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Blog Post Archive

Meet the British doctor who left his hospital job to join the Islamic State

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

LONDON-- Issam Abuanza was a doctor, working for Britain's National Health Service for seven years. A British citizen of Palestinian heritage, he worked in several hospitals in Britain, specializing in endocrinology, the study of hormones. But two years ago, according to an investigation by the BBC, he left his prestigious job -- and wife and two […]

The geopolitical guide on whether to wear a tie

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

On the sidelines of an international summit in Istanbul earlier this week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras shared a light-hearted exchange. Tsipras, a leftist, strode into a meeting room to shake the Turkish leader's hand. Erdogan stared somewhat nonplussed at Tsipras's unbuttoned collar. "Where is your tie?" he reportedly […]

London to start 24-hour subway service this summer

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON — Could London soon challenge New York's status as the city that never sleeps? The British capital will launch a 24-hour subway service starting in August, London’s new mayor, Sadiq Khan, announced Monday. London has the oldest subway system in the world, a vast spaghetti network of lines that ferry more than 4 million people across the […]

Pope says the ‘meeting is the message’ as he embraces leader of Islam’s oldest university

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

With a hugely symbolic hug and an exchange of kisses on the cheek, Pope Francis and the grand imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque, which houses a 1,000 year-old university, took a major step toward restoring relations between central institutions of the world's two largest faiths, Roman Catholicism and Sunni Islam. The two met privately for […]

Could a new smart cam designed for the blind help my dyslexic daughter?

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

JERUSALEM — At some point, after hours of speech therapy, countless consultations with child specialists and thousands of dollars spent without much progress to help my dyslexic daughter, Gefen, learn to read, I was at a loss for how to move forward. Despite my own passion for reading and writing, I was about to give […]

A Sherpa woman who works at a Connecticut 7-Eleven just climbed Everest for a record seventh time

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

Lhakpa Sherpa is the daughter of tea-house owners, and spent her childhood along a trekking route in an isolated village that hugs the steep slopes of the world's grandest mountain range, the Himalayas. From a young age, members of her family and others in the Sherpa ethnic community recognized her grittiness. Instead of sending her to school, […]

Brussels bomber’s brother wins Taekwondo championship gold and will soon head to the Olympics

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

One of the Laachraoui brothers took 14 lives when he detonated a suicide bomb at Brussels's airport on March 22. The other, two months later, was crowned Europe's Taekwondo champion and is on his way to the Olympics in Brazil in the summer. Mourad Laachraoui, the younger of the two, beat Spaniard Jesus Tortosa 6-3 in the 54 kg […]

Most people want to accept refugees, survey finds

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

A new survey of 27 countries found that significant majorities of people would welcome refugees into the country and even consider taking them into their home. The study, commissioned by Amnesty International, says four in five people "welcome refugees in their country, community or home." It's a statistic, the rights group argues, that shows how governments […]

A billionaire tycoon thinks Denmark, Norway and Sweden should be a single country

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

The Scandinavian countries of Sweden, Norway and Denmark are known around the world for their high standard of living and elegant furniture design. But all three countries have a little problem: Their populations are quite small. In fact, they may be smaller than you think: Sweden, the largest, has a population of around 9.5 million people, […]

Fellow leftist leader calls Venezuela’s president ‘crazy like a goat’

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

The South American leftist movement is facing some truly testing times. With the impeachment of Dilma Rouseff in Brazil, the replacement of the Kirchners in Argentina with a center-right president, and the implosion of Venezuela's economy...Show More Summary

North Korea’s anti-smoking campaign may have finally reached Kim Jong Un

last weekNews : BlogPost

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is not known for a clean, healthy  lifestyle. This is a young man whose ballooning waistline and sudden removal from the public eye almost two years ago was widely (if dubiously) attributed to a powerful addiction to Swiss cheese. Now, however, there is a widespread suspicion that the North Korean supreme […]

Trump wastes no time in blaming terrorism for EgyptAir crash

last weekNews : BlogPost

Analysts and officials are puzzling over what caused an EgyptAir flight to disappear from radar screens on Thursday. The jet, carrying 66 passengers, appears to have crashed while en route from Paris to Cairo shortly after entering Egyptian airspace over the Mediterranean Sea. The Airbus A320 is considered safe, reliable and capable of multiple short-haul trips […]

Meet the Donald Trumps of Europe

last weekNews : BlogPost

Europeans may be fretting about the rise of Donald Trump in the United States, but from Britain to Austria, the region is confronting its own surge of the populist right. The new breed of nationalist in Europe is more disarming than the frothing-at-the-mouth, angry orators who once held sway over the far right in the […]

What we know about missing EgyptAir flight MS804

last weekNews : BlogPost

An Egyptian airliner carrying 66 people from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar screens over the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday morning. Later Thursday, French President Francois Hollande confirmed that the airliner had crashed. Here's what we know so far: EgyptAir Flight 804 took off from Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport at 11:09 p.m. en route to Cairo. […]

Here’s the 523-year-old letter Christopher Columbus wrote after discovering the Americas

last weekNews : BlogPost

  A stolen copy of a rare 15th-century letter written by Christopher Columbus was repatriated to Italy this week and unveiled in a ceremony in Rome that was attended by U.S Ambassador John Phillips and Italian Culture Minister Enrico Franceschini. On his return voyage from the Caribbean in 1493, the Genoese explorer penned a letter to his […]

4 things you need to know about the Cossacks fighting Russia’s opposition groups

last weekNews : BlogPost

Today's Cossacks are a far cry from their Czarist-era ancestors, the fierce horsemen with woollen papakha hats, sabres and horsewhips, best known as a buffer force on the borders of the Russian Empire. But revival communities of Russians...Show More Summary

Pakistan’s plan for tackling deforestation: A billion trees

last weekNews : BlogPost

It's a rough life in Pakistan, even for a tree. The country's hills were once home to endless stretches of pine and fir, but these days Pakistan's forest cover is somewhere below 2 percent. In the United States, that number is roughly 33 percent and in India 23 percent. In an ambitious plan to counter this deforestation, which […]

The tragic story behind Justin Trudeau’s apology in Canada’s parliament

last weekNews : BlogPost

On Wednesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will deliver a formal apology in his country’s House of Commons for an incident that took place more than a century ago. In mid-May 1914, the Komagata Maru, a Japanese steamship, arrived in Vancouver after leaving Hong Kong in early April. On board were 376 passengers, most of […]

The release of a giant, unaltered portrait of Kim Jong Un had an inevitable response

last weekNews : BlogPost

Last week, North Korea took a step that surprised some outside analysts. It released a giant, high-resolution portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Remarkably, the photograph appeared not to have been digitally edited. This was the real Kim, flaws and all. It was a seemingly out-of-character move for a country with a long history of digitally […]

Keeping campaign promise, Justin Trudeau moves to protect transgender Canadians

last weekNews : BlogPost

OTTAWA — For almost a decade, Canada’s Conservative prime minister, Stephen Harper, consistently refused to march in the gay pride parades that are major summer events in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Justin Trudeau, then an opposition politician of the Liberal Party, always made a point of turning out. This summer, he plans to attend the Montreal […]

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