Anti-Zionism equals Anti-Semitism? Macron fuels debate on how to define anti-Jewish hate
Addressing a rise in hate crimes against the Jewish diaspora in France, President Emmanuel Macron has supported the expansion of the definition of anti-Semitism to outlaw anti-Zionism as well, fueling public debate over the terms.
Venezuela convoy heads to Colombia border as Maduro threatens to close it
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido left Caracas with some 80 lawmakers on Thursday on a 800-km (500-mile) trip to the Colombian border where they hope to receive food and medicine to alleviate shortages in defiance of President Nicolas Maduro.
Israel elections: Netanyahu challengers Gantz and Lapid join forces
Two of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's strongest challengers in April elections have announced a centrist alliance in a bid to defeat him.Ex-army chief Benny Gantz and centrist politician Yair Lapid agreed to rotate as prime minister if they win.Separately, Mr Netanyahu forged an alliance with several far-right parties to try to shore up votes.
French ruling elite attacks “yellow vests” while claiming to fight anti-Semitism
On Tuesday night, the big-business Socialist Party (PS) called rallies in several cities after an altercation Saturday between right-wing ex-Maoist commentator Alain Finkielkraut and a protester wearing a yellow vest. The man, known to French intelligence for his Islamist ties, called Finkielkraut a “dirty Zionist.”
110 Dead in Bangladesh Fire: ‘This Isn’t About Poverty, It’s About Greed’
The streets were packed Wednesday night when the first explosion ripped through the air.A car powered by compressed natural gas was traveling through a bazaar in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, when the cylinder stored in the back exploded, witnesses said.The blast flipped the car. It then ignited several other cylinders that were being used at a street-side restaurant.
President Maduro Shuts Venezuela's Border with Brazil
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday the closure of Venezuela's border with Brazil adding that his government was evaluating the total shutdown of the country's border with neighboring Colombia amid mounting threats of intervention against the country by the United States and its allies.
Putin to U.S.: I'm ready for another Cuban Missile-style crisis if you want one
President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis if the United States wanted one, and that his country currently has the edge when it comes to a first nuclear strike.
Heavily armed foreigners arrested in Haiti sent to United States, officials say
A heavily armed group of foreign nationals, who were arrested in Haiti on Sunday after days of massive anti-government protests, were handed over to U.S. authorities on Wednesday, Haitian and U.S. authorities said.
Heckler & Koch Fined $4.2 Million Over Assault Rifle Sales In Mexico
A German court says gunmaker Heckler & Koch skirted the law when it exported thousands of military-grade assault rifles to Mexican states struggling to cope with violent drug cartels, hitting the large company with a fine of 3.7 million euros ($4.2 million).
Carbon dioxide in our atmosphere may soar to levels not seen in 56 million years
Emissions of carbon dioxide – the greenhouse gas most responsible for global warming – could soar to levels not seen in 56 million years by the middle of next century, scientists warned in a new study Wednesday.