Thousands of people marched in the Belgian and German capitals on Sunday to protest soaring antisemitism since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza. The demonstrations in Brussels and Berlin were the latest in a series of rallies in European capitals that have expressed support for Jewish communities. There have also been many pro-Palestinian rallies, often drawing large crowds.
Argentina's Javier Milei was sworn in on Sunday, warning the country to brace itself for painful austerity measures as he seeks to cut spending and curb triple-digit inflation, all with empty coffers.Milei warned of spending cuts equivalent to five percent of gross domestic product in Latin America's third-biggest economy.
An African regional body involved in efforts to mediate over the war in Sudan says it has secured a commitment from warring parties to implement a ceasefire and to hold a political dialogue aimed at resolving the conflict. There was no immediate comment from Sudan's army or the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), which have been locked since mid-April in a conflict that has devastated the capital Khartoum and triggered waves of ethnic killings in Darfur despite several diplomatic efforts to halt the fighting. At talks on Saturday in Djibouti, the current chair of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Sudan's army chief Abdel Fattah al Burhan, agreed to a one-on-one meeting with RSF commander Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, an IGAD statement said.
“We have work to do as a school,” Jason Furman wrote on X. “But caving to donors & politicians will ultimately cost us our academic freedom & free speech.”
Poland's incoming government may invalidate contracts signed by the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party after it lost its majority in an Oct. 15 election, the parliament speaker said on Sunday, casting doubt over some arms deals with South Korea. Warsaw has signed deals to buy billions of dollars worth of arms from South Korea as part of a drive to build up its military in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Reuters reported that South Korea was gathering local banks to help Poland buy $22 billion worth of weapons, in an indication that it was working to remove Poland's financing hurdles.
In the latest dispute between the Philippines and China in the contested South China Sea, ships collided on Sunday in the Spratly Islands.
Liz Cheney warned that former President Donald Trump's "dictator" remarks should be taken "literally and seriously."
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Oil producers Saudi Arabia and Iraq stood their ground at UN climate talks on Sunday as they faced pressure to drop their opposition to a phase-out of fossil fuels at COP28 in Dubai.Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, has voiced its opposition to any phase-out or phase-down of fossil fuels and OPEC has urged its members to block any such language at COP28.
A Philippine boat and a Chinese Coast Guard ship collided near a hotly contested reef on Sunday, with both countries trading blame for the latest such confrontation in the disputed South China Sea. The China Coast Guard, however, accused the Philippine boat of "deliberately colliding" with the Chinese vessel after "disregarding our multiple stern warnings".
"These are decisions for Israel to make," Antony Blinken said.
The president of an Ivy League university stepped down Saturday in the wake of a firestorm of criticism after a congressional hearing on the rise of anti-Semitism on US campuses.Bok also stepped down himself, a university spokesman confirmed to AFP. Magill was among three presidents of elite universities who faced withering criticism following their testimony Tuesday during a congressional hearing on campus anti-Semitism.
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For years, climate change has been a factor — not the only one — in wars and conflicts. A long-time stand-off that had turned the choice for next year's United Nations climate talks into a melodrama and mystery resolved as part of a prisoner swap settlement between Azerbaijan and Armenia. It set the stage for the COP29 climate talks in 2024 to be in a city where one of the world's first oil fields developed 1,200 years ago: Baku, Azerbaijan.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday defended the emergency sale to Israel of nearly 14,000 rounds of tank ammunition and also called for quick congressional approval of more than $100 billion in aid for Israel, Ukraine and other national security priorities. Blinken said the needs of Israel's military operations in Gaza justify the rare decision to bypass Congress.
DUBAI (Reuters) -Argentina under incoming President Javier Milei will remain part of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the country's new top climate diplomat told Reuters on Sunday, despite the leader's past comments that global warming is a hoax. Veteran climate diplomat Marcia Levaggi said that she has the full support of the new government, which sent her as head of the Argentinian delegation at the United Nations COP28 climate talks underway in Dubai. She arrived on Sunday just as Milei was being inaugurated in Buenos Aires.
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Police estimated that around 3,200 people gathered in the rain in the German capital, while organizers put the figure at 10,000, German news agency dpa reported. A group tracking antisemitism in Germany said in late November that it had documented a drastic increase in antisemitic incidents in the month after Hamas' attack - a total of 994, an increase of 320% compared with the same period a year earlier.