Lawmakers approve nationalistic bill declaring Israel the Jewish homeland

Published: 2018-07-19 08:46:00 UTC

[The Washington Post] The law’s passage was celebrated as a historic moment by Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies, Arab legislators said the law was instead an expression of Jewish supremacy that had turned them into second-class citizens.

Zuckerberg: Holocaust deniers won't be banned from Facebook

Published: 2018-07-19 08:43:02 UTC

[Associated Press] NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook. Speaking with Recode's Kara Swisher, Zuckerberg, who is Jewish, said in an interview pub…

President Trump Tries a Tougher Stance on Russia Amid Putin Summit Backlash

Published: 2018-07-19 08:37:29 UTC

[Time]

Amid harsh criticism, Trump tries a tougher tone on Russia

Published: 2018-07-19 08:31:24 UTC

[Associated Press] WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spent a second day managing the political fallout from his widely criticized meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, shifting stances and mopping up what the White House said were misstatements. His toughness with the lo…

China says U.S. blaming Xi for blocking trade deal is 'bogus'

Published: 2018-07-19 08:07:47 UTC

[Reuters] China said on Thursday comments made by a senior White House official blaming Chinese President Xi Jinping for blocking progress on a deal to avert a trade war were "shocking" and "bogus" accusations.

The Latest: Carnoustie not living up to its nickname

Published: 2018-07-19 07:58:49 UTC

[Associated Press] CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on the British (all times local): 8:45 a.m. That nickname "Car-Nasty" might be taking a hit in the opening round of the British Open. Carnoustie already is dry and fast with wispy rough. It's not getting much help from t…

Israeli parliament passes contentious Jewish nation bill

Published: 2018-07-19 07:57:10 UTC

[Associated Press] JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament approved a controversial piece of legislation on Thursday that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people but which critics warn sidelines minorities. The government says the bill, passed in the early mor…

'Porn star' label riles Netflix actress

Published: 2018-07-19 07:49:05 UTC

[BBC News] Rajshri Deshpande criticises people for sharing a sex scene from the Sacred Games as a porn clip.

After rescue, Thai soccer boys pray for fortune at temple

Published: 2018-07-19 07:23:12 UTC

[Associated Press] CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — The Thai soccer boys and their coach began their first day back home with their families since they were rescued from a flooded cave with a trip to a Buddhist temple on Thursday to pray for protection from misfortunes. The 11 boys …

Israel's Parliament Has Passed a Controversial Jewish Nation Bill

Published: 2018-07-19 07:18:36 UTC

[Time]

Apple Deserves an EU Fine, Too

Published: 2018-07-19 07:07:02 UTC

[Bloomberg]

Asian shares struggle as trade worries offset gains from Wall Street earnings

Published: 2018-07-19 06:44:47 UTC

[Reuters] Asian shares on Thursday struggled to hold earlier gains made after upbeat Wall Street earnings, as trade war jitters rattled China's stock and currency markets, with the yuan hitting fresh one-year lows.

No, Israel hasn't 'won over' the Syrians

Published: 2018-07-19 06:34:00 UTC

[Al Jazeera English] Israel has been taking advantage of some Syrians' desperation to pursue its political goals. That's not humanitarianism.

Rivers dry and fields dust, Iranian farmers turn to protest

Published: 2018-07-19 06:20:38 UTC

[Associated Press] VARZANEH, Iran (AP) — The small group of Iranian farmers gathered around their tractors — long idle, parked at the town entrance next to a canal that once irrigated their fields but has been dry for years — and they protested, pleading for help from the gover…

Why Israel Got the Biggest Win from Helsinki

Published: 2018-07-19 06:00:18 UTC

[Bloomberg] Russia and the U.S. are on board to limit Iran’s military presence in Syria. For Israel, that’s a start.

Israel passes controversial 'Jewish nation-state' law

Published: 2018-07-19 05:35:00 UTC

[Al Jazeera English] Law defines Israel exclusively as nation of Jewish people, marginalising 1.8 million Palestinians.

Shares in Ad Giants Fall as Publicis Sales Disappoint

Published: 2018-07-19 05:32:00 UTC

[The Wall Street Journal] Shares in some of the world’s biggest ad companies tumbled after Publicis Groupe reported revenue below expectations, heightening investor concerns over the advertising giant’s ability to weather technological disruption.

Bruce Springsteen surprises audience at Billy Joel concert

Published: 2018-07-19 05:20:44 UTC

[Associated Press] NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen propped himself on top of Billy Joel's piano to sing a duet with The Piano Man, who was celebrating his 100th concert at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. Joel told the energetic crowd he had a guest coming onstage wh…

Musk Enlisted Sierra Club to Deflect Flak Over GOP Donation

Published: 2018-07-19 05:07:02 UTC

[Bloomberg]

LGBT advocates fear Kavanaugh's votes on gay-rights issues

Published: 2018-07-19 04:40:24 UTC

[Associated Press] WASHINGTON (AP) — Gay-rights supporters who thronged the Supreme Court plaza after justices declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right expect to have little to celebrate if Brett Kavanaugh replaces Justice Anthony Kennedy, the author of all the court's…

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