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Here’s what Trump said about the world — and what it means

10 hours agoNews : BlogPost

In his first presidential debate with Democrat Hillary Clinton on Monday night, Republican candidate Donald Trump played loose with the facts on how China is devaluing its currency, made an apparent shift in position on continuing to fund NATO defense of European allies and seemed to call for China to invade North Korea. Washington Post correspondents […]

U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism,’ says U.N. panel

13 hours agoNews : BlogPost

The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva. This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations' Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, a body that reports to the international organization's High Commissioner on Human […]

The tangled escapades of ‘Germany’s James Bond,’ now on trial for tax evasion

13 hours agoNews : BlogPost

The name is Mauss, Werner Mauss. Also, Dieter Koch, Klaus Mollner and Richard Nelson. In a tale ripe for Ian Fleming's pen, a renowned former German spy has been charged with tax evasion under four of his numerous aliases. The 76-year-old Mauss, who claims involvement in "the smashing of more than one hundred criminal groups and the […]

Trump and Clinton didn’t discuss Aleppo once during last night’s presidential debate

15 hours agoNews : BlogPost

The first presidential debate had many globetrotting moments: the battle against the Islamic State, support for the NATO alliance, North Korea's nuclear program and the deal to limit the one in Iran. One locale was conspicuously absent: the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, where rebel-held zones face a renewed onslaught by Syrian and Russian forces […]

Did Trump really just suggest that China should invade North Korea?

21 hours agoNews : BlogPost

TOKYO – How do you solve a problem like North Korea? It’s a problem that has befuddled American presidents for decades. Well, Donald Trump, has a new idea. In the first debate Monday night, the Republican candidate appeared to suggest that China should invade North Korea. “You look at North Korea, we're doing nothing there,” […]

Trump’s DNC hacking defense sounds a lot like Putin’s DNC hacking defense

21 hours agoNews : BlogPost

Russia. China. A 400-lb man sitting in bed. All suspects in the hack of the Democratic National Committee this summer, Donald Trump said during Monday evening's presidential debate. Who did it? We may never know, according to Trump. It's part of a one-two combination to turn the hacking attacks back against the Clinton campaign, and very similar to an argument made […]

In the debate, Trump shifts on NATO, to the relief of Europe

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

BRUSSELS — Republican nominee Donald Trump said during Monday's presidential debate that he was "all for NATO,” a shift that was likely to offer a mix of relief and confusion to U.S. military allies around the world. In doing so, Trump backed down from his suggestion over the summer that he would check whether U.S. allies "fulfilled their obligation to […]

Trump says China is ‘the best ever’ at devaluing its currency: that’s no longer true

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

Donald Trump took less than ten seconds in Monday’s presidential debate to attack China. “You look at that China’s doing to our country in terms of making our product, they’re devaluing their currency and there’s nobody in our government to fight them. We have a very good fight, we have a winning fight. Because they […]

The first Trump-Clinton debate: Beware these foreign policy myths

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

The American presidential candidates finally face off Monday night in a debate that, as my colleagues put it, already seems skewed in Donald Trump's favor. "Many reporters have set the bar unfairly low for Donald Trump ahead of tonight’s presidential debate," writes The Washington Post's James Hohmann, "raising the specter that pundits will declare him […]

The ancient tragedy John Kerry used to explain Syria

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

"This could be like Carthage with the Romans," he said.

The latest idea to save the E.U.: Give 18-year-olds a free ride to travel the continent

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON — Younger people used to be the main supporters of the European Union. But as the continent continues to struggle with existential problems that include economic crises and growing nationalism, the continent's youth is becoming disillusioned, according to a recent Eurobarometer survey. Show More Summary

South Africa’s student protests are part of a much bigger struggle

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

JOHANNESBURG — Hundreds of students at universities across South Africa have blockaded roads and clashed with police this week, protesting for the right to free education and against deeper inequities in a year-long movement that has come to be known as #FeesMustFall. Last October, university students brought a number of campuses to a standstill, protesting […]

‘We will give him a family’: A 6-year-old boy writes Obama about having a refugee ‘brother’

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

For many of us, the images of 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh, injured, ashen, and bewildered after an airstrike in Aleppo last month, crystallized the horror of Syria's civil war. It made us wonder, again, how that horror might be stopped. For Alex, a 6-year-old from Scarsdale, N.Y., it called upon an even deeper sense of responsibility and […]

Watch the Dalai Lama mock the shape of Donald Trump’s mouth

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

We have to say, we're pretty impressed by the @dalailama's impression of Donald Trump!@PiersMorgan pic.twitter.com/LAot1UP1XY — Good Morning Britain (@GMB) September 22, 2016 The Dalai Lama appeared on British morning television Wednesday for a wide-ranging interview with former tabloid editor and CNN anchor Piers Morgan. Show More Summary

Chinese teen starves mother to death in fury at brutal Internet addiction boot camp

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

A 16-year-old Chinese girl starved her mother to death after tying her to a chair for a week, in fury at being sent to an Internet addiction treatment center where she was beaten and mistreated, Chinese media reported. Treatment centers aimed at curing teens of Internet addiction or other behavioral problems have become  popular in […]

Duterte mocks woman senator investigating Philippine killings as ‘screwing her driver’ and nation

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, has already lobbed insults in the direction of President Obama, Pope Francis and the European Union. Thursday's target: a Philippine senator investigating the violent deaths of some 3,000 people possibly linked to Duterte's calls for anti-crime purges. Show More Summary

Q&A with Turkey’s E.U. affairs minister

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

ISTANBUL — Turkish E.U. Affairs Minister Omer Celik recently sat down for an interview with The Washington Post. What follows is an excerpt from the discussion. Are Turkey’s ties to the West weakening after the coup attempt? What cannot be questioned is the fact that Turkey is an integrated member of the Western alliance. Turkey […]

Hungary mimics Trump, repeats message that London and other European cities are ‘no-go zones’

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

A Hungarian pamphlet showing migrant "no-go zones" across Europe - being distributed ahead of the country's referendum on refugee quotas pic.twitter.com/liiDm2sj1r — Secunder Kermani (@SecKermani) September 20, 2016 Hungary's right-wing government is intensifying its anti-migrant rhetoric ahead of an Oct. Show More Summary

Now you can be jailed in Zimbabwe for flying its flag

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

Six months ago, a Zimbabwean pastor named Evan Mawarire posted some videos on YouTube. He was fed up with the corruption and brutality of his country's government, which has been led by Robert Mugabe for more than 36 years. Mugabe is now a frail 92-year-old, but he retains a stranglehold on power. In the videos, Mawarire […]

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