Marina Deleeuw

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Catalonia's crisis is just getting started

Since October, all across Catalonia, the lampposts, bridges, and facades have been decorated with yellow ribbons. It is not a Christmas tradition, but a show of solidarity with two pro-independence politicians and two well-known activists who have been in pretrial detention for almost two months.<p>In …

Europe

North Korean defector claims Kim Jong-un has ordered biggest missile yet for nation's 70th anniversary

Kim Jong-un has ordered North Korean scientists to construct a missile that will be the largest in the regime's arsenal and to have it ready to be launched on September 9, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the republic, according to a defector.<p>His account suggests the North Korean leader …

Four Amazing Things Gene Editing Did in 2017 - MIT Technology Review

Gene editing hasn’t cured disease in a human being yet—but it is getting closer. With the debut of CRISPR a few years ago, advances in the technology …

Looking Back On 2017: Terrorist Attacks And The Las Vegas Massacre

This is the time of year when journalists look back at the year that was. And while terrorism seemed to ebb somewhat from previous years, a number of violent attacks took the lives of innocent travelers. While in the West mass casualty events did not reach the level of the Bataclan shooting in …

Stephen Paddock

Rohingya crisis: Memories scarred for life following violence and mass exodus, say survivors

Exclusive: More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since August and are living in refugee camps in Bangladesh.<p>Aisha, a 20-year-old …

North Africa

Donald Trump announces America's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord

President Donald Trump announced America's shock withdrawal from the <b>Paris climate accord</b> Thursday, prompting a furious global backlash and throwing …