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Prince Charles Visits Jerusalem Tomb of Unique Ancestor

JERUSALEM (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles on Friday paid a solemn visit to the tomb of his grandmother, who sheltered Jews during the Holocaust and whose tumultuous life was marked...

Italy: Anti-Semitic Scrawl on Nazi Camp Survivor’s Door

MILAN (AP) — Anti-Semitic writing was scrawled overnight on the door of a now-deceased member of the Italian anti-Fascist resistance who survived a Nazi concentration camp, a famil...

Nonprofits Worry Sale of Dot-Org Universe Will Raise Costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The company that controls the dot-org online universe is putting the registry of domain names up for sale, and the nonprofits that often use the suffix in their ...

Russian Auschwitz Survivor: Only Coincidence That I Lived

MOSCOW (AP) — The 75 years since Yevgeny Kovalev was a teenage prisoner in Auschwitz have been marked by tormented memories and a wonder that he's still alive. “Remembering all ...

London Police to Use Face Scan Tech, Stoking Privacy Fears

LONDON (AP) — London police say they will start using live facial recognition cameras in operational deployments, in a major advance for the controversial technology. The Metrop...

Thunberg Brushes off Mockery From US Finance Chief

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has brushed off criticism and mockery from the U.S. Treasury chief, saying Friday his comments have “of course no ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...