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Nagasaki urges nuke ban on 75th anniversary of US atomic bombing

5 hours 28 min ago
Mayor of Japanese city bombed by US at end of World War II raises concern that nuclear states have retreated from disarmament efforts

America’s confused, lackluster response to virus met with incredulity in Europe

5 hours 32 min ago
Europeans say their image of the US has cracked, given skyrocketing deaths and infections there, since the country had benefit of time and medical know-how to confront virus

Trump said to berate Adelson for not giving enough to his reelection campaign

5 hours 48 min ago
Source tells Politico that US president was apparently not aware how much Republican mega-donor has already given to his cause

German nudist chases down boar who snatched his laptop

6 hours 52 min ago
Naked man runs after sow and her two piglets, to the mirth of fellow bathers at Berlin lake; eventually manages to retrieve bag containing his belongings

Man shot dead in Hadera, two others injured; police open investigation

6 hours 58 min ago
Three victims rushed to hospital, where one of them was later declared dead; incident comes day after a man was stabbed to death at beach parking lot

Likud, Blue and White brawl publicly as coalition teeters on the brink

7 hours 20 min ago
Unity gov't 'was a mistake,' official in Gantz's party said to say as weekly cabinet meeting canceled over budget crisis; Likud asserts Gantz is holding up aid to public

Israeli said murdered in Ecuador jail; tied to ex-leader’s alleged COVID-19 scam

8 hours 27 min ago
Shy Dahan had a history of multiple allegations of international fraud, had escaped a Panama prison two years ago; was arrested in June on suspicion of peddling fake virus tests

Celeb politician Ilhan Omar’s congressional seat may be in jeopardy. Here’s why

11 hours 5 min ago
As the August 11 primary race heats up for Democratic candidate in a district so blue a job in Congress is almost a given, pro-Israel Anton Melton-Meaux is hot on Omar's heels

Joining anti-Netanyahu protests, right-wingers vent frustrations at premier

11 hours 23 min ago
While still a small contingent compared to majority of protesters, some who once voted for the Likud leader are making common cause with those on the left in calling for him to go

How furious protesters briefly conquered Lebanon’s foreign ministry

12 hours 34 min ago
Led by former army officers, demonstrators peacefully entered the building to express anger over the Beirut explosion and economic woes, before being forced out 3 hours later

Tears and anger as Brazil passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths

13 hours 30 min ago
With over 3 million cases, South American country second only to US in deaths and infections, as criticism ramps up while spread of disease shows little sign of slowing

Likud, Blue and White scotch cabinet meeting, trade barbs as impasse deepens

14 hours 39 min ago
Move comes after sides refuse to agree on agenda for weekly summit, marking new low for crumbling coalition as parties remain split over budget

Burnt remains of 586 BCE destruction of Jerusalem help map physics’ Holy Grail

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 23:24
First Temple artifacts in City of David were magnetized when Babylonians torched the city. New analysis provides elusive data to chart geomagnetic field -- and maybe save the world

Over 230 hurt, security officer killed, during hours of Beirut clashes

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 23:23
Confrontations play out in streets wrecked by Tuesday's port explosion, in which almost 160 people were killed; PM proposes elections

‘We’re at war with our government’: Protesters briefly storm Beirut ministries

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 23:13
Troops use rubber bullets, tear gas to force group led by ex-army officers out of several ministries and a bank HQ, as anger over port explosion surges

Two senior Likud officials said urging Netanyahu to call fresh elections

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 21:45
Opposition leaders say they'll back legislation that would bar PM from forming a government due to his indictment on graft charges

Protesters storm Lebanese foreign ministry after deadly blast

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 20:14
'We are taking over the foreign ministry as a seat of the revolution,' retired army officer declares; demonstrators also take over economy ministry, HQ of banking association

Sunday cabinet meeting likely to be canceled amid coalition crisis, report says

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 19:02
Senior officials from Likud and Blue and White blame each other for expected cancellation, as election speculation grows amid standoff over state budget

Construction firm pulls lawsuit to evict synagogue in Uzbekistan

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 17:51
After international outcry, Absolute Business Trade ends legal efforts to force Jewish house of prayer to vacate building in order to build luxury apartments

US Air Force commander David Goldfein retires

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 17:29
Jewish general had been tapped by James Mattis to be next head of joint chiefs, but Trump passed over him for post