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Impasse At Jewish Museum In Warsaw Approaches Turning Point

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A long stalemate over the future independence of Warsaw’s landmark Jewish history museum is building toward a crucial turning point after the former director ...

Japanese Man Who Believes In Smiling Is World’s Oldest

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese man with a sweet tooth who believes in smiles has become the world's oldest male at 112 years and 344 days old, according to Guinness World Records. Chit...

Pakistan Jails Cleric Wanted By US, India For Mumbai Attacks

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Wednesday handed down a five-year prison term to a radical cleric for terrorism financing. Hafiz Saaed is wanted by Washington and N...

Japan Confirms 39 New Virus Cases, 174 Total On Cruise Ship

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s health ministry said Wednesday that 39 new cases of a virus have been confirmed on a cruise ship quarantined at a Japanese port. The update brings the total...

Samsung Unveils Its New Foldable Phone, The Galaxy Z Flip

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung on Tuesday unveiled a new foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, its second attempt to sell consumers on phones with bendable screens and clamshell designs...

An Unpopular Palestinian President And A Disgraced Former Israeli Prime Minister Make The Case For Peace

NEW YORK (JTA) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas hasn’t negotiated directly with Israel in nearly six years and most Palestinians want him to step down. Former Is...

London Police Deploy Face Scan Tech, Stirring Privacy Fears

LONDON (AP) — London police started using facial recognition cameras on Tuesday to automatically scan for wanted people, as authorities adopt the technology that has raised concern...

Poll Finds Palestinians Overwhelmingly Reject Trump Plan

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Ninety-four percent of Palestinians reject President Donald Trump's Mideast initiative, according to a poll released Tuesday, which also found plummeting...

German State Launches Investigation Into Police Response To Halle Synagogue Attack

BERLIN (JTA) – A surveillance video of the Yom Kippur attack on a synagogue in Halle, Germany, has raised questions about police response and readiness, leading to an investigation...

Switzerland Investigating Alleged CIA, German Front Company

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities said Tuesday they have opened an investigation into allegations a Zug, Switzerland-based maker of encryption devices was a front operated by the CIA...

Egypt’s Booming Population Officially Hits 100 Million

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s fast-growing population hit 100 million people on Tuesday, the official statistics agency announced, presenting a pressing problem for an already overburdened ...

Hundreds Of Thousands Mark 1979 Islamic Revolution Amid High US Tension

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Hundreds of thousands across Iran marked the anniversary of its 1979 Islamic Revolution on Tuesday amid some of the highest tensions ever between Tehran and the...

China’s Daily Death Toll From Virus Tops 100 For First Time

BEIJING (AP) — China's daily death toll from new virus has topped 100 for first time, with more than 1,000 total deaths recorded, the health ministry announced Tuesday, as the spre...

Palestinian Leader To Address UN On Trump Plan, But No Vote

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will reiterate his rejection of the Trump administration’s Mideast plan in an address to the U.N. Security Council Tuesday...

UN Warns Of ‘Major Shock’ As Africa Locust Outbreak Spreads

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Uganda scrambled to respond to the arrival of the biggest locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in decades, while the United Nations warned Monday...

US Charges 4 Chinese Military Hackers In Equifax Breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Chinese military hackers have been charged with breaking into the computer networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal informat...

Iran: US Killing Of Iranian General Weakens Is Fight

VIENNA (AP) — The head of Iran's nuclear program said Monday the U.S. killing of a high-ranking Iranian general has weakened the fight against the Islamic State extremist group in ...

Israel Accused Of Torturing Palestinians After Fatal Bombing

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — One of the men was hospitalized with kidney failure and 11 broken ribs. Another was nearly unrecognizable to his wife when he was wheeled into a courtroo...

UK Calls Virus “Serious” Health Threat; Will Detain People

LONDON (AP) — Britain has declared the new coronavirus that emerged from China a "serious and imminent threat to public health'' and announced new measures Monday to combat the spr...

British Airways Flight Crosses Atlantic In Less Than 5 Hours

LONDON (AP) — For the first time in years, a commercial passenger plane has flown across the Atlantic in less than five hours. A British Airways flight landed early Sunday morni...