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    Laurel Hubbard made history Sunday when she became the first transgender athlete to make an Olympic team after qualifying for New Zealand’s weightlifting team. While there was criticism around her standing in the women’s field, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Australian weightlifter Charisma Amoe-Tarrant offered support. "All parties here have simply followed the rules," Ardern said. "That’s the...
    ITALY'S prime minister wants the Euro 2020 final moved from London to Rome after a surge in Covid cases in Britain. Mario Draghi said he will do all he can to stop the sporting extravaganza being held at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, July 11. ⚽ Follow ALL of the latest news and updates from Euro 2020 with our live blog 4Mario...
    Organisers of the Tokyo Olympic Games have fixed spectator limits for the event at 50 per cent of a venue's capacity, up to a maximum of 10,000. The decision was taken following a meeting on Monday morning involving local organisers, the International Olympic and Paralympic Committees, the Tokyo metropolitan government and the national government. Japan's top coronavirus advisor had told...
    Stockholm, SwedenSweden's parliament voted to oust Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a no-confidence motion on Monday, giving the Social Democrat leader a week to either resign and hand the speaker the job of finding a new government, or call a snap election.The nationalist Sweden Democrats had seized the chance to call the vote last week after the formerly communist Left...
    Israel's former prime minister has said that Ilhan Omar is 'unworthy' to sit in Congress following her 'ignorant, simplistic and shallow' criticism of his country. Ehud Olmert, prime minister from 2006-9, was asked on a New York radio show about Omar's controversial tweet on June 7, drawing parallels between the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban. Olmert, 75, said...
    President Joe Biden reportedly overruled Secretary of State Tony Blinken and other senior staff members in preventing sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany from going forward, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. The Biden administration scrapped plans for sanctions against Russia aimed at the construction of the pipeline earlier in June. Blinken and his staff reportedly...
    NO one is exempt from the hold the stars have over our fate -- and that includes the Prime Minister! Read on to discover Boris Johnson's star sign and how his horoscope affects his day-to-day life. ???? Read our horoscopes live blog for the latest readings 3Boris Johnson's June 19 birthday places him in Gemini, the sign of the twinsCredit:...
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    THE QUEEN has met Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison today - as she misses the Royal Ascot horse race for just the second time in 69 years. Her Majesty held a rare face-to-face audience, meeting Mr Morrison at Windsor Castle. ???? Read our Royal Family live blog for the latest updates 3The Queen meets Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison todayCredit:...
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) elbow-bumps a greeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (L) in the doorway of 10 Downing Street in London, United Kingdom on June 14, 2021.Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The U.K. has agreed a free trade deal with Australia. The deal — known as the new Free Trade Agreement — means...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Monday was the first full day on the job for Israel‘s new prime minister, Naftali Bennett. After a record 12 years in office, Benjamin Netanyahu was ousted by just one vote on Sunday. READ MORE: New York City Jewish Community Paying Very Close Attention To Installation Of New Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett New Yorkers have...
    A decision from Prime Minister Boris Johnson to extend lockdown restrictions could lead to restrictions remaining in place for the foreseeable future, warned Sir Iain Duncan Smith. Amid reports that Boris Johnson will extend the lockdown restrictions in England by at least four weeks, the former leader of the Conservative Party said that if the country fails to reopen now,...
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    President Joe Biden expressed “unwavering commitment to Israel’s security” in a call with the country’s new prime minister, Naftali Bennett, on Sunday, the White House said in a statement. The call took place two hours after the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, voted 60-59 to approve a government led by Bennett. During the conversation, Biden emphasized “his firm intent to deepen cooperation...
    Today, Monday, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu handed over his duties to his successor Naphtali Bennett, which lasted only half an hour at a meeting. No statement was issued by the Israeli prime minister until the news was made, and no pictures of the meeting were released. “The joint session between Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett and former Prime Minister...
    (CNN)After four elections in two years, and with the country trapped in an agonizing parliamentary stalemate, Naftali Bennett appeared to be on the outside looking in, unable to reach the levers of power in Israeli politics. Having failed to cross the electoral threshold in the first election in April 2019, his right-wing party had a mere seven seats following the...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.PersonalBirth date: October 21, 1949Birth place: Tel Aviv, Israel Birth name: Binyamin NetanyahuRead MoreFather: Benzion Netanyahu, a historianMother: Cela (Segal) NetanyahuMarriages: Sara Ben-Artzi (1991-present); Fleur Cates (1981-1988, divorced); Miriam Haran (divorced)Children: with Sara Ben-Artzi: Avner and Yair; with Miriam Haran: Noa Education: Attended Harvard University; Massachusetts Institute of...
