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Thousands protest in Jerusalem against Israeli PM

Oct. 31, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israelis protested in Jerusalem on Saturday in the latest weekly demonstration against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his handling of the coronavirus crisis and the corruption charges he faces. Protesters waved Israeli and pink flags, which have become a symbol of the...

A man prays in the street outside the Notre Dame church in Nice, southern France, after a knife attack took place on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. An attacker armed with a knife killed at least three people at a church in the Mediterranean city of Nice, prompting the prime minister to announce that France was raising its security alert status to the highest level. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

The Latest: Prosecutor: attacker not on intelligence radar

Oct. 29, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a knife attack in Nice, France, (all times local): 10:25 p.m. France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor says the Nice attacker, who was born in 1999, was not on the radar of intelligence agencies as a potential threat. Jean-Francois Ricard detailed the gruesome scene inside the...

A woman lights memorial candles on the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, at Rabin Square, Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israel lights candles for Rabin 25 years after assassination

Oct. 29, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israelis lit thousands of candles on Thursday to mark the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was shot dead by a Jewish extremist as he pursued peace with the Palestinians. The Yitzhak Rabin Center planned to light 25,000 candles in the central...

Israel's then-Infrastructure Minister Effie Eitam, center in blue shirt, listens to Jewish settlers when visiting Mitzpeh Assaf, an illegal outpost which Israel's Defense Minster said will be dismantled, near the settlement of Ofra, north of Jerusalem, Sunday Oct. 13, 2002. Israel plans to nominate Eitam to head the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, officials said Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Zoom 77)

Israel looks to far-right figure to head Holocaust memorial

Oct. 28, 2020 1:28 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel plans to nominate a far-right former general and Cabinet minister who once called for the expulsion of Palestinians from the West Bank to head the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, officials said Tuesday. Effie Eitam, a religious nationalist with a history of harsh rhetoric toward the...

A man wearing a face shield as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus walks on a street in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. India reports 36,470 new coronavirus cases, the lowest in more than three months in a continuing downward trend. However, the overall tally neared 8 million, the second in the world behind the U.S. with over 8.7 million positive cases. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

The Latest: India capital has its worst 1-day virus caseload

Oct. 28, 2020 12:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI — India’s tally of confirmed coronavirus cases is moving closer to 8 million, with 43,893 new cases reported for the latest 24-hour period. The total reported Wednesday includes the highest single-day number of cases for the Indian capital of New Delhi — 4,853. The Health Ministry...

Foreign Ministers of Greece Nikos Dendias, front Israel Gabi Ashkenazi , and Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides, left, arrive for a news conference after their meeting in Athens, on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Greece, Israel eye closer cooperation amid East Med tension

Oct. 27, 2020 9:36 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government said Tuesday it wants to expand trade, energy, and military partnerships with Israel and other countries in the region to counter what it considers the hostile policy of neighbor Turkey. Greece, Israel and Cyprus, which all are at odds with Turkey over...

Palestinians push for international conference, US is open

Oct. 26, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinian foreign minister said Monday an international peace conference is the only way to generate momentum to bring Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate a peace agreement. The U.S. ambassador said the Trump administration has “no objection” to meeting...

Israeli museum postpones plans to sell Islamic antiquities

Oct. 26, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A museum in Israel on Monday postponed its planned auction of dozens of rare Islamic antiquities after word of the sale sparked a public uproar. The L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art said it was putting the auction on hold after a positive dialogue with Israel's Culture Ministry and in...

Palestinian teen dies after West Bank chase by Israeli army

Oct. 26, 2020 1:53 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An 18-year-old Palestinian died early Sunday after being chased by Israeli troops in the West Bank, but the circumstances of his death remain in dispute. Relatives of Amer Snobar said that Israeli troops had beaten him to death, while the Israeli army said the man fell and hit...

Relatives bury Isaac Nolasco who died of reasons not believed related to COVID-19, in a section of the municipal cemetery Valle de Chalco amid the new coronavirus pandemic, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Mexican families traditionally flock to local cemeteries to honor their dead relatives as part of the

The Latest: Mexico health officials acknowledge higher toll

Oct. 25, 2020 10:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexican health authorities acknowledge the country’s true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is far higher than previously thought, saying there were 193,170 “excess” deaths in the year up to Sept. 26. Of those, 139,153 are now judged to be attributable to...