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Blog Post Archive

If you don’t vaccinate your kids, Australia won’t pay for your child care

3 hours agoNews : BlogPost

In Australia, there used to be widespread agreement that vaccinating children against fatal diseases was a good thing. Kids got shots, and the rate of childhood diseases plummeted. But then things changed. In 1994, a group calling itself...Show More Summary

Trump called the news media an ‘enemy of the American People.’ Here’s a history of the term.

18 hours agoNews : BlogPost

President Trump is not known for his subtlety. But even by this standard, his tweet Friday night was extreme. Trump called the news media “the enemy of the American People.” The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People! — Donald J. Trump […]

Bill Gates: Bioterrorism could kill more than nuclear war — but no one is ready to deal with it

20 hours agoNews : BlogPost

A genetically engineered virus is easier to make and could kill more people than nuclear weapons — and yet no country on Earth is ready for the threat, Bill Gates warned world leaders Saturday. No one on his panel at the Munich Security Conference argued with him. “The next epidemic has a good chance of originating on […]

The Islamic State’s ‘business model’ is failing, study says

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

LONDON — When the Islamic State advanced in Syria and Iraq in 2014, its fighters looted banks, took over oil fields and kidnapped foreigners, seemingly without facing much resistance. But fortunes have changed, and the caliphate is now in deep financial trouble, according to a new study. The report, released by the London-based International Center for the Study […]

American wrestlers in Tehran welcomed with roses and selfies

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

The Americans were greeted in Iran with red roses, smiling fans and a barrage of selfies. No diplomatic crisis here. But that wasn't the case just two weeks ago. Back then — in the wake of President Trump's now-frozen travel ban — it didn't look like a group of U.S. wrestlers would be allowed to […]

Is it okay for a Christian to govern Muslims? An Indonesian election turns on that question.

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

JAKARTA, Indonesia — On a blisteringly hot day a few months ago, I joined a crowd of worshipers at Jakarta’s Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia, seating about 200,000. After Indonesia secured its independence from the Netherlands in 1949, the looming modernist building was envisioned as a monument to the country's extraordinary religious diversity: […]

The Syrian war isn’t stopping for Trump

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. So far, the most meaningful role played by President Trump in the miserable conflict in Syria has been his relentless demonization of Syrian refugees. But the […]

A Canadian school district won’t risk field trips to the U.S. after Trump’s executive order

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

A Canadian public school board is temporarily banning student travel into the United States, citing an uncertain political climate resulting from President Trump's now-frozen executive order on immigration. The Greater Essex County District...Show More Summary

Sweden’s ‘feminist’ government criticized for wearing headscarves in Iran

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

Over the weekend, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven led a Swedish delegation to Iran. Lofven was received warmly by the Islamic Republic's political elite — Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeted positively about his meeting with Lofven,...Show More Summary

Hunt for ‘the discovery of the 21st century’ starts again at King Tut’s tomb

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

CAIRO — Once again, the question seeks an answer: Is there a secret chamber inside what is arguably the world’s most famous tomb? Later this month, a team of Italian researchers is expected to enter the tomb of the boy-king Tutankhamun in Egypt’s famed Valley of the Kings. Once inside, they will use state-of-the-art radar […]

Europe is starkly divided over whether democracy is working

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON — Southern Europe is where democracy was once invented. But today, many there say that democracy isn't working for them. In a year where Britain's negotiations to leave the European Union will dominate headlines along with elections in France, Germany and the Netherlands, developments in southern Europe could go mostly unnoticed. Yet the continent's future may rest […]

Russian drone shows extent of the damage to Palmyra’s Roman amphitheater

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

  MOSCOW — The Russian Ministry of Defense on Monday released new video footage shot from a drone showing the partial destruction of the ancient Roman amphitheater in Palmyra, and warned that the Islamic State was mustering explosives to continue the destruction of the ancient city. The footage also showed the destruction of the city's tetrapylon, an […]

Smog and mirrors? China’s steel capacity cuts were fake, report says.

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

When it comes to steel, China is faking it. Faced with global condemnation for flooding world markets with cheap steel, China announced last year it had implemented ambitious cuts in steel capacity. But a new report by Greenpeace East Asia and Chinese consultancy Custeel says that number was largely smoke and mirrors. Many of the […]

Beyond Flynn, other ties bind the White House to the Kremlin

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. President Trump's national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, had a pretty wretched week. The Post's reporting revealed that Flynn, contrary to his and the White […]

Riots outside Paris after police claim an officer’s alleged rape of a black man was an accident

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

Thousands marched through the suburbs of Paris on Saturday, some burning cars and smashing bus shelters, after police claimed that the anal violation of a black man with a baton was an accident, not a rape. After a week of nightly clashes between officers and angry residents, Agence France-Presse reported, Saturday's huge protest began peacefully outside a courthouse in […]

Brazil’s huge corruption scandal is spreading to the rest of Latin America

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

LIMA, Peru — For more than two years the “Car Wash” corruption mega-scandal engulfing Odebrecht, Latin America’s largest construction company, has roiled Brazil. It contributed to the drive to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, landed numerous powerful people behind bars, helped stall the world’s ninth-largest economy, and led to a $3.5 billion corporate fine — a […]

A severely injured Iraqi toddler has been in the U.S. for three months — without his parents

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

Dilbireen Muhsin, a 2-year-old Iraqi Yazidi boy whose family fled a genocide perpetrated by the Islamic State a few years ago, has been without his parents for more than three months. The toddler has been living in Michigan with a woman who had agreed to take care of him while his parents were in Iraq, unable to […]

Discovery of intact WWII-era bomb under Greek gas station prompts mass evacuation

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

Workers expanding storage tanks at a busy gas station in Greece made a startling discovery last week: a giant unexploded bomb. Their discovery didn't avert a terrorist attack, however. In fact, the 375-pound, five-foot-long bomb was manufactured in the United States and dropped on the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki by the British air force during […]

A black man accused French police of raping him. Police claim it was an accident.

last weekNews : BlogPost

By the time Théo arrived at a French emergency room on Feb. 2, he was covered in blood. Doctors discovered that his primary injury had been caused by a police truncheon, one that had been forced inside the man’s rectum during a violent encounter with multiple officers in Aulnay-sous-Bois, a suburb north of Paris. Théo, […]

Less skin, more God and no racism: How Brazil’s left and right want to change Carnaval

last weekNews : BlogPost

You’ve seen the images of Brazilian Carnaval. A sea of people in the streets, oiled-up women samba-dancing at lightning speed and packs of trumpets, trombones and drums blasting out singalong songs. But this year, the annual tradition of full-throttle lascivious indulgence is showing signs of change as well. Brazil’s increasingly powerful evangelical church and its […]

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