Friday, February 23, 2024

World

Guatemala Arrests Former First Lady, Presidential Runner-Up

Former Guatemalan first lady and presidential runner-up Sandra Torres was arrested Monday on charges of campaign finance violations, the latest high-profile political figure to fac...

Hurricane Forms Off Western Mexico

Hurricane Juliette has formed in the eastern Pacific far off Mexico's west coast, but forecasters say it isn't likely to pose any threat to land. At midafternoon Monday, the sto...

Calm Prevails On Lebanon-Israel Border Day After Clash

The Lebanon-Israel border was mostly calm with U.N. peacekeepers patrolling the border on Monday, a day after the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group fired a barrage of anti-tank mis...

US And Poland Sign Agreement To Cooperate On 5G Technology

Warsaw - The U.S. and Poland signed an agreement Monday to cooperate on new 5G technology as concerns grow about Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. Vice President Mike Pen...

Far-Right Alternative For Germany Party Makes Large Gains In Two State Elections

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Germany - The head of Germany’s Jewish community is urging democratic political parties to clearly distance themselves from the right-populist Alternative for Germany Party, which ...

Taliban Attack Kabul As US Envoy Says Deal Almost Final

Kabul - The Taliban claimed responsibility for a large explosion in the Afghan capital Monday night, just hours after a U.S. envoy briefed the Afghan government on an agreement "in...

UK Prime Minister Tells Lawmakers To Back His Brexit Plan

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London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shot down the notion that he wanted an early election to secure Brexit, insisting Monday that it wasn't the way to get a deal done. ...

2 Argentine Provinces Will Get Advice On Environmental Issues From Jewish National Fund

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Two Argentinian provinces will be advised by Israeli experts in environmental issues from Keren Kayemet LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund. KKL World Presid...

Iranian Judo Champion Afraid To Go Home In Israel Dispute

Tokyo - A judo world champion from Iran is afraid to return home after disobeying orders from the government to withdraw from the world championships in Tokyo to avoid a potential ...

Envoy Says US-Taliban Deal Would See 5,000 Troops Leave 1st

Kabul - A U.S. envoy said Monday the first 5,000 U.S. troops would leave Afghanistan within five months' time under a deal with the Taliban that has been reached "in principle" but...

Iran Warns Of ‘Strong Step’ From Atomic Deal If No New Terms

Tehran - Iran will "take a strong step" away from its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers if Europe cannot offer the country new terms by a deadline at the end of this week, a gove...

Iran Acknowledges Rocket Explosion, Says Test Malfunctioned

Tehran - Iran acknowledged for the first time on Monday that a rocket at its Imam Khomeini Space Center exploded after satellite photos showed the blast last week, with an official...

Hong Kong Students Plan To Strike As Commutes Disrupted

Hong Kong - Students in Hong Kong are planning to strike on the first day of classes following the summer holiday. The strike Monday was planned as a continuation of nearly thre...

Official: US Envoy Meets Afghan Leader Over US-Taliban Talks

Kabul - An Afghan official says U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has met with President Ashraf Ghani in the capital, Kabul, to brief him on the latest round of talks with the Taliban on...

Asian Stocks Mixed After US, Chinese Tariff Hikes

Beijing - Asian stocks were mixed Monday after Washington and Beijing escalated their trade war with new tariff hikes. Shanghai advanced while Tokyo and Hong Kong declined. Sout...

Not So Easy To Prevent The Spread Of Mass Shooters’ Names

Odessa, TX - When law enforcement authorities gathered to discuss details of a mass shooting in West Texas that left seven people dead, there was one bit of information they refuse...

Moldova’s Jews Feel An Anti-Semitic Backlash After A Corrupt Jewish Politician Flees To Israel

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Chisinau, Moldova - Given enough vodka, some of Shimon Katz’s non-Jewish acquaintances here usually bring up a name that has complicated his relationship with them. That name is...

Red Cross: 100 Presumed Dead In Yemen Airstrike

Sanaa, Yemen - The Red Cross says more than 100 people are "presumed killed" in Yemen after airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition hit a detention center run by the Houthi rebels. ...

UK’s Reputation Takes Global Hit With Parliament Shutdown

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London - It's long been known that Britain's Parliament building must be vacated for urgent repairs that will take years and cost billions, but the problem now goes beyond the wate...

Protests On Roads Near Hong Kong Airport Disrupt Air Travel

Hong Kong - Anti-government protesters blocked roads near Hong Kong's airport with burning barricades and damaged a train station Sunday after a night of violent clashes with polic...