Category Archives: International Press (English)

Britain seeks ‘flexibility and imagination’ on post-Brexit Northern Ireland border

Nick Miller
London: Britain wants to avoid putting border posts back between Northern Ireland and its southern neighbour, it says in a new ‘position paper’ released on Wednesday ahead of the next round of Brexit talks.

‘Half of Israel’s kids getting a Third World education’

“The education that Israel provides to its Arabic-speaking children is below that in many Third World countries.”

Donald Trump after Charlottesville is the ‘alt-right’ president

Nick O’Malley
In a rage-filled press conference Donald Trump has confirmed two bleak facts about his character and presidency. Firstly, that he does not signal to the so-called alt-right with his incendiary statements and his regurgitation of online conspiracy theories, he is in fact an alt-right president. Secondly, that he is utterly uncontrollable by the senior staff who rapidly cycle through his increasingly chaotic White House.

Freetown: A disaster waiting to happen?

By Flora Drury- BBC News
Freetown is a city squeezing itself into the small space between the mountains and the sea, in a country with the highest annual rainfall in Africa.

U.S. Sanctions On Venezuela Could Boost Gasoline Prices

By Luis Colasante
For over five months, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have taken to the streets of the country to protest against the dictatorial Venezuelan regime. Since the protests started, more than 125 people have been killed, nearly 4,000 have been arrested and thousands injured across the country.

Inside the first Armenian dual-language classes in L.A. Unified

Sonali Kohli
At Mountain View Elementary School in Tujunga about three-fourths of the population is of Armenian heritage. Parents have been looking for years for a way to pass on the language and culture to their children.

Asia Takes The Lead In The Hyperloop Race

By Zainab Calcuttawala
Elon Musk’s orphaned hyperloop project may soon be Asia’s next transportation superstar, but competitive prices from fossil fuel-heavy options could derail the new technology’s business model.

Pound dog: Elvis still earning a fortune 40 years after his death

By Helen Soteriou and Bill Wilson Business reporters
When a downward-spiralling Elvis Presley died 40 years ago on 16 August 1977, a cynical music industry insider was overheard to remark that it was a “smart career move”.

Trump’s Soft-Shoe on Racist Violence

On Monday, President Trump did a second take on his remarks about the white-nationalist-sparked violence in Charlottesville, but his tepid first take offered a troubling look into his soul, says Michael Winship.
By Michael Winship
Enough. We have a president who is emotionally challenged and empathy-free, who on Saturday read from a prepared statement of concern and condemnation, incapable of speaking genuinely from the heart, apparently because he knows that those who speak racist hate and commit acts of deadly violence are a portion of his “base.”

Hillary Clinton Promised Wars, Too

Exclusive: President Trump has shattered the hope of many peace-oriented Americans that he would pull back from U.S. foreign interventions, but Hillary Clinton might have pursued even more wars, notes James W. Carden.
By James W. Carden

A Ukraine Link to North Korea’s Missiles?

Exclusive: By orchestrating the 2014 “regime change” in Ukraine, U.S. neocons may have indirectly contributed to a desperate Ukrainian factory selling advanced rocket engines to North Korea and endangering America, writes Robert Parry.
By Robert Parry

Azerbaijan and Israel: look for a black cat until it’s dark

Confucius said that it is very difficult to find a black cat in a dark room.

The Dubious Demolition Policy Israel Just Can’t Quit

Tearing down terrorists’ homes is a controversial deterrence tactic with a long history.
by Daniel Gordis

How Saudis Pushed Gulf Unity and Got the Qatar Crisis: QuickTake Q&A

By Hannah Louise Abdoh
Saudi Arabia has long been an advocate of greater cooperation among the Arab monarchies bordering the Persian Gulf. It sees itself as the natural leader of those countries and their alliance as a means to form a united foreign policy that counters its chief rival, Iran. That helps explain why Saudi Arabia has led a group of countries to break diplomatic and commercial ties with Qatar, a nation pursuing an independent foreign policy that the kingdom and its allies say has threatened their security. Some regional analysts say that the crisis has torpedoed the goal of deeper cooperation in the oil-rich Gulf region.

OPEC’s Oil-Glut Fight Could Last Years

By Grant Smith

When OPEC and Russia first embarked on their strategy to clear a global oil glut, it was expected to succeed within six months. It now looks like the battle could last for years.

Erdoğan’s phantom Islamist menace in the US

Abdullah Bozkurt
Two Turkish foundations managed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s family members and associates have actively been working to lure US Muslim students on trips to Turkey as part of the proselytizing activities of Turkey’s Islamist government, which is bent on penetrating the American Muslim community with a view to creating its very own fifth column.

Becoming Daesh: How Islamist Recruiters Manage to Snare Young Europeans

Daesh recruiters are operating all over Europe and use a variety of methods to attract impressionable young women to join the jihadist group, experts told Sputnik Deutschland.

Game of Thrones: No Choice at All

Three Atlantic staffers discuss “Eastwatch,” the fifth episode of the seventh season.
Helen Sloan / HBO
Every week for the seventh season of Game of Thrones, three Atlantic staffers will discuss new episodes of the HBO drama. Because no screeners were made available to critics in advance this year, we’ll be posting our thoughts in installments.

Is Being a White Supremacist Grounds for Firing?

Americans are pressuring employers to prove that hate speech has real consequences.
Jonathan Ernst / Reuters
After white nationalists descended upon Charlottesville, Virginia, a Twitter account with the handle @YesYoureRacist began soliciting the identities of rally goers based on photographs. “If you recognize any of the Nazis marching in #Charlottesville, send me their names/profiles and I’ll make them famous,” the account tweeted. And by famous, the user of course meant infamous.

Trump, in Reversal, Explicitly Condemns White Supremacists

At the White House, the president offered a far stronger comment on violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, than his previous statement.
Jonathan Ernst / Reuters
David A. Graham

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