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The genius of the Celts

Graham Robb, author of a new book on the Celtic peoples, argues that it’s high time we challenged the Roman characterisation of the Celts as …

Inside the World's First All-Female Special Forces Unit: Norway's Jegertroppen

ELVERUM, Norway — An explosion just a few feet away rocks the unmarked station wagon as it travels along a dirt road in the Norwegian woodland.<p>Immediately, two soldiers jump from their front seats and run for cover behind the carcass of an old, rusty tank. Firing their weapons at targets along the …

Military

Pence warns North Korea of U.S. resolve shown in Syria, Afghan strikes

SEOUL/PYONGYANG (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea on Monday that recent American military strikes in Syria and Afghanistan showed President Donald Trump's resolve should not be questioned, but Pyongyang vowed to continue missile and nuclear tests.<p>After a huge display of …

North Korea

Video shows Syria bus blast - CNN Video

The death toll from a bomb attack targeting evacuees leaving besieged Syrian towns has risen to 126, a monitoring group tells CNN.

Middle East

It's not just Syria. Trump is ratcheting up wars across the world

Donald Trump’s missile strikes on Syria have attracted worldwide attention (and disgraceful plaudits) in recent days. But much less airtime is being given to his administration’s risky and increasingly barbaric military escalations on several other fronts across the world.<p>Let’s put aside, for the …

Middle East

During World War I, U.S. Government Propaganda Erased German Culture

This week marks the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I, a conflict that shattered empires and cost millions of lives. On the American home front, it made this country less culturally German.<p>Today, when the question of loyalty of immigrants has again become contentious, what happened a …

Remembrance Day

Hello, Big Brother: How China controls its citizens through social media

Have you ever wondered if your government monitors what you do on your smartphone? If you lived in China, this would be an every-day Orwellian …

Trump team shifts focus away from Assad in Syrian war

The US aims to deploy more American troops and set up safe zones in a new approach to Syria, experts told DW. But while the US focuses on jihadists, …

Report: German authorities investigate high Turkish religious official

Prosecutors in Germany are reportedly investigating one of the highest officials of the Turkish religious authority Diyanet. The inquiry comes amid …

German Politics

HRW urges Jordan to arrest or deny entry to Sudan's Bashir

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted for war crimes, will reportedly attend a summit in Jordan. Human Rights Watch has urged Jordan to arrest …

Merkel and the rise of the right

Criticism from conservatives was barely audible when Chancellor Angela Merkel was enjoying political popularity. Now, it is growing rather loud. Many …

ISIS Claims Responsibility for London Attack but Analysts Remain Skeptical

LONDON — ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in London this week, likely hoping to project the image of a powerful extremist organization capable of hitting the heart of Western cities.<p>In reality, ISIS is suffering big losses at home and hemorrhaging territory in Iraq and Syria in the face …

Terrorism

Sinn Fein wants vote on Northern Ireland leaving UK 'as soon as possible' | Reuters

BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland’s largest Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein on Monday said it wanted a referendum on splitting from the United Kingdom “as soon as possible”, hours after Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon demanded a new independence vote.<p>Scotland's First Minister Nicola …

Northern Ireland

E.U. Warns Turkey in Escalating Dispute Over Constitutional Referendum

LONDON — Wading into an escalating diplomatic feud, the European Union warned Turkey on Monday that a constitutional amendment to drastically strengthen the president’s powers might harm the country’s longstanding bid to eventually join the bloc.<p>European Union officials also urged Turkey to avoid …

North Africa

Arctic ice loss driven by natural swings, not just mankind: study

OSLO (Reuters) - Natural swings in the Arctic climate have caused up to half the precipitous losses of sea ice around the North Pole in recent decades, with the rest driven by man-made global warming, scientists said on Monday.<p>The study indicates that an ice-free Arctic Ocean, often feared to be …

