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It’s now illegal in Russia to share an image of Putin as a gay clown

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Russia has banned a picture depicting President Vladimir Putin as a potentially gay clown. Russian news outlets are having trouble reporting exactly which image of the Internet's many Putin-gay-clown memes is now illegal to share. Because, you know, it's been banned. Show More Summary

Malaysian lawmaker says victims could marry their rapists — even if they are children

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Comments from a Malaysian parliament member that "there is nothing wrong with rapists marrying their victims” — even those who are children — has drawn international scorn. Datuk Shabudin Yahaya, from Tasek Gelugor, a town in Penang,...Show More Summary

A maid begged for help before falling from a window in Kuwait. Her boss made a video instead.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

The floor looks clean in this high-rise apartment, seven stories above Kuwait City traffic. Not a smudge in sight on the picture window. On the other side of the glass, the maid is hanging on by one knuckle, screaming. “Oh crazy, come here,” a woman says casually in Arabic, holding a camera up to the maid. “Hold […]

A chemical weapons attack in Syria exposes Trump’s Assad problem

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. Yet again, the world is watching gut-wrenching images emerge from the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria. Activists claim the Syrian […]

With Brexit underway, Brits are even arguing about the color of their passports

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

For the people who have them, a passport is a document that entitles you to live in and travel through various countries. Some passports are more powerful than others, but all grant you some kind of rights and privileges based on your citizenship. Because of this, these documents hold both importance to the people who hold […]

How the world responds to chemical gas attacks: Outcry but no real action

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Even by the gruesome standards of World War I, April 22, 1915, was ghastly. On that day, Germany unveiled a weapon it had been working on for years — chlorine gas. Soon after its release, French soldiers began choking. Those who dove for cover at the bottom of their trenches landed in a lethal cloud. The Allied […]

London got international condolences when terror hit. St. Petersburg got silence.

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

On March 22, a man used a car and a knife to attack civilians and police officers outside London's Palace of Westminster, the iconic home of the British government. Four people were killed in the incident, which was soon described as a terrorist attack. The perpetrator was fatally shot by police. The attack prompted a […]

Divers to scour lake for Emperor Caligula’s 2,000-year-old pleasure ship

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Today, the serene waters of Lake Nemi make it a quaint getaway, one that is best known for its peaceful landscapes and the area's delicious wild strawberries. But in ancient Roman times, the volcanic lake southeast of Rome was the anchor point for Emperor Caligula's pleasure ships — massive and ornate barges that were rumored to […]

Despite Trump’s rage against China, American public opinion is warming to the Asian giant

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

  BEIJING — China bashing was a centerpiece of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The country, he argued, was stealing American jobs and running an unsustainably high trade surplus with the United States. But as the U.S. president prepares to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Florida this week, a new survey by the Pew […]

A brief history of Gibraltar’s awkward geopolitics

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. Gibraltar, the tiny British-run peninsula near the southern tip of Spain, has ended up at the center of the continental drama over Brexit. A draft outline of […]

The recent history of terrorist attacks in Russia

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

In the era of Vladimir Putin, fighting terrorism has become a top priority for the Russian government. It has proved to be a defining aspect of the Russian president's tough-guy persona — one of his most famous comments was that he would pursue Chechen terrorists everywhere, even in the “outhouse,” and “rub them out.” But terrorist attacks like Monday's bombing […]

Trump’s favorite Middle East strongman comes to Washington

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. Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi’s visit to the White House on Monday will be the first by an Egyptian head of state since 2009 — […]

Beware speeders, Italian police will rock you with their Huracán

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Traffic police in Italy have a new weapon against speeders on the roads around Bologna. A special issue, 610-horsepower, all-wheel-drive Lamborghini Huracán. The Italian two-seater, the base version of which can go from zero to 100 kilometers per hour (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 201 mph, sells in the United […]

‘Courageous but not reckless’: The tragedy of an American U.N. worker slain in Congo

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

An exceptionally bright and driven son of the Midwest was killed this month in the Congo — his remains, along with those of a colleague, were found in a shallow grave on Monday — and to those who knew him, it is the unfairness of his death that is most crushing. It's not that anyone else might […]

New Google Translate app now available in China as company tries to edge back in

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

  BEIJING — Google launched an updated Translate app Wednesday aimed partly at Chinese users and accessible in the country, in what could be a sign of the company’s continuing efforts to explore a partial re-entry into the market here. Google pulled its search engine from China in 2010 after refusing to submit to Chinese […]

As Scotland relaunches its independence bid, Catalonia has its own plan

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. The Scottish Parliament has backed a second bid for secession from Britain, approving a motion that supports making a formal request to Westminster for the powers to […]

The innocent lives lost amid Trump’s war on 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. Though the incident is still shrouded in confusion, reports over the weekend indicated that the United States launched an airstrike on the Iraqi city […]

Congolese rebels behead 42 police officers in dramatic escalation of conflict

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Violence in the Kasai region of Congo appears to be escalating significantly, as reports emerged over the weekend of the decapitation of 42 police officers tasked with fighting a regional militia known as Kamuina Nsapu. The group isShow More Summary

A sexual assault case was tossed because the woman didn’t scream during alleged attack

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Italy's justice minister has requested an investigation into whether a judge rightfully acquitted a man of a sexual assault charge because the woman did not scream. Italian news agency ANSA reported Thursday that Justice Minister Andrea Orlando, a member of the Democratic Party, wants to revisit the case in which a 46-year-old Red Cross employee was accused […]

Belarus had a huge protest today. Is it the beginning of a movement, or the end?

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

It was an unusual sight in Minsk: About a thousand people gathered in the capital Saturday to protest the authoritarian government. Activists, some wrapped in the red-and-white flag of the opposition, shouted "fascists!" at riot police. The rally was unsanctioned, and officials reportedly warned the demonstrators to stay home. But they came out anyway and were […]

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