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Iran accuses Israel of causing nuclear site blackout

Iran accuses Israel of causing nuclear site blackout

World
April 12 (UPI) -- Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Monday accused Israel of being responsible for causing the blackout a day earlier at the Natanz nuclear facility in central Iran, vowing Tehran will take retaliatory measures, according to state-run media. Zarif made the comments before lawmakers during a national security and foreign policy commission, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported. Advertisement On Sunday, Iranian officials said an electrical circuit issue had caused a power outage at the Natanz site, with Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, describing the incident as an act of "nuclear terrorism." No casualties or contamination were reported, officials said. Zarif told the lawmakers that Iran's response will be to further advance its nuclear ...
Israel election: Netanyahu falls short of majority amid vote count

Israel election: Netanyahu falls short of majority amid vote count

World
ReutersIsraeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu could struggle to secure enough seats in parliament to stay in power, incomplete results from Tuesday's election show.With about 90% of votes counted, his right-wing bloc is course to win 59 seats - two short of the threshold.In a surprise development, an Arab party which is projected to win five seats could hold the balance of power.The final outcome will among other things determine the course of Israel's relations with the Palestinians.The Arab party, Raam, has not declared whether it will support the efforts of Mr Netanyahu - an unnatural ally - to form a government or those of the bloc opposed to him remaining in office.Those parties have garnered 56 seats, according to the latest tally, and although backing from Raam could give them a sufficient n...
Israel Adesanya out to join Conor McGregor in unique club at UFC 259 but who else has been a champ-champ?

Israel Adesanya out to join Conor McGregor in unique club at UFC 259 but who else has been a champ-champ?

Sports
Israel Adesanya has a tall task on his hands at UFC 259 this weekend. The UFC middleweight champion faces the light-heavyweight champion, Jan Blachowicz, in the main event looking to become a two-division champion. Adesanya and Blachowicz are two champions vying for the light-heavyweight title The Last Stylebender will probably give way to about 30lbs or so once they’re in the cage so it will be a true test of speed and skill versus power inside that octagon. Only four fighters before Adesanya have managed to win two titles in UFC at the same time. But none of them did it as an unbeaten fighter like Adesanya can. The man is 19-0 and with the ability and height to move all the way up to heavyweight, he just might be the first man to break new ground with three ...
The Latest: Austria, Denmark to work with Israel on vaccines

The Latest: Austria, Denmark to work with Israel on vaccines

Health
BERLIN — Austria’s leader says his country and Denmark intend to stop relying solely on the European Union for coronavirus vaccines and will work with Israel to produce second-generation vaccines.Chancellor Sebastian Kurz plans to visit Israel with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Thursday and confer with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on vaccine research and production cooperation.The EU has faced criticism for its slow vaccine rollout, while Israel has vaccinated a large part of its population. Kurz said in a statement Tuesday to the Austria Press Agency that it was right in principle to take a European-wide approach to inoculations, but maintained that the European Medicines Agency has been too slow to approve vaccines and pointed to companies’ delivery shortfalls.He added:...
The Latest: Israel to issue badges as proof of vaccination

The Latest: Israel to issue badges as proof of vaccination

Health
JERUSALEM -- Israel unveiled a plan on Saturday to allow people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend cultural events, fly abroad and go to health clubs and restaurants.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the plan at a news conference on Saturday night, saying those who have been vaccinated will be able to download the “green badge” in the coming days.“The green badge is gradually opening up the country,” Netanyahu said.Israel has conducted the world’s speediest vaccine campaign over the past month and a half, inoculating nearly half of its 9.3 million people. But with the coronavirus still spreading rapidly among the unvaccinated, the country only recently began emerging from a two-month lockdown.On Sunday, retail stores, shopping malls, gyms, some middle scho...