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World news is all reports 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.

US puts brake on UN statement over Middle East tensions

The US mission to the United Nations said: "The United States is engaging constructively to ensure any action by the Security Council is helpful in de-escalating tensions."

By REUTERS
11/05/2021
Holding tanks are seen at a Colonial Pipeline facility

Top US fuel pipeline remains days from reopening after cyberattack

The incident is one of the most disruptive digital ransom operations ever reported & has prompted calls from American lawmakers to tighten up protection for critical US energy infrastructure.

By REUTERS
11/05/2021

Rashida Tlaib: US tax dollars shouldn't support Israeli apartheid

David Friedman responds: Israel bends over backwards to secure Muslim worship at Muslim holy sites.

SpaceX founder and chief engineer Elon Musk attends a post-launch news conference to discuss the Spa

SpaceX accepts dogecoin as payment to launch lunar mission next year

Musk said on Twitter in April that SpaceX was going to put a "literal Dogecoin on the literal moon."

By REUTERS
10/05/2021
Hospital workers carry an injured person after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan March 6, 2020.

Eleven people killed in bombing of bus in Southern Afghanistan - officials

Woman and children were among the wounded, he said. An interior ministry spokesman said 28 people were wounded.

By REUTERS
10/05/2021
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally in Moscow, Russia, February 29, 2

Doctor who treated Kremlin critic Navalny goes missing, police say

The Siberian physician who treated Alexei Navalny had left a hunting base in a forest on an all-terrain vehicle on Friday and had not been seen since.

By REUTERS
09/05/2021
St. Catherine Monastery in South Sinai, Egypt

Egypt executes monk for murder of bishop at monastery

Egyptian monks Wael Saad and Ramon Rasmi Mansour, were convicted of the killing of Bishop Epiphanius, 64.

By REUTERS
09/05/2021

'US extremely concerned about Jerusalem riots' - State Dept.

The Middle East Quartet called on Israel to "exercise restraint" and "avoid measures that would further escalate the situation."

The IDF West Bank Courts continues to be disrupted by political and legal battle.

US convicts Iranian national of illegally shipping military items to Iran

Mehrdad Ansari, 39, who could face as much as 50 years in federal prison for his conspiracy to violate trade sanctions on Iran, along with other charges, is set to be sentenced on September 1.

Times Square, New York

2 women, 1 child shot in Times Square, New York City

The gunman remains at large, and an NYPD manhunt has been launched.

Long March-5B Y2 rocket, carrying the core module of China's space station Tianhe

Chinese rocket Long March 5B crashes near Maldives

The rocket landed at longitude 72.47 degrees east and latitude 2.65 degrees north, which placed it right next to the Maldives in the Indian Ocean.

SpaceX founder and chief engineer Elon Musk attends a post-launch news conference to discuss the Spa

Dogecoin tumbles after Elon Musk calls it a 'hustle' on 'SNL' show

Asked 'what is dogecoin', Musk replied, "It's the future of currency. It's an unstoppable financial vehicle that’s going to take over the world."

By REUTERS
09/05/2021
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Victory Day parade in

Victory Day: Putin to review Russia's military amid tensions with West

The United States and Russia have expelled each other's diplomats in recent months in a series of retaliatory moves.

By REUTERS
09/05/2021

Israel sends additional COVID-19 aid to India to combat severe outbreak

The second cargo plane full of medical equipment took off from Israel early on Friday and is expected to be followed by more shipments over the next few days.

Indian states impose stricter lockdowns as COVID deaths hit record high

India's health ministry reported 4,187 fatalities over the past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to just under 240,000, though experts say the real death toll is likely far higher.

By REUTERS
08/05/2021
Interpol

Interpol creates new app to combat art, artifact theft

The app grants law enforcement officials and the public access to Interpol's database of stolen works of art and more.

Top US pipeline operator shuts major fuel line after cyber attack

The company has engaged a third-party cybersecurity firm to launch an investigation, and Colonial has contacted law enforcement and other federal agencies, it said.

By REUTERS
08/05/2021

186-year-old account of American diplomatic trip to Palestine found

A 186-year-old letter detailing an early American diplomatic visit to the Holy Land surfaced in a Jerusalem auction.

By ASAF SHALEV/JTA
08/05/2021
Summer camp [Illustrative]

Orthodox Jewish camp to ban kids, staff vaccinated for coronavirus

A survivalist summer camp for Orthodox Jews is planned for New York — and vaccinated folks aren’t invited.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
08/05/2021
China flag

China urges UN states not to attend Xinjiang event next week

"It is a politically-motivated event," China's UN mission wrote in the note, dated Thursday. "We request your mission NOT to participate in this anti-China event."

