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Malka Leifer: Rape-accused ex-principal fit for extradition to Australia

Image caption Malka Leifer arrives for a hearing at the District Court in Jerusalem on Tuesday. An Israeli woman facing 74 child sex charges in Australia is mentally fit to face extradition, a court has ruled. Malka Leifer, the former principal of a Jewish girls' school in Melbourne, fled to Israel in 2008 after accusations were raised against her. Extradition hearings were delayed for two years as Ms Leifer, 54, said panic attacks prevented ... Full story

EU urges China to respect Hong Kong autonomy

European Council President Charles Michel speaks during a news conference following an EU-Japan videoconference summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium May 26, 2020. Francisco Seco/Pool via REUTERS. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - China must respect Hong Kong’s autonomy, the European Union said on Tuesday, amid controversy over Chinese plans to adopt a national security law for the city. “We attach great importance to the ... Full story

Brazil registers steepest monthly deflation in over quarter of a century

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil experienced its most aggressive deflation for at least 26 years in May, according to a mid-month measure of consumer prices released on Tuesday, as the coronavirus crisis triggered a collapse in transport and related prices. A costumer looks for drinks at a supermarket in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares. The monthly rate of Brazil’s IPCA-15 consumer price inflation in the month to mid-May ... Full story

Airline resumes flights to Italy (but turns around when airport's shut)

(CNN) — We're all pretty excited about being able to travel again -- but German airline Eurowings might be more eager than most. The low-cost carrier resumed services from Düsseldorf to Sardinia, Italy, on Saturday -- but was forced to turn around at its destination because Olbia Airport is still closed. Flight EW9844 set off on the 730-mile (1,170km) flight to Sardinia's Olbia Airport on the morning of May 23, but was in Sardinian airspace ... Full story

Brazil police raid Rio governor's residences amid COVID-19 probe

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian federal police on Tuesday raided the residences of Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel as part of a COVID-19 corruption probe, targeting one of President Jair Bolsonaro’s political foes as the pandemic sweeps the nation. FILE PHOTO: Rio de Janeiro's Governor Wilson Witzel is seen after a meeting with Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro at the Senate President's home in Brasilia, Brazil May 8, 2019. ... Full story

U.S. military says Russia deployed fighter jets to Libya

TUNIS (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Tuesday that Russia has deployed fighter aircraft to Libya to support Russian mercenaries fighting for eastern forces, adding to concerns of a new escalation in the conflict. FILE PHOTO: A boy wearing a Libyan flag takes part in a celebration marking the sixth anniversary of the Libyan revolution, in Benghazi, Libya February 17, 2017. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori/File Photo. “Russian military aircraft ... Full story

Israeli court finds sex crime suspect wanted by Australia faked mental illness

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli court ruled on Tuesday that a former principal of an Australian school accused of sexually assaulting students is mentally fit to face trial in Australia and her extradition case can resume. Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men, family members of Malka Leifer, a former Australian school principal accused of sexually assaulting students, walk outside the courtroom as a ruling is underway in Leifer's case, at Jerusalem ... Full story

KFC to test revamped sandwich after last year's fried chicken frenzy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kentucky Fried Chicken on Tuesday will begin testing an overhauled sandwich featuring a bigger chicken filet and other modifications that could reignite last year’s Great Chicken Sandwich Wars with rivals Popeyes and Chick-fil-A. FILE PHOTO: A Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) logo is pictured in North Miami Beach, Florida, U.S. April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo. KFC, a unit of Yum! Brands Inc ( YUM.N ), will sell ... Full story

Spotify removes cap from users’ libraries, letting you save unlimited songs, albums and podcasts – TechCrunch

Spotify announced this morning it’s removing the content cap on the app’s “Your Library,” allowing users to now save an unlimited number of songs, albums, and podcasts to their collection of favorites. The change addresses a top user complaint since 2014 which, to date, had received over 12,500 votes on Spotify’s Community Ideas Exchange forum. Though an average user may only have a few hundred or a few thousand saved songs, some have preferred ... Full story

France says EU recovery fund cannot come at expense of long-term budget

FILE PHOTO: French Junior Minister for European Affairs Amelie de Montchalin arrives at a General Affairs Councilc meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 25, 2020. Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool via REUTERS. PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Tuesday a European Union recovery fund to help countries deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis should not be an excuse for fiscally conservative countries to demand cuts to ... Full story

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