Annika Ekerind

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White Meat May Be as Cholesterol-Raising as Red

In light of recommendations for heart healthy eating from national professional organizations encouraging Americans to limit their intake of meat, …

Nutrition

Fatah says ‘campaign for Jerusalem has begun’

The Palestinian Authority’s ruling Fatah party called Saturday for a continued struggle “to take control of the Al-Aqsa mosque.”<p>In a statement sent …

Israel

Sinkhole stops growing after swallowing 2 houses in Florida

LAND O' LAKES, Fla. (AP) — A sinkhole that swallowed a boat and destroyed two homes had stopped growing and officials said Saturday they would monitor it over the weekend before determining when cleanup can begin.<p>The hole has been stagnant since Friday afternoon, said Kevin Guthrie, Pasco County's …

Rainfall

Locals’ anger and frustration spills out after Grenfell Tower fire

Tenants criticise council and building’s management company after Wednesday’s devastating blaze<p>• London fire - latest updates<p>A long wait for news of loved ones or somewhere to stay has left those caught up in the Grenfell Tower disaster in a state of grief and frustration, amid claims that relief …

Grenfell Tower

England’s carefree Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes ensure Australia exit

• Group A: Australia 277-9; England 240-4 • England win by 40 runs (DLS method)<p>This England side are dangerous when they play with freedom, as Australia discovered in the West Midlands Colosseum. And this was a free game for them. Unlike the rest of the teams in this tournament they were already …

Jos Buttler

Anti-Muslim rallies across US denounced by civil rights groups

So-called ‘anti-Sharia’ rallies across almost 30 US cities come as hate crimes on the rise, prompting criticism and counter-protests<p>A wave of anti-Muslim rallies planned for almost 30 cities across the US on Saturday by far-right activists has drawn sharp criticism from civil rights groups and …

Rights & Freedoms

A shocking state of affairs – how crises are exploited by politicians and corporations

Political shocks, security shocks, climate shocks – however unstable the world seems now, things could get a lot worse. But we can unite for a better future<p>Shock. It’s a word that has come up again and again since Donald Trump was elected in November 2016 – to describe the poll-defying election …

Donald Trump

What Angela Merkel meant at the Munich beer hall

BERLIN — Did Angela Merkel just draw a line under the Western postwar order?<p>In a word, <i>Nein</i>.<p>A comment by Merkel on a campaign stop in a Bavarian beer …

Europe

Immigrants want to come to America and not shoot anyone. No wonder Trump has banned them

The foundation on which my country was built is being gleefully shredded by an impetuous, whimsical tyrant<p>Trump’s decision to ban immigrants from seven countries is the most flagrant breach of America’s core values I have witnessed in my lifetime. The foundation on which my country was built is …

West Side Story

I went to Iran — it’s nothing like what the media portrays

IN THE MINDS OF MANY PEOPLE, Iran is little more than a caricature; a nation of Islamic fundamentalists hell bent on the destruction of the United …

Ministers Push West Bank Settlement Bill Over Netanyahu's Objections

An Israeli ministerial committee on Sunday defied Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and voted to support a bill to allow settlers in the occupied …

From the archives: Leonard Cohen and the Casanova paradox

In this 1978 story, a look at Leonard Cohen’s book ‘Death of a Lady’s Man’—and how untrue that was<p>We are remembering Leonard Cohen—a Canadian artist, …

Shots fired at Istanbul's main airport in security alert

There has been a security alert at Istanbul’s main Ataturk airport, with police firing shots after a motorcycle ignored an order to stop.<p>One of the two men on the bike was wounded and detained, according to reports. The other was caught by police after a pursuit.<p>It was not immediately clear why the …

Assad's allies warn Turkey against any Aleppo advance | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Forces allied to President Bashar al-Assad in Syria warned Turkey on Wednesday against any advance towards their positions to the north and east of Aleppo, saying any such move would be met “decisively and with force”.<p>The field commander of the forces allied to Damascus made the …

