Category Archives: International Press (English)

Once suspect, Trump now a hero at conservative ‘Woodstock’

Conservatives have moved toward President Trump – and to a certain extent, vice versa – since he met with silence and scattered boos at CPAC a few years ago.

Peter Grier

FEBRUARY 24, 2017 

Making McHistory? Businesses step up to preserve Rome’s antiquities

This week, a McDonald’s outside Rome opened a two-millennia-old road to the public, after discovering it at the restaurant site and investing in its excavation. It’s just the latest instance of corporations helping preserve ancient sites.

Nick Squires

South Sudan and the lure of a gleaming new capital

From the United States to Kazakhstan, many newly independent nations have built capital cities from scratch as a way to forge a new national identity. As Africa is finding out, it doesn’t always work as intended.

Ryan Lenora Brown

Beyond Oscars’ glare, a glimpse of women on the rise

The Oscars are embracing diversity this year. The gains for women in cinema and TV are hard fought – and just gaining momentum.

Jessica Mendoza

Molly Driscoll

FEBRUARY 26, 2017 

Where busing works

Hartford, Conn., has revamped its schools to attract a rich mix of students in a voluntary desegregation program being watched across the country. 

Simon Montlake

Olathe shooting: Survivor and widow tell the BBC their stories

Last Wednesday evening in Olathe, Kansas, two Indian men in their early 30s met for a few post-work beers in Austins Bar.

‘I spent the night at my Muslim friends”: Christians flee Islamic State in Sinai

Omar Medhat and Laura King Ismailia, Egypt:

 Some fled with little more than the clothes they were wearing, terrified that the militants of Islamic State would come for them next.

The rise of porn for Irish women

The statistics tell us that Irish women do watch porn – even if they’re ashamed to admit it. Does liking it make us anti-feminist? Regina Lavelle examines what we watch and why

Sexual abuse claims ‘weapon of choice’ in child custody battles

Mark O’Regan

Vexatious claims of sexual abuse are now ‘a weapon of choice’ among warring couples engaged in bitter separation or divorce battles.

Unemployed and low-paid resistant to immigration

Poll reveals ‘well-heeled’ more likely to welcome refugees here – but integration into society remains a challenge

Wayne O’Connor

How ‘New Cold Warriors’ Cornered Trump

Exclusive: The U.S. intelligence community’s extraordinary campaign of leaks claiming improper ties between President Trump’s team and Russia seeks to ensure a lucrative New Cold War by blocking detente, reports Gareth Porter.

By Gareth Porter

SPIEGEL Exclusive – Documents Indicate Germany Spied on Foreign Journalists

By Maik Baumgärtner, Martin Knobbe and Jörg Schindler

Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, the BND, apparently spied on large numbers of foreign journalists overseas over the course of several years, including employees of the BBC, Reuters and the New York Times. Critics see a massive violation of press freedoms.

‘Rearmament Spiral’ -A German Clash over Trump’s NATO Demands

By Konstantin von Hammerstein

U.S. President Donald Trump’s demand that NATO member states pay their fair share has turned into a political hot potato ahead of German elections later this year. But the debate ignores a salient fact: The German military is in a terrible state.

Critics Reveal The Film They Want To Win Best Picture

BBC Culture asked critics from around the world to make the case for each of the nine films in contention to win the best picture prize at the 2017 Academy Awards.

With Supreme Court pick, Trump takes a more traditional road

In nominating Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, President Trump chose competence and credibility, not shock and awe. 

Henry Gass

Staff writer  

In illegal Israeli outpost, litmus test for adjudicating settler, Palestinian interests

Israeli security forces started evacuation today of Amona, in the West Bank, after a years-long legal battle.

Trump Oval Office signings: substance and showmanship

Since taking office, President Trump has signed a flurry of documents. Some have brought real policy changes; others are more in the realm of political theater.

Peter Grier

Staff writer

What would ‘extreme vetting’ actually do?

President Trump says his temporary travel bans will lead to ‘extreme vetting.’ The already effective vetting system can be made better, experts say. But it’s less clear whether that will make America safer. 

Howard LaFranchi

NYT’s Fake News about Fake News

Exclusive: The West’s anti-Russian propaganda links Moscow to the blight of “fake news” but the evidence doesn’t connect the two. So, The New York Times makes the case with its own “fake news,” reports Robert Parry.

By Robert Parry

Israel’s Dead-End Dilemma

President Trump says he’s okay with a one- or two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – whatever the two parties want – but without forceful U.S. intervention, neither option is feasible, says John Chuckman.

By John Chuckman

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