By REUTERS
08/05/2021
Travelers at Ben-Gurion Airport in March - to bring tourists back to Israel is not an act of lunacy.

Israelis can travel to UK beginning mid-May

UK, EU to greenlight the entry of Israeli tourists starting as early as the middle of this month.

People listen to speakers at George Floyd Square after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapoli

Former Minneapolis police officers indicted for death of George Floyd

the three-count indictment alleges that the four ex-officers "willfully deprived" Floyd of his constitutional rights, according to the US Justice Department.

07/05/2021
Police stand outside a hotel where a meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan

US weighing $1b in humanitarian aid for Iran as a show of goodwill - CNN

Iran, on its end, continues to demand sanction relief instead in order to comply with a new agreement, according to the report.

Gun in a holster (Illustrative)

Girl in 6th grade detained after Idaho school shooting; 3 injured

Students were sent home with their parents immediately after the shootings and classes will be canceled on Friday, Jefferson School District Superintendent Chad Martin said.

By REUTERS
07/05/2021

Twenty-five killed in deadliest Rio police raid since 2005

Police said in addition to drug trafficking, the gang robbed trucks of cargo and held up commuter trains to steal from passengers.

By REUTERS
07/05/2021
Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Or

Twitter shuts down accounts for attempting to evade Trump ban

Trump plans to launch his own social media platform, an adviser has said.

By REUTERS
07/05/2021

US bound-migrants vaccinated for COVID-19 in Mexican border city

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and US Vice President Kamala Harris are due to explore ways of tackling undocumented immigration in talks on Friday.

By REUTERS
06/05/2021

Ahead of Beirut visit, French minister threatens Lebanese politicians

"Firmness for those who block the formation of a government: We have taken national measures, and it is only the beginning..."

By REUTERS
06/05/2021

Controversy between Kerry and Zarif appears to diminish - analysis

Kerry strenuously denied the new claim by Zarif that the supposed conversation about Israeli strikes in Syria never happened. Zarif has offered no further clarification

By MIKE WAGENHEIM / THE MEDIA LINE
06/05/2021
Judge Martha Koome arrives for the interview for the post of Chief Justice at the Supreme Court buil

Kenya set to appoint first female chief justice at sensitive moment

A child of subsistence farmers, she was chosen by a judicial panel over the lawyer who argued President Uhuru Kenyatta's case in a 2017 battle with the Supreme Court that she will now head.

By REUTERS
06/05/2021
A map of Middle East between Africa Europe and Central Asia

Russia’s role in Middle East concerning for Israel and US

The United States is no longer the undisputed hegemon in the Middle East, while Russia is once again a military and diplomatic actor in the region.

Long March-5B Y2 rocket, carrying the core module of China's space station Tianhe

Debris from China space rocket likely to fall in international waters

"Most of the debris will burn up during re-entry ... leaving only a very small portion that may fall to the ground, which will potentially land on areas away from human activities or in the ocean."

By REUTERS
05/05/2021

Facebook decides to uphold Trump's indefinite ban on social media platform

Trump was barred from Twitter on January 9, due to concerns of further violent unrest following the deadly Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol by his supporters.

05/05/2021
Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Or

Trump launches space on his site for messages to be shared on social media

The launch of this space on his website comes a day before Facebook's decision on whether to uphold his indefinite suspension from the platform.

By REUTERS
05/05/2021
Freedom House President Mark Lagon (R) testifies as Washington Director Human Rights Watch Sarah Mar

Leading Jewish Republicans split over a Biden human rights nominee

Elliott Abrams, a longtime foreign policy maven with experience in a number of Republican administrations, has come to her defense.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
05/05/2021
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin listens as a jury finds him guilty of all charges in

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin asks judge for new trial

In a series of motions filed to District Court Judge Peter Cahill, Chauvin's attorney, Eric Nelson, said his client was deprived of a fair trial.

By REUTERS
05/05/2021
German Fuhrer Adolph Hitler doing a Nazi salute

Adolf Hitler's sex life filled with porn addiction, incest and abuse - docu

Psychologists believe that Hitler's sexual deviancy comes from the relationship he had with his mother and father, who were also believed to have been cousins.

IAI signs MOU with Korean companies to build Boeing conversion factory

As part of the collaboration, IAI will convert six 777-300ERs and 777-200LRs starting in 2024. This conversion is estimated to take approximately one year.

