Alt-right affiliated WH advisor Bannon has reportedly left his position, though statements vary on whether he was fired by Pres. Trump or resigned on his own; Democrats were outraged by Bannon's appointment following Trump's upset presidential win, calling Bannon a promoter of anti-Semitism, racism and misogyny who is backed by the Ku Klux Klan.
Ynetnews and Reuters 20:41 , 18.08.17
Police warn people to stay away from Turku, as security is reinforced in capital of Helsinki and in train stations; Police says suspect is in custody and being treated in a hospital after officers shot him in the thigh; attacker can be heard yelling 'Allahu Akbar' on footage of attack.
Reuters 20:04 , 18.08.17
1 man dead, 1 injured after stabbing in western Germany; it is yet unclear if incident is terror-linkedA stabbing event, this time in the German city of Düsseldorf, takes place on Friday, with one person dead and another injured; circumstances surrounding the stabbing are still unclear, with local public broadcaster WDR reporting a verbal altercation preceded the incident.
Associated Press 20:00 , 18.08.17
A roundup of attacks in Spain: security video overlooking La Rambla Avenue records vehicle's ramming into crowd and people fleeing; so far, 13 have died in Barcelona attack, in addition to about 130 injured from some 34 countries; 1 dead in vehicular attack in Cambrils; previous gas explosion in Alcanar also linked to attacks; all together, victims presently come to 14.
Ynet & Associated Press 19:33 , 18.08.17
Just hours after a terrorist slammed a van into a crowd of pedestrians in a central street in Barcelona, killing at least 13 and wounding at least 130, police kill five attackers in Cambrils to thwart a separate attack using dud explosive belts; hunt for driver continues; one victim of second attack pronounced dead by Friday afternoon.
Reuters 13:34 , 18.08.17
13 people were killed and at least 100 left wounded in a terror attack after a van slammed into dozens of people in the city's historic Las Ramblas district; one suspected terrorist killed in shootout with police, another two arrested.
Associated Press 08:36 , 18.08.17
Museum which preserves site of former Nazi death camp uploaded picture on Twitter reminding readers of the 'hardest lessons' of Nazi reign: 'Perpetrators were people. They accepted an ideology that rationalized and promoted hatred & evil.'
Associated Press 23:36 , 17.08.17
US president says accusations he said there is 'moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists' and those protesting against them are 'a disgusting lie'; Netanyahu under pressure to speak out against Trump's response to the violence and anti-Semitism in Charlottesville.
Associated Press 14:13 , 17.08.17
Former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush say in joint statement that 'America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism and hatred in all forms'; comments come a day after Pres. Donald Trump says counterprotesters shared the blame with the white nationalists for the violence that erupted last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Associated Press 22:11 , 16.08.17
President Donald Trump insists again that both left- and right-wing extremists became violent during the weekend rally by white nationalists in Virginia, a day after bowing to pressure to explicitly condemn the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups.
Associated Press 08:57 , 16.08.17
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un holds off on his plan to launch missiles on the US territory of Guam, as South Korea's President Moon Jae-in says there will be no military action upon the Korean peninsula without their consent and that they will prevent war by all means.
Reuters 09:34 , 15.08.17
According to his former teacher, Fields was an 'average' student with a keen interest in military history, Hitler, and Nazi Germany; 'Once you talked to James for a while, you would start to see that sympathy towards Nazism, that idolization of Hitler, that belief in white supremacy. It would start to creep out.'
Associated Press 15:26 , 14.08.17
Edu. min. tweets photo of the Nazi party flags flown in deadly white nationalist march, writing that US administration must come out against such acts; despite clear condemnations from other Republican leaders, US Pres. Trump has been criticized for refusing to refer to Nazis or white nationalists by name, presumably since many of his supporters identify with said groups.
Ynet 12:48 , 14.08.17
Commenting on violent clashes between far-right activists and counter protesters, which left 1 dead and 26 hospitalized, US president blames 'many sides' for their outbreak, insisting 'hatred and bigotry' across the country had taken root long before his presidency; says ‘hate and the division must stop, and must stop right now'; urges Americans to ‘come together.'
Associated Press 09:21 , 13.08.17
One dead and at least 26 others injured after car careened into the line of several hundred people in Charlottesville; driver arrested; incident happens 2 hours after violent clashes between white nationalists rallying against plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, and others protesting the racism.
Associated Press 23:47 , 12.08.17
Warned to seek out in advance windowless shelters with concrete 'dense enough to absorb radiation,' residents of the tiny US Pacific island seem resigned to the belief that their fate is out of their control; 'The military says they'll be ready, so we're banking on them,' says Marlene, 37, an accountant.
Reuters 18:53 , 12.08.17
While the leaders of the US and North Korea are making heated proclamations against each other, the US and Korean administrations use back channel diplomacy between the long-time foes in an attempt to resolve the issues of Americans imprisoned in the communist country and deteriorating relations between the two.
