Support Among Israelis for Resumption of Gaza Campaign

[ad_1] TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israelis interviewed on Tel Aviv’s streets backed their army’s resumption of fighting in the Gaza Strip on Friday, acknowledging the dangers but blaming Hamas for the collapse of a week-long truce. The pause in a 7-week-old war had allowed for the exchange of hostages held since an Oct. 7 Hamas … Read more

Chicago Homeless Migrants Shelter Faces Backlash

[ad_1] CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago is grappling with local backlash against moving homeless migrants into a new government-run tent encampment as temperatures drop and more migrants continue to arrive. Hundreds of migrants are still sleeping on floors or in tents outside city police stations. Some who remained this week huddled near tents wearing parkas, knit … Read more

US Lawmaker George Santos, Indicted on Fraud Charges, Faces House Expulsion Vote

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Indicted Republican George Santos’ brief career in the U.S. House of Representatives could come to an end on Friday, when fellow lawmakers are due to vote on whether to expel him over criminal corruption charges and accusations of misspending campaign money. Santos, 35, has been mired in controversy since his 2022 … Read more

U.S. to Impose Visa Bans Soon on Israeli Extremist Settlers for West Bank Violence

[ad_1] DUBAI (Reuters) -The Biden administration has informed Israel that Washington will impose visa bans in the next few weeks on Israeli extremist settlers engaged in violence against Palestinian civilians in the occupied West Bank, a senior State Department official said. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin … Read more

Ethereum Blockchain Produced Equivalent of Honduras’ Annual Emissions Before Upgrade

[ad_1] LONDON(Reuters) – The Ethereum blockchain’s historical greenhouse gas emissions before a major software upgrade last year were equivalent to the yearly emissions of Honduras, a University of Cambridge study showed on Friday. Blockchains – the digital ledgers that underpin cryptocurrencies – typically consume large amounts of energy as they produce coins and process transactions, … Read more

Russian Court Extends Pre-Trial Detention of U.S. Journalist Until Feb. 5

[ad_1] KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) – A Russia court extended the detention of Russian-American journalist Alsu Kurmasheva on Friday as she awaits trial for failing to register as a “foreign agent”. The court in the city of Kazan prolonged her detention until Feb. 5. No date has been set for the trial. Kurmasheva is a Prague-based … Read more

Israel Army Publishes Map It Says Advises Gazans of Safe Evacuation Areas

[ad_1] JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The Israeli army said on Friday that with the resumption of fighting it had published a map to advise Gazans of safe areas for their evacuation. Its statement linked to an Israeli army website in Arabic showing an Evacuation Zone Map. It said an Arabic-language video had been released on social … Read more

Analysis-Why a Murder Plot Will Not Turn the US Away From India

[ad_1] By Simon Lewis, David Brunnstrom and Trevor Hunnicutt WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A brazen murder-for-hire plot against a U.S. citizen, which authorities say was directed by an Indian government official, outwardly seems like a development that could upend the fragile new U.S.-India partnership. But the countries – each eager for an ally to counterbalance a … Read more

How Alleged India Plots to Kill Sikh Separatists in the US and Canada Unfolded

[ad_1] By Luc Cohen and Krishn Kaushik NEW YORK/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The alleged plot to assassinate a Sikh separatist on U.S. soil began in May, with a text message between what the American indictment says was an Indian security official and an alleged drugs trafficker. “Save my name,” the official wrote to a man … Read more

Gaza Negotiators Try to Get Israel, Hamas to Agree to Extend Truce Again

[ad_1] By Nidal al-Mughrabi, Mohammad Salem and Humeyra Pamuk GAZA/TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Negotiators worked feverishly on Friday to renew the pause in fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza as a senior Israeli official reiterated plans to resume the war unless the Palestinian militant group agreed to release more hostages. After two last-minute extensions, … Read more