WORLD NEWS

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Canadians watching US in 'horror and consternation' - PM Trudeau

“It is a time to pull people together,” Trudeau said. “It is a time to listen, to learn what injustices continue despite progress over years and decades.”

By REUTERS
03/06/2020
A prison guard stands along a corridor in Tehran's Evin prison June 13, 2006.
Iranian professor jailed in US returns home - report

Tehran and Washington have denied reports that his release was part of a prisoner swap.

By REUTERS
03/06/2020
Pope Francis holds weekly general audience at the Vatican, May 15, 2019.
Pope condemns racism, violence in US, calls for national reconciliation

"My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life," Francis said.

By REUTERS
03/06/2020
Vials of investigational coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment drug remdesivir are capped at a Gi
Gilead shares fall as remdesivir's efficacy to treat COVID-19 in question

Gilead shares fell about 4%.

By REUTERS , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
03/06/2020
Study shows coronavirus antibodies in 5.5% of Dutch blood donors

A similar study in April showed antibodies in 3% of Dutch blood donors.

By REUTERS
03/06/2020
Rioters in Virginia set fire to home with child inside, block firefighters

The child survived, and everyone was evacuated safely. However, Richmond's police chief was visibly shaken, holding back tears describing the scene at a press conference on Sunday.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
03/06/2020
Antifa protestors in Washington D.C, 2017
Antifa’s complex origins: 'Terrorism' or anti-fascism?

In many ways, the US concentration on Antifa has amplified the group’s presence or people's awareness of it, such that it may gain a following without having actually had much of one.

A majority of Americans sympathize with nationwide protests

More than 55% of Americans said they disapproved of Trump's handling of the protests, including 40% who "strongly" disapproved, while just one-third said they approved.

By REUTERS
03/06/2020
A Google search page is seen through a magnifying glass in this photo illustration taken in Berlin,
Google is sued in US for tracking users' 'private' internet browsing

The lawsuit seeks at least $5 billion, accusing the company of collecting information about what people view online and where they do their browsing, despite using what Google calls Incognito mode.

By REUTERS
03/06/2020
Amid riots, University of Alabama prof. advises how to tear down monuments

Many assumed that Parcak was instructing protesters on how to pull down Confederate monuments in the South.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
02/06/2020
PASSENGERS WEARING masks push trolleys yesterday at the departures terminal at Ben-Gurion Airport.
Coronavirus guidelines could add 2 hours of pre-departure time to flights

New UN guidelines for airports and airlines will see passenger waiting times increase to ensure social distancing rules are kept.

By REUTERS
02/06/2020
Iran, Russia, China, Turkey celebrate 'collapse' of US

The goal of these countries during the current US crisis is to use it to their advantage to achieve gains.

A TV screen shows the plan chosen for an architectural redesign of the house Adolf Hitler was born i
Austria unveils design turning Hitler's birthplace into police station

The renovation should be completed by early 2023 at a cost of 5 million euros.

By REUTERS
02/06/2020
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media at the State Department in Washington, DC, U
Mike Pompeo previews likely visa, financial sanctions against ICC

The Trump administration previously rescinded ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s visa for traveling to the US and has explicitly threatened other measures, including sanctions.

Can Trump send the US military to stop violence at protests?

The demonstrations have been largely peaceful, but police in some cities have used force against journalists and protesters, and protesters have clashed with police. Many US cities have set curfews.

By REUTERS
02/06/2020
PROTESTERS CLASH with police in Bahrain during 2011 Arab Spring protests
Are the US racial protests similar to the Arab Spring?

The US case was a human rights issue, which aimed at social reforms, whereas in Tunisia, for instance, the uprising in 2011 demanded political, economic and social change.

By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE
02/06/2020
John Eaves wants to be the first black and Jewish member of Congress

Eaves, who previously served as county commissioner of Fulton County, Georgia, hopes to break that barrier by running to represent the state’s 7th District in Congress.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
02/06/2020
Police, National Guard fire shots into crowd of Louisville protesters, one dead

It was not specified who fired the shot, and no information on the victim has been released.

02/06/2020
GoFundMe page in memory of George Floyd raises over $8m. in 5 days

On Thursday the page had already raised $6.5 million, and at the time of writing the page is currently earning nearly $100,000 an hour.

