Sunday, December 4, 2022

World

China Building a Hospital to Treat Virus, Expands Lockdowns

BEIJING (AP) — China announced Friday that it is swiftly building a 1,000-bed hospital dedicated to patients infected with a new virus that has killed 26 people, sickened hundreds ...

Putin Skews Holocaust History at Global Auschwitz Commemoration Event in Jerusalem

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s prime speaking slot at a Holocaust commemoration event here this week was generating controversy even before the longtime leade...

Seventy Five Years Later, ‘Anne Frank’ Of Auschwitz Reveals Secret Diary

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Sheindi Miller-Ehrenwald, a 90-year-old resident of Jerusalem, is a Holocaust survivor like some 200,000 other Israelis ,but she has just revealed a unique di...

Israeli Teen Stumbles On Greek Antiquity While Foraging For Mushrooms

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli seventh-grader who was foraging for mushrooms near his home unearthed a marble slab with a Greek inscription from the Byzantine period. Stav Meir, 1...

What We Know, And Don’t, About The Alleged Bezos Phone Hack

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BOSTON (AP) — U.N. human rights experts are asking Washington to investigate a suspected Saudi hack that may have siphoned data from the personal smartphone of Jeff Bezos, Amazon f...

In Jerusalem, Leaders Vow To Learn From Holocaust, Offer Competing Lessons

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Speaker by speaker, world leaders on Thursday denounced the rising threat of anti-Semitism and vowed never to forget the lessons of the Holocaust at a solemn cerem...

Israeli Lawmaker Writes Name Of Foreign Leader She Is Meeting At Airport On The Back Of Her Hand

JERUSALEM (JTA) - Israel’s culture minister was apparently so worried that she would forget the name of the president of Argentina that she wrote his name in ink on the back of he...

First Space-baked Cookies Took 2 Hours In Experimental Oven

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The results are finally in for the first chocolate chip cookie bake-off in space. While looking more or less normal, the best cookies required two ho...

WHO: China Virus Not Global Health Emergency

BEIJING (AP) - The World Health Organization says a viral illness in China that has sickened hundreds of people is not yet a global health emergency. The decision came after Chi...

UK Brexit Bill Becomes Law After Receiving Royal Assent

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s delayed and disputed Brexit bill has become law, removing the last U.K. obstacle to the country leaving the European Union in just over a week. House of ...

World Airports Taking Precautions After China Virus Outbreak

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airports around the world have begun taking precautions to deal with an anticipated influx of Chinese tourists taking Lunar New Year holidays, ju...

Chinese City At Center Of Virus Outbreak A Major Crossroads

BEIJING (AP) - The central Chinese city at the center of an outbreak of a new virus that has sickened nearly 600 people and killed at least 17 is one of the country's largest indus...

‘Who Is She?’ – US Treasury Chief Takes Swipe At Thunberg

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DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is in no position to give economic advice until she’s gone to college ...

WATCH: VP Pence Visits Western Wall In Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence has visited Jerusalem's Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray. He was accompanied Thursday by Prime Minister Benjamin Net...

Islamic Leaders Make ‘Groundbreaking’ Visit To Auschwitz

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Muslim religious leaders joined members of a U.S. Jewish group at Auschwitz on Thursday for what organizers described as “the most senior Islamic leadership d...

Iran Uses Violence, Politics To Try To Push US Out Of Iraq

BEIRUT (AP) — Iran has long sought the withdrawal of American forces from neighboring Iraq, but the U.S. killing of an Iranian general and an Iraqi militia commander in Baghdad has...

Belgian Leader Celebrates Holocaust Rescuer’s 100th Birthday

KRAKOW, POLAND (JTA) - One week before International Holocaust Remembrance Day, dozens of European officials arrived in Poland for a large commemoration event at Auschwitz. The ...

WATCH: Charles Appears To Snub Pence At Jerusalem’s Holocaust Forum

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JERUSALEM (AP) - Britain’s Prince Charles appeared to snub U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during Thursday’s World Holocaust Forum. As he arrived for the event in Jerusalem, Char...

Russian Lawmakers OK Putin’s Constitutional Proposals

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers on Thursday quickly gave preliminary approval to a slew of constitutional changes widely seen as an attempt by President Vladimir Putin to remain in...

Firefighting Plane Crashes In Australia, Killing 3 Americans

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SYDNEY (AP) — Three American crew members were killed Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said....