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Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:08:00 EDT
Children beat effigy of Judas in Poland, amid persistence of ‘medieval anti-Semitism'
With anti-Semitic attacks on the rise across Europe, there was widespread condemnation this week over the revival of a tradition to which Jewish organizations reacted with “disgust and outrage.” [ + ]
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:16:00 EDT
Myanmar’s highest court rejects appeal seeking to dismiss case against Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists
The journalists’ lawyer says the pair see little point in any further appeals after their jailing for reporting on the massacre of Rohingya Muslims. [ + ]
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:17:36 EDT
Trump plans state visit to United Kingdom in early June
The president will meet with the queen and hold a bilateral meeting with the prime minister, the White House said. [ + ]
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:10:38 EDT
A billionaire’s children, a D.C. fifth-grader, a celebrity chef: the victims in Sri Lanka
The majority of the victims were Sri Lankan, many of them Christians worshiping at churches in three cities when bomb blasts splintered pews and collapsed ceilings. [ + ]
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:45:00 EDT
What happened in Sri Lanka? Here’s what you need to know.
These attacks come at a precarious political moment. [ + ]
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:37:35 EDT
Sri Lanka Easter bombings were retaliation for Christchurch mosque shootings, says official
The focus is now on a local Islamist militant group and the international assistance it may have had in planning and coordinating the attacks. [ + ]
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:08:00 EDT
Children beat effigy of Judas in Poland, amid persistence of ‘medieval anti-Semitism'
Like the Dutch practice of blackface, it’s a tradition that endures. [ + ]
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:37:35 EDT
‘Lost faith’: Reuters journalists in Myanmar give up on courts after latest appeal denied
The journalists’ lawyer says the pair see little point in any further appeals after their jailing for reporting on the massacre of Rohingya Muslims. [ + ]
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 00:59:53 EDT
Children beat effigy of Judas in Poland, amid persistence of ‘medieval anti-Semitism'
Like the Dutch practice of blackface, it’s a tradition that endures. [ + ]
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:50:52 EDT
Trump’s Gulf allies rush to defend strongman rule
True to form, the White House's closest allies in the Arab world side with autocratic military leaders in Libya and Sudan. [ + ]
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:48:18 EDT
He promised ‘hugs, not bullets.’ Now Mexico’s AMLO is facing an outcry over soaring violence.
A brutal birthday-party massacre has become a problem for AndrTue, 23 Apr 2019 05:00:00 EDT
Sri Lanka is all too familiar with suicide bombing
Sri Lankans did not invent suicide bombing, but this deadly method of attack was a gruesome staple of the country for decades. [ + ]
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 00:59:53 EDT
When hunger for fast Internet collides with U.S. concerns about Chinese spying
The Trump administration has demanded Huawei be left out of Germany’s plans for 5G. [ + ]
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 22:43:00 EDT
Trump’s Gulf allies rush to defend strongman rule
True to form, the White House's closest allies in the Arab world side with autocratic military leaders in Libya and Sudan. [ + ]
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 19:30:00 EDT
Powerful earthquake shakes Philippines, killing eight north of Manila
Manilans live in fear that one day “the Big One” will devastate their city. [ + ]
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 16:47:24 EDT
Sri Lankan police investigating obscure local Islamist group in Easter Sunday bombings
Questions about the government’s failure to act on prior intelligence are growing. [ + ]
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:57:00 EDT
Egyptians get food parcels and free rides to keep President Sissi in power longer
A three-day referendum on constitutional amendments, including one to extend Sissi’s term, ended Monday. [ + ]
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:50:52 EDT
Sri Lanka’s gantlet of grief: Home after modest home turned into makeshift funeral parlors
Grief mingles with fear for a Christian minority that had enjoyed peaceful coexistence for years. [ + ]
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 13:19:24 EDT
He promised ‘hugs, not bullets.’ Now Mexico’s AMLO is facing an outcry over soaring violence.
A brutal birthday-party massacre has become a problem for AndrMon, 22 Apr 2019 12:55:00 EDT
After winning Ukraine’s presidency, actor who played the part on TV faces reality 
The politically untested Zelensky faces enormous challenges in a country weighed down by war with Russian-backed separatists and endemic corruption. [ + ]
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:48:18 EDT
Sri Lanka blames local Islamist extremist group for Easter bombings that killed 290; U.S. offers FBI assistance in probe
Authorities say the \National Thowheed Jamaath group may have had foreign help. [ + ]
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:43:00 EDT
Sri Lanka is all too familiar with suicide bombing
Sri Lankans did not invent suicide bombing, but this deadly method of attack was a gruesome staple of the country for decades. [ + ]
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 11:31:36 EDT
U.S. to impose sanctions on allies in drive to push Iranian oil sales to zero
The secretary of state said the Trump administration will not grant waiver extensions that would allow countries to keep buying oil. [ + ]
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 10:17:18 EDT
Christianity under attack? Sri Lanka church bombings stoke far-right anger in the West.
The theme of Christianity under attack has been a recurring one for many activists in the United States and Europe. [ + ]
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 09:37:11 EDT
Sri Lanka’s bloody Easter puts spotlight on a new terror threat
Experts suspect the deadly series of bombings can't just be the work of "local" actors. [ + ]
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 09:32:00 EDT
For Christians in Sri Lanka, violence is at once old and new
The Christian minority faces violence and discrimination in Sri Lanka, but attacks on this scale are without precedent. [ + ]
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:01:11 EDT
Kremlin rejects Mueller report, calling it inconclusive, harmful to U.S.-Russia ties
The report “still does not present any conclusive evidence of alleged interference” by Russia in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a Kremlin spokesman said. [ + ]
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:57:25 EDT
Myanmar lawmaker: 50 believed dead in mudslide at jade mine
A lawmaker representing a gemstone-rich area in northern Myanmar says more than 50 people are believed to have died in a mudslide at a jade mining site [ + ]
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:54:10 EDT
Protective tarps set to be installed over Notre Dame
Fearing rain could inflict further damage to the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral, alpinists will install temporary tarps over the building [ + ]
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:50:14 EDT
Myanmar lawmaker says more than 50 people are believed to be dead after a mudslide at a jade mining site
Myanmar lawmaker says more than 50 people are believed to be dead after a mudslide at a jade mining site [ + ]
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:43:09 EDT
The Latest: Boris Johnson’s sister running for pro-EU party
British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing new pressure from her restive Conservative Party to resign as lawmakers return to Parliament — and to Brexit wrangling — after an 11-day Easter break [ + ]
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:42:23 EDT
Sri Lanka minister: Easter bombings a response to NZ attacks
Sri Lanka’s state minister of defense says Easter Sunday bombings of churches and hotels were “carried out in retaliation” for attacks on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, last month [ + ]

Sri Lanka, like world, again sees scourge of suicide attacks
The Easter attacks on churches and hotels were a bloody echo of decades past in Sri Lanka, when militants inspired by attacks in the Lebanese civil war helped develop the suicide bomb vest [ + ]
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