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On Tiananmen Square anniversary, detentions in China and candlelight vigil in Hong Kong

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Police detained at least 11 Chinese activists after a pair of small events to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, according to human rights groups and activists. Meanwhile, thousands gathered in Hong Kong for the annual candlelight vigil to remember the events of June 4, 1989, […]

A polling shift suggests Britain’s election may be more exciting — and unpredictable — than expected

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

When Britain's June 8 snap election was announced just a few weeks ago, the outcome seemed a done deal. Prime Minister Theresa May would extend her Conservative government's majority in Parliament — a move that would help her push through some of the trickier parts of the ongoing Brexit negotiations. For Jeremy Corbyn, the divisive […]

The West is indifferent to Afghanistan and Iraq’s world of terror

2 months 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. It's a truism that the world has grown numb to terrorist attacks outside the West. When the Islamic State set off a car bomb […]

Lebanon bans ‘Wonder Woman’ in protest against Israeli actress Gal Gadot

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

A social media campaign to ban the screening of the upcoming Warner Bros. film “Wonder Woman” in Lebanese theaters claimed victory Wednesday. It was a reminder that anti-Israel sentiment still courses through Lebanon a decade after the last war between the two countries. The film's eponymous role is played by Gal Gadot, an Israeli who like […]

Coptic Christians describe bus attack in Egypt: ‘Even the little children were targets’

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

The passengers on the bus heard a noise and thought a tire had exploded. One young man got up to see what had happened, and why there was so much smoke. But before he could open the door, a bullet smashed the glass and hit him in the head. Several gunmen dressed in military-style uniforms […]

Indian teens pick up the phone to save their friends from child marriage

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Two months ago, an Indian police officer set up a new helpline that people could call to report child marriages. And then, teenagers started calling. According to The Hindu newspaper, police are receiving more tip-offs than ever about illegal child marriages in remote, rural areas after a campaign in high schools in the Kalaburagi district […]

Why Nicaragua and Syria didn’t join the Paris climate accord

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

President Trump is nearing a decision on whether to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. If he decides to leave the landmark international commitment designed to combat global warming, the United States will break ranks with more than 190 other nations. In fact, only two nations are currently not part of the agreement: Syria and Nicaragua. As […]

How terrorists warp the meaning of Ramadan to justify their atrocities

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

For Muslims, the month of Ramadan is a time to reread the Koran, focus on one's faith, be charitable and commune with family and friends in celebration of life and God. The belief is that acts of piety, or even everyday kindnesses, are rewarded more generously by the Almighty during Ramadan. Terrorists, particularly members of the Islamic […]

A song that calls Britain’s Theresa May a liar is climbing the charts — but it isn’t being played on the radio

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

“Liar Liar GE2017" is one of the most popular songs in Britain this week. At the time of writing, the song is No. 2 on iTunes U.K.'s download chart, second only to another big song of the moment: ‘Despacito’ by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber. The track, written and performed by the group Captain […]

Duterte attacks Chelsea Clinton by bringing up her father’s philandering

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

DAVAO, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte returned to his home city of Davao on Wednesday to celebrate the 119th anniversary of the Philippine Navy, and used the occasion to attack Chelsea Clinton for criticizing his comments about rape. “When your father, the president of the United States, was screwing Lewinsky and the girls there in the White […]

Trump’s pro-Saudi, pro-Russia, anti-Europe foreign policy

2 months 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. To state the blindingly obvious: President...Show More Summary

Officials knew about India’s first Zika case for months. But they didn’t tell anybody.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Officials in India knew about the country’s first case of Zika virus infection months ago. But they didn't alert the public because they didn’t want “people to start panicking,” one health official said this week. Three confirmed cases of Zika infections in the western Indian state of Gujarat were reported by the World Health Organization in an […]

Even Angela Merkel’s political rivals are on her side against Trump

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

As they campaign against each other ahead of national elections in September, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her chief political rival, Martin Schulz, find themselves united in opposition to President Trump. Speaking at a beer hall rally in Munich on Sunday, Merkel suggested that the era when Europe could rely on the United States may be coming to […]

Can Brazil’s president survive the latest scandal? Here are 4 ways he could fall.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazilian President Michel Temer was already a weak leader when secret tapes surfaced this month reportedly catching him in a conversation that sounds like a casual endorsement of political bribery. Now he’s really wobbling. His allies in Brazil's Congress are abandoning him, while others are pushing for his impeachment. Protests in the capital on […]

Duterte jokes that his soldiers can rape women under martial law in the Philippines

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Three days after declaring martial law in the rebellious southern Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his troops to crush the militants, and gave a speech to inspire them: “You can arrest any person, search any house,” Duterte told the soldiers Friday. “I alone would be responsible” for anything they did under martial law, he said. “I will go to […]

Trump said he would ‘take out’ the families of ISIS fighters. Did an airstrike in Syria do just that?

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Back when he was still a candidate and not president of the United States, Donald Trump had a suggestion for winning the battle against the Islamic State: “Take out their families.” “The other thing with the terrorists is you have to take out their families, when you get these terrorists, you have to take out […]

America’s past and future collide on a single day in Europe

2 months 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. Call it a tale of two presidents. On the same day that President Trump visits the gleaming new NATO headquarters in Brussels, his predecessor will […]

An American president will speak in Germany on Thursday, and it’s not Trump

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes then-President Barack Obama as he arrives for a meeting of European leaders on Nov. 18, 2016, at the Chancellery in Berlin. (John MacDougall/AFP) As President Trump marks his first official visit to Europe with a high-level trip at the new NATO headquarters Thursday, he risks being overshadowed by an awkwardly-timed trip […]

‘We had to pull nails out of children’s faces’: Homeless men helped after Manchester blast

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Chris Parker came to Manchester Arena as an anonymous beggar, positioning himself near the crowd of exiting Ariana Grande fans in hopes that he might pocket some spare change. He left the arena distraught after having witnessed the kind of carnage more typically seen in fields of combat. Sometime in between, the 33-year-old homeless man […]

Armed troops guard Buckingham Palace and other London landmarks after Manchester attack

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON — After Monday night's suicide attack in Manchester, in which at least 22 people were killed, Prime Minister Theresa May raised Britain's terror threat from “severe” to “critical,” suggesting that another attack was 'imminent' and that the 22-year-old suspect may have been working as part of a broader network. For the first time in more than […]

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