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Why Austria is restoring a 1924 film that predicted the rise of the Nazis

9 hours agoNews : BlogPost

Few knew it when it first screened, but "The City Without Jews" offered a glimpse of the future. Shot in 1924 Vienna, the silent movie imagined a Jew-hating chancellor coming to power in a city named Utopia. He blames his society's woes on its Jewish population, using smears to foment widespread anti-Semitism. Some of the details of the 70-minute film were […]

‘Rhetoric of fascism’ is rising in U.S. and Europe, says U.N. rights chief

10 hours agoNews : BlogPost

The values and politics that underpin inclusive, peaceful societies “risk being swept away,” warned Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, the United Nations human rights chief, in a statement ahead of the annual global commemoration of Human Rights Day this Saturday. "2016 has been a disastrous year for human rights across the globe,” Zeid said in Geneva. He pointed to a […]

A British tabloid stumbles into Burma’s battle over ‘fake news’

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On Wednesday, the Daily Mail published an article online with the headline: "Heartbreaking images show 'Rohingya toddler tortured with a stun gun by laughing Burmese soldier' as Burma continues crackdown on the country's Muslim minority."...Show More Summary

The British government doesn’t agree with its top diplomat about Saudi Arabia

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At the start of 2016, few thought that Boris Johnson, Britain's foreign secretary, and President-elect Donald Trump would be in the positions they are now as the year comes to an end. Astonishing electoral outcomes — the surprise win of the Brexit camp in Britain's June referendum and Trump's victory Nov. 8 — vaulted unorthodox politicians […]

Paris is so smoggy that the city will pay for your bus fare

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PARIS — As the fabled City of Light faces its highest pollution levels in more than a decade, authorities have banned half of its drivers from city streets and made public transportation free to accommodate the overflow. Experts say the unusually smoggy skies are a function of emissions from power plants, traffic and heating — particularly […]

The only U.S. politician to vote against war with Japan 75 years ago was this remarkable woman

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The day after Japan launched its brazen, epoch-defining assault on Pearl Harbor, American legislators voted for war almost unanimously. There was only one congressional dissenter: Jeannette Rankin, a Montana Republican and a committed pacifist who had also voted against World War I. Show More Summary

Philippine President Duterte unveils his Trump impression, complete with profanities

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

In the short time since the American presidential election, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump appear to have formed a bond. Now Duterte has taken the relationship further — with a public impression of the real estate tycoon's distinctive speaking style. Show More Summary

Pope Francis may also be worried about fake news

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

Pope Francis joined the list of prominent world leaders to decry “disinformation” in the media, a leitmotif of 2016. In an interview with Belgian Catholic weekly Tertio, the pontiff warned against the temptation to indulge in scandal and to trade in false allegations. “I think the media have to be very clear, very transparent, and not […]

Theresa May’s $1,200 leather pants sparked debate, but David Cameron’s suits cost far more

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

Since she entered office in July, there has been a lot of interest in the clothes worn by Theresa May, Britain's second female prime minister. Part of this is understandable. May is an unusual politician in fashion terms, because she actually seems to pay attention to fashion. She subscribes to Vogue and is a fan of Vivienne Westwood, […]

‘No one eats alone’: Muslim-owned restaurant offers free Christmas meal for homeless, elderly

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

The London restaurant's offer started with a simple note, handwritten on a sheet of white paper. “No one eats alone on a Christmas Day!” it read, with the exclamation point modified so that it included a heart. “We are here to sit with you..?.?. Any homeless or elderly are welcomed.” The note went on […]

75 years ago, what if Japan never attacked Pearl Harbor?

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

Few events in World War II were as defining as the Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. The "date which shall live in infamy" — as President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously put it — prompted the American entry into the war, subdued an entrenched isolationist faction in the country's politics, and, in the long run, prefigured Washington's assumption of […]

Chinese firm buys British pub where Xi Jinping and David Cameron had fish and chips

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

There are few things more British than a traditional countryside pub. So when Chinese President Xi Jinping visited then-Prime Minister David Cameron at the official country house retreat, Chequers, last October, the pair decided to take a short stroll to the local inn, where they each enjoyed a pint of ale and some fish and chips. The highly […]

The war-crimes trial riveting Uganda: Can a perpetrator also be a victim?

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

KAMPALA, Uganda — More than two decades ago, Dominic Ongwen was a boy on his way to school in northern Uganda when he was abducted by the brutal rebel group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army and turned into a child soldier. Over the next 25 years, he rose to become the group's most senior commander […]

Who put a golden statue of Netanyahu in Tel Aviv?

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

JERUSALEM – Like something out of a mystical biblical tale, Israelis awoke Tuesday morning to find that a giant golden statue of their prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is standing luminous and solitary in a central Tel Aviv square. The 14-foot gilded effigy, reminiscent of self-serving statues once erected by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, caught officials and […]

Turkey condemns state of press freedom in Europe and the U.S.

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

Facing a barrage of criticism from myriad governments in the West over its arrest and detention of journalists, Turkey issued a defiant riposte over the weekend, pointing to European and U.S. hypocrisy when it comes to press freedoms. Show More Summary

Q&A with former Israeli peace negotiator Tzipi Livni: ‘Israel needs to decide its own policy’

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

JERUSALEM – The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fretting over what President Obama may or may not do in the waning days of his administration. Will Obama endorse a U.N. resolution enshrining a rough outline for what a two-state solution to the long-running Israel-Palestinian conflict should look like — regarding future borders, the […]

Liberland, a country that may not exist, says it hopes to build close ties to Trump White House

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

In the global flurry of post-election diplomatic activity, there's a lot of uncertainty, but Vit Jedlicka says his country is excited to work with President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration. “There are many ties and shared...Show More Summary

More than 80 psychiatric patients escaped from a Kenyan hospital while nurses went on strike

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

NAIROBI — For years, the Kenyan government has been mired in scandals of corruption and mismanagement. But that dysfunction is rarely as visible as it was in the Kenyan capital on Monday, when dozens of mentally ill patients escaped from Mathari Hospital, where nurses were on strike and refused to work. More than 80 patients, wearing their hospital-issued […]

Austria’s ‘Trump’ lost the presidential election. But liberals shouldn’t be celebrating.

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

There's a temptation to view the final result of Austria's presidential election as a clear win for the European Union and the continent's liberals. But that would be wrong. On Sunday, center-left politician Alexander Van der BellenShow More Summary

Boris Johnson, Britain’s top diplomat, flees live interview after being asked to name South Korean president

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

 .@DermotMurnaghan asked @BorisJohnson a couple of pub quiz questions - here's how he got on #Murnaghan — Murnaghan (@SkyMurnaghan) December 4, 2016 During a live interview on Britain's Sky News over the weekend,...Show More Summary

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