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Hollande’s ex writes novel about ‘torrid affair’

3 hours 30 min ago
French president’s former girlfriend Valerie Trierweiler pens new book inspired by mistress of famed painter Gustav Klimt

Le Pen says she abhors Holocaust denial after party successor quits

3 hours 30 min ago
French presidential candidate’s interim replacement as National Front chief said it was ‘impossible’ Zyklon B was used on an industrial scale

Trump says his first 100 days ‘just about most successful’ in US history

3 hours 37 min ago
Summing up presidency that has often been chaotic, US leader claims he’s brought ‘profound change’ to Washington

Pope tells Egypt mass that dialogue can battle extremism

4 hours 37 min ago
Spiritual leader of world’s 1.3 billion Catholics pleads for tolerance, peace during visit to Coptic church bombed by Islamic State

N. Korea threatens Israel after Liberman calls Kim a madman

5 hours 10 min ago
Pyongyang slams defense minister’s ‘malicious’ insults, condemns Israel’s nuclear policy, accuses Jewish state of ‘crimes against humanity’

This young chef is trying to make Ashkenazi food cool

5 hours 18 min ago
For those who don’t already think eastern European Jewish fare is chic, a rabbinical student’s gourmet update makes a compelling argument

Abbas will continue to pay Palestinian prisoners, PA minister says

5 hours 23 min ago
Issa Qaraqe says president ‘outright rejects’ Israeli demands to halt stipends to terrorists, fully backs ongoing hunger strike

Brigitte Macron: From teacher to potential first lady of France

6 hours 21 min ago
The 64-year-old is Emmanuel Macron’s closest collaborator, and he has pledged to give her an official role at the presidential palace if he wins elections

Arabs would give Israel security guarantees under peace deal, Jordanian FM says

6 hours 33 min ago
Ayman Safadi tells Russian counterpart Amman ‘considers Palestinian problem as a core of tensions in our region’

US Holocaust Museum condemns Chechnya’s reported persecution of gay men

7 hours 13 min ago
Museum director says Nazi genocide ‘teaches us what can happen when state-sponsored, group-targeted violence is allowed to go unchecked’

EU adopts tough Brexit talks stance

7 hours 38 min ago
Leaders unanimously adopt strategy as they seek to show unity ahead of two years of grueling negotiations

Le Pen’s PM pick blasted Israel during Gaza war, equated Netanyahu with Hamas

7 hours 52 min ago
Nicolas Dupont-Aignan criticized France’s failure to rein in Israel during 2014 conflict, said Jerusalem’s actions ‘disproportionate’

The 3 cancers Jews need to worry about most — and how to reduce the risks

8 hours 33 min ago
Since Ashkenazis have a genetic predisposition to several forms of the disease, doctors recommend preventative measures and screening for early detection

Le Pen announces eurosceptic PM pick, if elected

9 hours 3 min ago
Far-right French presidential hopeful says she and Nicolas Dupont-Aignan share a ‘common project that we will promote together’

Security scare briefly halts flights to, from Berlin airport

9 hours 40 min ago
Police clear terminal in Tegel to investigate a suspicious suitcase that proves to be ‘harmless’

Abbas in Egypt to coordinate stance ahead of Trump meet

9 hours 48 min ago
PA leader, Sissi to discuss Mideast peace process and crisis developing in the Gaza Strip

Turkey, US can turn Raqa into ‘graveyard’ for IS: Erdogan

10 hours 38 min ago
President’s comments on the Islamic State’s de facto capital come ahead of a meeting with Donald Trump on May 16

Jamming Palestinian hunger strikers’ phones risks our crops, locals say

10 hours 51 min ago
Negev residents say effort to disrupt communication between protesting detainees is also crippling computerized irrigation systems

Krakow on a Sunday

11 hours 39 min ago
These vows of lifelong poverty, chastity and obedience — why do he and his Dominican Order fellows do it?

Pope Francis leads mass for thousands of Egyptian Catholics

11 hours 49 min ago
Huge security as pontiff circles Cairo stadium in a golf cart; worshipers release yellow and white balloons