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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ruben Blades, Alejandro Sanz Speak Out on Venezuelan Violence

With a new schedule of demonstrations, the opposition coalition against Nicolas Maduro's regime will not rest until the government releases political prisoners, ceases political disqualifications and...

French press review: Macron ‘just a step away’ from Elysée Palace

The Russian political establishment has heaped cynicism on the French presidential election's first round, in which independent candidate Emmanuel Macron beat two formidable pro-Russian candidates. I...

Donald Trump Won’t Fire Sean Spicer For The Dumbest, Trumpiest Reason Ever

Chancellor Angela Merkel's administration had to remind White House press secretary Sean Spicer of this on Wednesday after he suggested a day earlier that as monstrous as Hitler was, even he didn't “...

US defense chief arrives in Kabul as his Afghan counterpart resigns in disgrace

KABUL — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived for a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Monday as the Trump administration considers boosting U.S. military support for a conflict that commanders say has ...

China signs Iran’s Arak reactor deal

When President Barack Obama announced the “one-time gesture” of releasing Iranian-born prisoners who “were not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses” last year, his administration presented ...

Holocaust survivors’ grandchildren, equipped with vast archive, keep stories alive

Leora Cohen, left, watches as Holocaust survivor Helen Marks lights a candle during the Yom Hashoah community commemoration service at Schultz Campus for Jewish Life in Akron April 23. Marks, Horriga...

North Korea: ‘US has now gone seriously mad’

North Korea has been the focus of global attention and anxiety over the past few weeks. The country's nuclear and missile capabilities, and increasingly strong statements from U.S. officials, includi...

OPINION: Jewish students deserve a better definition of anti-Semitism

In contrast, English speaking countries saw a rise in antisemitic incidents: The UK saw an increase of 11%, though the rate of violent incidents decreased by 13% while antisemitic incidents in Austra...

Burka ban, stopping female genital mutilation proposed by Britain’s UKIP

Ukip will promise to ban Muslim women from wearing burkas in public as part of its election manifesto. Party leader Paul Nuttall is expected to announce the policy on Monday as part of the Ukip's “in...

Keeping the Promise

Iranian Armenians have today staged a protest outside the Turkish Embassy in Iran to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide committed by the Ottoman Empire, Panorama.am reports, c...

President Trump’s first 100 days In his words and ours

President Trump famously promised Americans so much winning that they'd be sick of it. He appears obsessed with this promise, to the point of actively undermining it. He is so focused on winning — or...

Trump tells ‘dreamers’ to rest easy, targets criminals

A day after Juan Manuel Montes, a 23-year-old Mexican national with protected immigration status, sued the Donald Trump administration for being deported in February, federal officials took a step ba...

North Korea detains US citizen

The U.S. citizen, who is reportedly a former professor at China's Yanbian University of Science and Technology and is in his late 50s, is only identified by his surname, Kim. Sources told Yonhap that...

US officials say pirates have returned to waters off Somalia

Drought and famine seem to be fuelling a resurgence of piracy off the coast of Somalia, the United States' top military chief in Africa said Sunday. Half a dozen pirate attacks have been reported in ...

Bernie Sanders stands by anti-abortion mayoral candidate

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Sunday that "of course" a person could be a member of the Democratic party and be against abortion, responding to an issue that flared up last we...

OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine patrol member killed in explosion near Luhansk

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said Sunday one of its staff was killed after an observer mission patrol vehicle hit a landmine in rebel-held east Ukraine. It marked the first...

Behind the James Comey NYT story

Take a look at the stories from around our area and world that are making news today. French citizens vote in an uncertain race that could determine Europe's future: Michael Birnbaum and James McAule...

Author and environmental activist Kuki Gallmann shot and wounded in Kenya

In this image from a video footage taken on May 3, 2000 in New York, the Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann speaks during an interview. (Uncredited)In this image from a video foota...

Japanese destroyers start drill with US carrier Carl Vinson

After two Japanese navy ships joined a US carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific, North Korea said on Sunday that it was ready to sink a United States aircraft carrier to demonstrate its ...

Pope Francis compares migrant detention centers to Nazi concentration camps

Pope Francis has comforted the sister of an elderly French priest who was slain by Islamic militants as the pontiff paid tribute to the courage of modern-day Christian martyrs. Francis gripped the ha...