Police fire rubber bullets, tear gas to disperse protests at White House

US President Donald Trump on Monday vowed to end violent protests in major cities across the nation "now," saying that he would deploy the military.

By REUTERS
02/06/2020
Pfizer projects October release date for coronavirus vaccine

Pfizer, BioNtech and other companies are racing to develop a vaccine, since there are currently no approved treatments and only mixed results of medicines under study against the virus.

02/06/2020
Here’s what you need to know about the anti-fascist group Antifa

Amid George Floyd protests, Trump called Antifa a terror organization.

By BEN SALES/JTA
01/06/2020
Trump's push to regulate social media faces uphill battle at FCC

Trump said last week that he wants to "remove or change" a provision of a law that shields social media companies from liability for content posted by their users.

By REUTERS
01/06/2020
Pompeo says US considering welcoming Hong Kong people, entrepreneurs

In remarks made to the American Enterprise Institute on Friday, Pompeo did not specify exactly how Washington would welcome people from Hong Kong

By REUTERS
01/06/2020
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a leadership meeting in Ramallah, in the Israeli-o
PA to strengthen China relations to prevent Israel's West Bank annexation

“We want to see China play a bigger role in the region,” a senior PA official told The Jerusalem Post.

Russian vote on allowing Putin to serve until 2036 to take place July 1

Putin postponed the original vote, which had been set for April 22, because of the coronavirus outbreak.

By REUTERS
01/06/2020
If Antifa is a 'terrorist' group, how could the US fight it?

The US is not the only country to wrestle with domestic terrorism. Many countries have experiences fighting terrorist groups that are either home-grown or have locals who adhere to their ideology

Protest at the 3rd precinct in Minneapolis for the murder of George Floyd by four police officers.
America brings the 'war on terror' home – analysis

The Left and Right have labelled rioters as "domestic terrorists" but this could have dangerous implications

A man is silhouetted against a video screen with a Twitter and a Facebook logo
How Trump’s Twitter order impacts jihad, antisemitism on social media

Facebook and Twitter frequently plead that they do not want to walk down the slippery slope of deciding what kinds of speech are too extreme.

Protesters rally at the White House against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd,
Trump taken to underground bunker amid protests, calls for Antifa ban

As protests outside the White House turned violent, the president was ushered by the Secret Service into a bunker used in times of terrorist attacks.

THE CHINESE navy’s destroyer ‘Taiyuan’ takes part in a naval parade
US to seek ban of investment in firms tied to Chinese military

American companies and citizens would be required to divest from those firms and would be banned from making new investments in them.

By REUTERS
01/06/2020
Four more women accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault

A new lawsuit filed against Harvey Weinstein in New York city accuses the former film producer of raping four women, including one who was a minor at the time.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
01/06/2020
Truck drives into protesters as US cities fear violent protests

It did not appear that any marchers were struck by the truck as it moved through the crowd on the westbound lanes of Interstate 35, honking. The freeway was closed to traffic at the time.

By REUTERS
01/06/2020
World Jewish Congress praises Austrian's Hezbollah decision

A number of members of the legislative body declared that Hezbollah is a terrorist organization.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
01/06/2020
Star of David
Germans wear yellow stars to protest COVID-19 rules

The report noted that some of the protesters held signs with the comparison that "2020 = 1933," in reference to Hitler and the Nazi Party's rise to power.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
01/06/2020
A demonstrator holds a placard while protesters gather around an on fire entrance of a police statio
The US, a friend in pain – analysis

The unfathomable killing of George and the protests and then riots that it triggered are about America, and about deep-seated American fissures and unresolved issues.

31/05/2020
US police target dozens of journalists during protests

Ali Velshi of MSNBC said on Sunday that before being targeted, “we put our hands up and yelled ‘we’re media.’” The police responded “we don’t care” and shot them a second time.

SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with International Space Station

The launch represented a milestone for the reusable rockets it pioneered to make spaceflight less costly.

By REUTERS
31/05/2020
Protesting police brutality across the US - in pictures

The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police have sparked protests in more than 140 cities across the United States.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
02/06/2020
Wife of disgraced cop in George Floyd's death files for divorce

"Her utmost sympathy lies with [Floyd's] family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy," the statement read.

