U.S. says Russian assertions against U.S. citizens it wants to question ‘absurd’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday that assertions the Russian government has made about 11 U.S. citizens, including former U.S. officials, that it wants to question are “absurd.” Asked about a White House comment that President Donald Trump was taking the Russian request under advisement, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said […]

My Nurse Named Mohamed: Inside Germany’s Acute Nursing Shortage

German retirement homes are having trouble finding geriatric nurses. To resolve the problem, they’re looking for help from abroad, recently expanding that search to Africa. Is it a good strategy? And for whom? Mohamed Ali Nefzi, 23, wants to live in a country where he can wear floral-print shirts without being stared at. A place […]

Man arrested over attack on Gerry Adams’ home | UK news

A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after explosive devices were thrown at the home of former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said the man was detained on Tuesday night and was in custody. Officers also carried out searches of properties in west Belfast […]

Neo-Nazi Terror Trial Fails to Answer All Questions

In the end, after a five-year trial against Beate Zschäpe and supporters of the right-wing extremist terror cell known as the “National Socialist Underground” (NSU), it’s worthwhile to take another look at how it all began. To examine what happened on that day more than 20 years ago when Zschäpe, Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Böhnhardt […]

Poland, Russia and monumental distrust | Letters | World news

As the stepson of a former member of “General Anders’ army”, a group of Polish soldiers released from Stalin’s gulags, who fought with the British in the Middle East and Italy, I read Matthew Luxmoore’s excellent article with mixed feelings (Poles apart: the bitter conflict over a nation’s history, Journal, 13 July). My father, born […]

Palestinian teenager killed in Israel-Gaza border protests

GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager on Friday, who had been taking part in border protests, Gaza medical officials said. Relatives of Palestinian Othman Helles, 15, who was killed at the Israel-Gaza border, react in Gaza City July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem More than 130 Palestinians have been killed in the […]

Trump Takes Aim at Germany and NATO

On Wednesday afternoon at 3:15 p.m., Angela Merkel and Donald Trump sat down together as if nothing had happened. As if Trump hadn’t started the day with a hate-filled tirade against Germany. As if he hadn’t just lambasted the country as being a “captive of Russia” or said that “Germany is totally controlled by Russia.” […]

American Foreign Aid and Colombia’s Human Rights Tragedy

Just this month, millions of Colombians head to the polls to elect their next president. This is a remarkable period for Colombia, especially because this is the first national election since the government of President Juan Manual Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Rodrigo Londono agreed to the peace accord in November […]