WORLD NEWS

June 27, 2017

How helping whistle-blowers could cut health-care costs

Elin Baklid-Kunz never wanted to be a whistle-blower. “I just thought if I worked harder they would see how bad this was and do something about […]
June 27, 2017

Travel ban, playground case bring a big finish to sleepy Supreme Court term

After every US Supreme Court term, Ralph Rossum typically adds upward of 10 of the court’s most significant constitutional law decisions to a constitutional law website […]
June 26, 2017

In a young country's conflict, future may pay heavy price

Beatrice was only 11 years old when her parents died within months of each other, leaving four children between 2 and 12. “It was not easy […]
June 24, 2017

Readers write: Older operagoers, Middle East coverage, political history

Facts can help remove the political bull’s-eye currently painted on Jared Kushner and others for talking with the Russians. If mistakes of protocol were made, then […]
June 24, 2017

Egos are a problem in international relations, Coverage of Finsbury mosque attack was a rarity, Why American voters don’t care about the Russia investigation, The world must act against the root cause of global famine, A Catch-22 for Australia’s refugees

“Qatar is finding itself still isolated from the other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries…,” writes Richard Miller. “The timing came right after a visit to the […]
June 24, 2017

Law made in secret? That's not what makes health-care bill unusual

The Senate Republican health care bill was drafted behind closed doors. At the opening of the 1787 Constitutional Convention delegates voted to keep their proceedings secret. […]
June 24, 2017

A former exec at Trader Joe’s grows another kind of grocery store

Mr. Rauch worked for 31 years at Trader Joe’s, the last 14 as a president. It took a few tries, but after a while, he started […]
June 23, 2017

An offer Finns can't refuse? Helsinki woos car owners to give up their autos.

In Helsinki, Finland, a city that prides itself on its civic-mindedness, municipal authorities are looking at the challenge of phasing out the car in a different […]
June 23, 2017

Her recycling project faced long odds in Lebanon. Still, she persisted.

Packed inside are bundles of crushed plastic water bottles and barrels of empty soda cans, plastic bottle tops, and glass shards. The warehouse is the hub […]
June 23, 2017

Why Medicaid is central to health-care debate

Republican senators unveiled their long-anticipated healthcare plan to replace Obamacare on Thursday, and it includes significant changes to Medicaid, the joint federal-state program for the poor, […]
June 23, 2017

Venezuela's Maduro confronts perils of his reliance on the military

When Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reshuffled duties in his deeply embattled government earlier this week, it wasn’t the changes at the top of the transport and […]
June 22, 2017

Poverty-free China by 2020? Beijing says it's possible – but steepest climb ahead

Before the pigs arrived, Yu Anhen and her husband eked out a living as subsistence farmers in the remote mountains of Guizhou, one of China’s poorest […]