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The 5 countries where people click most on ISIS propaganda (and the U.S. is No. 2)

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON — Who looks at Islamist extremist content online? A new study released Tuesday by the Policy Exchange think tank based in London, whose reports often inform government policy in Britain, ranked the top consumers of propaganda produced by the Islamic State, by country of origin, as measured by clicks. The top consumers of Islamic […]

What do Germans really think of Angela Merkel? Look to cabaret for answers.

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

If Angela Merkel were fleeing an attempted coup by her minister of defense, and she could pack only a single suitcase, what would she take? Two cans of hair spray, seven single-colored, three-button blazers, a Bavarian-German dictionary, and a Voodoo doll of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. That, at least, is how she’s depicted in […]

‘We have lost all what money can buy’: Hurricane Maria devastates Dominica

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

As Hurricane Maria bore down on Dominica on Monday evening, some of the most revealing updates about the storm’s havoc came in the succinct, prayerful Facebook posts of Roosevelt Skerrit, the prime minister of the tiny Caribbean island nation. Earlier in the day, Skerrit had warned residents that the looming hurricane would be one of the most […]

The burning world crises that won’t get solved this week at the U.N.

6 days 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 annual talk shop of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly in New York began on Monday. Dozens of heads of government and state have […]

Trump’s claim there were long gas lines in North Korea has residents puzzled

last weekNews : BlogPost

TOKYO — In his latest Twitter outburst against North Korea, President Trump said that “long gas lines [are] forming in North Korea,” adding an exclamatory “Too bad!” (In the same tweet, he bestowed a new nickname on Kim Jong Un: “Rocket Man.”) I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how […]

The world loves Ethiopian pop star Teddy Afro. His own government doesn’t.

last weekNews : BlogPost

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Monday marked the first day of the new Ethiopian year, but it hasn’t been much of a holiday for Teddy Afro, the country’s biggest pop star. First, the government informed him that his New Year’s concert was canceled. Then, on Sept. 3, police broke up the launch party for his successful […]

How a convicted pedophile brought down Iceland’s government

last weekNews : BlogPost

In 2004, Hjalti Sigurjon Hauksson was imprisoned for raping his stepdaughter nearly every day for 12 years, starting when she was just 5. Thirteen years later, his crime helped bring down Iceland's government. The story involves Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson and his father, Benedikt Sveinsson. Here's what happened: Several months ago, Sveinsson drafted a letter of […]

Here’s what pro-democracy activists in Belarus fear most about Russia’s war games

last weekNews : BlogPost

MINSK, Belarus — When I asked for an interview with Mikalai Statkevich about his opposition to the Russian military exercises underway in his country, the answer said it all: He would be glad to see me if he wasn’t arrested first. Statkevich is a leader of the small-but-stubborn opposition to President Alexander Lukashenko, whose 23-year rule […]

orth Korea’s latest nuclear test was so powerful it reshaped the mountain above it

last weekNews : BlogPost

SEOUL — New radar satellite images show the Sept. 3 nuclear test by North Korea was powerful enough to sink a roughly 85-acre area on the peak of a mountain above the tunnels where the test likely took place. North Korea carries out its nuclear tests in a complex of tunnels at its Punggye-ri site and […]

If Trump wants to unravel Obama’s legacy, he could start with Burma

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. President Trump has made no secret of his desire to dismantle the achievements of President Barack Obama, be they domestic reforms on health care, an executive order […]

An 11-year-old boy fell into an Italian volcanic crater. His parents also died trying to save him.

last weekNews : BlogPost

Three people — an 11-year-old boy and his parents — died after they fell into boiling mud in a volcanic crater in Pozzuoli, an Italian city not far from Naples. The family was visiting Solfatara, a shallow volcanic crater frequented by tourists, on Tuesday when the boy wandered into a restricted area and slipped into a nearly […]

Mexico rescinds its offer to help the U.S. recover from Hurricane Harvey

last weekNews : BlogPost

As Hurricane Harvey was still pummeling Houston, Mexico reached out with an offer of help. In a statement, the country offered food, generators and medical aid “as good neighbors should always do in trying times.” After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the country sent a convoy of soldiers, food and medical workers, along with water-treatment facilities […]

Marriott sent a rescue ship to the Caribbean after Irma — and left non-guests on the dock

last weekNews : BlogPost

The hundreds of people waiting on the dock in St. Thomas on Friday night had just survived a hit from Hurricane Irma that had crippled the airport and devastated pretty much every building not made of concrete. Supplies of food and water were dwindling. Electricity was spotty. And Hurricane Jose had not turned north yet. […]

Bannon’s views on China depend on whom he is talking to

last weekNews : BlogPost

BEIJING — When it comes to Stephen K. Bannon and China, things are complicated. The former strategist for President Trump is a self-styled champion of the American working class, a man who rode antiglobalist anger all the way to the White House. He likes to talk about the prospect of economic war.  He is also […]

Trump asked people to ‘look at what’s happening … in Sweden’ earlier this year. Now, Sweden responds.

last weekNews : BlogPost

Over the past 12 months, President Trump has made controversial remarks about a number of European countries, including France, Germany and Sweden. The comments may long have been supplanted by other news in the United States, but they are still very much on the minds of many Europeans. In one of the most widely covered comments that […]

Richard Branson: Devastated Caribbean islands need a ‘Marshall Plan’ after Irma

last weekNews : BlogPost

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, the destruction suffered in the British Virgin Islands has been described as apocalyptic, and the devastation reminiscent of war. “It’s just carnage here,” Freeman Rogers, a local resident and the editor of the BVI Beacon, told The Washington Post last week. That imagery is not lost on Virgin Group founder Richard Branson. […]

In the Trump era, the U.S. needs parliamentary politics more than ever

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. Just a month or so after he was ousted from his post as White House chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon is back on the […]

Authorities: Gold miners at a bar bragged about slaughtering members of a reclusive Brazilian tribe

last weekNews : BlogPost

The outside world might never have heard about the suspected massacre if not for some barroom boasting by a group of miners fresh from working an illegal gig in the Amazon jungle. The garimpeiros had bragged that they’d come across members of a reclusive, uncontacted Amazonian tribe near Brazil’s border with Peru and Colombia, authorities say. […]

Why haven’t sanctions on North Korea worked? Two very different theories.

last weekNews : BlogPost

North Korea has been under United Nations sanctions since 2006. These sanctions have grown significantly stronger over time. Other nations and entities, including the United States and the European Union, also have imposed unilateral measures on Pyongyang in that period. Show More Summary

What you learn about the United States after you leave it

2 weeks 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. In a recent excerpt from her new book, American journalist Suzy Hansen described her bemusement when a friend in Istanbul suggested to her that […]

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