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Blog Post Archive

A man played ‘Pokémon Go’ in a Russian church. He may spend 3 1/2 years in prison for it.

4 hours agoNews : BlogPost

Last summer, Ruslan Sokolovsky entered the imposing Church of All Saints in Yekaterinburg, a city about 1,000 miles east of Moscow. The Russian Orthodox church holds special meaning for some, because it was supposedly built on the site where the last czar of Russia, Nicholas II, was murdered along with his family. But Sokolovsky wasn't […]

Turkey just banned Wikipedia, labeling it a ‘national security threat’

18 hours agoNews : BlogPost

If you try to open up Wikipedia in Turkey right now, you'll turn up a swirling loading icon, then a message that the server timed out. Turkey has blocked Wikipedia. If you're inside the country, you can only access the online encyclopedia through a virtual private network connection to a system outside the country. Turkish officials […]

The ayatollah’s favorite didn’t do so well Friday’s Iranian presidential debate

22 hours agoNews : BlogPost

Just a few days ago, hard line cleric Ebrahim Raisi was the contender to watch in the race to unseat Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. By the weekend, his candidacy was already in doubt. In the harsh, fast-paced politicking typical of Iran’s campaign season, Raisi's candidacy quickly foundered after his poor performance in a live television debate. […]

Will terror-stricken Nice turn to Marine Le Pen for president?

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

NICE, France — Marine Le Pen chose a pointed location for the first rally since the first round of France’s presidential election: Nice, where a Tunisian-born man killed 86 people last year by driving a truck into beachfront crowds celebrating Bastille Day. Calling Nice a “martyr city of Islamic terrorism,” Le Pen told thousands who packed […]

Russia blames the U.S. after protesters storm Macedonia’s parliament

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

After masked protesters stormed Macedonia's parliament in the capital Skopje on Thursday evening to attack opposition lawmakers, Russia's foreign ministry has blamed the United States and the European Union for the political turmoil....Show More Summary

Austria’s president suggested that every woman should wear a headscarf to fight Islamophobia

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen has ignited debate in Europe after video appeared to show him supporting a woman's right to wear an Islamic headscarf — and suggesting that all women should wear a headscarf to battle prejudice against Muslims. Speaking to students at the House of the European Union in Vienna on March 24, Van der […]

London’s Garden Bridge proposal is scrapped after Mayor Khan withdraws support

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON — London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Friday withdrew his support for a proposed garden bridge across the River Thames, saying City Hall would not provide the financial guarantees for construction and maintenance costs. Khan's move means that it’s very unlikely that the tree-lined pedestrian crossing, an idea dreamed up by the British actress Joanna Lumley, […]

A top Venezuelan official’s son makes video plea for his dad to “end the injustice”

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

BOGOTA — Venezuelan protesters have been trying for weeks to march to the offices of Tarek Saab, the government’s human rights ombudsman, and every time their path has been blocked by riot police and tear gas. But a new messenger took up their cause this week: Saab’s son. In a video posted to YouTube on […]

German army officer disguised himself as refugee to carry out terrorist attack, investigators say

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

BERLIN — Police on Wednesday arrested a German army officer suspected of posing as a Syrian refugee to carry out an attack that would be blamed on migrants. According to the Frankfurt prosecutors in charge of the investigation, the 28-year-old, whose name wasn't revealed in accordance with local customs, lived an incredible double life: He registered […]

Over 1,000 migrants and refugees have died crossing the Mediterranean so far this year

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

According to the International Organization for Migration, 1,089 migrants are believed to have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea since Jan. 1. Of that number, just over a thousand (1,002) are thought to have died while trying to make the journey along the central Mediterranean route between Libya and Italy. Thirty-seven more died on […]

A HuffPost column calling to disenfranchise white men is declared hate speech in South Africa

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

When HuffPost expanded last year into a country still lurching past a history of racism and apartheid, its new South African editor promised honesty and “solutions-based journalism.” Two weeks ago, a solution to global inequality was proposed in the site's opinion section: Ban white men from voting. Not just in South Africa, but everywhere. Not […]

A Thai man hanged his infant daughter on Facebook Live — then hanged himself, reports say

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

A man in Thailand reportedly hanged his 11-month-old daughter while broadcasting on Facebook Live on Monday and then hanged himself in what the social media company has called a “appalling incident” amid a recent string of live-streamed tragedies. The Nation, a Thai news website, reported that the man, who was identified as Wuttisan Wongtalay and whose […]

A child in Yemen dies every 10 minutes as humanitarian aid falls short by 85%, U.N. says

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

The head of the United Nations stood in front of a room full of global leaders on Tuesday and made a plaintive plea: “On average, a child under the age of 5 dies of preventable causes in Yemen every 10 minutes,” António Guterres said. “This means 50 children in Yemen will die during today’s conference, and […]

Brazilian prison gang suspected in Paraguay’s ‘heist of the century’

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

MEXICO CITY -- The commando-style raid in the early hours of Monday unfolded with military might and coordination. Dozens of gunmen blocked highways, burned trucks and cars, sealing off the perimeter of their target for hundreds of yards. The assailants, who were wearing flak jackets and driving in armored vehicles, used explosives and.50 caliber […]

Nervous over North Korea, Japan issues guidelines for missile attack

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

The government is preparing its citizens to be ready in case a missile hits Japan.

Trump races an imaginary deadline to get his border wall on track

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. President Trump is nearing his 100th day in office this week, but there's apparently anxiety in the White House that not enough has been […]

A painting stolen by Nazis is up for auction — despite a Jewish family’s demand for its return

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

As the Nazis marched toward France, the Schloss family knew Hitler's agents would come for their father's art. Adolphe Schloss, a Jewish art collector, had compiled more than 300 paintings by Flemish and Dutch artists — still regarded as one of the best collections of his time. When he died, he left the collection to […]

France’s far-left failed to get its ‘Bernie Sanders’ elected. The far-right could be the winner.

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

PARIS — When far-leftist candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon failed to advance into the second round of the French election Sunday night, his supporters did not only bemoan the defeat of their Bernie Sanders. They also had to accept that their project to radically change French democracy seemed to have failed. At least for now. Four hours after exit polls […]

After years of hiding their relationship, Brigitte and Emmanuel Macron enter the political stage together

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

PARIS — When French voters are asked to describe the centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, age appears to be a defining characteristic in several ways. The 39-year-old Macron could become the youngest contemporary French president. He would also be accompanied into the Élysée Palace by his wife, Brigitte, who is 24 years older than he is. Both […]

French election: How the pollsters got the last laugh

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

The results of the first round of the French election came late Sunday: Of the 11 candidates, independent centrist Emmanuel Macron came out on top, followed closely by far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Both progress to a second round of voting, set for May 7. It's a landmark election that saw France's main political groupings […]

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