Long March-5B Y2 rocket, carrying the core module of China's space station Tianhe

Chinese rocket in uncontrolled fall back to Earth

The first time the 30-meter long Long March 5B was launched, it nearly landed on US soil.

Healthcare workers test a resident outside a temple in Dharavi

Coronavirus in India: Cases top 20m. prompting lockdown call

With 3.45 million active cases, India recorded 357,229 new infections over the last 24 hours, while deaths rose by 3,449 to 222,408.

By REUTERS
04/05/2021
Members of a Taliban delegation leave after peace talks with Afghan politicians in Moscow, May, 2019

Taliban launches major Afghan offensive after deadline for US pullout

Afghan security forces fought back a major Taliban offensive in southern Helmand province in the last 24 hours.

By REUTERS
04/05/2021

Suez Canal blockage: Court rejects appeal against Ever Given detention

The Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, got jammed across the canal on March 23 and remained stuck for six days, stopping traffic in both directions.

By REUTERS
04/05/2021
A man waits for tourists to rent his camels in front of the Great Pyramids of Giza last month.

Tourists offered glimpse of rural life near Egypt's pyramids

The scheme takes visitors to a verdant strip of farmland thick with palm trees that runs south of the Giza pyramids, between the lesser known pyramids of Saqqara and Dahshur and the western bank of the Nile.

By REUTERS
04/05/2021

Jewish Spain: 2,000 years of heritage and counting

The Golden Age of Spanish Jewry saw great poets, authors, astronomers, physicians and religious scholars. In most cases, there is little to see today of this great past.

By DAVID ZEV HARRIS , MARK GORDON
04/05/2021

Far-right crime hits record high in Germany

Violent crimes classified as political in nature rose by nearly 20% year-on-year to 3,365 and included 11 murders and 13 attempted murders, Seehofer said.

By REUTERS
04/05/2021

Americans believe gov't handling Mexico border situation poorly - poll

Those surveyed have said that it's important to increase staff patrolling the border.

Mexico City rail overpass collapses onto road, killing 20 people

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said on Twitter she was headed towards the scene of the accident.

By REUTERS
04/05/2021

Myanmar parcel bomb blasts kill five including ousted lawmaker

Reuters could not independently verify the reports and a military spokesman did not answer a phone call seeking comment.

By REUTERS
04/05/2021
Gates Foundation Goalkeepers event in New York

Bill & Melinda Gates to divorce, shaking philanthropic world

"After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage," the two said in a statement posted on Twitter.

04/05/2021
Members of the Proud Boys and supporters of US President Donald Trump show up at the US Capitol Buil

Senate pushes FBI on intelligence 'fail' on Proud Boys at Capitol Riots

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin wrote to FBI director Christopher Wray asking whether the agency had adequately pushed its sources in the extremist group to understand their plans.

By REUTERS
04/05/2021

Couple at center of anti-vax school controversy gave to Jewish causes

The couple have given to the Hebrew Academy, a local Jewish day school, and to Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options, which administers to abused, neglected and at-risk children.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
04/05/2021

Could Chad be a ‘time bomb’ affecting Algeria, Sahel in Africa? - analysis

While Chad had cracked down on extremism there is now concern of growing chaos. The burden on Algeria as a center of stability now grows.

Federal police officers check air passengers arriving from Britain at Frankfurt Airport, as the spre

EU aims to open up to more foreign tourists this summer despite COVID-19

The European commission outlined new proposals on Monday which would ease COVID restrictions to let tourists in, starting next month.

By REUTERS
03/05/2021

Iran’s regime threatens to execute brother of wrestler Navid Afkari

Navid’s brothers Vahid and Habib also participated in the demonstrations against the regime in 2018

Nazi items, weapons, and 21.5lbs of meth seized in Pennsylvania raid

An American couple has been charged with multiple counts of drug trafficking and illegal firearm ownership after Pennsylvania authorities raided their home.

Napoleon's bicentenary: Stocking, bloodied cloth among items up for auction

The former French emperor died on May 5, 1821, aged 51, on the southern Atlantic Ocean island of Saint Helena.

By REUTERS
03/05/2021

One in two people globally lost income due to the pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis has hit workers across the world; about 1.7 billion adults globally said they temporarily stopped working at their job or business due to the pandemic.

By REUTERS
03/05/2021
Child abuse

Higher chance of adulthood violence in people smacked as children

Emerging research has found smacking has a similar effect on a child’s brain to that of abuse. It is more likely to lead to anti-social and aggressive behaviours, which may lead to partner violence.

