities on accusations including manslaughter, creating a pandemic and curbing Italian's political rights.

By REUTERS
13/08/2020
Smoke rises after an explosion was heard in Beirut, Lebanon August 4, 2020
Smaller blasts preceded massive Beirut blast - Israeli seismologist

Six blasts ahead of the main explosion were spaced at 11-second intervals,said Boaz Hayoun of Israel's Tamar Group.

By REUTERS
13/08/2020
In this photo provided by Taiwan Military News, Ta
Taiwan to raise defence spending as China details combat drills

About three hours after the budget announcement, China's People's Liberation Army's Eastern Theatre Command said its forces had in recent days carried out combat drills in Taiwan.

By REUTERS
13/08/2020
Clashes between law enforcement officers and opposition supporters after presidential election in Mi
Belarus: Detainees piled in 'concentration camp' as jails run out of room

A curfew was reportedly imposed on the country on Tuesday and both mobile and internet connections were shut down to suppress the protests.

By LEON SVERDLOV
13/08/2020
Kanye West met with Kushner as rapper eyes 2020 election spot

The meeting took place in Colorado last weekend and also included President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, Kushner's wife and another top White House adviser.

By REUTERS
12/08/2020
Israel donates advanced medical equipment to India's leading hospital

The decision came after the Israeli-Indian cooperative effort proved itself with the successful research conducted by Israeli and Indian researchers for creating rapid coronavirus tests.

US team to Qatar to probe its alleged finance of Hezbollah - report

"We will continue to closely work together to stop the financing of terrorist organizations like Hezbollah," says US.

US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft
Craft to 'Post:' We're in talks about extending arms embargo on Iran

The arms embargo is expected to expire on October 18, and Russia and China, two permanent members of the security council that hold veto power, are currently opposed to extend it.

Polish draft bill would allow breaking law to fight coronavirus

The draft bill says it is not a crime to break laws with the intention of counteracting COVID-19.

By REUTERS
12/08/2020
Bottles labeled "Vaccine" stand near medical syringe in front of "Coronavirus COVID-19" display
Russians worry as medics receive world's first COVID-19 vaccine

Some Russians said they would be too scared to try the vaccine, while others agreed with their government that skepticism expressed by foreign experts was driven by jealousy.

By REUTERS
12/08/2020
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko
Two Jewish men detained in Minsk for 72 hours without being charged

One of the men was released late Tuesday night; the other remains in detention after being arrested in a police operation ahead of Sunday's election.

Facebook places curbs on ads by US news publishers with political ties

Facebook said it will extend its ad authorization policy to cover publishers with political affiliations.

By REUTERS
11/08/2020
New survey highlights increasing divide on global foreign direct investment

One exception on support for foreign ownership was seen with Israel.

11/08/2020
Lebanese riot police walk near burning fire during a protest against the fall in pound currency
Lebanese demand change after government quits over Beirut blast

Forming a government amid factional rifts has been daunting in the past.

By REUTERS
11/08/2020
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during a news conference in Christchurch, New Zealand, Mar
New Zealand announces new coronavirus outbreak after 102 days case-free

"Act as if you have COVID, and as though people around you have COVID."

11/08/2020
A Geminids meteor shower is seen above the mountain range in Nagarkot. 2017
Perseid meteor shower to light up skies this week

The meteors in the Perseids shower tend to be bright so skywatchers may be able to spot up to 40 to 50 meteors per hour, if not more, even if the moonlight is bright on Tuesday night.

11/08/2020
Netafim CEO Gaby Miodownik
Netafim closes $85m. irrigation project to serve 35,000 Indian farmers

The three communal irrigation projects will cover 66 villages in the south-Indian state of Karnataka in the next two years.

THE IRON Dome defense system.
South Korea is developing its own Iron Dome-type defense system

"We are talking about a system that is able to defend the capital city, and handle a mass of 200 and 300 mm rockets aimed at it."

11/08/2020
Armed suspect shot outside White House, Trump evacuated from briefing

Trump praised the Secret Service response and said the agency would have more details on the event later.

By REUTERS
11/08/2020
Turkey's Halkbank urges dismissal of US indictment in Iran sanctions case

Halkbank pleaded not guilty on March 31 to bank fraud, money laundering and conspiracy charges.

By REUTERS
10/08/2020
Salt miners at the Dankali salt desert in Ethiopia
At least 10 dead in Ethiopia protests over autonomy

The protests were sparked by Sunday's arrest of local officials and activists seeking a new autonomous region for their Wolaita ethnic group.

