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Mexican government’s ‘tired,’ but not the protesters

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

MEXICO CITY — "Enough, I'm tired," Mexico's attorney general, Jesús Murillo Karam, said at the end of a grisly hour-long news conference Friday during which he explained how 43 missing students from Guerrero state were probably shot, burned and dumped in a river by drug gangsters working in cahoots with corrupt police. The offhand remark has […]

4 stories to watch at the APEC Summit in Beijing

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

On Monday in Beijing, leaders and dignitaries from 21 countries will convene at the annual two-day Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. APEC, as a bloc, represents more than half of the world’s GDP and some 44 percent of its total trade. Its relevance is felt most keenly at these high-powered meetings, which are punctuated each […]

A South Korean school says Irish teachers can’t be counted on to stay sober. Discuss.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Irish woman rejected for S. Korea teaching job "due to the alcholism nature of your kind" - http://t.co/5FXXNjgRxP pic.twitter.com/qQCjsgQoBv — Steve Herman (@W7VOA) November 5, 2014 Over the past few days, the Internet has been ablaze with the story of the Irish woman denied a job in South Korea due to her nation's reputation for […]

Snoop Dogg loves Belarus

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Snoop Dogg loves Belarus — so much so that he is endorsing a line of clothing and accessories bearing traditional Belarusian-style prints. The hip-hop icon promoted the “Snoop loves Belarus” collection on his Instagram account this week, also linking to the online collection of red-and-white T-shirts, backpacks, and laptop and iPhone cases. The line is […]

Tower of London’s stunning poppy installation creates national sensation

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON -- Standing in the Tower of London moat alongside three generations of his family, David Woodrow stared out at a sea of red ceramic poppies and struggled to hold back the tears. The poppy exhibition at the Tower of London has become a national sensation, with some 4 million people expected to have seen […]

How The Post covered the fall of the Berlin Wall, 25 years ago

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

  "None of us could really believe it." The world was taken by surprise when the sudden announcement about an opening between East and West Berlin was made 25 years ago. The best known division between East and West Europe was about to crumble, signaling a significant step in the reunification of Europe. Here is a look […]

Map: The countries that recognize Palestine as a state

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Last week, Sweden became the 135th member of the United Nations to officially recognize Palestine as an independent state. The act sparked a tetchy diplomatic incident with Israel, which WorldViews discussed here. On the ground, a separate, viable Palestinian state is far from a reality. Israel occupies the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and it partially blockades the […]

Vladimir Putin says love is the meaning of life

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Vladimir Putin, a man well-known for his love of history and geopolitics, revealed another side to himself Friday. While giving a speech at the Russian Geographical Society, Putin spelled out the heart of his philosophy: the power of love. "The meaning of our whole life and existence is love," Putin told his audiences. "It is […]

No more ‘scientific research’ for Putin — for now

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Russian President Vladimir Putin is almost as well-known to Western audiences for his photo ops, such as a 2012 hang-gliding flight with a flock of cranes, as he is for his role in tense diplomatic standoffs. But Putin will not be returning to the Siberian skies to lead migratory birds to safety, or participating in […]

What’s making Saudi Arabia uneasy these days? Just about everything.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

A reliable barometer of Saudi Arabia’s political comfort level is how quickly the country responds to difficult news. When the ruling monarchy feels secure, the wait can be long for an official statement or the Saudi spin on events. On Wednesday, however, Saudi officials were unusually fast with details after a fire engulfed a diesel […]

The eccentric Uruguayan president’s VW Beetle is for sale. Starting price: $1 million.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

For Sale: baby blue 1987 Volkswagen Beetle, good condition, original owner. $1,000,000/OBO. No Carfax. Let the bidding begin! Now, it should be noted that the seller of this million-dollar Beetle is the 79-year-old outgoing president of Uruguay, Jose Mujica. He said this week in an interview with the magazine Búsqueda that a wealthy sheik recently offered him $1 […]

The 5 U.S.-listed terrorist groups in the fight against the Islamic State

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Among the many complexities raised by the ongoing bloodshed in Iraq and Syria are the winding, shifting battle lines of the conflict, which has pitted a host of governments and ethnic and sectarian factions against each other. The jihadists of the Islamic State control a vast swath of territory in both countries and have set about targeting ethnic minorities, […]

4 simple lessons the world could learn from German reunification

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

One day after the fall of the Berlin Wall, on Nov. 9, 1989, former West German chancellor Willy Brandt said: "Now what belongs together will grow together." With the opening of the border, communism in East Germany was doomed. But has Germany grown together, as Brandt predicted? Last week, WorldViews explained how eastern and western Germany are still divided in some […]

David Cameron wants a ‘British Asian’ prime minister. Don’t hold your breath.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

On Wednesday at the annual GG2 Leadership Awards, an event that aims to "highlight and showcase ethnic achievement, talent and leadership," British Prime Minister David Cameron gave a glimpse of what he hoped for the future of British leadership. "One day, I want to hear that title Prime Minister followed by a British Asian name," the Conservative […]

Seeking a new cabinet, Yemen’s prime minister turns to an unlikely place: Facebook

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Democracy at its purest in a country roiled by unrest? A foolhardy appeal to populism? Smart jobs plan? Khaled Bahah, the newly appointed prime minister of Yemen, has asked his Facebook followers to assist him in selecting his new cabinet -- as in, the one in charge of running the country. "Participate, as a citizen, […]

Gay rights in eastern Europe just took a big step forward

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

MOSCOW – In a significant step for gay rights in eastern Europe, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics  announced Thursday that he is gay, instantly making himself one of the highest-profile advocates in a region that still has deeply conservative social attitudes. Show More Summary

Why are global oil prices dropping? Vladimir Putin has a theory.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

MOSCOW — Global oil prices have been plummeting, and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday offered a theory why: politics. Oil prices fell to a four-year low this week, and that has further tightened the screws on Russia’s economy, already hit hard by sanctions and fears of recession. The Russian ruble has been plummeting, in part […]

Will Burma end one of the world’s longest wars?

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

RANGOON -- In a grim scene earlier this week, the body of a journalist slain in the custody of the Burmese military was exhumed from a grassy grave and taken to a hospital for an autopsy. The freelance journalist, Par Gyi, better known by the pseudonym Aung Kyaw Naing, had been arrested covering ethnic clashes […]

The 400-year-old tradition that led a British town to burn Vladimir Putin in effigy

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

It was striking to see a huge statue, perhaps 20 feet tall, of Vladimir Putin parading through the streets of an English town on Wednesday. Putin, bare-chested and holding a rifle, is standing atop a wrecked aircraft: a macabre reference to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, allegedly shot down by Kremlin-backed separatists in Ukraine this summer, […]

China unveils a new anti-drone laser, but it’s the growing Chinese drone fleet that matters

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

A report in China's state media earlier this week revealed that China had successfully tested a new "home-made laser defense system" capable of shooting down drones. Xinhua news agency cited the progress made by one of the country's leading scientific academies: The machine is able to shoot down various small aircraft within a two-kilometer radius […]

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