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Argentine Jewish community recounts deadly 1994 bombing in midst of Israel-Hamas war

On Oct. 7, when Hamas militants attacked numerous targets in Israel, killing hundreds and abducting others, Marina Degtiar felt she had traveled back in time, to July 18, 1994. What happened in Buenos Aires 30 years ago broke her apart. A bomb-laden van exploded inside a Jewish community center where her 21-year-old brother Cristian worked. It was the worst such attack in Argentina’s history, killing…

Dozens of Palestinians killed during Gaza humanitarian aid delivery, reports say

At least 70 people were killed and 280 were wounded as Palestinians rushed toward trucks loaded with humanitarian aid and encountered fire in Gaza City early Thursday, according to local media reports.  The exact circumstances surrounding the deaths remain unclear; while several reports suggested Israeli troops fired on the crowd as they descended upon the trucks, the Israeli military suggested that most who died were…

Bulgaria imposes EU entry ban on 2 suspected Russian spies

Bulgarian authorities on Monday imposed an entry ban on two Russian citizens suspected of espionage for Moscow’s foreign intelligence service. Bulgaria’s agency for national security identified the two as Vladimir Nikolayevich Gorochkin, 39, and Tatiana Anatolievna Gorochkina, 37, and barred them from entering European Union member states for a period of five years. The agency said in a statement that the couple had lived undetected…

Poland, Canada seek to redirect exports of Ukrainian crops to world’s poorest countries

The prime ministers of Canada and Poland on Monday discussed boosting exports of Ukrainian grain and other crops to the world’s poorest countries to ease protests by farmers in Europe who see the Ukrainian goods as a market threat. Justin Trudeau, following a visit to Ukraine, also discussed security and further support for Kyiv with his Polish counterpart Donald Tusk. Addressing the protests in Europe…

Palestinian prime minister submits government’s resignation to President Abbas

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh announced Monday that he submitted his government’s resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas. “I submitted the government’s resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas on February 20, 2024, and today I submit it in writing,” Shtayyeh said at a news conference via the Palestinian News & Info Agency. Abbas must still decide whether to accept Shtayyeh and his government’s resignation, but the move…

Houthis nearly strike oil tanker in Gulf of Aden; US, coalition forces take out more one-way attack drones

U.S. Central Command said Sunday that Houthis launched an anti-ballistic missile toward a tanker ship that carries oil and chemicals in the Gulf of Aiden on Saturday, though it struck the water and did not cause damage to the ship or injuries to those on board. In a post on X, U.S. Central Command said the Iranian-backed Houthis were likely targeting the M/V Torm Thor,…

King Charles praises Ukraine’s ‘determination,’ denounces Russia’s ‘indescribable aggression’ 2 years into war

King Charles on Saturday praised Ukraine’s “determination and strength” in the face of Russia’s “indiscernible aggression” while marking two years since the country was invaded.  “The determination and strength of the Ukrainian people continues to inspire as the unprovoked attack on their land, their lives and livelihoods, enters a third, tragic, year,” the monarch wrote in an official statement.  He added, “Despite the tremendous hardship…

Virginia couple feared dead as escaped prisoners hijack yacht in Caribbean

A Virginia couple who were enjoying their retirement cruising the Caribbean on their yacht are feared dead after three escaped prisoners hijacked their vessel. Ralph Hendry and Kathy Brandel were docked on Sunday in the St. George’s area of Grenada, which they frequent annually in the winter months when authorities say the three fugitives set upon them and stole their yacht called “Simplicity.” The vessel…

Navalny spokesperson says his body was handed to his mother

The spokesperson for deceased Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says his body has been turned over to the custody of his mother. Spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh announced that Navalny’s body has been turned over by the Russian government after days of pleading from Lyudmila Navalnaya, the late activist’s mother.  “Alexey’s body was handed over to his mother,” Yarmysh announced via social media on Saturday. “Many thanks to…

UAE, other countries removed from international money laundering watchlist

An international watchdog said Friday that it was removing the United Arab Emirates from its so-called gray list of countries that don’t take full measures to combat money laundering and terrorism financing. The announcement was made by the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force following its meeting in the French capital. The FATF welcomed the UAE’s “significant progress in improving” its anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing…

