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Colombia

Colombia War Reparations, One Village Demands Justice

The Afro-Caribbean village of El Paraíso is seeking reparations as it tries to put itself ...

China

China Turns Top-Secret Nuclear Plant Into Mao-Era Museum

Recently opened to visitors, the "816 Nuclear Military Plant" in Fuling takes visitors back in ti...

United States

Profanity And Diplomacy, Translating Trump's "Shithole Countries" Insult

-Analysis- By the end of Donald J. Trump's presidency, people will wonder: Was there anything he did not say? Any line he did not cross? As a lifelong businessman, he has declared war early and ...

Syria

Far Too Soon To Claim "Mission Accomplished" On ISIS In Syria

Last month, on the same day that President Vladimir Putin declared victory over the so-called Islamic State, the militant group launched a surprise offensive against government forces in Deir ...

Ecuador

Cocaine In Galápagos? Cartels Use Ecuador As A Logistics Hub

QUITO — Stashes of cocaine kept in boats and dinghies in the remote Galápagos Islands. Dozens of operatives transporting narcotics on rivers across the border into Colombia. Over the past three ...

Ukraine

An Inside Look At Ukraine's Terrifying TB Outbreak

Strains of drug-resistant tuberculosis are spreading across Ukraine, where armed conflict and mar...

Egypt

Segregation By The Nile, When Egypt's Christians And Muslims Share A Village

In villages in Minya, Christians and Muslims are confined to separate districts, a condition that...

Indonesia

When Suharto Came Knocking, Revisiting Indonesia's Darkest Day

Sept. 30, 1965, is a night that changed Indonesia forever. The events of that night led to Indonesia’s first president, Sukarno, being ousted from office, as military General Suharto assumed ...

France

Staff Favorites: Our 10 Best Stories Of 2017

A Call To Philosophers: Join The Fray, Help Fix Our World Our era of authoritarian rulers and "alternative facts" makes the guiding light of philosophy more vital than ever. SÜDDEUTSCHE ...

France

2017 In Two Minutes, Our Video Year In Review

2017 In 2 Minutes, A Video Year In Review ...

Mexico

The Most Dangerous City In Mexico For Women

Ciudad Juárez, once torn by drug wars, experienced a 34% spike in femicides this year.

India

A Sitting Mission, Meet India's Toilet Man

An estimated 2.3 billion people worldwide live without toilets. Nearly two-thirds of them are in ...

France

Why They Leave, Understanding Immigrant Psychology

The latest disturbing images along the modern immigrant journey arrive from the French-Italian border. Five migrants from the Ivory Coast, in flip-flops and soaked t-shirts, were rescued last week ...

Syria

Where Is My Cousin? As ISIS Retreats, Syrians Await News On Prisoners

The so-called Islamic State has been driven from most of its territory in Syria, but the fate of ...

Austria

Austria-Hungary And Far-Right Echoes Of History

-Analysis- Is this the “return of Austria-Hungary”? Following the formation of the new right-wing government in Vienna, acknowledging the like-minded leadership next door in Budapest is a ...

Russia

Generation Putin, Taking The Temperature Of Russian Youth

Ahead of next year's presidential election, where Vladimir Putin will seek a fourth term, you...

Madagascar

Madagascar, Islamists Exploit Poverty To Gain Converts In Christian Land

Islamism is gaining ground on the island historically dominated by Christianity and traditional r...

China

Could Xi Jinping Bring The Dalai Lama Back Home To Tibet?

NEW DELHI — The impact of the 19th Communist Party of China congress and affirmation of President Xi Jinping as China’s ‘most powerful’ leader in decades matters for India — especially on the ...

Indonesia

Indonesia "Deradicalization": Turning Terrorists Into Business Owners

JAKARTA — While Western countries grapple with the question of what to do with militants returning after fighting alongside the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Indonesia has launched a ...

China

The Chinese Way: Power Of But Never For Or By The People

Brutal evictions of poor migrants in Beijing's outskirts are part of a long history of cynica...

Syria

Syria's Next Battle: Deradicalization In Ruins Left By ISIS

The Islamic State (ISIS) is facing defeat on the battlefield. Can it be eliminated from hearts an...

United States

Trump's Frightening Belief That He Can Act With Impunity

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump this week disseminated on social media three inflammatory and unverified anti-Muslim videos, took glee in the firing of a news anchor for sexual harassment ...