New Zealand, Cyprus to boycott Durban IV conference due to antisemitic stance
New Zealand and Cyprus will not take part in this month’s event marking 20 years since the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, which was marked with antisemitism and anti-Israel statements. “New Zealand remains strongly committed to combatting racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance,” a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Wellington said on Thursday.
EU lists rare nerve disorder as possible side-effect of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
Europe’s medicines regulator has added an extremely rare nerve-damaging disorder, Guillain-Barré syndrome, as a possible side-effect of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, regular safety updates from the watchdog showed on Wednesday. The European Medicines Agency said a causal relationship between GBS and the AstraZeneca shot, known as Vaxzevria, was “at least a reasonable possibility” after 833 cases of GBS were reported…
Palestinians riot in W. Bank, Jerusalem in solidarity with Gilboa
Palestinians numbering in the hundreds clashed with Israeli troops in the West Bank and east Jerusalem overnight Wednesday, firing at IDF troops in Ramallah, after Palestinian inmates rioted across Israeli prisons in the wake of the Gilboa prison breakout. On Wednesday night, demonstrators clashed with Israeli forces near the Hawara checkpoint south of Nablus while other incidents occurred across the West Bank…
Arizona divests from Ben & Jerry’s over its ‘antisemitic’ Israel boycott
The state of Arizona plans to completely divest $143 million from the global ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s as of September 2021 over its Israel boycott. “Israel is and will continue to be a major trading partner of Arizona,” Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee said on Tuesday.
Senate Republicans Demand Hearings On Afghanistan, Sworn Testimony From Secretary Lloyd Austin, General Mark Milley
A group of Senate Republicans will send a Wednesday letter to the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee Jack Reed, demanding hearings on President Joe Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan and asking for sworn testimony from Secretary Lloyd Austin, General Mark Milley, General Kenneth McKenzie and General Scott Miller.
Severe floods hit Agen after two months’ worth of rain in just 3 hours, France
Lot-et-Garonne Department in southwest France was hit by record-breaking rainfall on September 8, 2021, inundating streets of the city of Agen with more than 2 m (6.6 feet) of water. According to Meteo France, La Garenne station in Agen recorded 128.8 mm (5.07 inches) of rain between 19:00 and 22:00 LT on September 8, with as much as 80.5 mm (3.16 inches) in just one hour.
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