Category: World

UPDATE 1-Germany drops to no. 2 WHO donors despite new pledge for $140 million

(Adds context, quote from WHO chief) By Emma Farge GENEVA, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Germany will give 130 million euros ($141.87 million) to the World Health Organization this year, its health minister said on Thursday following a meeting with the UN health agency’s head. However, the announcement was not enough to return it to the …

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At Nichols’ funeral, Black America’s grief on public display

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The sound of the djembe drums started as a low tremble and grew more distinct as the musicians drew closer to the hundreds gathered inside the Memphis church. “We love you, Tyre,” the drummers chanted, referring to Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man whose beating by five police officers led to …

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First sweeping federal gun crime report in 20 years released

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most expansive federal report in over two decades on guns and crime shows a shrinking turnaround between the time a gun was purchased and when it was recovered from a crime scene, indicating firearms bought legally are more quickly being used in crimes around the country. It also documents a spike …

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UN Started Stricter Checks After Iran Hiked Nuclear Enrichment

(Bloomberg) — Most Read from Bloomberg International nuclear monitors have started conducting unannounced inspections at a uranium enrichment site in Iran after it hiked levels closer to weapons-grade last year. The International Atomic Energy Agency reported late Wednesday its staff had been granted the authority to conduct the snap inspections at Iran’s mountainside enrichment facility …

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Netanyahu mustn’t deal with judicial changes

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s attorney general has told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he must avoid being involved in an overhaul to the country’s judicial system proposed by his government, saying in a letter made public Thursday that he risks a conflict of interest in his ongoing corruption trial. Netanyahu’s new far-right government has …

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House GOP preparing to oust Democrat from committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are preparing to oust Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee for her past comments critical of Israel, an escalation of tensions after Democrats last session booted far-right GOP lawmakers from committees over their incendiary, violent remarks. Thursday’s vote is a quick turnaround by House Speaker Kevin …

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Not-guilty plea entered in murder-for-hire case targeting Iranian journalist in Brooklyn

A Yonkers man who allegedly tried to execute a Brooklyn journalist critical of Iran’s authoritarian regime pleaded not guilty to murder-for-hire charges in Manhattan on Wednesday. Wearing beige prison clothing and shackles around his waist and ankles, Khalid Mehdiyev entered his plea in Manhattan Federal Court. The 24-year-old was arrested in July after NYPD officers …

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Anti-Asian hate ‘runs the gamut,’ racist Yelp reviews show

WASHINGTON (AP) — As if running a restaurant during a pandemic wasn’t tough enough, Christopher Wong also had to contend with a racist troll. “I will not have my dog ​​eat in this place because they might cook him,” read the Yelp review of Wong’s eatery, the Curry Up Cafe in suburban Los Angeles. “The …

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