Associated Press 09:12 , 12.08.17
US Pres. Trump tweets US ready with all-out attack 'should North Korea act unwisely,' urges N. Korean Leader Kim Jon Un to 'find another path'; 'I think escalating the rhetoric is the wrong answer,' says German Chancellor Merkel, while Russian Foreign Min. Lavrov estimates military conflict 'very high.'
Associated Press 21:43 , 11.08.17
Days after President Trump threatens use of force like the 'world has never seen' against N.Korea, Kim Jong Un's regime announces plans to fire ballistic missiles at Guam, a major military hub and home to US bombers.
Associated Press 11:36 , 10.08.17
After man smashes his BMW into a crowd of French soldiers in a Paris suburb, leaving 6 wounded before speeding away, police make arrest; 'I'll never forget that scream—a scream of pain and distress,' recalls one witness.
Associated Press 16:10 , 09.08.17
Local mayor says attack in which a BMW plowed into a crowd of soldiers in French capital was a 'deliberate' and 'odious act of aggression'; police launch manhunt for driver who fled the scene after wounding six.
AP and Reuters 11:02 , 09.08.17
Comments come after Pyongyang said it’s ready to give Washington a 'severe lesson' with its strategic nuclear force in response to any US military action; after threats, Trump warns response will be 'like the world has never seen.'
Reuters 23:41 , 08.08.17
After taking the oath of office for the second time, the Iranian president says in message to Trump: 'Those who want to tear up the nuclear deal should know that they will be ripping up their own political life.'
Reuters 18:29 , 05.08.17
Car bomb slams into NATO convoy near Kandahar, killing 2 American soldiers and wounding 4; Gen. Nicholson, cmdr. of American forces in Afghanistan, under fire for initially withholding information from public as part of new policy.
Associated Press 10:38 , 03.08.17
Despite campaign calls for better relations with Moscow, Trump reluctantly signs into law sanctions against Russia, while slamming legislation for 'clearly unconstitutional' elements; Trump advocates for 'tough measures' against Russian destabilization in Mid. East, but says news law 'significantly flawed.'
Reuters 19:47 , 02.08.17
A spat between the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Finance may lead to youth delegations ceasing trips to death camps in Poland, as Foreign Min. employees demanding higher pay threaten to stop issuing of diplomatic passports to security guards who travel with students.
Itamar Eichner 17:45 , 02.08.17
Tehran officials blame US of contravening 2015 treaty in levying sanctions against the Islamic republic; sanctions imposed on six Iranian firms in late July for their role in the development of a ballistic missile program.
Reuters 20:12 , 01.08.17
Hours after President Trump's UN envoy Nikki Haley says Washington is 'done talking about North Korea,' Japanese PM speaks to president, agrees more action needs to be taken on the rogue state; Haley tells China to decide whether it's willing to back further UN sanctions on N.Korea.
Reuters 09:31 , 31.07.17
Hamburg Mayor Scholz says attacker was asylum seeker known to German security forces; German elections set for Sept. 24, with Chancellor Merkel likely to win 4th term despite tensions about her decision in '15 to open the door to over one million migrants.
Reuters 14:29 , 29.07.17
After Iran's rocket launch test, the US states more sanctions to be imposed on Iran; while Iran media describes launch as success, US sources state rocket exploded before reaching space; US Senate to also impose new sanctions on Russia and North Korea.
Reuters and Ynet 13:39 , 29.07.17
During press conference with Lebanese PM Hariri, the US president calls Hezbollah 'a menace to the Lebanese state, the Lebanese people and the entire region' and vows not to let Assad 'get away' with 'horrible' crimes against humanity.
AFP 23:54 , 25.07.17
A US Navy patrol boat fires warning shots near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, the first such incident to happen under President Trump; Iran’s hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blames American ship for provoking the situation.
Reuters 23:08 , 25.07.17
Guided by two Jewish survivors of the camp, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were shown gas chambers at Stutthof concentration camp and paid respect to the victims by placing remembrance stones at the Jewish memorial.
Associated Press 20:51 , 18.07.17
18 Iranian individuals and groups slapped with sanctions for aiding Tehran's non-nuclear weapons programs; US Treasury Secretary says 'administration will continue to aggressively target Iran's malign activity, including their ongoing state support of terrorism, ballistic missile program, and human rights abuses.'
Associated Press 18:18 , 18.07.17
Resolution by Democrat Brad Sherman of California will likely be stalled in the Republican-controlled Congress; 'I believe his conversations with, and subsequent firing of, FBI director James Comey constitute obstruction of justice,' says Sherman.
