Daily Archive: January 9, 2018

Jan
09

Trump to attend annual Davos gathering

President set to fly to World Economic Forum despite his criticism of global elites

Jan
09

Eurozone jobless rate falls to lowest since 2009

Germany raises growth estimate after strong performance from industrial exporters

Jan
09

Israel’s BDS blacklist is straight out of apartheid. The UK can’t condone it | Asad Rehman

Banning groups, such as War on Want, that support the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is a desperate attempt to silence human rights defenders

•is executive director of War on Want

Israel’s “BDS blacklist”, published in the Israeli media on Sunday, bans 20 charities and human rights groups from entering the country, because they support the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement – a campaign that holds Israel to account over violations of Palestinian rights and international law.

Related: Israel imposes travel ban on 20 foreign NGOs over boycott movement

Related: This ruling allows councils to boycott Israel. It’s a crucial victory | Ben Jamal

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Jan
09

Netanyahu’s son ‘sorry’ for boasts about gas deal outside strip club

Israeli prime minister also issues statement after continued fallout over leaked taped and use of official driver and bodyguard

Benjamin Netanyahu’s son Yair has issued an apology amid continuing controversy over an apparently drunken recording of him outside a strip club suggesting his father helped push through a $20bn (£14.8bn) deal to the benefit of a gas tycoon.

The statement issued by the 26-year-old emerged as the Israeli prime minister issued his own statement amid continuing political fallout from the tape.

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Jan
09

Mexico inflation rate ends 2017 at 16-year high

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