By REUTERS
03/05/2021
MOSSAD DIRECTOR Yossi Cohen.

Mossad chief discussed Iran with Biden in hour-long meeting

Israel finally got 'its day in court,' and in front of the most important judge: Biden.

France's ambassador to the United States, Gerard Araud

Former French envoy to Israel faces backlash following misogynistic tweet

Araud had been France's ambassador to Israel between 2003 and 2006, ambassador to the US from 2014 to 2019, and France's permanent representative to the United Nations from 2009 to 2014.

03/05/2021

Washington denies Iran state media report saying prisoner swap agreed

"Reports that a prisoner swap deal has been reached are not true," State Department spokesman Ned Price told Reuters

By REUTERS
02/05/2021
The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule Endeavor, carrying four astronauts, approaches the International Spac

Four astronauts return from space station aboard SpaceX capsule

Their return marked the end of the first crew rotation mission to the station by the Crew Dragon spacecraft.

By REUTERS
02/05/2021
People sit at the base of a pyramid in the archaeological site of Becan at the Calakmul Biosphere Re

In Mexico, ancient Maya cave reveals mysterious painted hand prints

Archeologist Sergio Grosjean argues that the hand prints were likely made by children as they entered puberty, due to a analysis of their size, with the colors providing a clue to their meaning.

By REUTERS
02/05/2021

Mount Meron disaster solidarity emphasizes importance of Abraham Accords

In contrast to the hatred on Al-Jazeera, where commenters said they were happy to see Israelis die, the message from the UAE, Bahrain and other countries was to express remorse.

A protester holding an "Abuse isn't Love" sign at a protest against violence against women in Tel Av

Jewish domestic violence survivors in US lacking support - study

The coronavirus pandemic caused spikes in domestic violence around the world, emphasizing the need for solutions for survivors.

01/05/2021

Indian scientists flag virus mutations that could 'evade immune response'

However the advisers said while they were flagging the mutations, there was no reason currently to believe they were expanding or could be dangerous.

By REUTERS
01/05/2021

India's daily COVID-19 cases pass 400,000 as second wave worsens

This is the first time India's daily case count had topped 400,000 after 10 consecutive days over 300,000. Deaths from COVID-19 jumped by 3,523 over the past 24 hours.

By REUTERS
01/05/2021

Esmé Bianco claims Marilyn Manson used Nazi weapons on her in rape lawsuit

Esmé Bianco has sued both Marilyn Manson and his former manager for sexual assault, sexual battery and human trafficking after claiming Manson had used a Nazi-owned whip and knife on her.

01/05/2021

Warrant for Giuliani's phones and computers finds contacts with others

Agents seized more than 10 cell phones and computers from Giuliani's Manhattan apartment and office in raids on Wednesday

By REUTERS
01/05/2021
An aerial shot of Texas Medical Center, Houston

More than 90 people found in Houston home in suspected smuggling case

The 90 victims, all but roughly five of them men, were removed from the house and given food and water

By REUTERS
01/05/2021

Biden bans most travel to US from India to limit COVID-19 spread

The proclamation said India "accounts for over one-third of new global cases" and added that "proactive measures are required to protect the nation's public health from travelers entering from India"

By REUTERS
01/05/2021
Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives for his arraignment at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York,

Harvey Weinstein extradition delayed, new challenge expected

Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case said prosecutors could arrange for Weinstein's transfer to Los Angeles on May 30.

By REUTERS
30/04/2021
A healthcare worker prepares to administer a dose of Sinovac's CoronaVac coronavirus disease (COVID-

Chile studies COVID-19 'green card' similar to Israel's green passport

Chile's vaccination drive is the fastest in Latin America thus far, and among the top five globally in terms of percentage of its population with at least one shot.

By REUTERS
30/04/2021

Hackers access DC police personnel files in ransomware attack - CNN

Russian-speaking ransomware group named Babuk has claimed responsibility.

By REUTERS
30/04/2021
Horse racing

David Cohen could become the 1st Jewish jockey to win the Kentucky Derby

The 36-year-old rider has won some 1,560 races and earned nearly $60 million in a career that launched in 2004: His is a story of comeback, from physical injury and mental anguish.

By ROB CHARRY/JTA
30/04/2021
A handful of coffee beans

Colombia warns of new and aggressive strains of dangerous coffee fungus

Colombia, one of the world's leading coffee producers, is urging farmers to plant more resistant coffee varieties in an effort to stop the spread of a dangerous fungus.

