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Doubling Down On Anti-semitic Displays, Belgian Parade Features Costumes Of Orthodox Jews With Insect Bodies

AALST, Belgium (JTA) — Caricatures of Jews, including ones depicting them as ants, were prominently displayed at this city’s annual parade. The displays came a year after the Je...

Ryanair CEO Criticized For Singling Out Muslim Men As Threat

LONDON (AP) — Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary is facing criticism for suggesting Muslim men should be singled out for extra scrutiny at airports. The boss of the Irish b...

Ex-Priest In Poland Indicted On Hate Speech, Holocaust-Denial Charges

POLAND (JNS) — The District Prosecutor’s Office in the city of Wrocław, Poland, indicted former priest Jacek Miedlar on hate speech and Holocaust-denial charges. Another charge ...

China Suspends More Penalties On US Goods After Trade Truce

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday suspended more punitive tariffs on imports of U.S. industrial goods in response to a truce in its trade war with Washington that threatened global ec...

US: Taliban’s ‘Reduction Of Violence’ Deal To Start Tonight

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States to end the 18 years of war in Afghanistan will begin on Friday night, w...

Stress, Rumors, Even Violence: Virus Fear Goes Viral

TOKYO (AP) — You might have heard that the fear of a new virus from China is spreading faster than the actual virus. From earnest officials trying to calm a building panic. From...

Buenos Aires Holocaust Museum Debuts First Holocaust Survivor Holograms In Spanish

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — After a two-year expansion and modernization, the Buenos Aires Holocaust museum has reopened to the public and now allows visitors to virtually talk...

Public Square In Rio Named For Late Lubavitcher Rebbe

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — A public square in Rio de Janeiro was named for the late Lubavitcher Rebbe three decades after the first Chabad center was opened in Brazil’s second-largest ...

Ukrainians Hurl Stones At Evacuees From China

NOVI SANZHARY, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's effort to quarantine more than 70 people evacuated from China over the new virus outbreak plunged into chaos Thursday as local residents opp...

Many Accused Jewish Pedophiles In US Flee To Israel, CBS Report Finds

NEW YORK (JTA) - Many Americans accused of sexually abusing children flee to Israel to escape justice — and bringing them back can be tough. Those are the findings of a CBS News...

Israel Calls On Belgium To Scrap Parade Over Anti-Semitism

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Thursday called on Belgium to scrap this weekend's annual Carnival parade after last year's featured a float with anti-Semitic caricatures. The carniv...

Can AI Flag Disease Outbreaks Faster Than Humans? Not Quite

BOSTON (AP) — Did an artificial-intelligence system beat human doctors in warning the world of a severe coronavirus outbreak in China? In a narrow sense, yes. But what the human...

Hong Kong Volunteers Make Homemade Masks To Combat Virus

HONG KONG (AP) — Volunteers from a Hong Kong theater group are turning their backstage skills to helping fight the new virus, sewing reusable protective face masks for those who ca...

UK’s Johnson Under Fire For Flood Response As More Rain Due

LONDON (AP) — LONDON (AP) — British authorities said Thursday that more rain will bring the risk of “significant flooding" in the coming days, as people in central England and Wale...

2 Former Cruise Ship Passengers With Virus Die In Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Two elderly passengers taken off the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess because they were infected with the new virus have died, Japan's Health Ministry said Thu...

Australian Court Awards $800,000 In Damages To Former Student Sexually Abused At Australian Jewish School

MELBOURNE (JTA) - A victim of child abuse while a student at a Jewish school in Australia was awarded over $800,000 in damages in a civil case brought against his abuser. Manny ...

200 Vehicles Involved In Pileup South Of Montreal

MONTREAL (AP) — Canadian police said Wednesday whiteout conditions that came about suddenly most likely triggered a massive pileup involving about 200 vehicles south of Montreal. ...

Passengers Leave Ship Docked Off Japan After Quarantine Ends

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — About 500 passengers left the cruise ship Diamond Princess on Wednesday at the end of a much-criticized two-week quarantine aboard the vessel that failed to ...

Lawyer: Assange Was Offered US Pardon If He Cleared Russia

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to claim during an extradition hearing that the Trump administration offered him a pardon if he agreed to say Russia was not in...

Germany To Require Social Media Sites To Report Hate Speech

BERLIN (AP) — The German Cabinet has approved a bill that will require social media sites such as Facebook and YouTube to report certain hate speech to the police. According to ...