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Photographer David Rubinger, visual record keeper of Israeli history, dies

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

JERUSALEM — If there is one photograph to define Israel’s short history, it is most likely the black and white shot of Israeli paratroopers standing before Judaism’s holy Western Wall after it was captured from Jordan in 1967. That moment and many others since Israel’s creation in 1948 were chronicled by legendary Israeli photographer David Rubinger. He […]

Adolf Hitler also published a list of crimes committed by groups he didn’t like

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

In his Tuesday speech, President Trump was light on specifics, except when it came to one of his favorite subjects — crimes committed by immigrants. Trump celebrated the creation of the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement office, or VOICE. It will, among other things, put out a regular report on the illicit doings of the undocumented. "I […]

Is Sweden reintroducing conscription because of refugees? No. It’s Russia.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Last week, Sweden was all over U.S. news, and for all the wrong reasons. First, President Trump seemingly referred in a speech to a phantom terrorist attack there. Amid puzzled reactions, he clarified that he was referencing reports of violence committed by refugees, tweeting that “The FAKE NEWS media is trying to say that large scale immigration […]

A worrisome number for Colombia’s peace prospects

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Colombia’s peace deal was signed three months ago, and it remains a fragile newborn whose survival is no sure thing. The government's pact with leftist FARC rebels to end their 52-year war faces threats from multiple enemies and opponents, and supporters of the accord have been alarmed by a wave of lethal attacks against community leaders and […]

Is it too late for the West’s center-left?

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. Readers of Today's WorldView are certainly aware of the prevailing theme of the past year in global politics: the stunning ascendancy of right-wing populism in […]

How Donald Trump could find common ground with China, thanks to the Islamic State

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Since the election of Donald Trump, the relationship between Washington and Beijing has appeared strained. Despite diplomatic efforts to bridge the gap, China and the United States are at loggerheads over a variety of issues, including trade and territorial disputes in the South China Sea. However, there is one subject close to President Trump's heart that […]

Police went on strike in a Brazilian state. The result was near-anarchy.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

BRASILIA — The boardwalk along the beach in Vila Velha, a coastal town in northeastern Brazil, is normally swarming with tourists. But in early February it was deserted save for a few soldiers who marched down the road, guns held ready. Shots punctured the eerie silence as thieves held up pedestrians for their cars and purses, […]

Russia’s trolly Twitter account just took aim at an Oscar winner

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

When “The White Helmets,” a documentary short about volunteer rescue workers in Syria, took home the Oscar on Sunday night, the group's press officer was elated. He tweeted: “the world stands with the white helmets. Standing ovation at the Oscars. We have won.” The film follows three volunteers from the Syria Civil Defense as they do […]

The Trump presidency ushers in a new age of militarism

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. There's a facile contention that President Trump — hostile to free trade pacts and skeptical of grand military alliances — is an isolationist, an advocate of American […]

For decades, no one spoke of Taiwan’s hidden massacre. A new generation is breaking the silence.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Growing up in the United States, Yu-Ting Lin had always known — through stories repeated in car rides to school — that his grandfather had died young, and tragically, in Taiwan. He had been a kind and generous physician who had set an example they should follow, his father told Lin all the time. But […]

German police say suspected Islamist extremist accused of plot was once a neo-Nazi

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Last week, German police arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of plotting an Islamist-inspired attack. The man, identified only as “Sascha L.," is accused of plotting to lure police officers and soldiers into a trap. When authorities searched his apartment in Northeim, Lower Saxony, they found chemicals and electronics that could be used to make explosives. Such […]

How one Indian student tried to challenge right-wing nationalist groups on campus

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

NEW DELHI — A college student and her social media posts have become the center of shrill debate about patriotism and free speech in India after students clashed on campus over a seminar on the nation’s conflict regions. It began with protests by the powerful Hindu nationalist students’ group, the All India Students Council, against an event at New […]

The irony of Republicans complaining about McCarthyism

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. A couple of days before a host of celebrities spoke out against President Trump at the Oscars, Hollywood icon George Clooney was feted at […]

The latest poll numbers in Ecuador are a bad sign for Julian Assange

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Ecuador will elect a new president April 2, and poll results are not looking good for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. According to a Feb. 23-24 survey of 2,834 Ecuadorans by the Cedatos polling agency, right-wing challenger Guillermo Lasso is leading the ruling party candidate, Lenin Moreno, by a margin of 52 to 48 percent. Lasso has […]

Iranians celebrate Oscar-winning film with sarcastic thanks to Trump’s travel ban

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Call it the Trump bump. At least that’s the sarcastic spin from some Iranians who believe that the uproar over President Trump’s travel ban helped give some extra Oscar buzz to “The Salesman,” which took home the award in the best foreign language category on Sunday. Iran doesn’t really need an added boost with the […]

Mahershala Ali is the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar. Some Muslim countries would deny that.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Like thousands around the world, Pakistani academic Adil Najam tweeted with apparent pride about Mahershala Ali becoming the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar. Ali won the best supporting actor award for his role as the mentor of a gay black boy in Miami in the film “Moonlight.” “Also loved him in #HouseofCards,” Najam wrote. […]

What’s behind the student suicides sweeping Hong Kong

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

The two boys put on their school uniforms, left home and then killed themselves. A 15-year-old leapt to his death at Times Square in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay; days before, he told his parents that he was unhappy at school. This month, at least five students in Hong Kong took their own lives. Another was […]

Many European countries won’t recognize transgender people unless they’re sterilized

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

LONDON — To many Europeans, the Trump administration's decision to restrict some transgender Americans from using bathrooms that match their gender identities was yet another indication that the is United States turning away from liberal values. Show More Summary

How you’ll know when the U.S. isn’t a democracy anymore

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Here's the funny thing about democracy: Sometimes, you don't know what you've got til it's gone. John Carey, a Dartmouth professor of government, would know. He has spent his career studying the erosion of democracy in Latin American countries such as Venezuela and Argentina. And time and again, he has seen the same thing. “It’s only […]

German intelligence agency spied on foreign journalists, including BBC and N.Y. Times, report says

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

For almost two decades, Germany's foreign intelligence agency spied upon scores of foreign journalists around the world, according to a new report in Der Spiegel. The German news weekly claims to have seen documents that show that at least 50 telephone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses from journalists and editors around the world have […]

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