Month: July 2021

UK to build national Holocaust memorial beside Parliament – Fox News

LONDON – The British government on Thursday approved plans to build a national Holocaust memorial beside Parliament, rejecting claims by campaigners that the location was unsuitable. The government said building the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in Victoria Tower Gardens, a park in the shadow of Parliament, would send a “powerful associative message.” MEDIA WATCHDOG …

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Israel inspects NSO Group offices after Pegasus revelations – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Israeli authorities have inspected the offices of surveillance outfit NSO Group in response to the Pegasus project investigation into abuses of the company’s spyware by several government clients, The Guardian reported.Officials from the Defence Ministry visited the company’s offices near Tel Aviv on Wednesday, at the same time when Defence Minister Benny Gantz …

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Tokyo Olympics Day 7 Roundup: Day of reckoning for U.S. teams – NBC Olympics

Badminton, mixed doubles: Gold – Wang/Huang (CHN), Silver – Zheng/Huang (CHN), Bronze – Watanabe/Higashino (JPN) Canoe/kayak, men’s kayak slalom: Gold – Jiri Prskavec (CZE), Silver – Jakub Grigar (SVK), Bronze – Hannes Aigner (GER) Cycling, men’s BMX race: Gold – Niek Kimmann (NED), Silver – Kye Whyte (GBR), Bronze – Carlos Ramirez (COL) Cycling, women’s BMX race: …

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Brazil to cancel contract for Russian COVID-19 vaccine, minister says – Reuters

An employee works at the control of quality lab where the Sputnik V vaccines against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) will be analyzed at Brazilian pharmaceutical company Uniao Quimica in Guarulhos, Brazil May 20, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli BRASILIA, July 29 (Reuters) – Brazil plans to cancel a contract signed in March for 10 million doses of …

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The reason behind the epic love story between Jews and baseball – The Jerusalem Post

We all know that there is a strong connection between Jews and diamonds – beyond our wives’ religious affinity for the gems! – that goes back centuries. Perhaps this is because, historically, our people were frequently evicted and evacuated from numerous countries, often at a moment’s notice. Diamonds, like gold, were a valuable international commodity …

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Iran’s water shortage protests point to future trouble – Ynetnews

Protests have been raging on the streets of Khuzestan, an Iranian province in the country’s southwest, which is home to most of Iran’s Arab Ahwaz minority and has seen many waves of demonstrations in the past. The protests erupted on July 15 in response to a severe water shortage causing suffering for the province’s residents. …

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This is what it’s like to have a breakthrough case of COVID-19 – The Boston Globe

Though the vast majority of cases are mild, the uptick — sparked by the highly contagious Delta variant — has fueled new fears about a pandemic that some thought was behind them. Advertisement So, what is it actually like to have a breakthrough case of COVID-19? The Globe spoke with numerous individuals in the region …

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Covid-19 latest updates: Global rise in infections threatens ‘hard-won gains,’ WHO director says – The Washington Post

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Delta Variant Tests China’s Covid-19 Strategy – The Wall Street Journal

HONG KONG—China’s coronavirus controls, which have largely succeeded in keeping Covid-19 at bay over the past year, are facing a fresh test as the highly infectious Delta variant spreads quickly within the country. The cluster of cases, which has infected at least 200 people, is modest by global standards. But infections have spread quickly to …

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FBI probe: chemicals in Beirut blast fraction of original shipment – The Jerusalem Post

The amount of ammonium nitrate that blew up at Beirut port last year was one fifth of the shipment unloaded there in 2013, the FBI concluded after the blast, adding to suspicions that much of the cargo had gone missing. As the first anniversary approaches on Aug. 4, major questions remain unanswered, including how a …

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