IMF Delegation Holds Talks on Lebanon’s Economic Crisis
A delegation from the International Monetary Fund was in Lebanon on Thursday to assess what is needed to save the Mideast country’s crumbling economy.
Putin Says Cabinet Dismissal Didn’t Come Out of the Blue
President Vladimir Putin says the ouster of Russia’s prime minister and a cabinet reshuffle that caught many in Russia off guard in January was not in fact unexpected, but he remains vague about the reasons for the move.
Israel, Palestinians Defuse Agricultural Trade Crisis
Israel’s defense minister said Thursday that the country would allow Palestinian agricultural exports, a move aimed at defusing what has been an escalating trade crisis that had heightened Israeli-Palestinian tensions.
Israeli PM’s Rival Denies Wrongdoing Amid Probe Reports
Israel’s leading opposition figure Benny Gantz denied wrongdoing on Thursday after media reports said Israel would examine an allegedly shady deal between a company he headed and Israeli police.
Australian Evacuees From Virus-Hit Ship Begin 2nd Quarantine
Around 180 Australians evacuated from a virus-stricken cruise ship in Japan arrived Thursday in the city of Darwin to begin a second quarantine period.
2 More Russians on Cruise Ship Diagnosed With Virus
Two more Russians aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Japan have been diagnosed with a new virus, the Russian Embassy in Japan said Thursday.
Lawsuit Over Virginia Tech Hazing Suspension Settled
A lawsuit has been settled between Virginia Tech and a former student who was accused of overseeing a ceremony that violated the school’s hazing policy.
Can AI Flag Disease Outbreaks Faster Than Humans? Not Quite
Did an artificial-intelligence system beat human doctors in warning the world of a severe coronavirus outbreak in China?
9 Killed in Suspected Far-Right Attack in Germany
A 43-year-old German man shot and killed nine people at several locations in a Frankfurt suburb overnight in attacks that appear to have been motivated by far-right beliefs, officials said Thursday.
Swiss Bank Penalized Over Alleged FIFA, Venezuela Corruption
GENEVA ? Switzerland?s financial market authority has penalized Julius Baer bank for violating its obligations to fight money laundering over a nearly nine-year span.