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Posted: August 18, 2018, 10:29 pm
New York Times
Merkel and Putin Sound Pragmatic Notes After Years of Tension
New York Times
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Saturday at Meseberg palace, outside Berlin.CreditAxel Schmidt/Reuters. By Melissa Eddy. Aug. 18, 2018. BERLIN — The personal relationship between Chancellor Angela ...
At Austrian foreign minister's wedding, Putin brings the music, the flowers and the controversy
Merkel and Putin Form Marriage of Convenience Forged by Trump
Putin to Merkel: EU Can't Afford a New Syria Refugee Crisis
Posted: August 18, 2018, 9:56 pm
Rain receding in Kerala after the worst floods in nearly a century
(CNN) — Monsoon rains and heavy flooding have killed hundreds of people and forced more than 300,000 others to seek shelter in Kerala. Torrential rains in Kerala triggered the state's worst flooding in nearly a century, destroying thousands of homes ...
Kerala Flooding Continues: Rain Expected For Two More Days
Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floods
India: New week to bring reduction in flooding rain in hard-hit Kerala
Posted: August 18, 2018, 9:29 pm
Kofi Annan's legacy was complicated by the Rwandan genocide
In a 2004 interview with PBS's “Frontline," Kofi Annan called the Rwandan genocide “a very painful and traumatic experience,” both for himself and the United Nations. “It's not something that you forget,” said Annan, then-U.N. secretary general. “It's ...
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Kofi Annan protected us from our worst instincts
In 2004, Annan told Harvard grads the world needs 'enlightened American leadership'
Posted: August 18, 2018, 7:37 pm
New York Times
'A Wound to the Heart of Genoa': Italy Buries Victims of Bridge Collapse
New York Times
ROME — Italy mourned those killed in the collapse of a bridge in the northern city of Genoa with a state funeral on Saturday as the country struggled to come to terms with a tragedy that government officials, families of victims and some experts say ...
Italy's leader comforts mourners at funeral as bridge toll rises
Italy's leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43
Italy bridge collapse: State funeral held in Genoa
Posted: August 18, 2018, 7:13 pm
Pakistan's Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last month's elections. Khan' s ...
Imran Khan is sworn in as prime minister, marking a new era in Pakistan
Imran Khan Takes Oath in Pakistan, a Nation Divided and in Debt
Khan faces 'grave difficulties' as he takes on role of Pakistan PM
Posted: August 18, 2018, 6:35 pm
After refusing a handshake, a Muslim couple was denied Swiss citizenship
When a Muslim couple sat down for a meeting with a municipal commission in the Swiss city of Lausanne, their interviewers found that they “showed great difficulty in answering questions asked by people of the opposite sex,” the city's mayor said. So ...
Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over no handshake
Muslim Couple Who Refused to Shake Hands With Officials Denied Swiss Citizenship
Muslim Couple Bites Swiss Helping Hand
Posted: August 18, 2018, 5:12 pm
ISIS sex slave survivor says she met her captor in Germany
German prosecutors on Saturday said they are investigating after a 19-year-old Yazidi woman who survived an ordeal as an ISIS sex slave claims she ran into her jihadi captor in Germany. Ashwaq Haji Hami was only 14 when she was sold in her home ...
Yazidi woman who escaped Islamic State enslavement says she encountered her captor in Germany
German Prosecutors Probe Yazidi Woman's Claim About IS Man
Posted: August 18, 2018, 5:08 pm
Muslim pilgrims flock to Mecca ahead of haj
MECCA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Hisham Mostafa briefly forgot the war in Syria and his financial worries as he looked upon Islam's holiest sites for the first time, standing among hundreds of thousands of white-clad Muslims gathered in Mecca ahead of ...
Muslim faithful prep for annual hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia
Saudis prepare for Muslim pilgrimage
Millions Of Muslim Worshipers Flock To Mecca For Hajj
Posted: August 18, 2018, 12:51 pm
American Charged In Uganda After Racist Assault On Hotel Workers
Uganda police arrested an older American man after reviewing a video that showed him striking out at hotel workers and using racial slurs. The police identified the man as Jimmy L. Taylor, a U.S. citizen who claims to be a missionary. The alleged ...
American Pastor Arrested in Uganda on Charges of Assault in the Name of Jesus
Watch: American missionary launches racist assault on hotel workers in Uganda
Vietnam vet pastor arrested in Uganda for attacking hotel workers
Posted: August 18, 2018, 5:25 am
Far-right Sweden Democrats hope to topple century of socialism
SÖLVESBORG, Sweden — Around 4,000 far-right supporters gathered on the grounds of a ruined castle last weekend to plot the downfall of the socialist ideas that have come to define their progressive country. Their views — anti-immigration, ...
'Far-Right' Swedish Party Poised To Make Historic Dent In Country's Socialist Government
Sweden faces historic upset in election
On Sweden, socialism, and social democracy
Posted: August 17, 2018, 1:23 pm