WORLD NEWS

October 4, 2017

Why gun experts don’t support banning – or buying – ‘bump stocks’

As Andrew “Mr. Wick” Wickerham helps his customers at the 2nd Amendment Gun Shop in Las Vegas on Tuesday, he mentions how he’s getting a little […]
October 3, 2017

Can the Supreme Court define political communities?

The justices could again decline to rule on the common practice of partisan gerrymandering, as they have in the past. Some states let a “citizens commission” […]
October 2, 2017

For country fans, grappling with attack on ‘the most American of music’

Sunday night Mr. Aldean was playing to thousands of fans at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas strip when a sniper opened fire […]
October 1, 2017

Readers write: Growing trend with ‘small living,’ gentle exposure of hatred, humorous author

Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test? Regarding the Aug. 19 online article “The message from a day of protests in Boston” (CSMonitor.com): I appreciate […]
September 30, 2017

Trump’s ironic North Korea threat, Two key reasons many Trump threats have fallen flat, White House chief of staff’s Mexico comments: ‘fake news’?, Follow Australia and Indonesia to tackle modern slavery, Sanitized Caribbean cruises: At what cost?

“There is an unmissable irony in Donald Trump … addressing the United Nations, set-up after the Second world War to promote global peace and co-operation, with […]
September 29, 2017

The start-ups in an upstart US economy

The main reason for this progress is that Americans have maintained a “vibrant innovation ecosystem” that helps improve worker productivity, according to the World Economic Forum, […]
September 28, 2017

A different approach to curbing atrocities

The rest of the world condemns the human rights violations and either intervenes with force, imposes sanctions, or does nothing. Afterward, lessons are drawn on how […]
September 27, 2017

Land-mine casualties show signs of global decline

In January 1997, Diana, princess of Wales, famously walked through an active minefield in Angola to raise awareness of the ongoing threats posed by land mines. […]
September 26, 2017

Puerto Rico: Will Maria make island more of an American priority?

When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo arrived in a Maria-devastated Puerto Rico Friday, he brought with him a half-dozen electrical generators – coveted assistance for an […]
September 25, 2017

Why elections in Europe spring a surprise

Last spring, Europe watched with surprise as a new centrist party in France, En Marche!, defeated the two traditional parties. The election win was a signal […]
September 24, 2017

Reluctant champion: How Nadia Murad has become the international face of Yazidi suffering – and resilience

Weeks earlier, Nadia Murad had been ripped from her village by Islamic State (ISIS) fighters who murdered her family and took her captive. Along with other […]
September 23, 2017

Time for the world to step up on Rohingya issue, Aung San Suu Kyi’s astounding hypocrisy, Irma’s destruction in Britain’s Caribbean islands, The US should stop saber rattling, On the Nadal-Federer comeback

“It is high time the world made an all-out effort to stop the ongoing pogrom against Myanmar’s minority Rohingya…,” writes Mohammad Amjad Hossain. “The pogrom resembles […]