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President Rivlin lands in Croatia

President Reuven Rivlin lands in Croatia Monday evening ahead of a planned meeting with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović meant to take place on Tuesday. Rivlin is accompanied by Minister of the Economy Eli Cohen and Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel. The President is scheduled to meet Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plemkovic and to lay a wrath of flowers in a […]

End “botched” Brexit, Labour‘s Corbyn calls on Britain to back his vision

LONDON – British opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn will call on the government on Tuesday to back his vision for a new customs union with the European Union to avoid a "botched" Brexit leaving the country "in hock to Donald Trump." Unveiling a Labour Party campaign to boost manufacturing and keep public contracts in Britain, Corbyn will also increase the pressure […]

IDF to carry out pre-planned military exercise near Gaza border

The IDF will begin a pre-planned military exercise Monday night near the Gaza border, in Sderot and the Shaar HaNegev Regional Council, the IDF Spokesperson‘s Unit announced. The exercise is scheduled to last through Thursday, the army said, stressing it was planned in advance as part of the military‘s 2018 program to maintain preparedness and readiness of its forces.

U.S. judge lets 5 Manafort trial witnesses to testify in place of immunity

WASHINGTON – A federal judge said he would rule later on Monday over whether to delay the criminal trial of US President Donald Trump‘s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and that he planned to make public the identity of five witnesses who had been granted immunity to testify. Judge T.S. Ellis III, at a hearing in US District Court for […]

Israel rejects Russian offer to keep Iranian forces 100 km from Golan

JERUSALEM – Israel on Monday rebuffed a Russian offer to keep Iranian forces in Syria at least 100 kilometers from the Golan Heights ceasefire line, an Israeli official said on Monday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the issue came up during a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a visiting Russian delegation led by […]

Liberman delays Gaza crossing decision until Tuesday

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman will delay his decision on whether or not to repoen the Kerem Shalom crossing until Tuesday, his office said in a statement on Monday. Liberman had previously floated the idea two days of quiet were needed before reopening the goods crossing to all commercial items, as well as fuel and gas. Israel struck terror targets in […]

Greece appeals for help as forest blazes force residents to flee

KINETA, Greece – Greece issued an urgent appeal for help to tackle forest fires which raged uncontrolled in several places across the country on Monday, destroying homes, disrupting major transport links and sending people fleeing for their lives. One person died in a blaze east of Athens, and at least 25 people were injured. Authorities were also investigating reports that […]