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Poland’s new ‘Holocaust law’ comes up against massacre of Jews in 1941

A view of the exterior of the synagogue in the 1930s in Jedwabne, Poland. (Wojtek Laski/Getty Images) JEDWABNE, Poland — The Jews who survived the axes were burned alive in a barn on the outskirts of town. The Germans had Read more…


U.N. Security Council again fails to vote on a cease-fire for Syria

People inspect missile remains in the besieged town of Douma, in Eastern Ghouta near Damascus, Syria, on Friday. (Bassam Khabieh/Reuters) The United Nations Security Council called off a vote Friday on a resolution calling for a 30-day cease-fire in Syria Read more…


Police: Man in Austria kills 2 siblings, then himself

By Associated Press By Associated Press February 24 at 3:35 PM BERLIN — A man apparently killed his brother and sister at their farmhouse in southeastern Austria on Saturday, then hanged himself, authorities said. The victims were found by the Read more…


After years of drought, Cape Town is about to run out of water.

By Laris Karklis, Lauren Tierney, and Kim Soffen By Laris Karklis, Lauren Tierney, and Kim Soffen February 8 The bustling metropolis of Cape Town, South Africa, home to about 4 million people, is on track to run out of water Read more…


Russian state media just mixed up Syrian war footage with a video game clip

An image from a Russia’s state-operated Channel 1 broadcast purportedly showing combat footage from Syria on Sunday. The footage was taken from a video game. (Channel 1 Russia) In a stirring tribute to his country’s troops and veterans, Russian President Vladimir Read more…


German court opens the way for bans of diesel vehicles, roiling a nation of car obsessives

BERLIN — A senior German court ruled Tuesday that the country’s towns and cities can ban diesel vehicles in the interests of promoting cleaner air, a decision with vast potential implications for the automotive industry, the car-owning public and the environment. Read more…


Panamanian police handcuff a guard at the Trump hotel as standoff escalates

PANAMA CITY — Panamanian police on Tuesday handcuffed a security guard working for President Trump’s hotel here, in the midst of a dispute in which the hotel’s majority owner has tried to fire the Trump Organization — and Trump employees Read more…


Apparent attack by Russian hackers penetrated Germany’s foreign ministry

Security experts discovered malware on the German foreign ministry’s network in December. The defense ministry may have been affected, too. (Michael Kappeler/Associated Press) BERLIN — German officials said Wednesday that the government’s information technology networks had been infiltrated and that Read more…


This is why Indian immigrants won’t benefit from Trump’s immigration plan

by Bidisha Biswas and Ramya M. Vijaya by Bidisha Biswas and Ramya M. Vijaya March 1 at 7:00 AM Members of the Republican Hindu Coalition rally outside the White House on Feb. 3 in support of President Trump’s immigration policies. Read more…


French far-right leader Marine Le Pen charged for tweeting gruesome ISIS images

French far-right National Front President Marine Le Pen speaks during a session of questions to the government on Feb. 14 in Paris. (AFP) Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right nationalist party, was charged in criminal court on Thursday for Read more…