Crowd assaults Fox News reporter covering George Floyd protests

“This was the scariest situation I’ve been in since I got chased out of Tahrir Square by a mob, and this was equally scary,” said Leland Vittert, alluding to his coverage of the 2011 Arab Spring.

A man holds a baseball bat while protecting the premises of the Division of Indian Work, a non-gover
White supremacists, Soros, 'Russians,' and Antifa blamed for US protests

Despite lack of evidence, conspiracy theories advanced by politicians and commentators on the Left and Right seek to argue that protests were organized by professionals to destabilize the US.

Workers of the state-oil company Pdvsa holding Iranian and Venezuelan flags greet during the arrival
Iranian fuel reaches Venezuelan stations as prices set to rise

Lines of drivers began forming at stations on Saturday in cities including Maracay, Valencia and Caracas in anticipation of the gasoline distribution.

By REUTERS
31/05/2020
Anti-government demonstrators scuffle with riot police during a lunch time protest as a second readi
China pushes back against Trump's pledge to 'take action' over Hong Kong

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong said the security law will be "the death of freedom in Hong Kong."

By REUTERS
31/05/2020
A man walks inside a damaged store as demonstrations against the death in Minneapolis police custody
Minneapolis rioters set buildings ablaze, grocer pleads to save stores

"It's heartbreaking, just heartbreaking. We are on our own to protect our businesses. We don't have a choice."

By REUTERS
31/05/2020
Trump says he is postponing G7 summit

The G7 is currently "outdated," Trump said, as he suggested alternate countries which might join instead.

By REUTERS , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
31/05/2020
Trump: Protesters would have met 'vicious dogs' if White House breached

Floyd's death on Monday in Minneapolis has sparked demonstrations, some of them violent, in many cities across the nation, including one in Washington on Friday.

By REUTERS
30/05/2020
Massachusetts mayor refuses to open houses of worship, despite orders

The city's religious population hasn't taken the news lightly.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
30/05/2020
Protestors in Iran
Iran and Turkey seek to support riots in the US

Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei tweeted that “if you’re dark-skinned walking in the US, you can’t be sure you’ll be alive in the next few minutes.”

Pence: We have begun a new mission - to ultimately land Americans on Mars

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have flown into space aboard the Crew Dragon capsule, and are bound for the International Space Station.

By REUTERS
31/05/2020
Monkeys steal coronavirus blood samples in India

"No evidence has been found that monkeys can contract the infection,” Dr. S. K. Garg told Reuters.

By REUTERS
30/05/2020
India posts record jump in COVID-19 cases, Modi says 'long battle' ahead

While fatality rates in India have been lower than in worse-hit countries, experts warned that its peak has not been reached due to mounting cases of new infections.

By REUTERS
30/05/2020
Vials of investigational coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment drug remdesivir are capped at a Gi
Taiwan approves Gilead's remdesivir to treat COVID-19

There is currently no approved medication or vaccine for COVID-19, but EU countries are already administering remdesivir to patients under compassionate use rules.

By REUTERS
30/05/2020
Hong Kong leaders say Trump 'completely wrong' for curbing ties

Justice minister Teresa Cheng said the basis for Trump's actions was "completely false and wrong," saying the need for national security laws were legal and necessary.

By REUTERS
30/05/2020
A school bus used for transporting New York City public school students is seen driving down 135th a
Minneapolis bus drivers refuse to transfer arrested protesters to prison

"An injury to one is an injury to all”, said bus driver Adam Burch. “police murdered George Floyd and the protest against is completely justified.”

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
30/05/2020
Polish MP Dominik Tarczyński: We’re keeping Poland 'great and Christian'

The Conservative MP was interviewed by television journalist Tim Sebastian who confronted him over the number of women’s shelters in Poland.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
30/05/2020
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks during a campaign rally at the Giant Center in Hershey,
Trump signs the Never Again Education Act into law

The law expands the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s (USHMM) educational mission to include teachers across the country.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
30/05/2020
Germany's Merkel rejects Trump invite to G7 summit in Washington - report

"She will of course continue to monitor the development of the pandemic."

By REUTERS
30/05/2020
Trump spoke with members of George Floyd’s family, warns against looting

Floyd, an African-American man, was recorded pleading to an officer to remove his knee from Floyd’s neck as he can’t breathe.

