Netanyahu, in secret talks with publisher, named ‘hostile’ journalists he wanted sidelined

New leaks from conversations between Benjamin Netanyahu and Yedioth Ahronoth publisher Arnon Mozes reveal the prime minister discussing which journalists are unacceptably hostile to him, and the newspaper mogul pondering how to marginalize them, in the latest dramatic developments in a corruption investigation that threatens Netanyahu’s hold on power.

Trump Calls NATO Obsolete and Dismisses EU in German Interview

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump called NATO obsolete, predicted that other European Union members would follow the U.K. in leaving the bloc and threatened BMW with import duties over a planned plant in Mexico, according to an interview with Germany’s Bild newspaper that will raise concerns in Berlin over trans-Atlantic relations.

Tibet protesters detained in Swiss capital during Xi Jinping visit

Swiss authorities had limited the duration of the protest in the center of Bern to two hours before noon (1100 GMT) to avoid the kind of confrontation that marked the last visit by a Chinese president 18 years ago.

Bahrain executes three Shia men over 2014 police killing – BBC News

Bahrain has executed three Shia men who were convicted of killing three police officers in a bomb attack in March 2014, the authorities say.

NASA spots ‘coronal hole’ creeping over the centre of the sun

A huge black hole which looks alarmingly like it’s splitting the sun in half was captured by a NASA sun-watching satellite this week.

Duterte threatens to impose martial law in the Philippines | News | DW.COM |...

The firebrand leader referred to the martial law while speaking to businessmen in his home city of Davao on Saturday.

Mexican business groups to stop purchasing Ford vehicles

The Mexican business group, Experiencias Xcaret, or Xcaret Experiencies group, led by Miguel Quintana Pali, informed the Ford Motor Company agency in the Yucatán peninsula, of its decision to stop the purchase of vehicles from the American brand, in response to Ford’s decision to cancel its business expansion plan in Mexico.

Dog saves life of owner with broken neck by lying on him for 24...

A man who broke his neck outdoors in freezing conditions survived lying in snow for nearly 24 hours thanks to his dog, who kept him warm through the night and barked for help. 

Israeli soldiers use Palestinian child as human shield

A group of Israeli soldiers ambushed and detained a seven-year-old boy during the weekly demonstration in Kafr Qaddum last Friday and used him as a human shield, video footage has shown.

Russia confirms its military will be sticking around in Syria for a very long...

Russia plans to improve and expand its naval and air bases in Syria, the Interfax news agency reported on Sunday, citing an unnamed source, as Moscow cements its presence in the Middle Eastern country, its only overseas military deployment.

Beijing to spend USD 2.6 billion this year to fight deadly air pollution

Beijing, one of the most polluted cities of the world, will spend $2.6 billion to curb deadly air pollution.

Hundreds of Tibetans defy China, gather at birthplace of Buddhism in India

The young Tibetan monk was taking his elderly aunt and uncle on the trip of a lifetime — a tour of holy Buddhist sites in India and a chance to meet the Dalai Lama.

Russia meddled in Scottish independence referendum to aid SNP, claims security expert

Mark Galeotti, an expert on Russian security and politics, said Vladimir Putin’s spies worked in the shadows to aid the SNP’s campaign to break up the UK.

Slaughterhouses in France will soon be made to install CCTV

French parliament has just voted to make it compulsory to have CCTV cameras installed in slaughterhouses.

Palestinian embassy opens in Vatican City

"We are very grateful about the role that the Holy See has played for a just and lasting peace in the Holy Land, and for having opened an embassy of Palestine in the Vatican for first time," Abbas said, according to the official Palestinian news agency WAFA.

A woman was denied Swiss citizenship because she’s too annoying — again | The...

The country of Switzerland has famously stayed neutral throughout every major international conflict since 1815.

The Clinton Foundation Shuts Down Clinton Global Initiative

The Clinton Foundation’s long list of wealthy donors and foreign government contributors during the 2016 elections provoked critics to allege conflicts of interests.

Resistance to the Antibiotic of Last Resort Is Silently Spreading

The alarm bells sounded on November 18, 2015.