AFP 08:43 , 13.07.17
In interview with Fox News, the US president's son says he took meeting with Russian lawyer suspecting she might have information about 'underreported' scandals involving Clinton; he posts email correspondence with music publicist who offered the meeting on Twitter as part of 'transparency' effort.
Associated Press 11:39 , 12.07.17
The circumstances surrounding the meeting, and a report by The New York Times late Monday that Trump Jr. was told ahead of time that the source of the information was the Russian government, fuel new questions about the Trump campaign's possible ties to Moscow.
Associated Press 11:51 , 11.07.17
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War of the presidential family on the CNN network escalates as the president's son, Donald Trump Jr., tweets a video of a doctored scene from the movie Top Gun showing his father shooting down a plane with the CNN logo.
Ynet 19:44 , 10.07.17
Representatives of Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr. confirm meeting, which also included then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort, shortly after Trump won the Republican nomination; according to Trump Jr., there was no follow up to 'short introductory meeting.'
Associated Press 08:42 , 09.07.17
The Thai army finds hidden weapons while conducting raids at the Chabad House and the clinic of Nati Hadad—who is known to many Israelis—both in Koh Samui, on Saturday night; Israeli consulate is on the case.
Itamar Eichner 15:57 , 08.07.17
Defense test comes following N. Korea ballistic missile launch; US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to respond to simulated attack intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) attack.
News Agencies 14:52 , 08.07.17
Host Merkel hopes to find 'compromises and answers' on a range of issues, and while there is little disagreement on fighting terrorism, prospects of finding common ground on climate change and trade look uncertain since Trump entered the White House half a year ago.
AP, Reuters 11:46 , 07.07.17
Moscow splits hairs over definition of missile as ICBM, while US Ambassador Haley says happy to provide 'any sort of intelligence to let you know that the rest of the world sees this as an ICBM'; statement draft, which must be approved by all 15 members, also says council would start work on 'further significant measures' against North Korea.
Reuters 19:53 , 06.07.17
While insisting that the diplomatic option is the prefered option, Trump's UN Envoy Nikki Haley tells UN Security Council US is prepared to use 'considerable military forces' to defend the country and its allies against threats posed by N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Associated Press 10:23 , 06.07.17
Following North Korea's ICBM test, the US and South Korea stage show of force, firing "deep strike" precision missiles in joint drill; as part of psychological warfare, North says Kim Jong Un 'feasted his eyes' on ICBM, watching the test 'with a broad smile on his face.'
Associated Press 09:29 , 05.07.17
Missile flew for about 40 minutes, longer than previous similar tests, and covered about 930 km, and landed in the Sea of Japan; missile is estimated to have the possible maximum range of 6,700 km, bringing it all the way to Alaska.
Associated Press 08:56 , 04.07.17
German Chancellor Merkel, French President Macron, former US President Clinton and other past and present world leaders come to the European Union to pay their respects to German chancellor Helmut Kohl, who passed away two weeks ago.
Associated Press 17:50 , 01.07.17
The arrests are culmination of an investigation started in 2015 following discovery ISIS recruitment videos produced by an imam; Ministry statement says man captured in Birmingham, UK; 4 arrests in Majorca; German news agency says Spanish citizen arrested in Dotrmund.
Associated Press 18:21 , 28.06.17
After world servers are struck by a ransomware cyber attack, effects ripple into a second day infecting numerous giant corporations including Tasmania's Cadbury factory, BNP Paribas Real Estate and particularly Ukraine's A.P. Moller-Maersk shipping company.
Reuters 18:07 , 28.06.17
Attack cripples servers at Russia's biggest oil company, disrupts Ukrainian bank operations and spreads westwards; US looking into whether it has been hit by the attack; ‘If you see this text, then your files are no longer accessible...Perhaps you are busy looking for a way to recover your files, but don't waste your time,’ victims read.
Reuters 21:20 , 27.06.17
Moscow says White House assertions the Assad regime was preparing a chemical weapons attack is 'unacceptable'; 'I am not aware of any information about a threat that chemical weapons can be used,' Kremlin spokesman adds.
Reuters 16:04 , 27.06.17
In warning that caught State Dept. off guard, White House claims US had 'identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime' while offering no evidence to back claim; Trump admin. warns of such a course of action, 'Assad and his military will pay a heavy price.'
Associated Press 09:21 , 27.06.17
Millions of Muslims worldwide kick off celebrations of religious holiday marking end of month of Ramadan with family meetings, meals, processions, charity-giving and shopping. Here are images of some of the festivities and prayers from around the world.
Ynet reporters 19:00 , 26.06.17
US Pres. Trump's administration to be allowed to state legality of revised travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries before Supreme Court; the court will also partly allow temporary 120-day ban on all refugees entering the United States to go into effect.
News Agencies 18:10 , 26.06.17
White House official tells Fox News the Trump administration is looking for a 'Camp David moment' in an effort to end Arab boycott of Qatar; 'The president now wants to bring all the key players to Washington. It's not just about Qatari elements funding the Brotherhood but disavowing support for extremism in general.'
