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Blog Post Archive

Poll: How Clinton supporters view the world differently that Sanders supporters

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

As the 2016 election season progresses, it has become readily apparent that supporters of Donald Trump view the world far more differently than other Republicans. A recent poll suggested that core Trump supporters were more likely to want the United States to take an active role in world affairs and that they had more negative […]

Bolivia’s president isn’t lowering his sights despite a scandal worthy of a telenovela

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Most democratic leaders would find their political ambitions curtailed by a referendum result spurning their plans for reelection. But Bolivia’s President Evo Morales is different. Despite a narrow loss in a February vote for a constitutional amendment to allow him to run for a fourth consecutive term, the left-wing populist appears intent […]

Germany has some of the world’s strictest gun laws, but illegal weapons remain a threat

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

BERLIN — Germany has one of the world's strictest gun laws. But that did not stop Friday's Munich attacker — an 18-year old dual Iranian-German national — from carrying out his shooting spree. The assailant most likely obtained his pistol illegally and did not have a license, German police officials said Saturday. That development could have worrisome implications for a […]

Venezuelan civil servants signed a petition to oust the president. Now they’re losing their jobs.

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

CARACAS, Venezuela — “You must know what you did,” Eva Belloso’s boss said to her when she was fired without notice this month after 24 years with Venezuela’s tax and customs service. Belloso, who was coordinator of legal services at Seniat (as the agency is known) in Zulia state, said she told her boss she […]

How Syrians are using the popularity of Pokémon Go to draw attention to children’s plight

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

#???????#PokemonInSyria #PokemonGO#PrayForSyria pic.twitter.com/6S72uNTuxB — ????? ??? ?????? (@RFS_mediaoffice) July 22, 2016 The images capture in stark relief the concurrent realities of 2016: As Pokémon Go sweeps the globe, war rages on in Syria, where more than 3.7 million children were born into the crosshairs of violence. Show More Summary

Mexico’s president apologized for a corruption scandal. But the nightmare goes on for the reporter who uncovered it.

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

MEXICO CITY — As he signed into law new anti-corruption measures earlier this week, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto took the opportunity to apologize for one of the defining scandals of his tenure: the purchase by his wife of a $7 million mansion through a favored government contractor. Peña Nieto acknowledged that the "White House" scandal, as […]

Trump’s bombast lands with a thud away from U.S. shores

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

COLOGNE, Germany — Donald Trump's alarmist angst has not spared some of America's key allies. Chancellor Angela Merkel might not have been pleased, for example, to hear that she was "ruining Germany," as Trump has suggested. Meanwhile,...Show More Summary

Trump blasts China, China, China in Republican convention speech

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

America can't pry its eyes away from the Republican National Convention. Nor, it seems, can China's Foreign Ministry. On Thursday morning, Asia time, state media published a rare official comment on the U.S. presidential election, blasting the GOP for making "groundless accusations" in its party platform and urging "rational" discussion. On Thursday night in Cleveland, […]

KFC and iPhones are the latest targets for Chinese nationalists

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

Since an international tribunal ruled last week against Beijing's claims to the South China Sea, Chinese nationalists have expressed their contempt in a number of ways. There have been condemnatory editorials in state media, an openShow More Summary

NATO allies respond to Trump’s suggestion that the U.S. might not protect them from Russia

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

Donald Trump has long suggested that he takes a skeptical view of the United States' alliances. However, in an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday evening, the Republican presidential nominee went further than before, appearing...Show More Summary

In Slovenia, people voice anger, ridicule and admiration for Melania Trump

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

In April, the Slovenian town of Sevnica appeared to be ready to split from the rest of the country -- and it was all thanks to Melania Trump. Sevnica, right in the center of Slovenia, with a population of 5,000, is her hometown. When the mayor announced on television that he would turn the local castle […]

An airstrike in Syria killed entire families instead of ISIS fighters

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

The airstrikes at dawn on Tuesday pulverized entire families, including young children. Families that were fleeing Islamic State fighters, but were instead mistaken for being those fighters. Depending on who you ask, the number of bodies found in the rubble is either 56, 85, 160 or 212. Pictures of the mangled bodies, covered in dust, lay testament to the carnage. […]

Turkish mayor calls for a ‘graveyard for traitors’ behind failed coup

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

Kadir Topbas, the mayor of Istanbul's metropolitan municipality, has declared his intent to create a separate plot to bury the corpses of soldiers who died while attempting a coup last week that ultimately failed. “I ordered a space to be saved and to call it ‘the graveyard for traitors.' The passersby will curse the ones buried there," Topbas […]

Almost one-third of Turkey’s top military officers charged in coup plot

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

Here's one of the many astonishing statistics generated by the ongoing purge of the Turkish state in the wake of last week's failed coup: At least 99 Turkish generals and admirals have been charged with involvement in the plot. That, according to the BBC, is almost a third of the country's pool of 356 top military officers. […]

How ISIS fighters from China differ from other foreign fighters

last weekNews : BlogPost

As the Islamic State's power grew dramatically over the past few years, the group's ability to attract foreign recruits to fight in Syria and Iraq has confounded observers. The threat posed by European and North American citizens who have traveled to join the group and may now help coordinate terrorist attacks back home is widely acknowledged. Show More Summary

After Qandeel Baloch’s death, Pakistan takes a small step to discourage ‘honor killings’

last weekNews : BlogPost

Qandeel Baloch was drugged and strangled by her brother because he perceived her actions to be dishonorable and un-Islamic. He felt entitled to kill her. In some ways, it was a typical instance of the more than 500 "honor killings" of women in Pakistan every year. Infractions against conservative values can be life threatening for […]

In first parliamentary joust, British Prime Minister Theresa May lets the zingers fly

last weekNews : BlogPost

LONDON — Britain’s new prime minister, Theresa May, has again confounded expectations. When she stood up at the dispatch box for her first Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, not many expected May — often described as a cautious, pragmatic politician — to let it rip during the high-profile weekly contest in the House of Commons. […]

How Monday’s train attack by a 17-year-old Afghan could change the German refugee debate

last weekNews : BlogPost

Germany has so far been spared a large-scale Islamist terror attack similar to the ones that targeted neighboring France and Belgium. But Monday's attack on a local German train by a 17-year-old Afghan refugee has added new fears over radicalized...Show More Summary

The U.S. tried to kill Erdogan, says editor-in-chief of Turkish daily

last weekNews : BlogPost

A column in a major Turkish daily claims the United States "planned" last week's failed coup and "tried to kill" Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Ibrahim Karagul, edit0r-in-chief of Yeni Safak, a right-wing newspaper, pinned the...Show More Summary

The families of British troops killed in Iraq are crowdfunding a legal case against Tony Blair

last weekNews : BlogPost

A group representing the families of British troops killed during the Iraq War has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help bring a civil case against government officials for their role in the conflict. The website for the crowdfunding effort names former prime minister Tony Blair specifically, though it adds that it hopes to bring legal proceedings against "any […]

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