By REUTERS , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
30/05/2020
Trump terminating US relationship with WHO, Hong Kong

Since taking office, Trump has quit the UN Human Rights Council, the UN cultural agency UNESCO, a global accord to tackle climate change and the Iran nuclear deal.

By REUTERS
29/05/2020
General view of a farewell event at Disney World on the final night before closure due to coronaviru
Florida officials approve Walt Disney World re-opening plans

When the Disney parks reopen, guests and employees will be required to wear masks and undergo temperature checks.

By REUTERS
29/05/2020
Biden calls for 'real leadership' after Trump's Minneapolis tweet

"This is no time for incendiary tweets. It's no time to encourage violence," Biden said, referring to Trump.

By REUTERS
29/05/2020
Trump says doesn't want 'shooting' after Minneapolis riot

"Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!"

By REUTERS
29/05/2020
Vials of investigational coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment drug remdesivir are capped at a Gi
WHO, 37 countries launch alliance to share tools to battle COVID-19

"Vaccines, tests, diagnostics, treatments and other key tools in the coronavirus response must be made universally available as global public goods."

By REUTERS
29/05/2020
Orthodox Jews arrive during the 13th Siyum HaShas, a celebration marking the completion of the Daf Y
NY school district primarily votes in Orthodox board, forced to change

Three of the current school board members are people of color. There has been an Orthodox majority on the school board since 2005.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
29/05/2020
Ex-US Marine on trial in Russia taken for emergency surgery

Russia informed the US embassy that Whelan had undergone the surgery on Thursday.

By REUTERS
29/05/2020
ADL backs Harvard in lawsuit challenging race-based admissions policies

The ADL argued against a claim that Harvard’s treatment of Asian-American applicants is similar to the discrimination it practiced against Jews.

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
29/05/2020
The Nazi party desperately needed a massive influx of funds to pay for the German war machine...
Brazilian politician compares police investigation raids to Kristallnacht

“Today was the day of infamy, national shame, and it will be remembered as the Brazilian Night of the Broken Glass."

By MARCUS GILBAN/JTA
29/05/2020
Mike Pompeo (L) , Kim Jong Un (C), and Donald Trump (R)
North Korea accuses US of hurting its image with cyber threat warning

"We want to make it clear that our country has nothing to do with the so-called 'cyber threat' that the US is talking about," North Korea's Foreign Ministry said in the statement.

By REUTERS
29/05/2020
Trump says military could respond quickly to Minneapolis unrest

US President Donald Trump said the military could deploy troops to Minneapolis "very quickly" to respond to violent protests in the aftermath of a police killing of an unarmed black man.

By LEON SVERDLOV , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
31/05/2020
UK, US, Australia and Canada scold China over Hong Kong law

The security law would "curtail the Hong Kong people's liberties, and in doing so, dramatically erode Hong Kong's autonomy and the system that made it so prosperous," they said.

By REUTERS
29/05/2020
Protesters gather around after setting fire to the entrance of a police station as demonstrations co
Minneapolis police station set on fire amid racial riots

Minessota Governor Tim Walz activated the National Guard, ordering the troops to assist law enforcement in suppressing the unrest amid spreading clashes.

By LEON SVERDLOV
29/05/2020
Taiwan says its people won't choose dictatorship after threat from China

"If the possibility for peaceful reunification is lost, the people's armed forces will ... take all necessary steps to resolutely smash any separatist plots or actions," Li said.

By REUTERS
29/05/2020
German government urged not to honor Holocaust rescuer with murky record

More than 200 people, including a Dutch chief rabbi, are protesting plans in Germany to honor a Holocaust-era official.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
29/05/2020
NEW YORK Governor Andrew M. Cuomo holds his daily COVID-19 press briefing at the New York Stock Exch
'No mask - No entry': Cuomo issues executive order for New York reopening

Unlike in Israel, there is no specific requirement in New York stating that citizens must wear protective masks in open public spaces.

AOC: Facebook 'relies on white supremacists and disinformation peddlers'

"They aren't ignoring them. They're protecting them."

A worker stands at a closed gas station of the state oil company PDVSA in San Cristobal, Venezuela,
Fourth Iranian fuel tanker enters Venezuela, US slams 'distraction'

Washington has said it is weighing a response to the shipments.

By REUTERS
29/05/2020
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio speaks to the media during a press conference in temporary hospit
New York City mayor outlines first reopening steps

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday outlined the first steps for reopening the United States' most populous city, envisioning up to 400,000 people heading back to their workplaces.