    Naftali Bennett, who was sworn in Sunday as Israel's new prime minister, embodies many of the contradictions that define the 73-year-old nation. He's a religious Jew who made millions in the mostly secular high-tech sector; a champion of the settlement movement who lives in a Tel Aviv suburb, and a former ally of Benjamin Netanyahu who has partnered with centrist...
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    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There is a new prime minister in Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu has been ousted after 12 years in office. READ MORE: Israels Parliament Approves New Government, Ending Netanyahus 12-Year Rule With the New York City area comprising the second largest Jewish population outside of Israel, it’s a change being watched especially closely here, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported....
    Concerns Mount Over Looming Surge in Bankruptcy as COVID Medical Debt Soars What exactly does instantaneous mean? © EMMANUEL DUNAND, AFP via Getty Images Israel's outgoing prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with his successor, incoming Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, after a special session to vote on a new government at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on June 13, 2021. A...
    Concerns Mount Over Looming Surge in Bankruptcy as COVID Medical Debt Soars Israels new prime minister, COVID-19 deaths, Biden heads to Brussels: 5 things to know Monday China has accused the G7 of political interference and slander after the Group of Seven leaders released their final communique and called on Beijing to respect human rights. © Brendan SMIALOWSKI/Getty Images...
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used his final speech in front of the Knesset Sunday to vow a swift return to office, attack his replacement and call out the Biden administration’s effort to revive the nuke deal with Iran. Netanyahu, 71, stepped aside for the new coalition government led by Naftali Bennett who became the new prime minister after a...
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    (CNN)Joe Biden will this week confront two relentless forces that could seriously hamper his presidency: Vladimir Putin and Capitol Hill deadlock. Both will test the President's leverage and ability to fulfill his agenda of restoring American global leadership and enacting one of the most ambitious economic transformations at home in generations. The first goal was advanced by the G7 summit,...
    (CNN)On May 31, Naftali Bennett, the right-wing politician who became Israel's new prime minister on Sunday, finally broke cover and lambasted his old boss and mentor Benjamin Netanyahu for trying to lead the state of Israel to his own "personal Masada" -- a reference to the Jewish zealots who committed mass suicide rather than become Roman slaves in the first...
    Foreigners, the Duke of Edinburgh once complained, often regard the UK as a theme park. ‘Britain is not just an old country of tottering ruins,’ he told a gala lunch in New York some years ago. ‘Nor is it a country where yokels quaff ale, where all soldiers are dressed in scarlet tunics and spend their time marching up and...
    ON June 13, 2021, Netanyahu was ousted from his Israeli prime minister position. Naftali Bennett - a former ally of the ex-PM turned bitter rival - is the new prime minister. 3Benjamin Netanyahu Is Benjamin Netanyahu out of the Prime Minister position? Parliament ruled in favor of ending Netanyahu's 12-year reign, passed by a 60-59 margin. The vote ended a two-year...
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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was ousted from his role on Sunday following an hourslong display in parliament. Netanyahu, who served 12 years as prime minister, will be replaced by Naftali Bennett, a right-wing politician. This is a developing story and it will be updated. News Benjamin Netanyahu Israel Middle East
    ABIR SULTAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12 years as prime minister of Israel ended Sunday with the Knesset voting 60-59 on the new government. In his last speech as prime minister on Sunday before the hew government was sworn in, Axios reports, Netanyahu went after the Biden administration on several fronts: Netanyahu claimed that the Biden administration had asked...
    ISRAELI prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been ousted - as a new coalition ends his 12-year reign. Parliament has today narrowly voted in favour of ending Netanyahu's historic rule. 1Netanyahu has been ousted after 12 years in power And Naftali Bennett - a former ally of the ex-PM turned bitter rival - is the new prime minister. He will preside...
