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French woman missing in Greece sent distress text, hotel owner says

A 73-year-old French woman missing on the Greek island of Sikinos since Friday sent a distress message to her hotel before disappearing, the owner said on Tuesday.

A search is under way for the woman, who has not been named by authorities. She is one of three tourists missing in Greece, and five have died this month in unseasonably hot weather.

The Americans sent reinforcements; All-out attack? "We are ready"

Although there were unofficial announcements that about 50 hostages would be released, Hamas released only two elderly women.
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant again addressed the soldiers near Gaza, repeating that Israel will launch a ground offensive against the enclave. He added that the troops were ready and that it would be a "deadly" attack.

Macron in Tel Aviv

The Raiting of US President Joe Biden continues to Fall

US President Joe Biden's public approval rating has fallen to 39% this month, approaching its lowest level since he took office, Reuters reported.

The results of the April 14-16 Reuters/Ipsos poll showed a modest drop from last month, when 42 percent of respondents said they approved of Biden's performance as president.

Turkey still blocking defense plans for Poland, Baltics, say NATO allies

Turkey continues to block NATO defense plans for Poland and Baltic states despite a deal in London last year between Turkey's president and allied leaders, three allied diplomats and a French defense official said on Wednesday.

Diplomats said while Ankara has approved the plan, known as Eagle Defender, it has not allowed NATO military chiefs to put it into action.

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