Social Design Award 2018: The Final Dash in Our Readers’ Competition!

August 28, 2018  04:43 PM Living side by side, but without interacting? No, thanks! A growing number of people are joining together in neighborhood networks, meeting up at house parties organized for neighbors, getting involved on behalf of those needing help and bringing life to their neighborhood through associations and initiatives. SPIEGEL ONLINE and […]

Thai junta to ease some restrictions on political parties

BANGKOK — Thailand’s military junta says it will ease some restrictions on political parties to let them conduct basic functions and prepare for elections set for early next year, but campaigning will still be forbidden. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said after a Tuesday junta meeting that the new rules would allow political parties to hold […]

Colombia’s president Duque says will withdraw from Unasur bloc

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombian President Ivan Duque on Monday said the Andean nation will withdraw from Unasur, a South American bloc set up a decade ago to counter U.S. sway in the region, in a move that will be completed in six months. FILE PHOTO: Colombia’s President Ivan Duque leaves the polling station after voting […]

The Latest: Pope gets lukewarm reception in Ireland

DUBLIN — The Latest on Pope Francis’ trip to Ireland (all times local): 11 p.m. Pope Francis is facing a lukewarm reception and scattered protests on his trip to Ireland. Even his vow to rid the church of the “scourge” has been dismissed as a disappointment by some of Ireland’s wounded victims. But others who […]

Pope says church shamed by ‘repugnant’ Irish abuse

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Pope Francis marked the first papal visit to Ireland in 39 years by acknowledging that the failure of Church authorities to adequately address “repugnant” clerical child abuse crimes there remains a source of shame for the Catholic community. Pope Francis is welcomed by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Dublin Castle during his visit […]

Germany Cosies Up to Erdogan To Prevent Economic Collapse

August 24, 2018  06:41 PM Officials in Berlin political circles have often complained about Turkey’s president. There was the spring of 2017, when he accused the German government of adopting Nazi methods. Or when he explained to “his” compatriots, Turkish-Germans, in the German election that they shouldn’t vote for the center-right Christian Democrats (CDU), […]

4 troops killed, 7 injured in fighting in eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW — Ukraine’s defense ministry says that intense fighting in the country’s rebel-held east has killed four troops and injured seven. The defense ministry said in a statement on Thursday that what appears to be the biggest loss of life in months happened early morning during clashes that lasted five hours. The ministry said the […]

A Holocaust Survivor Tells His Story: To Auschwitz and Back

August 23, 2018  12:46 PM One morning in June, with the smell of an approaching thunderstorm in the air, an elderly man, his hair carefully parted to one side and wearing a freshly ironed, collared shirt, rings the doorbell of a farmhouse in the Bohemian Forest, a low mountain range in the Czech Republic. […]