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Tens of Thousands Protest the Netanyahu Government in Israel


Tens of thousands of Israelis came out to protest the Netanyahu government. It’s the largest protest since the start of the October 7th war in Gaza. Netanyahu turned over the reins of the Israeli government temporarily Sunday to have surgery. We talk with Atalia Omer, PhD Professor of Religion, Conflict, and Peace Studies Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies/Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. He says he’ll be back after a short recovery. The Palestinian Authority forms a new government. In Turkey, a defeat for the ruling national party in municipal elections. And teaching girls to be soldiers in Ukraine at what was once a boys-only military school.

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Paralyzed American says Mexican doctors demanded ‘ransom’ before treatment


(NewsNation) — A dream vacation in Mexico turned into a double nightmare for two Americans. First, a paralyzing accident. Then, what one victim calls “medical extortion.”

“You’re in a hospital with people that you think are there [to] help people and save lives, and it wasn’t happening,” Justin Raiford told “NewsNation Prime” about the accident on the beach near Tulum, Mexico that instantly paralyzed his partner, Jared Hill.

That was one tragedy. Then, says Raiford, the hospital they found demanded thousands of dollars before admitting Hill, and thousands more to perform life-saving surgery on his spine.

Raiford, now in Texas where Hill is receiving care, says it was a nightmare “to have a life-threatening critical situation … to be held for ransom to have life-saving surgery that the neurosurgeons said he needed, or he was going to die.”

“This isn’t extortion. This isn’t bribery. This is how Mexico does business,” according to NewsNation national security contributor Tracy Walder.

She says Mexico’s national health care system provides free care for its citizens and residents in government-run hospitals.

“However,” she says, “there are private hospitals. The way that they do business is they do ask for payment up front.”

Walder says the ethics of that system may be dubious, but it’s “incorrect” to expect another country’s health system to run the same as medicine in the U.S.

Raiford isn’t sure about any recourse he has and wonders about how other Americans in Mexico will be treated. “I realize I’m more fortunate than some other people because … I could come up with the ransom money. Well, what would it be like for someone else? Would their loved one just die?”

Walder says, when you’re planning an overseas trip, one way to help stay safe is the SOS app, which lets you directly contact emergency services wherever you may be.


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Russia is moving barges in to try to protect what remains of its damaged Black Sea Fleet, UK defense ministry says


Sailors standing at attention on the deck of a Russian Black Sea Fleet warship during the Navy Day celebrations in the port city of Novorossiysk on July 30, 2023.Sailors standing at attention on the deck of a Russian Black Sea Fleet warship during the Navy Day celebrations in the port city of Novorossiysk on July 30, 2023.

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  • Russia is fortifying its Black Sea Fleet with barges, says the UK’s defense ministry.
  • The barges are meant to “enhance the defences of the port” against Ukraine’s attacks, per the UK.
  • Russia’s naval capabilities have taken significant losses since it invaded Ukraine in 2022.

Russia is now resorting to barges to shore up the defenses for its Black Sea Fleet.

“Recent imagery analysis has identified four barges positioned at the entrance to the Black Sea Fleet facility of Novorossiysk Sea Port,” the UK’s defense ministry said in an intelligence dispatch on Sunday.

“This is an effort to enhance the defences of the port against attacks from Ukrainian Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs),” the intelligence dispatch said.

Ukrainian’s successful use of the USVs, the UK defense ministry said, also resulted in the Black Sea Fleet’s former commander, Admiral Viktor Sokolov, being replaced with with Vice Admiral Sergei Pinchuk.

And the barges being there mean Pinchuk “likely sought to improve the survival chances of Russian vessels by adopting further preventative and defensive measures, including narrowing the entrance gap to port facilities,” per the UK defense ministry’s assessment.

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Russia’s navy has taken significant hits since the country invaded Ukraine in February 2022. In February, the head of the UK’s armed forces, Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, said 25% of Russia’s vessels in the Black Sea had been sunk or damaged.

“Putin’s continued illegal occupation of Ukraine is exacting a massive cost on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet which is now functionally inactive,” UK defense secretary Grant Shapps said on March 24.

Representatives for Russia’s defense ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider sent outside regular business hours.

Read the original article on Business Insider

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Russia Demands Ukraine Hand Over Head Of Security Service, Others


Russia Demands Ukraine Hand Over Head Of Security Service, Others

Russia-Ukraine was has been going on for over two years now (File)

Russia is demanding that Ukraine hand over all persons connected with terrorist acts committed in Russia, including the head of the country’s SBU Security Service, the foreign ministry said on Sunday.

“Russia has turned over to Ukrainian authorities its demands…for the immediate arrest and extradition of all those connected to the terrorist acts in question,” a ministry statement said, after listing a number of violent incidents in the country.

The ministry statement said those to be handed over included SBU head Vasyl Maliuk, who has acknowledged his service was behind attacks on the bridge linking Crimea to the Russian mainland since the Kremlin’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)


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@mikenov: RT @MoorcroftRico: @nexta_tv https://t.co/fDqRL6kPdh


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