world affairs

United States

Watch OneShot: Immigrant Children Torn From Parents, A Sight And Sounds

The chilling stories of migrant children being torn from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border now have their first visual and audio record. A photograph taken by a border agent has been ...

Argentina

The World Cup, Not Quite A Mirror Of Our World

The global soccer competition features teams from a fascinating mix of developed and developing n...

United States

Some Hard Truths About California's Water Woes

The populous Golden State will need more than short-term emergency funding to solve its groundwat...

North Korea

North Korean Defectors Watch Summit With Hope, Trepidation

SEOUL - They are the simplest of dreams. To see familiar streets once more. Or walk along a river at the center of childhood memories. Or throw a big party with wine. These dreams belong to ...

United States

What Donald Gets Wrong About Deal-Making On Diplomacy Front

The U.S. president talks lots about the "art of the deal." But when it comes to diplomatic negoti...

Italy

In Southern Italy, A City's Perfect Storm Of Populism

The populist Five-Star Movement and the right-wing League won over half the vote in the strugglin...

Colombia

From Colombia, A Passionate Defense Of Casting A Blank Vote

The choice of two radical candidates in Colombia's second round of presidential elections doe...

France

Watch: OneShot — D-Day, Into The Jaws Of Death

On June 6, 1944, WWII Allied Forces launched a combined naval, air and land assault on Nazi-occupied France. To commemorate the 74th anniversary of the D-Day landings, OneShot chose this iconic ...

Israel

BDS And Me: Time To Spread Boycott Of Israel Far And Wide

-Essay- CAIRO — As someone who fully supports the Palestinian cause, it is challenging to write an article about boycotting Israel for fear of being dragged into the particulars of the ...

Russia

Telegram: Why Russian Courts Can't Really Block The App

MOSCOW — On April 13, a Russian court decreed an immediate blocking of the app Telegram across the country. The decision came after the refusal of Telegram to provide Russian security services ...

Italy

Brussels Wakeup: Europe Must Find A Way To Work With Populist Extremes

-Analysis- BRUSSELS — It was a colleague from Agence France-Presse who set us thinking a few days ago, by retweeting an interview that Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European ...

Senegal

Spain To Senegal To Brazil, "Other" 1968 Movements To Remember

PARIS — Political conflict and social movements around the world in 1968 made it a year for the history books. The 50th anniversary of several signature episodes are being marked throughout this ...

Japan

Why The Asian Economy Can't Escape Trump's Bad Choices

TOKYO — Since Japan’s fiscal year starts in April each year, it is in May that the country's major corporations announce their financial statements for 2017. Most top Japanese companies have had ...

Nicaragua

Latin American Elections, A Mirror Of Global Unrest In 2018

Governments in several Latin American states are facing angry voters who may remove them from pow...

Pakistan

India And Pakistan, A Virtual Return To History Of Shared Troubles

Using social media platforms, professors from Pakistan and India developed a course that looks at...

Colombia

What Voters Read In A Candidate's Face

Researchers used visuals and scanning technology to gauge how people "feel" about the contenders ...

Colombia

How Should Medellín Deal With "Escobar Tourism"?

Medellín authorities want tourists and youngsters to be mindful of the victims of drug tra...

South Korea

Postcard From The Korean DMZ, The Last Cold War Border

Bill Clinton once called it "the most terrifying place on earth." A no-man's land with barbed...

Israel

A Bloody Contrast, 24 World Front Pages After Gaza Killings

PARIS — The world reacted in a chorus of shock Tuesday after the deadliest day in Gaza since 2014, as Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinians protesting at the border against the opening of the ...

Italy

Fields Of Despair: Punjabi Farm Workers Exploited In Italy

A sociologist is helping underpaid, over-worked agricultural laborers organize in the city of Lat...

United States

Iran To North Korea, Trump's My-Way Foreign Policy

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump yanked the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal this week and will reverse decades of policy in Israel next week, in each case acting on a campaign pledge ...

Russia

Uighur Minority Rights: A Subplot To U.S.-China Trade War

Washington is threatening to use the so-called "Magnitsky Act" to target Chinese officials for sa...