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Amid Turkey’s media crackdown, Erdogan praises Trump for putting CNN reporter ‘in his place’

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is no friend of the media. Since an attempted coup against him in July, he has jailed at least 144 journalists and shuttered or seized control of more than 150 media companies, according to Human Rights Watch. Now he is praising U.S. President-elect Donald Trump for his aggressive tone toward American media. […]

This former British spy was identified as the Trump dossier source. Now he is in hiding.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON — Even as the FBI and others dig into claims that Russia has a trove of compromising details on President-elect Donald Trump, another hunt was suddenly underway. This one seeks the former British intelligence officer who reportedly had a key role in drafting the classified dossier — and has now gone into hiding. On Wednesday, Christopher […]

In an unusual protest, two Indian soldiers post Facebook videos to air their pain. A nation listens.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

NEW DELHI — It is rather unusual for serving Indian soldiers to complain publicly. But this week, two Facebook videos posted by Indian soldiers call the nation’s attention to their grievances. A widely shared video by an Indian soldier complaining about poor quality of food has stirred the public's conscience and left the authorities red-faced. […]

One of the most Catholic countries in the world will give free birth control to millions of women

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order directing government agencies to provide contraception to 6 million Filipino women who don't have access to birth control and other reproductive health-related services. Show More Summary

In Switzerland, Muslim parents can’t prevent their daughters from swimming with boys

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

In 2008, a couple living in Basel, Switzerland, forbid their young daughters from attending school swim class. The Muslim parents didn't want their kids, 7 and 9, in the pool with boys. Officials made some accommodations — the girls could wear burkinis, they said, and they could change without boys present. But they had to come […]

San Escobar: How Poland’s foreign minister helped create a fake country

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

This week, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski was in New York to lobby for a seat on the U.N. Security Council from 2018 to 2019. His efforts were going well, Waszczykowski told reporters on Tuesday. He had met with officials from nearly 20 countries, he said, including some Caribbean nations for the first time in Poland's diplomatic history. “For example, […]

Berlin to right-wing extremists: If you attack migrants, we’ll keep them here

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

The attack on a Christmas market in Berlin last month, carried out by a Tunisian migrant who was denied asylum in Germany, has sparked demands that the German government move to deport its tens of thousands of failed asylum seekers more quickly. But some local governments are actually moving to keep some of those rejected […]

Britain’s opposition leader said he’d like to see a national maximum wage

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Many people around the world are aware of the concept of a minimum wage — the lowest remuneration that can legally be given to an individual — and there is relatively widespread acceptance of it. But how would people feel about a limit at the other end of the salary scale? On Tuesday, the leader of Britain's main opposition […]

Trump would join motley crew of nepotists with appointment of son-in-law

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

The news of Ugandan strongman Yoweri Museveni elevating his son to a position of considerable power hit the news with little more than a thud Tuesday morning. Given that Uganda is ostensibly a democracy, the appointment should cause worry — but Museveni has been chipping away at his country's democratic institutions for more than two decades. […]

Ghana’s president plagiarized Clinton and George W. Bush word for word in his inauguration speech

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Ghana has long been one of Africa's bright spots, politically speaking. It is stable, if not prosperous, and has seen peaceful transitions of power since it became a democracy in 1992. And Saturday, Ghanaians gathered in Independence Square in the capital, Accra, to witness another: the inauguration of Nana Akufo-Addo as the country's fifth elected […]

Istanbul’s biggest threat doesn’t come from terrorists

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

In Istanbul, you’re still more likely to die in an earthquake than in a terrorist attack. It’s a sobering thought for visitors and residents alike given all that has recently happened in the city. The Islamic State’s New Year’s Eve attack on an Istanbul nightclub came on the heels of a series of brutal bombings […]

Norway will become the first country in the world to switch off FM radio

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

FM radio broadcasting was invented in the United States in 1933. After a slow start, it became wildly popular all around the world, largely because the frequency modulation technology used offered better sound quality than the existing amplitude modulation (AM) transmissions. But the era of FM radio may be coming to an end. After more than 60 […]

London takes 5 days to breach 2017 air pollution limit

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON — It was a powerful image: soaring high in the sky next to Big Ben was a Mary Poppins figure wearing a protective mask. And for good reason: London exceeded its annual air pollution limits for the whole of 2017 on Thursday night — a whopping five days into the new year. London is […]

Stop making our children sick: Beijing parents force government action over smog

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

  Even in an authoritarian one-party state, the government listens to public opinion — especially when the middle class gets angry. And make no mistake, many middle-class Beijingers are mad. A thick pall of smog has settled over the capital — and much of China — for much of the last three weeks in one […]

Czech government tells its citizens how to fight terrorists: Shoot them yourselves

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

A couple of months ago, Czech President Milos Zeman made an unusual request: He urged citizens to arm themselves against a possible "super-Holocaust" carried out by Muslim terrorists. Never mind that there are fewer than 4,000 Muslims in this country of 10 million people — gun purchases spiked. One shop owner in East Bohemia, a region in the northern […]

This Kremlin leader bragged about tipping a U.S. presidential election

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly dismissed the allegations that Russia-backed hackers interfered in the U.S. presidential election, dubbing such claims "hysteria" meant "only to distract the attention of the American people."...Show More Summary

Mexicans ransack stores and block roads in anger over steep gas-price hikes

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

MEXICO CITY — The invitations pop up on Facebook as though they are for block parties. At 3 p.m. Thursday, one reads, gather to loot the Soriana supermarket in an eastern suburb of Mexico City. You need to bring only one thing, the invitation notes: “something to cover your face.” A wave of lootings, roadblocks and street […]

Colombia deports U.S. tourist who was stranded at a Bogota airport for three months

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Colombian authorities have initiated deportation proceedings against a U.S. woman who has been stranded in Bogota's international airport since October, sleeping in the departure lounge and surviving on handouts from fellow tourists....Show More Summary

A day in the life of Beijing’s apocalyptic smog

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

  The smog is rolling in over Beijing. We are about to experience what the foreign media have nicknamed the “airpocalypse” — another days-long episode of choking air pollution. In fact, this is the second one in just three weeks. In central Beijing on Monday, life is going on as normal. In Ritan Park, couples […]

How the Soviets in 1960 imagined 2017: Interstellar travel, underground cities, and socialism everywhere

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Humans can fly to the stars and harness the energy of the Earth's core. Mankind has figured out how to control the weather. The Soviet Union is preparing for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. And the imperialists? Don't worry: The remaining few of them have been driven off to a remote Pacific island. This is […]

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