Middle East

Turkish capital bans public meetings due to militant attack fears | Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - Authorities in the Turkish capital Ankara have banned public meetings and marches until the end of November after receiving intelligence that militants were planning attacks in the city, which has been targeted with bombings over the past year.<p>Members of police special forces …

North Africa

India ratifies Paris climate change agreement

India, the world's third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, formally joined the Paris agreement on tackling climate change on Sunday, the United Nations said, taking the global pact a step closer to its enactment.<p>The deal, agreed by nearly 200 countries in Paris last December, aims to slash …

Climate

A Mideast Rift in College

On campuses around the country, a debate over Israel and the B.D.S. movement.<p>To the Editor: Re “The Middle East Conflict on Campus” (Education Life, Aug. 7):<p>As an educator and university president, I see a profound contradiction between the boycott, divestment and sanctions, or B.D.S., movement and …

Israel

No more lip service: How to retrieve lost Jewish property in Arab countries

<b>The property Jews abandoned across the Middle East has been long used by Israel as a bargaining chip, to offset similar Palestinian claims. If</b> …

Israel

Israeli demolitions leave 27 Palestinians homeless

Israel has demolished five homes in the occupied West Bank and left 27 Palestinians homeless, more than half of them children, residents and an Israeli rights group said.<p>Israeli bulldozers flattened the prefabricated shelters in the village of Um Al-Kheir, some of them built with European Union …

Israel

German horseman rides for Palestine in Olympics 'push for peace'

A German entrepreneur in his 50s is hoping to go for gold at the Rio Olympics on Thursday as the first person to represent Palestine in the …

Israel

The Circus and This Year’s Presidential Election Have More in Common Than You Think

Yep, it finally happened. In early May, after a long, long run, the elephants of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus were ushered into …

If the Fact Neocons Are Now Supporting Hillary Clinton Confuses You, Read This

<b>(</b><b>ANTIMEDIA</b><b>)</b> <b>What’s a Neocon to do?</b><p>Bill Kristol is downright despondent after his failed search for an alternative to Donald Trump. Max Boot is …

Israel charges UNDP staffer with helping Hamas

Israeli authorities have announced charges against a Palestinian employee of a United Nations agency, accusing the Gaza resident of providing "material assistance" to Hamas.<p>According to a statement released on Tuesday by the Israeli Security Agency (ISA), or Shin Bet, 38-year-old engineer Waheed …

Israel

Christian charity 'top of Israel's target list'

Last week, the Israeli Security Agency (ISA) - or Shin Bet - announced serious charges against a Gaza-based Palestinian employee of the global Christian charity, World Vision.<p>According to Shin Bet, Mohammad el-Halabi, the head of World Vision's Gaza office, funnelled tens of millions of dollars of …

Israel

Out of 1.8 million Gazans, 250 over age 50 are allowed to travel to Jerusalem to pray

<b>Gaza</b><p><b>250 Palestinians travel from the Gaza Strip to Jerusalem, attend Friday prayers at al-Aqsa</b><br>GAZA CITY (Ma‘an) 5 Aug — More than 200 Palestinians …

Israel

Britain should apologise for the Balfour Declaration, not ‘celebrate’ it

The Balfour Declaration is a letter from the then British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Walter Rothschild, for transmission to the Zionist …

Israel

Google Maps ‘removes Palestine’, says petition – but the truth is far more complicated

Over 150,000 people have criticised Google for removing Palestine from Google Maps. The problem is that it never happened.<p>Palestine, like other …

Israel

Yemeni Jews say their relatives were stolen in Israel 70 years ago

At 84 years old, Yona Yosef is full of life. Her eyes sparkle as she talks about her nine children and many grandchildren. But ask her what happened …

Norway is threatening to derail Brexit

That is because the Nordic state's European affairs minister, Elizabeth Vik Aspaker, said her government could block the UK from trying to rejoin the single market, as it's not in Norway's interests.<p>Prime Minister May has said that she wants to secure a Brexit which will allow Britain to remain …

United Kingdom