world affairs

Brazil

Brazil's Temer Survives Corruption Vote

Correio Braziliense, Aug. 3, 2017 Brazil's President Michel Temer has survived a crucial vote in the lower house of Congress on whether he should be tried on allegations of corruption. The ...

United States

War Game, Nightmare Scenarios Of A U.S.-North Korea Conflict

-Analysis- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A military confrontation with North Korea may now be “inevitable,” says Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) The United States is “done talking” about North Korea, ...

India

Collection Of DNA Spells Doom In India

-Analysis- In 2007, the department of biotechnology in India began drafting a controversial legislative bill to collect and store the DNA information of Indian citizens in a national databank ...

Egypt

Cairo's Islanders Denied The Nile They Call Home

CAIRO — Just north of the Egyptian capital, a short ferryboat ride will take you to the southern tip of the Nile island of Warraq. It has patches of agricultural land and scattered houses and ...

Cambodia

Sick Children, Why The Cambodian Genocide Toll Is Still Rising

Decades after the Khmer Rouge, the legacy of their brutal regime claims a new generation of victims.

Venezuela

Dictatorship Or Diversions, Eye On The End Game In Venezuela

Holding a contested vote to replace parliament with a loyal popular assembly may give Venezuela&#...

Spain

Catalonia Independence? Here's A Tale Of Two Cities

The regional government of Catalonia will hold a controversial independence referendum in October...

Argentina

Why Benetton Is Wearing Out Its Welcome In Patagonia

VUELTA DEL RIO — In the heart of the Argentinian region of Patagonia, near a spot called Vuelta del Rio, a banner hung by the side of the road stands out against the wilderness of the surrounding ...

Iraq

A Visit To Karbala, The Bustling Heart Of Iraq's Shia Revival

KARBALA — Inside the shrine and mosque covered by mosaics, the crowd is rushing to touch the silver edge of the martyr's tomb. Among the crowd is Manjour, 37, who came all the way from Gurajat, ...

India

The Chinese Dragon Breathing Down India's Chicken Neck

Geopolitical and historical intrigue could lead to war-mongering along the Indian-Chinese border,...

Turkey

French Press Stands With Cumhuriyet As Trial Opens In Turkey

Libération, July 24, 2017 Leading French daily Libération showed its support for embattled Turkish opposition daily Cumhuriyet, as a trial gets underway for 17 journalists and staff members ...

Tunisia

Migrants' Many Shades Of Death Along The Tunisian Coast

In the south of Tunisia, near the Libyan border, an ancient dump serves as a cemetery for immigra...

United States

What's That You Say, Mr. Tillerson? U.S. Diplomacy Adrift Under Trump

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has done his best to stay close to the president, but that doesn...

Venezuela

Venezuela On The Brink, Lessons From Castro And ​Perón

Colombian novelist William Ospina had advice for Fidel Castro, and now for Nicolas Maduro. Given ...

Central African Republic

African Blood Diamonds For Sale On Facebook And WhatsApp

They don't hide in the abyss of the Dark Web. From Bangui, Beirut, Bordeaux or elsewhere, they use social media to promote their products and services. They are blood diamond community managers ...

France

One Year After Nice Attack, Broken Lives And Fears Of Crowds

The French city of Nice was torn apart by the terrorist truck attack that killed 86 and left 458 ...

Germany

Kosovo's Path From Secular Nation To Europe's Jihadist Stronghold

PRISTINA — In front of socialist era high-rise blocks, Bill Clinton waves to the Kosovars. Kosovo Albanians built the statue in the capital, Pristina, in gratitude for the bombing of then ...

France

Paris Will Always Be Paris, Trump Will Always Be Trump

-Analysis- PARIS — "Paris sera toujours Paris ..." When French singer Maurice Chevalier first released the classic tune in 1939, the aim was to brighten the mood of the curfew-burdened French ...

Syria

One More Thing To Rescue In Syria: Books

Teachers and volunteers in a rural Daraa town are braving bullets and airstrikes to rescue books ...

United States

Trump And Russia, It's Even More Complicated Now

As President Trump prepares for his first face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin, his...

Argentina

Argentina's Famous Meat Industry Grills President Over "Vegan Mondays"

Beef is a big deal in Argentina. But in the Casa Rosada presidential palace, people (including th...