By REUTERS
28/05/2020
Germany pauses anti-malaria drug study for COVID-19

Several European governments moved on Wednesday to halt the use of the anti-malaria drug to treat COVID-19 patients, and a second global trial was suspended.

By REUTERS
28/05/2020
 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Zuckerberg distances Facebook from Twitter in Trump fight

Facebook exempts posts and ads from politicians from its fact-checking program and has declined to limit political ad targeting like some other platforms.

By REUTERS
28/05/2020
In a historic first, Congress votes by proxy amid coronavirus restrictions

To help save lives, lawmakers were given the option of voting by proxy so as not to travel to Washington. This was not even permitted during the 1918 Spanish flu.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/05/2020
UN seeks $2.4 bln for Yemen, warns aid operation nearly broke

Around 80% of Yemen's population - 24 million people - need aid. The country has been mired in conflict since the Iran-allied Houthi group ousted Yemen's government from the capital Sanaa in 2014.

By REUTERS
28/05/2020
Berlin plans to ban pro-Iran, anitsemitic al-Quds rally in 2021

Al-Quds Day calls for the obliteration of the Jewish state and is attended by neo-Nazis, Hezbollah members and supporters, left-wing activists for the Palestinian terrorist organization the PFLP.

Trump orders FBI to expedite investigation into George Floyd's death

Experienced prosecutors and investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been assigned as part of a "robust" probe into whether the police officers involved had violated federal laws.

By REUTERS
28/05/2020
National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters building in Fort Meade, Maryland
NSA warns of ongoing Russian hacking campaign against US systems

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also called out the same GRU unit in February for conducting a cyberattack against the country of Georgia.

By REUTERS
28/05/2020
Rwandan ex-politician handed life jail term for genocide role

About 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus were killed during the genocide.

By REUTERS
28/05/2020
Indonesia to keep prescribing anti-malaria drugs for coronavirus patients

The World Health Organization announced this week it was temporarily halting its global Solidarity trial, which was trialing hydroxychloroquine in more than 30 countries, including Indonesia.

By REUTERS
28/05/2020
China's 'Bat woman' says future pandemics likely unless measures are taken

'These viruses exist in nature, whether we admit it or not. If we don't study, there will be possibly another outbreak, and we wouldn't know them.'

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
28/05/2020
NEW YORK Governor Andrew M. Cuomo holds his daily COVID-19 press briefing at the New York Stock Exch
NY looks to ‘turn the page’ on coronavirus and focus on reopening economy

Cuomo said the state is ramping up efforts to focus on specific ZIP codes, predominantly in low income and minority communities, where new cases are spiking.

By ARIT JOHN
28/05/2020
China's parliament approves Hong Kong national security bill

Last year, the city was rocked for months by often violent pro-democracy demonstrations over an unsuccessful bid to introduce an extradition law to China.

By REUTERS
28/05/2020
A demonstrator holds a placard while protesters gather around an on fire entrance of a police statio
Former cop Derek Chauvin charged with murder in George Floyd case

The officer was in the custody of the state's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, television station Fox 9 KMSP reported, after an announcement by John Harrington, Minnesota Department of Public Safety

By REUTERS
29/05/2020
A Google search page is seen through a magnifying glass in this photo illustration taken in Berlin,
Google sees increase in state-backed hacking related to COVID-19

WHO and other organizations, at the center of a global effort to contain the coronavirus, have come under a sustained digital bombardment by hackers seeking information about the outbreak.

By REUTERS
28/05/2020
US, China clash in UN over Hong Kong

The US mission to the UN said the issue was "a matter of urgent global concern ​that implicates international peace and security" and therefore warranted the Security Council's immediate attention.

By REUTERS
28/05/2020
Hamas Hezbollah
US accuses ex-Venezuelan lawmaker of drug conspiracy with Hamas, Hezbollah

Federal prosecutors also charged Adel al Zabayar, a former member of Venezuela's National Assembly, with helping to recruit Hezbollah and Hamas operatives to plan attacks against US targets.

By REUTERS
28/05/2020
US coronavirus death toll passes 100,000

The coronavirus has killed more people than the AIDS epidemic did from 1981 through 1989.

By REUTERS
27/05/2020
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