‘Confidence in the Israeli Economy’: S&P ratify’s Israel’s high -AA rating

03.02.2020 [10:04]
The Standard and Poor’s (S&P) global credit rating agency announced Friday that it was keeping its assessment of Israel’s rating at a high -AA permanent, according to TPS news agency. This is the highest rating Israel has ever had, putting it on par with the ...

Brexit: UK leaves the European Union

02.02.2020 [15:43]
The UK has officially left the European Union after 47 years of membership - and more than three years after it voted to do so in a referendum, according to BBC. The historic moment, which happened at 23:00 ...

One of the emergency hospitals Wuhan is panic-building is looking close to completion

02.02.2020 [14:28]
One of the emergency hospitals China is panic-building in Wuhan in response to the deadly coronavirus appears to be close to completion, according to Business Insider. The rapid progress on the building work of the Huoshenshan ...

Kyrgyzstan suspends flights, closes border with China amid coronavirus outbreak

02.02.2020 [13:03]
Kyrgyzstan has temporarily closed its border with China and suspended all flights to and from its neighboring country in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak, according to the Kyrgyz government‘s press service ...

Hotline for foreign tourists on virus concerns

02.02.2020 [11:40]
The Japan National Tourism Organization is offering phone consultation services for foreign tourists who are concerned about the new strain of coronavirus, according to Japan Bullet. The Japan Visitor Hotline offers 24-hour services in ...

State of emergency declared amid bushfire threat to Australian capital

31.01.2020 [16:01]
Authorities have declared a bushfire state of emergency in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), according to Xinhua. ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr announced the state of the emergency on Friday. It marks the first time a state of emergency has been declared in the territory since the ...

Elon Musk adds $2.3 billion to his fortune in 60 minutes

30.01.2020 [18:09]
Elon Musk’s fortune swelled by $2.3 billion in the span of an hour Wednesday after shares of Tesla Inc. soared in extended trading on stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings and an accelerated timetable for the new Model Y crossover SUV ...

Turkey slams Belgian ruling protecting PKK terrorists

30.01.2020 [12:18]
Turkey on Wednesday slammed a court ruling in Belgium blocking the prosecution of 36 suspects linked to the terrorist group YPG/PKK, according to Anadolu Agency. A Belgian Supreme Court ruling upholding a 2010 decision not to prosecute YPG/PKK-linked suspects amounts to an explicit ...

Israeli hi-tech enlisted to help Israel’s cycling team prepare for Tour de France

30.01.2020 [10:03]
The Israel Start-Up Nation (ISN) professional cycling team met with eight Israeli start-up companies that presented their technology and innovations meant to help the team better prepare, monitor and optimize performance for its cyclists, according to TPS agency ...

Coronavirus: Australian scientists first to recreate virus outside China

29.01.2020 [17:14]
Scientists in Australia have become the first to recreate the new coronavirus outside of China in what they have called a "significant breakthrough", BBC reports. The discovery will be shared with the World Health Organization (WHO) in the hope it may help efforts ...

Belarus to provide help to China due to new virus outbreak

29.01.2020 [12:26]
Belarus will provide aid to China to help the country fight a fast-spreading virus, according to BelTA. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has given instructions to send necessary medical aid to China by air. The aid will comprise medications, individual protective gear ...

Coronavirus: China confirms 5,974 cases, 132 deaths

29.01.2020 [10:49]
Chinese health authorities announced Wednesday that 5,974 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus had been reported in 31 provincial-level regions by the end of Tuesday. A total of 132 people have died of the disease, according to China Daily ...

Athens to host Europe’s biggest robotics festival

28.01.2020 [21:04]
Athens will host the Europe’s biggest robotics festival and competition on April 4-5, 2020. Robotex is an annual event which started out in Estonia and has become a worldwide event and has so far run in more than ten countries. The program includes robotics competitions ...

Qatari emir appoints new prime minister

28.01.2020 [19:08]
Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Tuesday accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani and appointed a new premier, local media reported, according to Anadolu Agency ...

Killer coronavirus could be spread through the eyes

28.01.2020 [16:49]
The killer coronavirus rapidly sweeping the world could be caught through the eyes, scientists have warned, according to Daily Mail Online. Chinese doctor Wang Guangfa fears he may have contracted the SARS-like infection because he wasn't ...

New Zealand PM Ardern calls Sept 19 election, faces tight race

28.01.2020 [14:52]
New Zealanders will go to polls on September 19 to decide on a second term for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and also to vote in referendums on the divisive issues of legalizing cannabis and euthanasia, according to Reuters. Ardern is hugely popular among liberal voters overseas thanks to her compassionate but decisive ...

Fast-track 'global talent visa' to be launched in UK days after Brexit

28.01.2020 [12:00]
The government has announced it will launch a “global talent visa” on 20 February to encourage scientists, researchers and mathematicians to come to the UK, with no limit on how many people can be accepted, according to the Guardian. In addition, Boris Johnson said he was making available a £300m ...

Israeli sports fans, leaders mourn death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant

28.01.2020 [10:24]
Israeli sports fans and leaders mourned the death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna who were killed on Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, according to TPS news agency. ...

China reports 4,515 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia, 106 deaths

28.01.2020 [10:14]
Chinese health authorities announced Tuesday that 4,515 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) had been reported in 30 provincial-level regions by the end of Monday. A total of 106 people died of the disease, according to Xinhua ...