‘Restore integrity to UNESCO’

Culture Minister's letter to new UNESCO director Audrey Azoulay expresses hope she will end rampant anti-Israel bias at organization.

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Five dead in accident near Chabad House in Ukraine

SUV rams into crowd of people in the center of Kharkiv. Police say the incident was not terror-related.

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Wildfires worsen housing crunch in famously costly Bay Area

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Even before fire wiped out the home she rented for 17 years, Suzanne Finzell had ...
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‘This can’t be women just speaking up’: Men respond to #MeToo, pledging #HowIWillChange

Horrified by the tales of sexual assault and harassment women have been sharing online, men share how they intend to ...
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Tel Aviv Stock Exchange closes with fourth consecutive gain

Business in Brief | Wobi CEO inexplicably axed by parent company White Mountains Insurance ■ Frutarom acquires Thai flavors company ...
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Anti-immigration Finns Party should consider leaving government: deputy chair

Finland’s anti-immigration Finns Party should vote on whether to remain in the ruling coalition, one of its deputy leaders said on Monday as tensions grew over handling of an influx of asylum seekers. Sebastian Tynkkynen, one of three vice chairmen, said the three-party coalition government was ignoring its commitment to keeping the number of asylum seekers at 2014 levels – 3,600. Following a big spike in arrivals last month, the Helsinki government has raised its estimate for the number of asylum seekers expected to reach the Nordic country this year to about 50,000.

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A timeline of Russian air strikes on Syria

A video grab made on October 1, 2015, shows an image taken from footage made available on the Russian Defence Ministry's official website, purporting to show an airstrike in SyriaRussia has launched air strikes on Syria, saying its intervention is against the jihadist Islamic State group, while Turkey and its allies say it is targeting moderate regime opponents. Moscow says it has sent more than 50 military aircraft as well as marines, paratroopers and special forces to the war-torn country. – The Russian parliament’s upper house gives President Vladimir Putin formal permission to begin air strikes in Syria.

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German interior minister calls for limit to number of refugees

STUTTGART/BERLIN (Reuters) – Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere called on Monday for the government to restrict the number of refugees coming to Germany, adding pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel who has refused to support an upper limit. The conservative leader’s popularity has slumped to its lowest level in nearly four years, reflecting growing public concern in one of Europe’s richest country over the influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees. The unprecedented influx is testing the limits of Germany’s abilities and willingness to grant shelter as federal states struggle to cope with record inflows of people fleeing from war and poverty in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

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