Ynet 09:32 , 25.06.17
After reportedly suffering great losses in battle against the Philippine military, Isnilon Hapilon, the leader of ISIS-affiliated Abu Sayyaf and one of the FBI's most wanted terrorists, has disappeared from the battle zone in Marawi City, raising suspicions he may have been able to slip somewhere.
AFP 08:51 , 25.06.17
Then-US pres. Obama knew Russia was tampering with US elections to assist Trump but chose not to go public, according to Washington Post; Obama's decision relied on Clinton's expected win and fear he would seen as influencing elections himself.
AFP 13:09 , 24.06.17
After Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban praised Miklos Horthy, the World War II-era leader who allied Hungary with Nazi Germany for being an 'exceptional statesmen' for leading the country after World War I, Jewish groups criticize the Hungarian leader, saying Horthy 'cannot be put as an example for future generations.'
AP 22:57 , 23.06.17
The Kiev city council decides to change the name of a main street from that of a General who liberated the city from the Nazis, to that of a Nazi officer who organized and took part in ethnic cleansing; dozens are injured in protests against renaming, which is temporarily suspended.
Itamar Eichner 20:43 , 19.06.17
Witnesses say a white van deliberately swerved into a group of worshippers leaving a London mosque, killing one and injuring several; driver held by members of the public before police arrive to take him into custody; London police: 'Mosque attack had all the hallmarks of terrorist incident.'
Reuters 08:16 , 19.06.17
President Trump dismisses possible obstruction of justice probe as a 'phony story' and a 'witch hunt'; former FBI Director Robert Mueller to head probe; Putin dismisses meddling claim, saying Comey and US officials have offered no proof.
Reuters 20:18 , 15.06.17
According to the Washington Post, special counsel Robert Mueller plans to interview director of national intelligence, head of NSA and former deputy head of NSA as part of probe; Trump's legal team denounces report.
Reuters 08:40 , 15.06.17
Poland's prime minister's comments during a memorial observance at Auschwitz appear to defend anti-migrant policies; 'In today's restless times, Auschwitz is a great lesson showing that everything must be done to protect the safety and life of one's citizens.'
AP 23:37 , 14.06.17
Steve Scalise, among other political figures and aides, was shot when a man opened fire during a baseball practice US politicians in Alexandria, Virginia; suspect has reportedly been killed, while Scalise said to be in critical condition; another person also said to have been shot.
Reuters, AP 22:52 , 14.06.17
US President Donald Trump, calling Qatar a 'high level' sponsor of terrorism, urges the Gulf state to 'end its funding' of terrorist groups, while US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called to 'ease the blockade'; The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain welcome Trump's demand, ignore Tillerson's request.
Reuters 19:42 , 10.06.17
Despite calls from rivals and pressure within her own party to quit, Theresa May will reportedly not step down; while she secured her own seat, May's snap election gamble backfired as her party failed to command a parliamentary majority.
Associated Press 09:31 , 09.06.17
After a snap election campaign clouded by terror attacks in Manchester and London, the British people face a choice between Conservative Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Polls suggest May would increase her majority in parliament.
Reuters 08:56 , 08.06.17
Qatari foreign minister tells CNN that FBI experts who analyzed an alleged cyber breach in late May suspect hackers planted story on Qatar’s state news agency attributing quotes to the Emir that were friendly towards Iran and Israel.
AFP 08:39 , 07.06.17
The British police release the names of two of the three terrorists in the London Bridge attack; according to state sources, the leader of the trio is London resident and Pakistan native who was known to authorities and was suspected of trying to lure children with sweets and money.
Reuters 23:07 , 05.06.17
Putin flatly denies accusations of election tampering and potential links between his country and Trump's inner circle; Putin: 'You created a sensation out of nothing. And out of this sensation, you turned it into a weapon of war against the current (US) president.'
Reuters 14:38 , 05.06.17
Speaking in the aftermath of yet another deadly attack on British soil that killed at least 7 and wounded scores more, May says Britain could 'not pretend that things can continue as they are,' urged that measures be stepped up against 'evil ideology.'
Reuters 13:37 , 04.06.17
While no organization has yet taken responsibility for the combined terror attack in London on Saturday, earlier that day the terror group published a leaflet in which they called on Muslims to kill 'crusaders' by shooting, stabbing, and running them over; Eyewitness in the London attack said that the three terrorists shouted: 'This is for Allah.'
Roi Kais 12:36 , 04.06.17
Police and witnesses report a large white van running down crowds of pedestrians on London Bridge before knife-wielding terrorists exit the vehicle to stab others; police kill three male attackers in what they call a terrorist incident; No group has claimed responsibility.
Reuters 07:59 , 04.06.17