Colombia to send deep-water expedition to explore 300-year-old shipwreck thought to hold treasure

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s government on Friday announced plans for a deep-water expedition to explore the mythical galleon San José, sunk in the 18th century in the country’s northern Caribbean and believed to contain cargo valued at billions of dollars. It is the first phase of a scientific research into deep waters that aims at collecting information to determine which pieces are suitable and…

Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing wraps up in London, decision not expected until at least next month

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s hearing at the British High Court in London for his possible final appeal challenging his extradition to the U.S. concluded on Wednesday. The court is not expected to make a decision on the Australian publisher’s fate until at least next month. The two-day appeal hearing before a panel of two judges wrapped up after U.S. lawyers delivered arguments, as they seek…

US conducts four ‘self-defense strikes’ against Houthi weapons preparing to launch: CENTCOM

The U.S. military conducted “self-defense strikes” against Houthi missiles and a launcher prepared to fire from Yemen toward the Red Sea on Wednesday, U.S. Central Command announced. Between 12 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. local time on Wednesday, four self-defense strikes were launched in response to seven mobile Houthi anti-ship cruise missiles and one mobile anti-ship ballistic missile launcher aimed at the Red Sea, the agency…

Archaeologists excavate 700-year-old Barcelona building that once housed a chocolate factory

Spanish archaeologists have made a sweet discovery. A group of excavators has uncovered a medieval structure in a Barcelona building that was later used as a chocolate factory. The building dates back to the 19th century, but the walls and doors on the property show that the original structure was much older, according to a press release issued on Feb. 12 by the Barcelona Archaeology…

Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano ‘El Popo’ spews plume of gas and ash

A volcano in Mexico known as “El Popo” spewed a huge plume of ash cloud into the evening sky on Tuesday.  Captivating video shows Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano unleashing smoke, ash and gas about two miles into the air.  The near 18,000-foot-high volcano is just 45 miles southeast of Mexico City where some 25 million people live within a 60-mile radius. Officials issued a yellow alert and…

Russian government hunting Ukrainian OnlyFans model who posed topless in front of church

A Ukrainian OnlyFans model who posted a photo of herself topless in front of a major Russian church is being hunted by officials. Lolita Bogdanova, 24, posted a photo of her exposed breasts in front of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square in 2021.  The photos have recently resurfaced on the internet, creating a controversy in Russia as public decency laws have been tightened over…

Taekwondo instructor in Australia accused of killing his student, 7, and the child’s parents

A taekwondo instructor in Australia is accused of killing his 7-year-old student and the boy’s parents before arriving at a hospital with stab and slash wounds on his body, according to police. Kwang Kyung Yoo, owner of the Lion’s Taekwondo and Martial Arts Academy, will be charged with three counts of murder, Homicide Detective Superintendent Daniel Doherty said. The killings were discovered after Yoo, who…

UK High Court hears arguments in Assange’s US extradition case without him present due to health reasons

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s hearing at the British High Court in London for his possible final appeal challenging his extradition to the U.S. began on Tuesday while supporters of the Australian publisher held rallies around the world demanding he be released from prison. The first day of the two-day hearing before a panel of two judges wrapped on Tuesday, and arguments will resume on Wednesday….

Israeli deepfake detection start-up fighting disinformation during Gaza war

deep An Israeli AI cybersecurity start-up, Clarity, has developed software to detect and protect against deepfakes and recently raised its first $16 million in seed money. Co-founder Michael Matias, who was an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) officer and leader in the 8200 Intelligence Unit, told Fox News Digital he was focused on democracy and how AI and cybersecurity will reshape the way we treat our…

Widow, aides to Haitian President Moïse indicted in his assassination

A judge in Haiti responsible for investigating the July 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse has indicted his widow, Martine Moïse, ex-prime minister Claude Joseph and the former chief of Haiti’s National Police, Léon Charles, among others, according to a report obtained Monday. The indictments are expected to further destabilize Haiti as it struggles with a surge in gang violence and recovers from a spate…