By REUTERS
10/08/2020
Oil tanker [illustrative photo]
Mauritius PM prepares for 'worst case scenario' from damaged oil tank

Conservationists said they were starting to find dead fish as well as seabirds covered in oil, increasing fears of an ecological catastrophe despite a massive local cleanup operation that includes ma

By REUTERS
10/08/2020
Major explosion reported in Baltimore, several houses destroyed

One person is reported to be dead, one person is reported to be trapped and multiple people are reported to be critically injured.

By REUTERS
10/08/2020
IN THIS memorial along the Chicago River, George Washington, in his Revolutionary War uniform, shake
Looters damage property in Chicago's Magnificent Mile, shots fired

Hundreds of people looted Chicago’s Magnificent Mile commercial district early Monday, smashing windows and clashing with the police for hours including at least one exchange of gunfire.

By REUTERS
10/08/2020
US Attorney General Barr says the left wants to tear down system

Barr also told a Fox News TV host he was worried that an increase in mail-in voting could lead to a contested presidential election in November.

By REUTERS
10/08/2020
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses a news conference at the State Department in Washington,
Pompeo: Arabs, Israelis are speaking with one voice on Iran

UN Security Council ‘must choose between arming terrorists or standing by the Gulf,’ he says

US NAVY F/A-18E Super Hornets conduct a fly-by of South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore in 2006
Trump: I should be on Mt. Rushmore for doing 'more than' other presidents

South Dakota's governor was convinced he was joking. "I started laughing," she said, but "he wasn't laughing... he was totally serious."

Hall of Famer Westphal battling brain cancer

Westphal was a five-time All-Star who won an NBA championship with the Boston Celtics in 1973-74 and was named the Comeback Player of the Year in 1982-83.

By REUTERS
10/08/2020
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko
Police crack down on protests as Belarus leader set for election win

Thousands of people took to the streets of Minsk while protesters clapped, shouted "victory" and honked their car horns in solidarity with the opposition.

By REUTERS
09/08/2020
Protesters rally at the White House against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd,
One killed, 20 wounded in Washington D.C. shooting

At least three shooters opened fire during a large, unauthorized gathering of people in Washington on Sunday, killing a teenager and wounding 20 others, including a critically injured police officer

By REUTERS
09/08/2020
Islamic Relief Worldwide
Canada launches Lebanon fund that includes group with alleged Hamas ties

The charity accused of Hamas ties, Islamic Relief, is among a dozen of charities announced as partners in the Canadian government's Lebanon Matching Fund.

Afghanistan to release 400 'hard-core' Taliban in bid for peace

Among the 400 are Taliban members accused of major attacks against civilians and foreigners, including a 2017 truck bombing near the German embassy in Kabul that killed more than 150 people.

By REUTERS
09/08/2020
US downgrades COVID risk for 20 countries, Israel not included

Israel is still considered high risk, but travelers from Israel are able to enter the US.

Paris Hilton poses at the 71st Cannes Film Festival, Antibes, France, May 17, 2018.
Ghislaine Maxwell was interested in recruiting Paris Hilton, friend claims

"Ohhhh she’d be perfect for Jeffrey," Maxwell is alleged to have said upon seeing the young heiress at a party.

Mauritius offered helped from France, after major oil spill

"When biodiversity is in danger, there is an urgent need to act. France is there. Alongside the Mauritian people. You can count on our dear support," Macron said in a tweet.

By REUTERS
08/08/2020
Blast rocks military base in Somali capital, at least eight dead

Somalia has been embroiled in deadly violence since 1991, when clan warlords overthrew leader Siad Barre and then turned on each other.

By REUTERS
08/08/2020
Death toll from Indian passenger aircraft accident rises to 18

The flight was carrying 190 passengers and crew.

By REUTERS
08/08/2020
Beijing's HK office says US sanctions 'clowning actions' as tensions grow

The sanctions freeze any US assets of the officials, prohibit them from carrying out business in the country and generally bar Americans from doing business with them.

By REUTERS
08/08/2020
Facebook removes small pro-Trump network based in Romania

The network had a small reach, with only 1,600 accounts following the Facebook pages and 7,200 tracking the accounts on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.

By REUTERS
08/08/2020
China's Inner Mongolia issues warning after bubonic plague patient dies

Cases of plague are not uncommon in China, although outbreaks have become increasingly rare. From 2009 to 2018, China reported 26 cases and 11 deaths.

By REUTERS
08/08/2020
E! news to close down after 29 years due to the coronavirus pandemic

While losing its name, the channel's parent company, NBC Universal, will keep some of the staff involved with the production of the channel's shows.

The convicted Jewish money launderer who might be Honduras' next president

Some members of former minister Yani Rosenthal's opposition Liberal Party said he should run in the November 2021 election.

