86-year-old crowned ‘Miss Holocaust Survivor’ in Israeli pageant

(Corrects dateline and paragraph 2 to show event was in Jerusalem, not Haifa) JERUSALEM (Reuters) -An 86-year-old great-grandmother was crowned “Miss Holocaust Survivor” on Tuesday in an annual Israeli beauty pageant designed to honour women who endured...

Netanyahu makes rare appearance at his corruption trial

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a rare appearance at his corruption trial on Tuesday but an expected courtroom encounter with an ex-aide who has turned state’s witness never happened as judges postponed his...

Austria locks down unvaccinated as COVID cases surge across Europe

By Francois Murphy VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria imposed a lockdown on people unvaccinated against the coronavirus on Monday as winter approaches and infections rise across Europe, with Germany considering tighter curbs and Britain expanding its booster programme...