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Blog Post Archive

China plays the adult as Trump attacks the system

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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 World Economic Forum, which kicked off amid the glitzy alpine splendor of Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday, is everything supporters of President-elect Donald Trump […]

Archaeologists uncovered a pendant at a Nazi death camp — with possible ties to Anne Frank

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Researchers say a recent Nazi death camp excavation has turned up personal mementos from victims, including a teenager’s triangular pendant that closely resembles one that belonged to Anne Frank. The Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial said...Show More Summary

Lithuania fears a Russian invasion. Now, it wants to build a border fence.

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After the Soviet Union sacrificed millions of lives to help defeat Nazi Germany, it received a token of gratitude from its allies: a chunk of territory surrounding the Prussian city of Konigsberg on the Baltic Sea. Now called Kaliningrad, the isolated and highly militarized Russian enclave of nearly 1 million people is provoking renewed fears […]

Austria’s far-right party wants to ‘ban’ Islam

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The head of Austria's far-right Freedom Party called on Saturday for a total ban on “fascistic Islam." Heinz Christian Strache told an audience in Salzburg that he wanted to see a ban of Muslim symbols, something like the Austrian law that bans Nazi symbols. And he warned that Islam posed an existential threat to Europe. “Let us […]

For the first time, Canadians get live Super Bowl ads from the U.S. — and the NFL is livid

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OTTAWA — When A.J. Hirsch-Allen gets together with a dozen or so family and friends for his annual Super Bowl party on Feb. 5 in Toronto, there will be a big novelty on screen. He and millions of other Canadian sports fans will be able to watch those flashy Super Bowl ads live on TV […]

‘Europe’s last dictatorship’ has a new plan: Tourism

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

It's a flat, landlocked country most known for its chilly winters. It was famously dubbed the “last dictatorship” in Europe — a place where even the country's leader, in place for the past 22 years, has described his politics as authoritarian. It's a former Soviet republic where the KGB is still called the KGB, and […]

The last gasp of the two-state solution

5 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. In his last meaningful act as America's top diplomat, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry will go to Paris for an international conference on Sunday […]

Obama has axed immigration privileges for Cubans. Here’s how they may try to get around it.

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

President Obama’s move to rescind certain immigration privileges for Cubans arriving in the United States has rolled up the cushy welcome mat that for two decades essentially allowed any islander to stay if they reach American soil. Symbolically, it’s a big deal, nudging the United States and Cuba further along the “normalization” path Obama and […]

A new road will make getting to Stonehenge easier. It may also ruin Stonehenge.

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

Historians estimate that Stonehenge is at least 4,000 years old. It can take about as long to reach the site by car. The two-lane route to the ancient stone circles in Wiltshire, England, is frequently jammed with traffic. (Which makes sense. The World Heritage Site, among Britain's top tourist attractions, pulls in more than 1.3 million visitors annually.) […]

The guardians of the liberal order now foresee its collapse

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

At his farewell address in Chicago earlier this week, President Obama offered a plaintive lament for a world under threat. He hailed the American-led creation of "a post-World War II order with other democracies, an order based not just on military power or national affiliations but built on principles." But, he warned, "that order is now being challenged." A […]

Amid Turkey’s media crackdown, Erdogan praises Trump for putting CNN reporter ‘in his place’

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is no friend of the media. Since an attempted coup against him in July, he has jailed at least 144 journalists and shuttered or seized control of more than 150 media companies, according to Human Rights Watch. Now he is praising U.S. President-elect Donald Trump for his aggressive tone toward American media. […]

This former British spy was identified as the Trump dossier source. Now he is in hiding.

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON — Even as the FBI and others dig into claims that Russia has a trove of compromising details on President-elect Donald Trump, another hunt was suddenly underway. This one seeks the former British intelligence officer who reportedly had a key role in drafting the classified dossier — and has now gone into hiding. On Wednesday, Christopher […]

In an unusual protest, two Indian soldiers post Facebook videos to air their pain. A nation listens.

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

NEW DELHI — It is rather unusual for serving Indian soldiers to complain publicly. But this week, two Facebook videos posted by Indian soldiers call the nation’s attention to their grievances. A widely shared video by an Indian soldier complaining about poor quality of food has stirred the public's conscience and left the authorities red-faced. […]

One of the most Catholic countries in the world will give free birth control to millions of women

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order directing government agencies to provide contraception to 6 million Filipino women who don't have access to birth control and other reproductive health-related services. Show More Summary

In Switzerland, Muslim parents can’t prevent their daughters from swimming with boys

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In 2008, a couple living in Basel, Switzerland, forbid their young daughters from attending school swim class. The Muslim parents didn't want their kids, 7 and 9, in the pool with boys. Officials made some accommodations — the girls could wear burkinis, they said, and they could change without boys present. But they had to come […]

San Escobar: How Poland’s foreign minister helped create a fake country

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This week, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski was in New York to lobby for a seat on the U.N. Security Council from 2018 to 2019. His efforts were going well, Waszczykowski told reporters on Tuesday. He had met with officials from nearly 20 countries, he said, including some Caribbean nations for the first time in Poland's diplomatic history. “For example, […]

Berlin to right-wing extremists: If you attack migrants, we’ll keep them here

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The attack on a Christmas market in Berlin last month, carried out by a Tunisian migrant who was denied asylum in Germany, has sparked demands that the German government move to deport its tens of thousands of failed asylum seekers more quickly. But some local governments are actually moving to keep some of those rejected […]

Britain’s opposition leader said he’d like to see a national maximum wage

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Many people around the world are aware of the concept of a minimum wage — the lowest remuneration that can legally be given to an individual — and there is relatively widespread acceptance of it. But how would people feel about a limit at the other end of the salary scale? On Tuesday, the leader of Britain's main opposition […]

Trump would join motley crew of nepotists with appointment of son-in-law

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The news of Ugandan strongman Yoweri Museveni elevating his son to a position of considerable power hit the news with little more than a thud Tuesday morning. Given that Uganda is ostensibly a democracy, the appointment should cause worry — but Museveni has been chipping away at his country's democratic institutions for more than two decades. […]

Ghana’s president plagiarized Clinton and George W. Bush word for word in his inauguration speech

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Ghana has long been one of Africa's bright spots, politically speaking. It is stable, if not prosperous, and has seen peaceful transitions of power since it became a democracy in 1992. And Saturday, Ghanaians gathered in Independence Square in the capital, Accra, to witness another: the inauguration of Nana Akufo-Addo as the country's fifth elected […]

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