The Importance of Media Literacy in the Classroom

Media literacy is more important than ever in a shifting media environment; this is especially true for undergraduate students, many of whom have little experience in learning how to locate, evaluate, and critically analyze the information they should be consuming about the world. A few startling statistics highlight this problem. Pew Research Center conducted a […]

Israel, Hamas agree to restore calm in Gaza: Hamas

GAZA (Reuters) – Hamas said on Saturday it had agreed a truce with Israel in the Gaza Strip, a day after clashes killed an Israeli soldier and four Palestinians along the border. An explosion is seen following an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa Israel’s army declined […]

Child spies used only when very necessary, says Downing Street | UK news

David Davis, the Tory former cabinet minister, has branded recruitment of child spies “morally repugnant”, as he led politicians and human rights groups in condemnation of police and intelligence agencies’ use of the tactic. The recruitment of children as so-called covert human intelligence sources (CHIS) emerged this week after a House of Lords committee raised […]

How Europe Can Survive the Donald Trump Era

Politicians are used to engaging in politics — either with or in opposition to other politicians. Traditionally, the foreign policy of one nation-state or alliance is confronted by the foreign policy of another nation-state or alliance. That’s the way it has been for hundreds of years. But that’s not the way it is at the […]

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 […]