Friday, August 19, 2022

World

US Wants Life In Prison For Brother Of Honduras President

NEW YORK (AP) — A brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández should be sentenced to life in prison for running a “state-sponsored drug trafficking conspiracy” with the na...

NKorea Ignores US Offer For Talks, Citing Its Hostile Policy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday it will ignore a U.S. offer for talks unless it withdraws its hostile policy on the North, days after Washington said it reached...

Egyptian Activist Sentenced To 18 Months For ‘Fake News’

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CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Wednesday convicted a prominent human rights activist of spreading false news and insulting a police officer, and sentenced her to 18 months in pr...

Experts: Virus Surge In Europe A Cautionary Tale For US

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Optimism is spreading in the U.S. as COVID-19 deaths plummet and states ease restrictions and open vaccinations to younger adults. But across Europe, dread is setting in with anoth...

Russia Recalls Its Ambassador To The U.S. For Consultations

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is recalling its ambassador to the United States for consultations, the foreign ministry said Wednesday. The move to bring Anatoly Antonov to Moscow comes a...

France Returning Klimt Art, Sold Under Duress In 1938, To Heirs Of Jewish Owner

Paris (JTA) - France’s culture minister Roselyne Bachelot announced on Monday that the French government will return a painting by famed artist Gustav Klimt to the heirs of its Aus...

US: Putin Approved Operations To Help Trump Against Biden

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized influence operations to help Donald Trump in last November's presidential election, according to a declassified intell...

Paint and Sip Classes Go Virtual, Pandemic Boosts Demand of At Home Activities

It’s been over a year since the beginning of the pandemic, and with so many social situations no longer being viable, people stuck at home are looking to combat one persistin...

Perfect Checkout Grabs Attention of Shopify Sellers, Better Than WooCommerce

The previous year gave us numerous progressions in the manner in which we sell and shop. With limitations because of the pandemic, and expanding vulnerability with regards to close...

Nir Barkat Becomes Israel’s First Billionaire MK

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Likud MK Nir Barkat, already the wealthiest member of Knesset after his successful exit from Checkpoint, has now become the first billionaire member of Knesse...

Baby Bottle Craze Sweeps Gulf Arab States, Sparks Backlash

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Cafes across several Gulf Arab states started selling coffee and other cold drinks in baby bottles this month, kicking off a new trend that has e...

Anxiety, Confusion, Terror: Giving Birth During A Pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Pregnancy, birth and life with a newborn in the middle of a pandemic has brought on high anxiety, ever-shifting hospital protocols and intense isolation for many of...

After Being Thrown From Minibus, Mendy Woke Up And Asked For Tefillin

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A 19-year-old yeshiva student who was thrown out of a minibus in which he was travelling when the minibus fell off the road into a deep ditch, has woken up a ...

Thousands Celebrate Rabbi Nachman’s Birthday In Uman

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Thousands of Breslav chasidim who were unable to travel to Uman for the past year gathered in the Ukrainian city to celebrate the birthday of Rabbi Nachman of...

Tear-Jerking Performance Of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Waters’ By Shalva Band With Emirati Musicians

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In an historic performance which took place in Jerusalem Monday, the Shalva Band, a musical group comprising musicians with special needs,  performed in colla...

Netanyahu Reveals: ‘Four More Peace Agreements With Arab Countries Imminent’

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — At an election campaign meeting Monday in Rishon Letzion, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu revealed that there are four more peace agreements with Ar...

2 Key US Cabinet Members Visit Japan For China-Focused Talks

TOKYO (AP) — Shared concerns about China's growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region will take center stage when President Joe Biden's defense chief and secretary of state visit...

Flights Canceled During China’s Worst Sandstorm In A Decade

BEIJING (AP) — China’s capital and a wide swath of the country's north were enveloped Monday in the worst sandstorm in a decade, forcing the cancelation of hundreds of flights. ...

At Surprise 70th Birthday Party For Shlomo Werdiger, PM Netanyahu Offers Congratulations

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — A surprise party was held Sunday night in honor of the 70th birthday of the Chairman of Agudath Israel of America and CEO of sportswear line, OuterStuff, Shlom...

Kosher Bacon Or Kosher Facon?

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Can a kashrus agency certify as kosher a restaurant which serves products which are imitations of "treif" (non-kosher) foods? Is a person allowed to eat such ...