Global Warming

The Never-Ending War in Afghanistan

BOSTON — Remember Afghanistan? The longest war in American history? Ever?<p>When it comes to wars, we Americans have a selective memory. The Afghan war, dating from October 2001, has earned the distinction of having been forgotten while still underway.<p>President Trump’s Inaugural Address included no …

Native tribes seek judgment against Army Corps over Dakota Access | Reuters

(Reuters) - The Native American tribes looking to stop the Dakota Access pipeline asked a judge to find that the Army Corps violated federal regulations when it recently granted the last permit needed for the project to be finished, according to a Tuesday court filing.<p>Police vehicles idle on the …

Environmentalism

Head of U.N. nuclear watchdog says Iran continuing commitment to deal | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran is implementing the deal on its nuclear programme agreed with world powers, the head of the U.N. atomic energy watchdog said on Tuesday, amid concerns the United States will try to alter the terms.<p>Iranian workers stand in front of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, about 1,200 …

South Asia

As Globalization Breaks Down, Wars of Identity Loom

Perversely, the progressive resistance to Trump within the United States mirrors the grim identity conflicts his withdrawal from the global order …

Geopolitics

Euro zone economy absorbs Brexit shock, Trump clouds outlook | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - The euro zone economy grew steadily in the three months after Britain’s shock vote in June to leave the European Union but U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s protectionist rhetoric is clouding the outlook for 2017.<p>Construction cranes are pictured beside the tower of the Red City …

Donald Trump

UN looks to outlaw nuclear weapons: Could it happen?

UN member countries voted Thursday to prepare a treaty that would ban nuclear weapons. The problem: all nine nuclear powers are united in opposing …

Wallonia: Eight things you didn't know about Belgium's French-speaking region

<b>Has Wallonia ever enjoyed such a high profile?</b><p>Many who had previously ignored its existence are now frantically googling the Belgian region of 3.6 million after it singlehandedly blocked an EU trade deal with Canada - one that every national government in the bloc wanted ratified.<p>But it is not the …

Europe

Isil has just unleashed a deadly chemical cloud which could make Mosul ungovernable

As predicted, and generally expected, Isil set fire to the Mishraq Chemical plant and sulphur mine 30 km south of Mosul on Thursday last week as they fled towards the city. To date, up to nine people have died and around 1,000 have been injured, including foreign journalists.<p>The toxic cloud, which …

Miko Peled: The Truth about Israel from a Jew. Genocide And Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians

• His account of the modern history of Palestine is accurate! His dissing of the historicity of the Bible is incorrect!<p>Click on image for article.<p>Click …

Recognizing Germany's colonial crimes: work in progress

If reduced to a footnote compared to the Nazi era, German colonial rule is still a painful chapter of history, leading to the first genocide of the …

The Linguistic Influence of the Norman Conquest (11th Century) on the English Language

<b>The Linguistic Influence of the Norman Conquest (11th Century) on the English Language</b><p>By Azhar A. Alkazwini<p><i>International Journal of Linguistics</i>, …

Records, Descendants Help Weave Stories Of George Washington's Slaves

Rohulamin Quander's ancestors were slaves.<p>However, unlike a majority of the enslaved population, Sucky Bay and Nancy Carter Quander served George and Martha Washington, the first First Family, and worked on their Mount Vernon farms.<p>Now, hundreds of years after they worked as spinners on the …

Black History

Four maps that explain the chaos of the Middle East

In Washington’s ongoing debate about the cause of the continuing chaos in the Middle East, President George W. Bush stands condemned for the 2003 intervention that pushed Iraq into civil war, while President Obama stands condemned for the nonintervention that worsened Syria’s civil war. In Libya, …

Middle East

Prominent Russian separatist commander killed in eastern Ukraine | Reuters

MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - A prominent Russian separatist commander was assassinated in eastern Ukraine on Sunday evening, his allies said on Monday, accusing Ukrainian government forces of murdering him to try to destabilize an already fragile ceasefire.<p>Flowers are left in memory of battalion …

Russia