    Naftali Bennett has become Israel's new Prime Minister after the country's parliament voted in his coalition government, ending Benjamin Netanyahu's record 12 years in power.  Israel's parliament voted 60-59 in favour of the new government on Sunday, meaning ultra-nationalist Bennett will head the new cabinet.   Ahead of the vote, a parliamentary debate became heated as Netanyahu vowed to 'topple' the...
    Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, confirmed Naftali Bennett as the country’s new prime minister on Sunday evening, at the head of a narrow majority coalition of small parties that has replaced Benjamin Netanyahu for the first time in 12 years. The vote was as close as it could possibly be, with the Knesset voting 60-59 to confirm the government by one...
    Jerusalem (CNN)With lawmakers' vote of 60 and 59, Naftali Bennett won a crucial vote in Israel's Knesset Sunday, ousting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -- the country's longest-serving leader -- from office. The vote set the stage for Bennett's swearing in as the country's first new leader in more than a decade. This is a developing story. More to come
    Jerusalem (CNN)He's been dubbed King Bibi, the magician, the great survivor, and has held records as both the youngest and longest-serving prime minister of Israel. But on Sunday, June 13, Benjamin Netanyahu was forced out as prime minister after a record 12-year consecutive term, his second in office. To his supporters, he's the tireless protector of modern-day Israel who helped...
    A new Israeli government is expected to be formed Sunday with Naftali Bennett becoming the new Prime Minister, ending Benjamin Netanyahu's 12 years in the office. Bennett, representing the Yamina party, leads a coalition alongside the Yesh Atid party’s Yair Lapid. As part of the arrangement, the two men would split the term as prime minister, with Lapid expected to...
    Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ripped his likely replacement, Naftali Bennett, in a speech to Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, on Sunday afternoon, prior to the vote to confirm the new Israeli government. “Bennett always does the opposite of what he says and what he promises,” Netanyahu said, mocking his rival’s prior statements about opposing the Iran nuclear deal. Netanyahu...
    Naftali Bennett, the likely incoming prime minister of Israel, addressed Israel’s Knesset on Sunday afternoon and thanked the U.S. for its support during the recent war with Hamas, but also stressed Israel’s opposition to the Iran nuclear deal. Bennett said that resumption of nuclear talks with Iran was a “mistake” that would give legitimacy to Iran’s terrorist efforts throughout the...
    Naftali Bennett is set to become Israel’s 36th prime minister on Sunday, completing a feat of political daring and audacity that saw him convert 6% of the vote — seven seats in Israel’s 120-seat Knesset — into a path to the country’s leadership. Bennett built his political career on his success in the startup world, becoming a multimillionaire by his...
    President BidenJoe BidenEx-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' News leaders deal with the post-Trump era MORE on Saturday reaffirmed his support for the Olympics, set to begin next month in Tokyo, calling for the Games to move forward with necessary...
    President Biden is joining other world democratic leaders on the first day of the Group of 7 summit in Britain, hoping to restore U.S. relations with the world's democracies and urging them to unite to confront COVID-19 and other global challenges. Leaders of the G7 and guest countries will provide more than 1 billion additional COVID-19 vaccine doses for the...
    At least one good thing has emerged from the G7 summit: we now know that President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, President Bieber of Canada and the various other world leaders who’ve been sunning themselves in Cornwall are ocean-going, copper-bottomed hypocrites. Note how their personal rules on mask-wearing, “social distancing” [an egregious oxymoron], quarantining and so on differ quite...
    Former British prime minister Gordon Brown has spoken out on his deep-seated desire to drag the United Kingdom back into the European Union, and related his fear that a free Britain could become a “Singapore of the West”. Gordon Brown, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom following the fall of Tony Blair from 2007 to 2010, spoke of...
    Making one of her few public appearances since the death of her beloved husband Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II proved she hasn't lost her humor while rubbing shoulders with world leaders at a G-7 reception on Friday. The three-day summit of the leaders of the Group of Seven economies – Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan, along with the...
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    Jerusalem (CNN)On what may turn out to be his final weekend as Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu is preparing for one final fight to remain in power and extend his 12 consecutive years at Israel's helm.Over the past week, Netanyahu has accused the man set to replace him, Naftali Bennett, of carrying out "the greatest election fraud in the history of...
    Twitter had some fun at the expense of the world leaders who attended the G-7 summit this week for what's been dubbed as the "family photo." The photo, which was taken at Carbis Bay in Cornwall, England, featured Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in...