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Israel PM’s wife goes on trial in delivery meals case

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife Sara Netanyahu goes on trial on Sunday for allegedly using state funds to fraudulently pay for hundreds of meals, part of a list of legal troubles facing the family. The start of the trial will be the latest chapter in a saga intensely scrutinised in Israel – but dismissed by the Netanyahus as another ...

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Indonesia considers making devastated areas mass graves

PALU, Indonesia — Search teams pulled bodies from obliterated neighborhoods in the disaster-stricken Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday as more aid rolled in and the government said it was considering making devastated areas into mass graves. Indonesia’s disaster agency said the death toll from the powerful earthquake and tsunami climbed to 1,649, with at least 265 people still missing, ...

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UK seeks explanation after HK bans journalist

Hong Kong’s decision to effectively blacklist a senior Financial Times journalist required an “urgent explanation,” the UK said yesterday, as foreign governments sounded the alarm over eroding freedoms in the former British colony. Victor Mallet, the Financial Times’ Asia news editor and a British national, earned the ire of…

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Brazil’s Far-Right Presidential Candidate Jair Bolsonaro Is Headed For Victory On Sunday — And He’s Bringing His Shock Troops With Him

It was lunchtime on a Saturday, and a crowd of a dozen people stood outside of São Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital. Some wore Brazilian flags as capes. Others sported t-shirts that bore the name and face of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s far-right presidential hopeful — who was at the time due to be discharged from the hospital. A 20-minute drive away, ...

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