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Refugee crisis: east and west split as leaders resent Germany for waiving rules

Central European nations pin blame on the EU – but their unilateral actions are a hindrance to a solution<p>Europe’s meltdown in the face of its biggest post-1945 immigration emergency is generating the worst east-west split since the Iraq war, when Donald Rumsfeld divided it into “new Europe and old …

Europe

Ukraine crisis: Life on street dividing Ukraine and Russia

<b>A dog barks and crosses the street in Milove, in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, some distance from the conflict zone.</b><p>This could be anywhere in Ukraine.<p>But Friendship of the Peoples Street belies its name because, on the other side of the road, lies the Russian town of Chertkovo.<p>If the …

Russia

Migrant crisis: Austrian police work to recover bodies from lorry

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1189000/1189714_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524719442_5a3f126bd7898fc2e56d5efcb63f5f6f<p><b>Forensic teams have worked through the night to establish how many people died inside a lorry found abandoned on a motorway near the Hungarian border,</b> …

North Africa

Google To European Union: You’re Wrong

And your antitrust demands are “peculiar and problematic.”<p>Months after filing its antitrust charges against Google, the European Union has finally received a response from the search behemoth, and it's as contrary and (diplomatically) confrontational as they come. Disputing the findings of …

European Union

Musa Qala is small military victory for Taliban but big propaganda boost

Kabul government placed heavy emphasis on claiming back town in Helmand province during conflict, where it was the scene of a Nato-backed campaign<p>Dozens of British, Afghan and American soldiers died to capture and briefly hold the poor, dusty tract of northern Helmand that fell under Taliban …

Afghanistan

North and South Korea back from brink of war as propaganda broadcasts halted

In face-saving truce, North Korea says it "regrets" landmine deaths of two South Koreans while Seoul halts propaganda broadcasts at the border<p>After 40-plus-hours of talks, North and South Korea on Tuesday pulled back from the brink with an accord that allows both sides to save face and, for the …

North Korea

Why the 'Prime Meridian of the World' Shifted Hundreds of Feet

Once called the Prime Meridian of the World, the invisible line running north to south that divides the world into Eastern and Western hemispheres …

Greenwich, UK

China's Brewing Crisis Is A Thousand Times Greece's

Investors fixated on the Greek crisis in recent years have missed another crisis brewing in China, which is a thousand times worse than Greece’s.<p>China is the world’s second largest economy, still growing by 7% (officially) and with plenty of foreign currency reserves. Greece is a tiny economy …

Economy

Joseph Stiglitz: Historical amnesia threatens Europe’s ruination

The famed economist examines Greece’s debt crisis and the lessons of World War II Germany has resolutely ignored<p>On August 18, Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz joined Harper’s Magazine deputy editor Christopher Beha at Book Culture in New York to discuss the Greek financial crisis. In Stiglitz’s view, …

Nations' leaders condemn German anti-migrant rhetoric

"The way in which right-wing extremists and neo-Nazis voice blunt expressions of hate is repugnant," she said. "But it's just as shameful the way …

North Africa

Hungary appeals for assistance with refugee crisis

The Hungarian government has appealed to the European Union for more money to cope with the number of refugees crossing its border.<p>On Tuesday a surge …

North Africa

Death boats, cuts, tear gas mark path for migrants to Europe | Reuters

ROSZKE, Hungary Hassan, a 30-year old IT engineer from Syria, was still shaken from having been forced by smugglers to drive an overloaded boat full …

Teargas

In Beijing’s World War II Narrative, Communists Get Starring Role

Its history makes little mention of Chiang Kai-shek, who led China’s fight against the Japanese<p>As Japanese troops rampaged across China in 1938, the country’s wartime leader Chiang Kai-shek ordered his soldiers to breach the dikes that held back the Yellow River in a desperate effort to slow the …

China

Serbia Sees Its Path to EU Open After Pact With Kosovo

Serbia resolved most of its disputes with Kosovo in European Union-mediated talks and signed four agreements with the breakaway province that the EU …

Hurricane’s tiny earthquakes could help forecasters

As Sandy raged, the ground trembled.<p>Rumbles picked up by seismometers during Hurricane Sandy’s trip up the U.S. East Coast in 2012 originated from …

Geophysics

Up to 3,000 refugees, migrants expected every day in Macedonia, UNHCR says

Up to 3,000 migrants are expected to cross into Macedonia every day in the coming months, most of them refugees fleeing war, particularly from Syria, …

North Africa

Migrant crisis: Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel tell Italy to sort true asylum-seekers from economic migrants

Italy musty hurry up with the establishment of migrant centres that are supposed to sort out those who merit asylum from economic migrants who should …

Katrina: A Storm to Remember in Pictures

New Orleans

In Iran, a Women’s Soccer Revolution

In a country where women aren’t allowed to attend soccer games, the sport is taking off at the youth level—in part thanks to an Iranian-American<p>By<p>Bill Spindle<p>Bill Spindle<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@BillSpindle<p>Google+<p>bill.spindle@wsj.com<p><i>Tehran</i><p>Women, and women’s sports, still face stiff winds of …

Wall Street

ISIS gloats online over destruction of ancient temple

<b>BEIRUT</b> -- The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) released propaganda images Tuesday that appear to show militants laying explosives in and then …

Lebanon prepares for 1st parliament vote in 9 years

Lebanon

Ukraine: The Consequences of Far Right World War II Revisionism

Beset with military conflict in the form of Russian-backed separatists, Ukraine has sought to cultivate crucial foreign and diplomatic support for its cause. To be sure, Kiev seeks tactical military advantage over its adversaries though a no less significant public relations war has also assumed …

Muslim population growth slows

India’s Muslim population is growing slower than it had in the previous decades, and its growth rate has slowed more sharply than that of the Hindu …

Catastrophic eruption is brewing in Japan

One of the most seismically active countries in the world and home to more than 100 active volcanoes, experts say Japan is at risk of a major …

Natural Disasters

Europe migrants: Tracing perilous Balkan route to Germany

<b>For many thousands of migrants heading to Europe from the Middle East, the long route to a new life now lies through Greece and the Western Balkans with the ultimate destination in Germany and other northern EU countries.</b><p>It is a journey fraught with risk, braving the Aegean Sea, Balkan people …

North Africa

Europe needs many more babies to avert a population disaster

Across Europe birth rates are tumbling. The net effect is a ‘perfect demographic storm’ that will imperil economic growth across the continent<p>When Spanish business consultant Alejandro Macarrón started crunching the numbers behind Spain’s changing demographics, he couldn’t believe what he was …

Europe

Ultra-Orthodox In Israel: Keeping Cool While Keeping Customs

In the hot sun of a Jerusalem afternoon, kids wait for a fountain to turn on.<p>When water spouts into the air, 9-year-old Tzipora Baranas jumps right in. She's wearing black tights, a black, below-the-knee skirt and a long-sleeved black shirt.<p>"It's fun when the water spritzes up in my face," she says.<p>…

Clothing

Mapping America's Westward Population March Over 220 Years

Watch Manifest Destiny unfold from 1790 to 2010 with this interactive data viz.<p>In 1790, just a few years into America’s independence, the country’s 10 most populated cities were tightly packed into the Northeast with just one exception (Charleston, South Carolina). Fast-forward 220 years and the …

Top 10

Middle East conflict drastically 'improves air quality'

<b>Political disturbance and armed conflict in the Middle East since 2010 have had the unintended consequence of making the air cleaner.</b><p>Researchers say that in countries like Syria and Iraq, levels of air pollutants have fallen dramatically.<p>The amount of nitrogen dioxide in the air over Damascus has …

Middle East