Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:59:27 +0000
Why other countries don’t have government shutdowns
BERLIN — Hundreds of thousands of workers are expected to stay home this week, after the Senate was unable to reach a deal Sunday night to end the government shutdown that began three days ago. This may not be the first time in recent history that funding for government operations and agencies was interrupted — since 1976, there have been 19 shutdowns […]
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:28:03 +0000
Will Trump become a Davos Man?
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. Later this week, President Trump is slated to travel to an alpine corner of Switzerland to address world leaders, business elites and celebrities. The government shutdown […]
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:24:45 +0000
After Putin’s icy dip, U.S. ambassador tries shirtless diplomacy
MOSCOW — The latest attempt at Russian-American rapprochement came in the guise of a shirtless U.S. ambassador. Wearing black swimming trunks, U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. on Sunday plunged into the icy waters of the Istra River outside Moscow as Russian journalists’ cameras rolled. The former Utah governor was trying out an Orthodox tradition for the […]
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:00:09 +0000
On second day of global women’s marches, thousands take to the streets of Europe
BERLIN — Thousands took to the streets of European capitals, among them Berlin, Paris and London, on Sunday as part of the global “Women’s March” movement. One day after large crowds attended protests across the United States and all over the world, including in Rome, Sydney and Buenos Aires, it was northern Europe's turn. While those who marched rallied against […]
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:00:07 +0000
Russian film watchdogs had a problem with ‘Paddington 2.’ It was too popular.
MOSCOW — A very British bear has found itself stuck in the middle of a Russian battle between public entertainment and limiting foreign influence. The day before the animated family film “Paddington 2” was scheduled to debut in cinemas, Russia’s Ministry of Culture postponed the release from Jan. 18 to Feb. 1, sparking backlash from the […]
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:00:37 +0000
Ahead of Trump’s trip to Davos, its experts argue that he doesn’t understand trade deficits
This week, President Trump is scheduled to head to the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The U.S. leader may seem an unlikely guest — Davos brings together the world's political and economic elite for what is generally viewed as a celebration of globalization. Trump, meanwhile, is known for his populist views on trade and criticism of […]
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:22:35 +0000
Pakistan is close to eradicating polio. A double slaying shows the grim challenges still in the way.
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:00:39 +0000
A kingpin smuggled ivory tusks and rhino horns for years, police say. The suspect was finally caught.
Thai police have arrested a Vietnamese national who they say ran an international network that trafficked massive quantities of elephant ivory, rhino horn and wildlife, threatening the existence of already endangered species in Asia and Africa for years. Boonchai Bach, 40, was arrested Friday in Nakhon Phanom, a northeastern Thailand province that borders Laos, in connection to […]
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:33:43 +0000
The Pentagon says China and Russia are bigger problems for U.S. than terrorists. American voters may not agree.
A newly released Pentagon strategy document proposes a new vision of America’s national security priorities — one in which competition with China and Russia is more important to the United States than the fight against international terrorism. After almost two decades of a “war on terror” that came at huge expense but often had few tangible benefits, […]
German officials believe rapper-turned-militant Denis Cuspert has been killed
BERLIN — German rapper-turned-militant Denis Cuspert is most likely dead, according to three German security officials and one person close to him. Also known as "Deso Dogg" and later by the nom de guerre "Abu Talha al Almani," Cuspert was one of Germany’s most notorious Islamic State members and a high-profile figure behind the group’s propaganda […]
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