world affairs

France

Blow Up The System, How The French Election Changed Everything

-Analysis- PARIS — Such a result was unthinkable just a few months ago: For the first time in the more than half-century history of the Fifth Republic, the top two vote-getters in the first ...

France

Macron-Le Pen, 13 French Newspapers On Unprecedented Election

PARIS — After France's two main political parties fell short in Sunday's first round voting, next month's second round will feature a showdown of centrist newcomer Emmanuel Macron and far-right ...

Palestinian Territory

Lights, Camera, Hamas: Palestinian Militants Shooting Film

In southern Gaza, A “Hamas Hollywood” is starting taking shape, just in time for Rama...

Germany

Why So Many Turks In Germany Back Erdogan's Quest For Power

STUTTGART — Such are the consequences of a long-distance relationship. Two-thirds of Germans of Turkish descent voted in favor of a reform of the Turkish constitution to give more powers to the ...

France

Muslims of France Have Their Say In Race For President

PARIS — A long line stretched in front of Hall 2 of the Bourget Exhibition Center on the outskirts of the French capital last Saturday afternoon, ahead of an annual three-day conference by the ...

Turkey

Why Half Of Turkey Will Never Accept The Referendum Result

-OpEd- ISTANBUL — The April 16 referendum result that gave Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping powers can be summed up in a single sentence: he won on paper but lost the political ...

Taiwan

Is Taiwan's New President Being Too Soft On China?

Tsai Ing-wen made history when she became Taiwan's first female head of state. A year later, ...

United Kingdom

How Theresa May's Election Gamble Could Backfire

-OpEd- LONDON — Who can blame UK Prime Minister Theresa May for calling an election now, as her own Conservative party mandarins have been urging? Her party enjoys a 21-percentage-point lead in ...

Colombia

Deadly Landslide In Colombia, Rising Toll

La Opinión Brought on by relentless rain and an overflowing river, a devastating landslide over the weekend has left at least 250 dead in Mocoa, Colombia. The front-page headline Monday of ...

Turkey

Turkey Referendum, Erdogan Victory Leaves Questions Open

ISTANBUL — The narrow win of the “yes” camp in Sunday's crucial constitutional amendment to change Turkey to a presidential system is a major victory for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ...

Russia

Trump And Putin Face Off On Russian Magazine Cover

The New Times The past ten days have taken the U.S.-Russia relationship to a new low, as Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin "collided in Syria," this week's Russian magazine The New ...

Brazil

Brazilian Daily Drops Corruption Bombs On Front Page

Correio Braziliense, April 12, 2017 A Supreme Court judge's bombshell decision has many of the Brazil's top political figures running for cover, the daily Correio Braziliense reports. ...

United States

For Trump, What’​s Really Driving About-Face In Syria?

WASHINGTON — It is either a turning point or a welcome aberration that President Trump found the cruelly extinguished lives of Syrian children to be compelling (or at least contributory) in his ...

Syria

In Syrian Hospital, No More Antidote For Chemical Victims

Syria Deeply talked Dr. Abdel Hay Tennari, who treated at least 22 critical victims from the Apri...

Argentina

Brexit And The Falklands: Isolated UK Is Opportunity For Argentina

Brexit could isolate Britain in its dispute with Argentina over the Falklands, though leaders in ...

Netherlands

A Model Prison For Those Accused Of The Most Heinous Crimes

Behind the high walls of a Dutch penitentiary, a handful of accused war criminals are housed in a...

Mexico

In One Mexico City Neighborhood, Residents Threaten Criminals

MEXICO CITY — Residents of Iztapalapa, a crowded area on the edge of Mexico City, have hung up sheets warning criminals they would be lynched if they threaten locals, steal or vandalize cars. ...

Russia

St. Petersburg Metro Bombing On Front Pages In Russia

Izvestia, April 4, 2017 A candle-lit vigil for the victims of a bombing in St. Petersburg was pictured on the front page of Russian newspaper Izvestia. In an article entitled "St. ...

United States

Trump Flexes Deal-Making Muscles On Foreign Front

-Analysis- Donald Trump is already discovering the old dictum that presidents are elected on domestic policy but eventually take refuge in foreign policy. With his own Republican party ...

China

Africans Face Difficult Days In China's "Chocolate City"

GUANGZHOU — After flocking to the megalopolis by the tens of thousands, Africans seem to be going sour on Guangzhou, or "Chocolate City," as it's been nicknamed by the Chinese. Home to the ...

Peru

Nicolas Maduro's "Coup" On Front Page In Peru

El Comercio Venezuela slid closer toward dictatorship after a Supreme Court ruling Wednesday night gutted the powers of the opposition-led legislature. Peruvian newspaper El Comercio ...