By REUTERS
30/04/2021
A mob of supporters of former US President Donald Trump fight with members of law enforcement at a d

US Justice Department considers law to address domestic terrorism

Following an increased threat of domestic terrorism in the US, Justice Department officials consider tightening federal criminal law, making it easier to prosecute alleged domestic terrorists.

By REUTERS
30/04/2021

Attackers kill at least 20 in attack in Ethiopia -official

The Amhara and Oromiya regions share a border and attacks between the two ethnic groups in border areas have been rising in recent months.

By REUTERS
29/04/2021
Aerial view of Paris, France and the Eiffel Tower

France arrests Italian Red Brigades members it harbored for decades

French President Emmanuel Macron's office said the arrests followed months of discussions between Italy and France, with police targeting those militants guilty of "bloody crimes."

By REUTERS
29/04/2021
Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Or

Trump says probe of his ex-attorney Giuliani 'very unfair'

Federal prosecutors have been investigating Giuliani for nearly 1-1/2 years, including a 2019 grand jury subpoena.

By REUTERS
29/04/2021

Northrop raises annual outlook on F-35 jet parts, radar demand

Excluding the sale of its IT services business, Northrop earned $6.57 per share in the quarter, up from $5.15 per share, a year earlier, topping analysts' average estimate of $5.48 per share.

By REUTERS
29/04/2021
Colin Kahl

Senate confirms shaper of Iran nuclear deal to senior defense post

Republicans, spurred by the right-wing pro-Israel community, targeted Kahl principally for his role when he was national security adviser to then-Vice President Joe Biden in shaping the Iran deal.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
29/04/2021

Nigerian women take action as rape, assault cases surge during pandemic

Polling group NOIPolls found that 47% of Nigerians blamed rape on indecent dressing, and fewer than half thought offenders should be punished.

By REUTERS
28/04/2021
Local residents hug at the "Say Their Names" cemetery on the day of the guilty verdict in the trial

California man who died was pinned by police, body cam video shows

Officers held Mario Gonzalez down for about five minutes, at which point he became unresponsive * WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO *

By REUTERS
28/04/2021

Myanmar pins murder, treason charges on protester; air strikes in east

Wai Moe Naing, a 25-year-old Muslim, has emerged as one of the most high-profile leaders of opposition to the Feb. 1 coup that overhrew an elected government led by Aung San Suu Kyi.

By REUTERS
28/04/2021

Wreck of Norwegian ship-turned-Nazi troop carrier found after 80 years

Transporting troops, ammunition and guns during Operation Wildente in World War II, the ship was sunk by the British Navy, but it was finally spotted 280 meters below the sea.

28/04/2021

Indians rush for COVID-19 vaccines as death toll passes 200,000

Coronavirus sufferers - many struggling for breath - flocked to a Sikh temple on the outskirts of the city, hoping to secure some of the limited supplies of oxygen available there.

By REUTERS
28/04/2021

25-ton mining robot stranded on Pacific Ocean floor in deep-sea trial

Critics, including environmentalist David Attenborough, say seabed mining is untested and has a largely unknown environmental impact.

By REUTERS
28/04/2021

Sex therapist, researcher Dr. Ruth given honorary doctorate by BGU

Born in Germany into a religious Jewish household in 1928, Dr. Ruth Westheimer was sent to Switzerland on the Kindertransport at age 10. Her parents were murdered in the Holocaust.

Elie Wiesel’s bust will feature in the National Cathedral

The Nobel Peace Laureate and Holocaust memoirist may (or may not) be the first Jew to get this honor.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
28/04/2021

UK's Johnson faces investigation over funding of apartment renovation

Johnson has a taxpayer-funded 30,000 pound ($42,000) allowance each year for maintaining and furnishing his official residence, but anything above that must be met by the prime minister.

By REUTERS
28/04/2021

UK plans to use health service app as vaccine proof for travel

He told Sky News he would be chairing a meeting of G7 transport ministers from the G7 next week to discuss the plan further.

By REUTERS
28/04/2021

China to report first population drop in five decades

A population drop will add pressure on Beijing to roll out measures to encourage couples to have more children and avert an irreversible decline.

By REUTERS
28/04/2021

Ex-Attorney General Eric Schneiderman loses law license over abuse scandal

After four women came forward in 2018 with allegations against the Ex Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman's license to practice law will be suspended for the next year.

US CDC: Fully vaccinated people can unmask outdoors in some cases

The updated health advice comes as more than half of all adults in the United States have now received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to the US CDC.

By REUTERS
27/04/2021
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