By REUTERS
08/08/2020
US marks 160,000 COVID-19 deaths as economic relief talks fail

The grim milestone, which includes 10,000 deaths nationwide in the past nine days, comes as Americans and their political leaders remain divided over many issues

By REUTERS
08/08/2020
Trump to go a 'different way' after COVID-19 aid talks break down

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said they would recommend that Trump issue executive orders over the weekend to resume enhanced unemployment benefits

By REUTERS
08/08/2020
US counterspy chief warns Russia, China, Iran trying to meddle in election

Evanina said "Kremlin-linked actors" also are trying to "boost President Trump's candidacy via social media and Russian television."

By REUTERS
08/08/2020
Appeals court rules for US House over subpoena for ex-White House lawyer

The full US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on a 7-2 vote said the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee had legal standing to seek to enforce the subpoena.

By REUTERS
08/08/2020
Oakland A's baseball coach makes Nazi salute type gesture

Ryan Christenson, bench coach for the Oakland A's team, can be seen on videos posted on Twitter, extending his arm in the Nazi salute like manner.

07/08/2020
Trump and Macron discuss immediate aid to Lebanon, White House says

The two leaders spoke by phone and "expressed their deep sadness over the loss of life and devastation in Beirut."

By REUTERS
07/08/2020
'No Drama Llama' brings calm to Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland

Caesar, the six-year-old "No Drama Llama," has become a fixture in the city, extending his wooly neck to nuzzle both Black Lives Matter activists and law enforcement officers in body armor.

By REUTERS
07/08/2020
US surpasses 160,000 coronavirus deaths as schools begin to reopen

Coronavirus deaths are rising in 23 states and cases are rising in 20 states.

By REUTERS
07/08/2020
Danon: We should all demand that Lebanon oust Hezbollah

“But we do criticize not only Hezbollah, but also the Lebanese government, because they allow Hezbllah to do those activities,” Danon said.

Air India repatriation flight crash-lands, at least 17 killed

"We believe there are two people dead, and 35 injured, we are still in the middle of the rescue effort."

By REUTERS
07/08/2020
Inner Mongolia village quarantined after plague patient dies

The city has also put the district where the village is located on the second-lowest alert level on its four-level system for plague response until the end of the year.

By REUTERS
07/08/2020
Burmese-Canadian preacher David Lah, who is accused of organising prayers in defiance of restriction
Christian pastor jailed in Myanmar for flouting coronavirus gathering ban

Canadian David Lah posted a number of videos of himself at religious gatherings after the ban was introduced.

Pessimism over economy was running high before coronavirus lockdown - Pew

Pessimism was highest globally over whether the gap between rich and poor could be reduced.

Trump issues bans on China's TikTok, WeChat, stoking tension with Beijing

The executive orders, which go into effect in 45 days, come after the Trump administration said this week it was stepping up efforts to purge "untrusted" Chinese apps from US digital networks.

By REUTERS
07/08/2020
Emotions can run high during isolation with a partner
Celebrities draw hilarious images of the coronavirus crisis

Celebrities have depicted their roller coaster of emotions through illustrative photos of how the "sentiment of 2020" has taken a turn for the worse.

Armed hostage-taker surrenders, expressed support for Palestinian cause

A senior police official said the man had spoken in support of the Palestinian cause. He had requested a motor scooter plus access to social media, the official added.

By REUTERS
07/08/2020
Bomb squad officers arrive at scene of Le Havre hostage taking

Four of the six hostages have been released.

By REUTERS
06/08/2020
Blinken: We could have extended the Iran arms embargo from inside the deal

Asked what Biden would do if he was elected as president, Blinken said that he would “seek to build on the nuclear deal and to make it longer and stronger if Iran returns to strict compliance.”

In big shift, Pope names 6 women to Vatican senior official roles

The appointments to one of the Holy See's most important offices marked the latest attempt by the pope to keep promises to improve gender balance made years ago.

By REUTERS
06/08/2020
Children rapidly deported from the US strain Guatemalan shelters

"Child protection services, which were already overstretched and under-resourced have now been further compromised by COVID-19."

By REUTERS
06/08/2020
THE TETONS and the Snake River, Ansel Adams, 1942, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
Need a real mental health break?

Try Yellowstone and the Tetons.

By MICHAEL LEVIN
06/08/2020
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pull Trump posts over COVID-19 misinformation

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

By REUTERS
06/08/2020
Hiroshima marks 75 years since atomic bombing in scaled-back ceremony

The city said the significance of the anniversary of the bombing that killed 140,000 people before the end of 1945 had prompted its decision to hold the ceremony despite the spread of the coronavirus

By REUTERS
06/08/2020
Ukraine: Hand us Russian mercenaries arrested by KGB in Belarus

The Belarusian authorities opened a criminal investigation last week into the 33 suspected of "the preparation of terrorist acts," according to Reuters.

