Category Archives: International Press (English)

Alleged INF Treaty Violation-U.S. Demands NATO Action on Russian Missiles

By Matthias Gebauer, Christoph Schult and Klaus Wiegrefe

The U.S. believes Russia is secretly developing nuclear-capable, medium-range missiles in violation of the INF Treaty. Washington has now upped the pressure on NATO to formulate a response – and a new arms race could be the result.

Inside May’s Race to a Late-Night Brexit Deal

By Tim Ross , Ewa Krukowska , Dara Doyle , and Thomas Penny

It was 11 p.m. Thursday night and the staff Christmas party at 10 Downing St. was in full swing, with karaoke blasting and wine washing down the samosas and sausage rolls.

Donald Trump and Jerusalem-‘I Don’t See Potential Upsides’

Interview Conducted by Samiha Shafy

Richard Haass, 66, is a former U.S. diplomat and current director of the Council on Foreign Relations. He says that the timing of President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the true capital of Israel is troubling and potentially dangerous.

Trump’s Jerusalem Folly-Time for Europe to Take the Lead on Peace

A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Juliane von Mittelstaedt

U.S. President Donald Trump prides himself on being a deal-maker. But his decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem will produce only losers. It is time for Europe to take the lead in the Middle East peace process.

U.S. Economy-Trump Tax Plan Worries Europe

An Analysis by Christian Reiermann

Trump is hoping that his tax reform will make the United States a more attractive place to do business. Germany and the rest of Europe, though, could emerge as the losers.

Liberated Raqqa-The Stench of Death amid Hopes for Life

The former Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa has been liberated, yet the city remains largely uninhabitable, criss-crossed with mines and strewn with rotting corpses. One man has made it his mission to bring the city back to life.

How the Kremlin Tried to Rig the Olympics, and Failed

A study in humiliation

The Russian Olympic Committee headquarters in Moscow Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

Julia Ioffe

Apparently This Is What a Swimming Dinosaur Looks Like

Its features are so strange that scientists originally thought it might be a fake.

Lukas Panzarin

 

At first, the fossil was smuggled out of Mongolia, as many dinosaurs are. It found its way to Japan, then Britain, then France. In 2015, the private collector who finally bought it contacted the paleontologist Pascal Godefroit to get his opinion on the specimen.

Intifadas: What you need to know

Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem could spark a “third intifada,” Hamas leaders say. But what exactly is an intifada, and what did the first two mean for the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians? DW has the facts.

What is an intifada?

Jerusalem: Three things to know

Jerusalem is at the center of competing claims and ideologies, as well as demographic changes and power grabs. DW examines why the city is so contested and Israel’s policy in East Jerusalem.

US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and to order the US Embassy to move from Tel Aviv to the holy city, has upended decades of US policy and drawn international condemnation from allies and foes alike.

Franken’s Opportunism on the Iraq War

Sen. (and former comedian) Al Franken was a rising Democratic Party star before sexual harassment allegations brought him down to earth, but was he really ever a progressive hero, asks William Blum at Anti-Empire Report.

By William Blum

Russia-gate’s Reach into Journalism

The investigation to somehow blame Russia for Donald Trump’s election has now merged with another establishment goal of isolating and intimidating whistleblowers and other dissidents, as Dennis J Bernstein describes.

By Dennis J Bernstein

Trump’s Scheme to Carve Up Palestine

President Trump’s big idea for Israeli-Palestinian peace was the “outside-in” plan in which Israel’s new Saudi allies would squeeze the Palestinians until they accepted a bogus “state,” as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains.

By Paul R. Pillar

Nasrallah calls for support of new Palestinian intifada

By Seth J. Frantzman

Hezbollah says most effective immediate response is social media and summoning US ambassadors throughout region.

Why was Jordan’s king in Turkey during the Jerusalem crisis?

By Seth J. Frantzman

Ankara and Amman are bolstering ties amid joint concerns over Syria and Jerusalem.

How Trump fooled everyone with his Jerusalem declaration

Analysis: The US president’s recognition of Israel’s capital can be seen as a test for the Palestinians: If they respond with violence, Trump may say the Israelis were right and there is apparently no partner; but if they exercise maturity and accept Trump’s peace plan, Netanyahu will have a problem.

Itamar Eichner

‘Who is Trump to determine our future? Jerusalem is Palestinian’

By Udi Shaham

When one activist was asked when the protests will end, he answered: “This is just a promo. Tomorrow it only will get bigger.”

Bollywood bids farewell to Indian film legend Shashi Kapoor

Veteran Indian cinema icon Amitabh Bachchan, who starred alongside Kapoor in several hit Hindi films of the 1970s, and actor Shah Rukh Khan were among mourners at the ceremony in Mumbai, the home of Bollywood.

Let’s create a ‘United States of Europe’, says German leader

Nick Miller

A new, take-it-or-leave-it “United States of Europe” is the best answer to the political and economic woes facing the continent, Martin Schulz, the head of Germany’s Social Democrats said on Thursday.

When same-sex marriage finally passed Parliament, gravity no longer had meaning

Tony Wright

Never had a larger, more expectant crowd sat so intently and for so long in the public galleries of the House of Representatives.

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