Media deem Trump the nominee, despite Haley tying him to Putin

Nikki Haley is campaigning hard, making the television rounds and ramping up her rhetoric against Donald Trump. She is fighting on her home turf – South Carolina, the state that knows her best – and yet the media are acting in many ways as if the campaign is over. That’s largely because the state’s former governor trails Trump by 22 to 36 percentage points, according…

Papua New Guinea tribal clash leaves more than 20 people dead

A tribal clash in Papua New Guinea’s remote highlands in which more than 20 people were shot dead on Sunday has put a growing internal security problem under the microscope in the strategically vital South Pacific island nation that has garnered closer military attention from the United States and China. The rival powers are increasingly keen to strike security pacts with the developing nation whose…

Man killed by lion after entering enclosure at zoo: ‘The animal attacked’

A zoo guest who decided to climb a wall to enter a lion enclosure to apparently take a selfie was mauled to death by the animal Thursday, according to reports.  The man, identified as Prahalad Gurjar, 34, “climbed the wall and chain-link fencing” of the Sri Venkateswara zoological park in Tirupati, India, and jumped into the enclosure despite warnings from a zoo employee.  “After seeing the human being inside…

Nalvany spokesperson says ‘Alexey Navalny was murdered’

A spokesperson for the late Alexey Navalny declared the deceased Russian opposition leader to have been murdered. Spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh made the claim on Saturday via a post on social media platform X. “Alexey Navalny was murdered. His death occurred on February 16 at 2:17 p.m. local time, according to the official message to Alexey’s mother,” said Yarmysh. “An employee of the colony said that…

St. Vincent and the Grenadines upholds gay sex ban

A top court in St. Vincent and the Grenadines upheld laws on Friday that criminalize gay sex, a blow to activists who have long decried the violence the LGBTQ+ community has faced on the conservative Caribbean archipelago. The ruling by St. Vincent’s High Court stems from a 2019 case filed by two gay men from St. Vincent who live abroad, seeking to strike down colonial-era…

Online influencers lead thousands demanding change in Hungary following president’s resignation

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Some of Hungary‘s best-known online personalities led a crowd of at least 10,000 protesters in Budapest on Friday to demand a change in the country’s political culture, a response to the conservative president’s recent resignation over a pardon she issued in a child sexual abuse case. Demonstrators filled the Hungarian capital’s sprawling Heroes’ Square and called for genuine reforms to Hungary’s…

Greece legalizes same-sex civil marriage despite Orthodox Christian church opposition

Greece on Thursday became the first Orthodox Christian country to legalize same-sex civil marriage, despite opposition from the influential, socially conservative Greek Church. A cross-party majority of 176 lawmakers in the 300-seat parliament voted late Thursday in favor of the landmark bill drafted by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis ‘ center-right government. Another 76 rejected the reform while two abstained from the vote and 46 were…

After months fighting Houthis on the USS Eisenhower, sailors face a new kind of sea threat

Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and its accompanying warships have spent four months straight at sea defending against ballistic missiles and flying attack drones fired by Iranian-backed Houthis, and are now more regularly also defending against a new threat — fast unmanned vessels that are fired at them through the water. While the Houthis have launched unmanned surface vessels, or USVs,…

NATO ally warns Russia will soon seek war with the West as alliance spending bump still falls short

NATO announced more members have met the 2% defense spending requirement, but almost half of members have still failed to meet the minimum, as Russia reportedly looks to increase its presence along the alliance’s borders. “In 2024, NATO Allies in Europe will invest a combined total of 380 billion U.S. dollars in defense. For the first time, this amounts to 2% of their combined GDP,”…

Notre Dame’s new spire revealed in new milestone following cathedral’s devastating fire

Marking a milestone in the Notre Dame Cathedral’s renaissance, the scaffolding surrounding the Paris attraction was removed on Tuesday. The medieval Catholic cathedral’s scaffolding has been taken down in recent days, revealing the cathedral’s new spire for the first time, which is adorned with a golden rooster and a cross. A resident near the cathedral, Frederico Benani, told the Associated Press that he felt emotional…

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