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Blog Post Archive

Britons are denouncing Donald Trump Jr.’s attack on London’s mayor

47 minutes agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON — Donald Trump Jr. took a break on Wednesday from defending his father's agenda on Twitter to weigh in on the attack outside the British Parliament that left four people dead, including a police officer and the alleged assailant. The president's oldest child took aim at Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, who was […]

As the London attacks show, the sedate sedan can be turned into a deadly, unpredictable weapon

4 hours agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON — Wednesday's attack in London involved one of terrorists' new favorite tactics: driving a vehicle into a crowd. In July, a terrorist in Nice drove a truck into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in the French Riviera, killing 84. And in December, a man rammed a vehicle into a Christmas market in Berlin, […]

Disney’s hit ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is banned in Kuwait for its ‘gay moment’

7 hours agoNews : BlogPost

CAIRO — What does Kuwait have in common with Alabama? “Beauty and the Beast” has been banned from theaters there. The international blockbuster, Disney’s live-action remake of the animation classic, is under fire for a scene widely seen as alluding to homosexuality. In Kuwait, censors have pulled the movie from all theaters, and in a […]

How the new ‘electronics ban’ serves the Trump agenda

19 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. Travelers around the world woke up on Tuesday to an alarming new development: a new edict from the Transportation Security Administration, the American agency that […]

There are now 3 rivers that legally have the same rights as humans

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

Just a few weeks ago, the idea that a river could be legally recognized as a human would probably seem unlikely. But in a remarkably short  time, separate legal systems halfway around the world have decided that in some cases, a river should have human rights. The first decision took place last week in New Zealand, where Parliament passed […]

The World Happiness Report is out and the U.S. has fallen. Sad!

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

In Norway, oil prices have fallen, a threat to one of its main industries. Across much of the country, average daytime temperatures still hover around the freezing point. And yet, Norway is the happiest country on Earth, according to the 2017 World Happiness Report, an annual ranking of 155 countries published by the Sustainable Development Solutions […]

Trump and the populists see themselves at war with big cities

2 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 cover story in the Outlook section of The Washington Post's Sunday paper, written by Will Wilkinson of the Niskanen Center, asked and answered a […]

For state leader, Modi taps firebrand politician who once advocated killing Muslims

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

Yogi Adityanath is saffron-robed Hindu priest, a five-term member of India’s Parliament and has more than a dozen criminal cases pending against him, including an attempted murder charge. In incendiary speeches across the sprawling and impoverished Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, he has long advocated for Hindu ideals and even exhorted his followers to kill […]

No, Germany doesn’t owe America ‘vast sums’ of money for NATO

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

Fresh off the heels of a dust-up with Britain, President Trump attacked another key ally — Germany. At a news conference Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Trump “reiterated” his “need for our NATO allies to pay their fair share for the cost of defense.” He followed up Saturday with an impolitic double-barreled tweet shot, […]

Why Trump’s plan to slash U.N. funding could lead to global calamity

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

For 16 days, Stephen O'Brien traveled from one afflicted country to another, talking to people who were traumatized. Starving. Desperate for peace. Many had been displaced, the victims of airstrikes and constant fighting, of drought and imminent famine. By the time O'Brien returned to the United Nations, the humanitarian chief had committed several statistics to […]

Trump wants to rewrite the trade landscape. But a united China and Germany may have other ideas.

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

BERLIN — The unstoppable force of President Trump’s rage against perceived bad trade deals may be set to encounter an immovable object: A united front by Germany and China. Trump and his emissaries have singled out the massive trade surpluses of Germany and China as evidence of unfair practices. Trump has personally thrown shade on […]

Britain’s GCHQ breaks its silence to slap down claim it was involved in Trump wiretap

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON — In a highly unusual move, Britain’s eavesdropping agency slapped down allegations that Barack Obama used GCHQ to spy on Donald Trump during the presidential campaign. The claims that GCHQ was involved in the wiretapping of Trump were, the agency said, “nonsense, utterly ridiculous and should be ignored." The agency’s public denial followed a […]

A sigh of relief for an immigrant family as a populist insurgency is held back in the Netherlands

last weekNews : BlogPost

CULEMBORG, the Netherlands — In a living room in this quiet outpost of Utrecht, Mamet Boudarsyssy’s lips curved into a grin just past 9 p.m. Most polls had closed in a race that threatened to catapult Geert Wilders, the populist leader of the far-right Party for Freedom, into power. “We are all nervous — holding […]

With 28 parties running, Dutch voters have to use these really huge ballots

last weekNews : BlogPost

The Dutch vote Wednesday, and much of the world is watching to see whether far-right populist Geert Wilders will come out on top. But Wilders and his party, the Party for Freedom (PVV), are far from the only force in the election. A record 28 parties are competing for the 150 seats in the lower […]

Everyone thought the Somali pirate threat had ended. Then a tanker was attacked.

last weekNews : BlogPost

NAIROBI — For years, it appeared that the world's efforts to combat Somali pirates had paid off. The number of ship attacks plummeted. NATO's counter-piracy operation was so successful that officials decided in December that it was no longer necessary. Then, on Monday evening, a tanker called the Aris 13, carrying fuel from Djibouti to the Somali capital […]

Donald Trump may have record unpopularity in Sweden, expert says

last weekNews : BlogPost

President Trump is worried about Sweden. The Nordic nation has become a frequent topic of conversation for Trump, who suggests that it is facing deep problems with immigration — a position that many experts characterize as inaccurate or an oversimplification. But it turns out that many Swedes are worried about Trump in return. A new poll suggests that […]

In Maastricht, Dutch voters weigh history against rising nationalism

last weekNews : BlogPost

MAASTRICHT, the Netherlands — Twenty-five years ago, the modern European Union was born here. Dutch voters were deciding whether that history matters, and what future role their country should play in Europe, as they went to the polls Wednesday, in the first of several elections this year expected to elevate Euroskeptic parties. Final polling suggested […]

A young monk in Laos had pressing life questions for President Obama. Last week, Obama answered them.

last weekNews : BlogPost

For an entire morning last September, a young monk named Sengdao Oudomsinh stood outside his temple in Laos hoping to catch a glimpse of President Barack Obama. Obama was passing through Sengdao’s tiny town of Luang Prabang during his final trip as president to Asia. And Sengdao, an 18-year-old monk, had fantasies of shaking the American […]

‘A heavenly place’: Memories from pre-war Aleppo, on the 6th anniversary of the Syrian conflict

last weekNews : BlogPost

The stories and photos out of Syria in 2017 bear witness to the toll of six years of war: entire cities reduced to rubble, families lost, lives destroyed — a devastating saga of  war and destruction. Attention turned to Aleppo about a year and a half into the conflict when rebels and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's […]

What the White House’s obsession with Andrew Jackson means for the world

last weekNews : BlogPost

President Trump is scheduled to travel to Nashville on Wednesday and lay a wreath at the tomb of a distant predecessor: Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, who died in 1845. Then, perhaps in the spirit of Jacksonian populism, Trump will address a rally and bask in the applause and affirmation of his diehard supporters. […]

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