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Blog Post Archive

Amid British vote over E.U. ties, another question: Where — and what — is European history?

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LONDON — A new museum planned for later this year by the European Parliament in Brussels seeks to recount 20th century Europe with a particular emphasis on postwar political and economic integration. Outside its doors, however, is another story: crises and challenges that have threatened the very core of European Union unity. An ongoing migrant crisis […]

Operation Croissant: France intervenes against Brexit

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LONDON -- As they do nearly every hour of every day, a troop of French citizens arrived at London’s St. Pancras station on Wednesday fresh off the Eurostar from Paris’s Gare du Nord, a mere two hours and 15 minutes to the south. These particular travelers, however, were on a mission: “Operation Croissant.” The day before […]

The world marks Jo Cox’s birthday, days after British politician was slain

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People around the world are planning birthday tributes for Jo Cox, a British member of parliament who died Thursday after being shot and stabbed. The rising Labour Party lawmaker would have turned 42 Wednesday, and international events in honor of Cox's birthday are planned in Beirut, Brussels, Melbourne, Nairobi and Washington D.C., according to media reports. The […]

Amjad Sabri, a beloved Sufi musician, is gunned down in Pakistan

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By firing at least three shots into a beloved musician's car in Pakistan's largest city, two gunmen ushered in one of the darker days in that country's quest for tolerance, art and peace. The man shot dead was Amjad Sabri, 45, part of a duo with his brother, and a son of one of Pakistan's […]

Ruth Davidson was the unlikely star in Britain’s last big Brexit debate

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LONDON — The last big Brexit debate before Britons hit the polls on Thursday covered familiar territory: Those campaigning to leave the European Union hammered home their “take back control” message, arguing that leaving the club was the only way for the United Kingdom to curb immigration. Those who want the U.K. to remain insisted that […]

Brexit: Heavy rain with a chance of leaving the E.U.

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LONDON--Once again, the Brits are talking about the weather -- this time for a reason. After all, it may just be the weather that decides the future of Britain's relationship with the European Union. On Thursday, when British voters will decide whether to remain in the 28-state bloc, the nation’s weather service has forecast showers […]

This has been the deadliest year for migrants in the Mediterranean. Here’s why.

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This year is turning out to be one of the deadliest for asylum-seekers who try to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. Halfway into the year, the number of dead has already reached about 2,800, compared to 1,800 during the same period last year, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). One of the […]

Brexit and the long, wistful dream of a ‘North American Union’

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The European Union has emerged as one of the most important supranational institutions in the world over the past few decades. This week, Britain will vote on whether to leave the institution. It's a move that could impact much of the globe — including people living in the United States. Despite this, Americans expressing their viewpoint […]

Kerry meets with diplomats urging more military action in Syria

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Secretary of State John F. Kerry met Tuesday morning with several of the diplomats who signed an internal memo urging the United States to use more military force in Syria to compel the government to abide by a truce and negotiate a political solution. A senior State Department official, speaking on the condition of anonymity […]

Seoul wants ‘smartphone zombies’ to read road signs instead

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Six years ago, less than 4 percent of South Koreans owned a smartphone. Today, that number is 88 percent. That means South Koreans have the highest smartphone ownership rate in the world. But with great distraction comes great danger. Government surveys have found that millions of South Koreans are "addicted" to smartphone usage, and many […]

Chinese bank manager spanks employees with a plank for not ‘exceeding themselves’

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The video is as strange as it is brutal. Posted to the Facebook page of China's state-run media organization, People's Daily, it shows a bank manager humiliating some of his employees. The video seems to have been taken by an employee watching the hazing, which took place publicly, on a stage. The manager accuses a […]

India’s ‘rock-star’ central banker quits, and his fans are devastated

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NEW DELHI -- When India’s central banker announced that he will be returning to teach in Chicago this September, many of his fans, including members of the Indian intelligentsia, were devastated. The 53-year old immensely popular governor of India’s Reserve Bank of India, Raghuram Rajan is a former finance professor at the University of Chicago. He is […]

Was the man who killed British MP Jo Cox a ‘loner’ or a terrorist?

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Tommy Mair, a 52-year-old man from the Yorkshire town of Birstall, has been named by British media as the man suspected of killing Member of Parliament Jo Cox in a shocking stabbing and shooting attack Thursday. Reporters are now poring over Mair's life and background. Details are just beginning to come out, painting a complicated picture of […]

Ramadan edict against eating in public infuriates some Muslims in Egypt

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During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the faithful abstain from food and drink from dawn until dusk. In Egypt, it is usually a time of unity and festivity, with little tension beyond family squabbles over food and the dozens of soap operas on TV to entertain people who are fasting. This year has been […]

Prince William gets royally schooled by his grandmother, the Queen

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Thanks to one person who managed to catch it on film, people are are able to enjoy a hilarious moment featuring Britain's royal family. While making an appearance at last week's Trooping the Color parade, the Queen was caught "scolding" Prince William on the Buckingham Palace balcony. In the clip below, William is seen sitting down and tending to his son, Prince […]

Pakistan uses 1.5 million Afghan refugees as pawns in dispute with U.S.

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For decades, Afghans fleeing conflict have found a tenuous haven in next-door Pakistan, which has allowed millions to settle there but periodically threatened to send them back. Now, amid new tensions with Washington over drone strikes and fighter jet subsidies, Pakistan says it plans to deport at least 1.5 million refugees within the next two […]

Did a U.S. neo-Nazi group inspire the murder of British MP Jo Cox?

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One day before Tommy Mair became a suspect in a murder, his neighbor in the northern English town of Birstall talked to him for the last time. "We had a normal conversation," Diana Peters recalled on Friday morning. Throughout the time she has known him, Mair seemed unhappy to her — but there were no indications he may […]

Is Brazil’s new government as tainted as the one it just forced out?

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Testimony released on Wednesday by a figure in Brazil’s enormous corruption scandal fingers some of the country’s most powerful politicians – including the interim president. More corruption allegations in Brazil. So what’s new? And why should anybody care? Here's why: If true, the testimony means that the party now running Brazil […]

Former Israeli defense minister calls Netanyahu a fearmonger who hypes threats

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JERUSALEM — Israel’s popular former defense minister, who was shoved aside last month by his boss, warned on Thursday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was a fearmonger who hypes threats against Israel in order to stay in power. It was a blunt, even bitter, declaration of political war by Moshe Yaalon against his former governing partner […]

American kills himself in Taiwan courtroom after drug conviction

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By the time authorities noticed that Tyrel Martin Marhanka had a sharp metal object in his hands, it was too late. The 41-year-old American — who was sitting in a courtroom in Taiwan during his sentencing on drug possession charges — plunged the object deep into his neck, unleashing a gush of blood, according to the […]

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