world affairs

Switzerland

Hitting The Books in Switzerland's "Refugee University"

ZURICH — The determined look of Mambo Mhozuyenikono (not his real name) contrasts with the nonchalance of the other students who wander, trays in hand, around the cafeteria at the University of ...

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...

India

Attacks On Africans Unmask India's Ugly Race Problem

DELHI — A disturbing video has gone viral in India. It shows a mob viciously attacking a Nigerian man at a suburban Delhi mall. The attackers kick, punch and hit him with steel trash cans, chairs, ...

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, ...

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. ...

France

Big Palestinian News Doesn't Even Make Front Page Nowadays

The most charismatic living Palestinian leader launches a massive hunger strike from his prison cell and the pages of The New York Times: In another time, it would have been front-page news around ...

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 ...

France

That's A Long Time In Geopolitics

By now, that famous Harold Wilson quip “A week is a long time in politics” can also just as well be applied to geopolitics. Last Monday, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi was enjoying the ...

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 ...

Colombia

A Doctor's View, The Horrific Rush Of Colombian Mudslide Victims

Rural physician Julián Ramírez recounts the spectacle of desperate survivors stream...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...