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29.07.2021

The Times of Israel is liveblogging Thursday’s events as they unfold.

Israeli swimmer Tomer Frankel fails to qualify for the men’s 100-meter butterfly semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics.

Frankel clocks in at 51.99 seconds, fourth in his heat and 21st overall. Only 16 swimmers qualify.

Gal Cohen Groumi, who was also slated to compete in the same event, chose not to participate.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says nuclear talks with Iran “cannot go on indefinitely” but Washington is “fully prepared” to continue negotiations.

“We’re committed to diplomacy, but this process cannot go on indefinitely… we look to see what Iran is ready to do or not ready to do and remain fully prepared to return to Vienna to continue negotiations,” Blinken says during a visit to Kuwait.

“The ball remains in Iran’s court.”

The huge container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week earlier this year finally reaches the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands to begin unloading its cargo.

As dawn breaks over the sprawling port, the Ever Given eases into the Amazonehaven container terminal months later than originally planned.

The Panama-flagged vessel was heading for Rotterdam when it........

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