‘For the sake of Israel’s security:’ Defence minister Gallant calls for end to judicial overhaul

Israel’s defence minister is calling on the government to halt legislation on controversial changes to the judiciary, saying the bitter dispute over the measures poses an ” immediate and tangible danger to the security of the State”. Yoav Gallant’s plea comes after three months of weekly mass protests that have seen more than half a … Read more

Runway close calls: Union urges pilots to ‘increase vigilance’ to prevent close calls

CNN  —  The largest US airline pilots union is counseling its members to be more focused to avoid additional close calls. There have been multiple close calls on runways this year which have raised questions about air safety. The Air Line Pilots Association issued a safety alert encouraging pilots to “increase vigilance” and “prevent complacency” … Read more

Cambodian news site details phone calls between opposition party official, mistress — Radio Free Asia

A Cambodian pro-government news site published details from a telephone conversation between a top opposition party official and his alleged mistress, prompting one political observer to urge authorities to investigate the apparent telephone tapping.  FreshNews cited a Facebook page called “khmer leak” in its report about several phone calls between Candlelight Party Secretary General Lee … Read more

US calls on Laos to increase efforts to combat human trafficking — Radio Free Asia

The U.S. State Department has called on the government of Laos to increase its efforts to combat human trafficking this year ahead of the release of its annual U.S. Trafficking in Persons Report. The Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Deputy Chief of Mission Shannon Farrell welcomed recent improvements in the government’s measures … Read more

Russia calls for resumption of negotiations on Azerbaijan-Armenia peace process – MFA

Grain deal prolonged by 60 days – Russian MFA

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 23. Russia calls for the resumption of negotiations on all tracks of Armenian-Azerbaijani normalization, Maria Zakharova, Spokesperson for Russian Foreign Ministry, said at a briefing, Trend reports. According to Zakharova, the escalation of hostile rhetoric and the increase in the number of incidents in Karabakh are of concern. “We start from the … Read more

UN calls for calm in Middle East as Ramadan celebrations begin

As hundreds of millions of Muslims celebrate Ramadan around the world, the United Nations Security Council in New York called for a ‘de-escalation’ of Israeli-Palestinian tensions.  “I call on the leaders on all sides to help calm the situation and avoid spreading inflammatory rhetoric,” said Tor Wennesland, the United Nations special coordinator for the Middle … Read more

Trump calls DeSantis an ‘average governor,’ attacks his record on COVID-19 in latest volley

In Trump-DeSantis matchup, the question is who is more electable: Joe Concha

Former President Trump lashed out again on Wednesday at his top potential rival in the 2024 presidential election, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who took swipes at the former president’s character and leadership style during an interview with Piers Morgan earlier in the week.  “Now that Ron DeSanctimonious is finally admitting he’s in the Race by … Read more

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Lawyer Calls Utah Ski Collision Story ‘BS’

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow’s lawyer called the story of a retired optometrist who is suing her over a 2016 ski collision “utter B.S.” on Tuesday during the trial’s opening day in Utah, where the actor-turned-lifestyle influencer appeared in court looking somber. Paltrow and Terry Sanderson, the man suing her, sat across from … Read more

Gisele Bündchen Calls Notion She Divorced Tom Brady Over Football ‘Craziest Thing I’ve Ever Heard’

Gisele Bündchen is opening up about her divorce from Tom Brady. In a Vanity Fair cover story published on Wednesday, Bündchen rejected what she called “hurtful” speculation that she left Brady because of his passion for football. She called it “the craziest thing I’ve ever heard” and explained what really led to the couple’s divorce … Read more