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President Iohannis, welcomed by Israeli counterpart Rivlin (20)
2020-01-21 18:20:17 AGERPRES special correspondent Florentina Peia reports: President Klaus Iohannis was welcomed on Tuesday by his Israeli counterpart, Reuven Rivlin, at the official residence of the President of the State of Israel, Beit HaNassi in Jerusalem, on the occasion of the former's visit in Israel. Reuven Rivlin thanked Klaus Iohannis for this visit. "It's my pleasure.
World leaders rally in Jerusalem against anti-Semitism (10)
By Aron HellerThe Associated Press JERUSALEM - Dozens of world leaders descended upon Jerusalem on Thursday for the largest-ever gathering focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating modern-day anti-Semitism. Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Britain's Prince Charles, Vice-President Mike Pence and the presidents of Germany, Italy and Austria were among the more than 40 dignitaries
Macron grows angry with Israeli security during church visit (8)
Jan. 22, 2020 at 9:39 am Updated Jan. 22, 2020 at 9:40 am By The Associated Press The Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday lost his temper with Israeli security agents during a visit to a French church in Jerusalem and angrily ordered a policeman to leave the premises. It was not immediately clear what upset Macron.
The Latest: Yad Vashem says Ukraine president's offer 'odd' (7)
Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial is expressing questions about an offer by the Ukrainian president to give up his delegation's seats to include more Holocaust survivors at a major gathering of world leaders in Jerusalem By The Associated Press January 23, 2020, 9:15 AM Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, arrives to Tel Aviv airport Thursday, Jan.
Russia-Poland feud over history clouds Auschwitz anniversary (9)
By VANESSA GERA and ARON HELLER WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Over the next week, world leaders will gather twice to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the most notorious of Nazi Germany's death camps. That there will be two competing ceremonies - one in Jerusalem on Thursday and the other at the Auschwitz site in southern Poland on Jan.
Poland to hold final vote on politicians punishing judges (2)
By Associated Press 2020/01/23 18:33 WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland's lawmakers are taking a final vote Thursday on a much-criticized law that allows politicians to fire judges who are critical of their decisions and curbs judicial independence. Proposed by Poland's ruling right-wing party that is seeking more control over the judiciary, the law has been condemned by European and Polish legal experts, by Poland's opposition and by some judges.
Czechia drops to 44th spot on TI's corruption perception rankings (2)
Ruth Frankov'a The Czech Republic has significantly worsened its standing in watchdog Transparency International's annual Corruption Perception Index for 2019. Under TI's criteria, the country picked up 56 points compared to 59 in 2018, falling from 38th to 44th spot in the ranking of 180 countries.
Auschwitz survivor who was just 2 at liberation nurses scars (2)
Although she has no conscious memories stretching so far back, her early childhood in the Nazi death camp was to cast a dark shadow over her entire life. 22 January 2020 | 15:36 Source: Associated Press Source: Associated Press Date added: 22 January 2020 Last update: 22 January 2020 | 15:36 Eva Umlauf poses for a photo in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, Jan.
Finding Europe's way in the world (2)
Jan 22,2020 - Last updated at Jan 22,2020 By Sigmar Gabriel, Michael H"uther BERLIN - The European Union, and particularly Germany, have yet to rise to the challenge posed by the United States' retreat from global leadership. But, given the new competition from China, together with Russia's renewed great-power aspirations, Western countries must find a way to cooperate more closely. To that end, five issues seem vital.
Marc Maron and others trace their heritage on 'Finding Your Roots' (2)
The episode that aired Tuesday night explored the family trees of actor Jeff Goldblum, NPR host Terry Gross and comedian Marc Maron. By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA JANUARY 23, 2020 07:05 Marc Maron attends the premiere for the film "Joker" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 28, 2019 (photo credit: REUTERS/MARIO ANZUONI) The latest episode of PBS' celebrity genealogy show "Finding Your Roots" was a lesson in Jewish history.