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Blog Post Archive

South Koreans are protesting against Trump’s visit — and in support of it, too

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

SEOUL — Just days ahead of President Trump's visit, hundreds of South Koreans took to the streets of the capital on Saturday in protest. But not everyone was against Trump's visit: Just a few blocks away from the main anti-Trump protest by the U.S. Show More Summary

The all-female police force guarding Ivanka Trump in Japan is actually kind of sexist

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

Ivanka Trump is one of the most famous women in politics right now. Among her core issues? Women's empowerment and entrepreneurship. This week, Trump traveled to Japan to peddle that message. An aide to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described her as “one of the most remarkable people in the world, because she is actively trying to […]

Sweden has 65,000 nuclear bunkers. Now in the era of Trump, it wants more.

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

Scandinavia may not be right in the path of a future nuclear exchange between the United States and North Korea, but given the latest threats between the two countries, it’s not taking any chances. Last month, Norway’s Nobel Peace Prize Committee handed a group dedicated to abolishing nuclear weapons its award. Now, the Swedish government […]

It’s going to take more than 200 years to close the workplace equality gap. Here’s why it’s getting worse.

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

It may take women around the world more than two centuries to achieve workplace equality, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. Since 2006, the organization has tried to figure out whether the world is becoming more or less equal for women. This year, for the first time, it says things are […]

What to look for during Trump’s landmark Asia trip

3 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. Set aside the various political battles convulsing Washington and the grim fallout of the terrorism attack in New York City. Starting this weekend, President Trump will, […]

Watch: Palestinians throw shoes at effigy of British lord 100 years after his divisive declaration

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

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Osama bin Laden still matters. Islamic State leader Baghdadi not so much.

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

The release Wednesday of files seized in the 2011 Abbottabad raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout has drawn renewed attention to the late al-Qaeda leader. Bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in the raid six years ago, but his al-Qaeda legacy is still the subject of public debate and expert analysis, despite the emergence of […]

Aung San Suu Kyi calls Rohingya conflict a ‘quarrel’ in surprise visit to affected areas

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

Ten weeks after attacks by militants from the Rohingya ethnic minority in Burma triggered a massive, bloody retaliation by the military, the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, finally visited the affected areas. Nearly 600,000 Rohingya people have fled Burma since Aug. 25, in the most rapid exodus of refugees since the Rwandan genocide […]

One of the few places where a communist can still dream, and 4 other global stories

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

In this occasional series, The Washington Post brings you up to speed on some of the biggest stories of the week. First up: The few places where a communist can still dream. The biggest story: Communism swept the globe. Only few traces remain. Exactly a century has passed since communists first came to power. It happened in Russia, […]

The Balfour Declaration still divides the Middle East 100 years later

3 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. In a year brimming with profoundly symbolic centennials, Thursday marks perhaps the most politically fraught one. Show More Summary

Australia has stranded hundreds of refugees on a remote island

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

For four years, Australia has detained hundreds of refugees on a remote island belonging to Papua New Guinea. From the start, those refugees, who had attempted to reach Australia illegally by boat from all over the world, protested the detention center's terrible conditions. They clamored for the center's closing, and many in Australia took to the streets […]

Belgian woman killed in New York terrorist attack was ‘the most beautiful mom’

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

A Belgian woman with two young sons has been identified as one of the eight people killed in Tuesday's terrorist attack in New York. Anne-Laure Decadt, 31, was biking along the West Side Highway in Lower Manhattan with her mother and two sisters, when a man driving a truck turned onto the bike path and struck […]

Some Aborigines say to disturb Uluru is a curse. Australia says climbing it will soon be a crime.

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

Aboriginal theories about the creation of the Uluru rock formation vary and are rarely shared with outsiders, but the Anangu people are clear about its hallowed place in their heritage. It’s where the spirits of their ancestors reside. Setting foot on the sandstone formation is forbidden. Pocketing rocks from Uluru could lead to a lifelong […]

Iraq’s parliament reinstates ban on Israeli flag

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s parliament voted unanimously to activate a lapsed law that criminalizes displaying the Israeli flag in public, an unexpected step that comes in response to a Kurdish bid to secede. The move illustrates both the deep injury Iraq’s Arab majority felt when the nation’s Kurds held an independence referendum last month — and […]

Why truck attacks are so common in Europe, but not the United States

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

There was the man who drove a van down a crowded pedestrian walk in Barcelona, killing 14. The terrorist who stole a truck and careened it into a crowd of people at a Bastille Day celebration in Nice, killing 86. The attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12. Since 2014, there have been at least […]

Five old friends from Argentina reunited in New York. They died together in a terrorist attack.

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

The childhood friends from Argentina had been planning the trip to New York City for years. The men all hailed from Rosario, Argentina’s third largest city, about 3½ hours northwest of Buenos Aires. As teenagers, they had bonded in the halls and classrooms of the Instituto Politécnico, a technical high school in Rosario, and graduated together from […]

Harsh measures keep IS fighters from returning, but they may have radicalized them in the first place

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

Countries often undertake painstaking diplomatic efforts to get their citizens extradited if they are accused of committing crimes abroad. Not so in the cases of Islamic State fighters. In Britain, which has long banned the death penalty, a minister recently said “the only way of dealing with them will be, in almost every case, to kill them,” […]

After #MeToo, a Facebook list names South Asian academics. Some say it’s a step too far.

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

Allegations of sexual assault against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and a social media campaign that followed are raking up long-muffled controversies across the globe. Now a list of academics accused of assault has caused a frenzy...Show More Summary

A proposal in New Zealand could trigger the era of ‘climate change refugees’

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

New Zealand could become the world’s first country to recognize climate change as an official reason to seek asylum, a government minister said in an interview on Tuesday. If implemented, up to 100 refugees per year would be admitted to the island nation on a newly created visa category. This may appear relatively insignificant, given that the […]

Why does Spain’s Article 155 exist, and what does it actually say?

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

On Friday, the Spanish Senate invoked Article 155 against Catalonia, a region in the country's northeast. Just minutes before, Catalonia had voted to declare independence from Spain. In response, Madrid invoked something that's beenShow More Summary

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