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UK’s Johnson Unveils Legislative Plan To End Brexit Deadlock

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson signaled an end to Britain’s era of Brexit deadlock Thursday, announcing a packed legislative program intended to take the U.K. out of th...

Report: German Spy Agency Releases Himmler Daughter Files

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign intelligence agency has declassified documents regarding its employment of the daughter of top Nazi Heinrich Himmler as a secretary in the early 196...

Turkey Denies Allowing Hamas To Operate On Turkish Soil

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Thursday denied accusations that a militant Palestinian group is using its territory to plan attacks against Israel. The denial came following me...

Putin: Trump Impeachment ‘Far-fetched,’ Senate Will Acquit

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin called the U.S. impeachment process “far-fetched” Thursday, making a seemingly obvious prediction that Donald Trump will be acquitted...

Prosecutors Order Arrest Of Bolivian Ex-president Morales

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Prosecutors in Bolivia's capital issued an arrest warrant against former President Evo Morales on Wednesday, accusing him of sedition and terrorism. Inter...

UK Watchdog Set To Challenge Google, Facebook Ad Dominance

LONDON (AP) — Britain's competition watchdog on Wednesday signaled its willingness to push for stricter rules to counter Google and Facebook 's dominance of online advertising. ...

Australia Sentences Perpetrators Of Airline Bombing Foiled With Israeli Intel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Lebanese-Australian brothers were sentenced to decades of prison time for their roles in a 2017 bombing plot of an airliner that was foiled with the help of I...

Brazil Commits To Embassy Move To Jerusalem In 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Brazil has opened a new trade office in Jerusalem as a first step to moving its embassy to the Israeli capital next year. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ...

Far-Right Leader and Former Priest Who Called Jews a ‘Cancer’ Arrested

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities on Friday arrested a far-right leader and plan to charge him with public incitement of hatred against Jews, officials said. The Internal...

Police: Private Investigation Of Billionaire Murders Over In Canada

TORONTO (AP) — Police said Monday the private investigation into the murders of Canadian drug company billionaire businessman Barry Sherman and his wife is over but the police inve...

Boris Johnson To Push Anti-BDS Agenda As British Prime Minister

LONDON (JTA) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to pursue an anti-Israel boycott policy after winning last week’s general election. The Times of Israel reported ...

Sackler-Owned Opioid Maker Pushes Overdose Treatment Abroad

ITALY (AP) — The gleaming white booth towered over the medical conference in Italy in October, advertising a new brand of antidote for opioid overdoses. “Be prepared. Get naloxone....

US Says It Won’t Accept North Korea-Set Nuclear Deadline

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat said Monday that Washington won’t accept a year-end deadline set by North Korea to make concessions in stalled nuclear talks and ur...

No Letup For UK Lawmakers: Johnson Presses Ahead With Brexit

LONDON (AP) — There will be no letup for U.K. lawmakers worn out after Britain’s bruising election campaign. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to begin “before Christmas” the pus...

Rabbi Lionel Mirvis, Renowned Kabbalist And Father Of British Chief Rabbi, Passes Away At 93

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (VINnews) — Rabbi Lionel Mirvis, who passed away Monday in his Capetown home at the age of 93, became famous originally due to his developing unique methods...

Teen Suspect In Assault Of Hebrew-Speaking Israeli On Paris Subway Arrested

PARIS (JTA) — Police have arrested a 17-year-old Madagascar native in connection with the assault of an Israeli student speaking Hebrew on a Paris subway. The teen has admitted ...

Anti-Doping Agency Imposes 4-Year Ban On Russia

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russia was slapped Monday with a four-year ban from international sports events, including next summer's Tokyo Olympics, over a longstanding doping sca...
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United Synagogue Burial Chief Assaulted By Alleged Charedi Attacker

LONDON (VINnews) — United Synagogue’s burial chief Melvyn Hartog was brutally assaulted close to his home in Chigwell on Saturday night, according to a report by the Jewish Chronic...

Putin, Ukrainian Leader Zelenskiy Agree To Prisoner Exchange During First Ever Meeting

PARIS (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says after peace talks in Paris with Russian President Vladimir Putin that an exchange of all prisoners will take place by year...

Man With Lou Gehrig’s Disease Who Helped Popularize Ice Bucket Challenge, Raising Millions For ALS Research, Dies At 34

BOSTON (AP) — Pete Frates, a former college baseball player whose determined battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped inspire the ALS ice bucket challenge that has raised more than ...