Prince Harry arrives for the UK court hearing against the Daily Mail publisher

LONDON, March 27 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry arrived at London’s High Court on Monday for a hearing against the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper over alleged wiretaps and other invasions of privacy. Harry, the youngest son of King Charles, has filed a lawsuit against Associated Newspapers along with other famous figures, including singer … Read more

Australia’s Latitude Group says 7.9 million driver’s license numbers have been stolen in data theft

Data theft far greater than declared on March 16 Driver’s license, passport numbers, customer data stolen Shares fall 2.5% March 27 (Reuters) – Australian consumer finance firm Latitude Group Holdings Ltd (LFS.AX) said hackers stole nearly 8 million Australian and New Zealand driver’s license numbers in one of the country’s largest confirmed data breaches, sending … Read more

The Israeli Defense Minister calls for an end to the judicial review

JERUSALEM, March 25 (Reuters) – Israel’s Defense Minister Yoav Gallant on Saturday called on the government to halt legislation on changes to the judiciary, saying the bitter dispute over the measures poses a threat to national security. “The deepening rift is seeping into military and defense institutions — this is a clear, immediate and real … Read more

Death toll in US strikes against pro-Iran targets in Syria rises to 19 war monitor

BEIRUT, March 25 (Reuters) – The death toll in US airstrikes against pro-Iran installations in eastern Syria has risen to 19 fighters, a Syrian war monitor said Saturday, in one of the deadliest exchanges between US and Iran-aligned forces in years . The US carried out strikes in eastern Syria in response to a drone … Read more

Biden and Trudeau united against authoritarian regimes after China-Russia summit

OTTAWA, March 24 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presented a united front against authoritarian regimes on Friday as Biden visited the Canadian capital, days after the leaders of China and Russia held a summit in Moscow. Images of Biden and Trudeau standing side by side in Ottawa announcing … Read more

Ethiopia drops bid to end UN-mandated Tigray abuses probe early – sources

GENEVA, March 23 (Reuters) – Ethiopia has dropped a draft motion seeking an early end to a UN-mandated investigative inquiry into the Tigray war, diplomats and observers told Reuters, under pressure from Western countries. The International Commission for Ethiopia, the only independent investigation into the two-year conflict between Ethiopia’s military and troops in the northern … Read more

‘If not now, when?’: Emotional Australian Prime Minister promotes Indigenous Peoples referendum

SYDNEY, March 23 (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese fought back tears on Thursday as he unveiled the question the government plans to put in a referendum on whether to recognize Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the country’s constitution. “If not now, when?” Albaniase asked as he choked at a televised media conference, … Read more

Record international migration leads to historic rise in Canada’s population

OTTAWA, March 22 (Reuters) – Canada’s population will increase by more than a million people by 2022 for the first time in history, almost entirely due to an increase in immigrants and transient residents, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday. The total population grew by a record 1.05 million people to 39.57 million in the 12 … Read more

Israeli minister says ‘no such thing’ as Palestinian people

JERUSALEM, March 20 (Reuters) – An Israeli minister responsible for governing the occupied West Bank on Monday issued his condemnation after saying there is no Palestinian history or culture and no such thing as a Palestinian people. Treasury Secretary Bezalel Smotrich also angered neighboring Jordan for speaking to a stage covered in what appeared to … Read more

Hundreds of elite Israeli reservists say they are joining judicial protests

JERUSALEM, March 19 (Reuters) – A group of Israelis who describe themselves as reservists in elite military and intelligence units said they would not show up for some duties from Sunday, sparking escalating protests against the planned judicial review of the hard-line right-wing government. Members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition, which has a Knesset … Read more