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His brain-damaged toddler is about to die. But this father isn’t allowed to say goodbye.

4 hours agoNews : BlogPost

A British father has been prohibited from visiting his hospitalized toddler, a severely brain-damaged boy who has spent the first year of his life in intensive care — and who will soon die. Lanre Haastrup was banned from King's College Hospital in London last weekend, after staff accused him of being verbally abusive. In an urgent appeal to […]

Even in the 21st century, powerful families still shape democracies across the world

6 hours agoNews : BlogPost

When presidential advisor Ivanka Trump arrived in South Korea on Friday, the White House stressed that she was only in the country to represent the United States at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics closing ceremony. But apart from being an adviser to the president, Ivanka Trump of course is also his daughter. Her double role quickly drew comparisons […]

Trump’s GOP is morphing into France’s far right

12 hours agoNews : BlogPost

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. The Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual conclave of the American right, is underway just outside Washington. President Trump will deliver a speech there […]

This man’s brain tumor was so big that it ‘sat like a head on top of another head’

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For the past several years, Santlal Pal had been watching a tumor emerge from his skull. Doctors in India say Pal's brain tumor grew so big that it weighed nearly four pounds and measured nearly 8-by-12-by-12 inches, according to local news reports. It may have been the largest tumor in the world. But now it […]

British Prime Minister Theresa May just got called out on live TV for the Grenfell fire

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LONDON — The fire burned for hours, ripping through a 24-story apartment block, in one of London’s richest boroughs. Video footage showed desperate residents banging on windows and begging for help. Children disappeared behind clouds of smoke, never to be seen again. Inside Grenfell Tower, residents were presented with few options: Stay, flee, or jump. […]

How Billy Graham took his crusade to North Korea

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Billy Graham, a charismatic American evangelist, died Wednesday at age 99. He was often known as “America's pastor,” but his influence extended around the world, and he was well known for traveling to poor nations and international war zones as well as taking positions on contentious foreign-policy issues. One of Graham's most significant foreign trips was the […]

Donald Trump Jr. says he likes India’s poor people because they ‘smile’

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, is in India this week to promote his family’s real estate empire and more than $1 billion worth of luxury Trump Tower projects in four cities, but he still had time to praise India’s poor for their smiles. “I don't want to be glib but you can see […]

The desperate images from one of Syria’s bloodiest days

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

It was among the bloodiest days of Syria’s war. In the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, doctors worked around the clock. Families huddled across basements and bedrooms, sticking close together so they didn’t die alone. Monitoring groups and rescue workers said that at least 200 people had been killed in a two-day bombardment, with […]

Venezuela’s Maduro just invited Trump to hang out over Twitter

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

Relations between Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and President Trump have been pretty frosty of late. So Maduro tried something new to get Trump's attention: Twitter. Tuesday morning, the Venezuelan leader jumped online to ask for...Show More Summary

Venezuela launches the ‘petro,’ its cryptocurrency

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

CARACAS, Venezuela — Crisis-ridden Venezuela is launching an oil-backed cryptocurrency Tuesday that it hopes will help circumvent U.S. financial sanctions and resurrect the country’s moribund economy. The pre-sale of the “petro,” which...Show More Summary

A British woman left this nasty note on an ambulance. Turns out, that’s a crime.

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

A woman in the United Kingdom has pleaded guilty to a public order offense after she was accused of leaving what paramedics called a “vile” note on an ambulance that was responding to an emergency call. The woman, identified by police as 26-year-old Kirsty Sharman, was in court Tuesday on charges relating to the incident. Authorities said she verbally abused […]

KFC restaurants in the U.K. have a problem. They don’t have chicken.

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

“The chicken crossed the road, just not to our restaurants.” So said an announcement Saturday that tried to find humor in KFC's chicken shortage, which has prompted the fast-food chain to temporarily close hundreds of its restaurants in the United Kingdom. KFC said the shortage was caused by “a couple of teething problems” with its new delivery partner, […]

Iran says fog caused a plane crash that may have killed 65. That might not be the whole story.

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

A plane crashed into an Iranian mountain Sunday, and all 65 people on board were reportedly killed. While the government says the 25-year-old turboprop lost its way in thick clouds, some suspect that it malfunctioned — a chronic problem in a country with an air fleet that is decrepit after decades of international sanctions. Show More Summary

Mexicans survived an earthquake. Then a government helicopter killed 13 on the ground.

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

A government helicopter, carrying officials surveying damage from an earthquake, crashed in southern Mexico on Friday evening, killing at least 13 men, women and children. The accident horrified and angered people in Mexico, which had seemed to escape the worst after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the state of Oaxaca earlier in the day. Show More Summary

The rise of ‘Putin’s chef’ Yevgeniy Prigozhin, the Russian accused of manipulating the U.S. election

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

The Justice Department’s special council Friday indicted a group of Russian Internet trolls with a years-long scheme to illegally meddle with the 2016 presidential election, by using social media to bolster then-Republican candidate Donald Trump’s chance at winning and hurt that of Democrat Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary

Turkey frees reporter, but sentences 6 other journalists to life for alleged involvement in failed 2016 coup

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

A court in Turkey sentenced six journalists to life in prison Friday for their alleged involvement in a failed 2016 coup attempt. The decision came shortly after another reporter who had been controversially imprisoned was conditionally released from custody. Prominent journalists Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan and Nazli Ilicak and three other media workers were convicted of […]

The political trend that’s more important than ‘populism’

last weekNews : BlogPost

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. Relations between the United States and Turkey are at a low ebb — and that's an understatement. Anti-U.S. and anti-Western diatribes are now stock […]

Australian government ministers can no longer have sexual relationships with staffers

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has ordered a ban on sexual relationships between government ministers and their staffers amid a scandal surrounding his deputy. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce made headlines in Australia...Show More Summary

Trump’s claim on Harley Davidson exports from India doesn’t add up

last weekNews : BlogPost

President Trump is mad about India’s high tariffs on America's Harley Davidson motorcycles, and he’s been talking about it all week. Experts think that may signal a continuing downturn in trade relations between the two normally friendly democracies. On Tuesday, during a meeting with congressional leaders on trade, Trump said that “a great man from […]

Europe had school shootings too. Then they did something about it.

last weekNews : BlogPost

BERLIN — Contrary to what you may sometimes hear, school shootings are not unique to the United States. Germany, for instance, went through a string of devastating attacks between 2002 and 2009. Between 1996 and 2008, major school shootings also occurred in Finland, Japan and Scotland, among other places. Show More Summary

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