By LEON SVERDLOV
06/08/2020
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Pompeo: UN Security Council to vote next week on extending Iran embargo

The arms embargo on Iran is currently set to end on October 18.

By REUTERS
06/08/2020
US CDC says some sickened after swallowing hand sanitizer

CDC worked with the two states to review poison center call records and found 15 adult patients had taken an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and been admitted to a hospital.

By REUTERS
05/08/2020
At least 30 injured in grenade attack in Pakistan at Kashmir rally

The wounded were rushed to different hospitals, where one was in critical condition, an official from the provincial health department said.

By REUTERS
05/08/2020
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres delivers the opening address at the 73rd session
UN Secretary-General Guterres calls on Lebanon to disarm Hezbollah

Israel and the United States want the UNSC to expand the mandate to better empower UNIFIL to investigate violations by Hezbollah.

Minister condemns terror linked NGO rallies in NYC, London and Montreal

Strategic Affairs Minister Orit Farkash Hacohen lamented that protests organized by the Samidoun organization with strong ties to banned terror group PFLP will take place around the world.

What is ammonium nitrate and why is it dangerous?

Some of the world's deadliest industrial accidents were caused by ammonium nitrate explosions.

By REUTERS
05/08/2020
The Instagram application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017.
Facebook launches TikTok-like product inside Instagram

Similar to TikTok, Reels users can record short mobile-friendly vertical videos, then add special effects and soundtracks pulled from a music library.

By REUTERS
05/08/2020
Aaron Keyak: 'Biden will re-engage with Iran for a diplomatic solution'

Keyak, who serves as Biden’s director for Jewish engagement, said that President Trump “proved that in the short life of JCPOA it achieved its goals.”

Kelly Craft testifies before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Kelly Craft: Extending Iran arms embargo is a choice for freedom or tyranny

“We have an obligation to protect the Arab countries, to protect Israel, to protect the European countries,” Craft added.

Neil Young sues Donald Trump's campaign for using his songs

Young is seeking damages of up to $150,000 per infringement.

By REUTERS
05/08/2020
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a n
Proportion of youth with coronavirus triples in five months - WHO

An analysis by the WHO of 6 million infections between Feb. 24 and July 12 found that the share of people aged 15-24 years rose to 15% from 4.5%.

By REUTERS
04/08/2020
Ex-UK trade minister email content stolen by suspected Russian hackers

The Kremlin did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the hacking of Fox's personal email.

By REUTERS
04/08/2020
President of Belarus accuses Russia of lying, warns of revolution plot

Russia, traditionally a close ally, has said the detained men were merely transiting via Belarus en route to a third country and had no plans to try to influence Belarusian domestic politics.

By REUTERS
04/08/2020
Wall street
Wall Street set to dip as US-China tensions heat up over TikTok

With Microsoft Corp looking to buy short-video app TikTok's US operations, Trump said on Monday the US government should get a "substantial portion" of any deal price.

By REUTERS
04/08/2020
  Representative John Lewis stands to applause, seated next to Daniel Pearl's sister, Tamara.
Trump snubs civil right icon Lewis, cites absence at 2017 inauguration

Lewis was buried last week after an emotional service in Atlanta attended by three of the nation's four living past presidents.

By REUTERS
04/08/2020
12 years on, Georgian ambassador sees war with Russia as warning to Europe

Georgian Ambassador to Israel Lasha Zhvania remembers help from US Jewish community and Israel as boosting morale.

Trump: US should get 'substantial portion' of TikTok sale price

Reuters reported last week that some investors are valuing TikTok at about $50 billion, citing people familiar with the matter.

By REUTERS
04/08/2020
INDIAN PRIME MINISTER Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet last year.
India could face Israel-style protests against PM due to coronavirus

While India went into lockdown fairly early, much criticism is still directed at Modi for what is perceived as poor handling of the crisis.

04/08/2020
Smoke cloud rises from Hiroshima after atom bomb
Japan set to mark 75 years since Hiroshima, Nagasaki atomic bombing

Commemorations this year will be scaled back due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with fewer seats and video messages from dignitaries.

By REUTERS
04/08/2020
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives for an opening ceremony of a newly constructed residential c
N.Korea has 'probably' developed nuclear devices to fit ballistic missiles

North Korea has been subjected to UN sanctions since 2006 over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

By REUTERS
04/08/2020
White House, Congress resume talks on COVID-19 bill

Trump wants to see immediate progress on extending unemployment benefits and protections against eviction.

By REUTERS
03/08/2020
Tik Tok logo / illustrative
Trump gives Microsoft 45 days to clinch TikTok deal

The move represents an about-face for Trump and prompted the US tech giant to declare its interest in the blockbuster social media deal that could further inflame US-China relations.

By REUTERS
03/08/2020
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