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Poland’s ‘Death Camp’ Law Tears at Shared Bonds of Suffering With Jews

OSWIECIM, Poland — When the Nazis looked to build Auschwitz, the most notorious death camp of the Holocaust, they chose this out-of the-way village that had been home to a Polish Army barracks.<p>Unlike in France or Norway, there was no collaborationist government in Poland. The Nazis wanted to …

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Trump considers major changes amid escalating Russia crisis

President Trump and his advisers, seeking to contain the escalating Russia crisis that threatens to consume his presidency, are considering a retooling of his senior staff and the creation of a “war room” within the White House, according to several aides and outside Trump allies.<p>Following Trump’s …

U.N. has 'a million questions' on Syria after Astana deal | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations still has a million questions about a Syria deal struck last week by Russia, Turkey and Iran, with aid convoys almost totally stalled despite a reported reduction in the fighting, a U.N. aid official said on Thursday.<p>United Nations Special Envoy for Syria …

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What US-Russia crisis? Trump seeks closer ties in WH meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — All but ignoring the unfurling drama over Russia and the U.S. election, President Donald Trump on Wednesday sought to advance …

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Top commander says banning nukes would make wars worse

The nation's top nuclear commander on Friday slammed a draft U.N. resolution to ban nuclear weapons, asserting that before the nuclear age the world was marred by “death and destruction" and that the advent of atomic arms dramatically reduced great-power conflict.<p>“Can I imagine a world without …

As war in Afghanistan drags on, Russia resurrects interest

WASHINGTON (AP) — As America's effort to end 16 years of war in Afghanistan yields little progress, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the …

Article 50: What will be negotiated?

A look at the key issues that the EU and the UK will be negotiating to finalise the UK's break with the bloc.<p>British Prime Minister Theresa May has invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to leave the European Union and now has two years to finalise the break with what will become a 27-nation …

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Dutch election: Geert Wilders warns 'genie will not go back in the bottle'

Voting under way in the Netherlands as the prime minister, Mark Rutte, seeks to halt domino effect of ‘wrong sort of populism’<p>Dutch voters are going to the polls in the first of three key European votes this year in which populist parties, heartened by Britain’s Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s US …

War Consumes South Sudan, a Young Nation Cracking Apart

YAMBIO, South Sudan — Simon Burete was weeding his peanut field a few weeks ago when he saw smoke coming from his house. He ran as fast as he could.<p>He and his wife, Angelina, had enjoyed years of peace, he farming the fields, she selling the produce in the market. They were poor but welded to each …

Trump Has No Foreign Policy

There's no such thing as a Trump Doctrine, folks—just an incoherent mess.<p>Whenever a new American president takes office, or even well beforehand, analysts and academics rush to discern their foreign policy “doctrine”—a grand theory that connects what might otherwise appear to be a Pollock-like …

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Trump puts Iran 'on notice' after ballistic missile test

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday his administration has put Iran "on notice," echoing comments from his top national security …

Mikhail Gorbachev: It 'looks as if the world is preparing for war' as nuclear threat re-emerges

Mikhail Gorbachev has warned that a new arms race means "the nuclear threat once again seems real" as he stated it "looks as if the world is preparing for war".<p>The former Soviet leader called on Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin to work together to take steps to reduce the world's nuclear …

Кремль предвкушает новые раунды переговоров о Сирии в "астанинском формате"

МОСКВА/АСТАНА (Рейтер) - Кремль в среду назвал успехом организованные при его посредничестве переговоры делегации сирийского президента и его противников в столице Казахстана, не исключив новых встреч в этом формате, который Москва преподносит как дополнение к переговорной площадке в Женеве под …

Syrian cease-fire crumbles as government forces advance around Damascus

BEIRUT — A Syrian cease-fire backed by Russia and Turkey is crumbling five days after it began, with government forces pushing offensives around Damascus and rebels threatening to suspend participation in new peace talks.<p>The truce was to have been followed by a meeting between government …

Обама в ООН намерен объявить Западную стену оккупированной территорией

<i>Последние новости: В ответ на голосование в Совете Безопасности ООН, который единогласно осудил строительство израильских поселений на Западном</i> …

After UN vote, Kerry suggests Israel's West Bank foray spawning 'terrorism'

Secretary of State John Kerry is defending the Obama administration’s decision to effectively allow the United Nations to condemn Israel for attempting to build more settlements in the disputed West Bank, saying the “unprecedented” effort has spawned terrorism and violence that jeopardizes lasting …

Археологи узнали, чем питались древние предки человека 1,2 миллиона лет назад | hi-news.ru

Дентальный анализ зуба возрастом 1,2 миллиона лет, принадлежавшего когда-то одному из ранних предков человека, пролил свет на то, чем питались древние гоминины. Надеюсь, у вас крепкие желудки, потому что описанное ниже звучит не очень аппетитно.<p>Согласно новому исследованию, обнаруженный зубной …

Страны ОПЕК договорились о сокращении добычи нефти

Члены Организации стран-экспортеров нефти (ОПЕК) договорились о сокращении добычи нефти на 1,2 млн баррелей в сутки. В ожидании этого объявления цены на нефть выросли на 8%.<p>Сейчас страны ОПЕК добывают 33,6 млн баррелей нефти в сутки, то есть их добыча снизится на 4,5%. Добыча во всем мире …

On foreign policy, Donald Trump is no realist

<i>Robert D. Kaplan is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and author of “Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America’s Role in the World,” to be published in January.</i><p>President-elect Donald Trump is being called a “realist” in foreign policy. Don’t believe it. He may have …

Clinton eyes Biden for secretary of state

'They are spending a lot of time figuring out the best way to try to persuade him to do it if she wins,' a source tells POLITICO.<p>Joe Biden is at the top of the internal short list Hillary Clinton’s transition team is preparing for her pick to be secretary of state, a source familiar with the …

Mongolia’s 6,000-year tradition

Eagle hunters have been practicing the art of berkutchi across the Central Asian steppe for generations. Now they have almost all gone.<p>Western Mongolia’s Altai region is one the most remote spots on the planet. Few roads traverse this massive area, and the high icy peaks of the Altai Range …

U.S. diplomats fear Trump will unleash cronies as ambassadors

Will he just appoint a buddy to schmooze with the Kremlin?<p>America’s diplomats are shuddering at the notion that Donald Trump, if elected president, will send unqualified cronies around the world as ambassadors, exporting his bombastic style to sensitive jobs that represent the face of the United …

Сергей Лавров: интервью BBC

Мы принимаем все необходимые меры предосторожности, чтобы не задевать мирных жителей. Термин «сопутствующие потери» придуман не нами — вы знаете, кто …

Вы все время ужасно заняты. Или это вам только кажется?

Дел невпроворот? Вполне возможно, что вам это только кажется. Не верите?<p>Все ужасно заняты - это аксиома современной жизни. Во всех промышленно развитых странах участники опросов неизменно отвечают, что у них слишком много дел и совсем не остается времени на семью и друзей.<p>Причем самые занятые на …

Syria announces new offensive, diplomats fail to renew truce | Reuters

BEIRUT/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Syria announced a new offensive against rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Thursday while diplomats failed to find a way in New York to revive a U.S. and Russian-brokered ceasefire that collapsed this week.<p>Warplanes mounted the heaviest air strikes in months against …

Middle East

'Butcher of Kabul' pardoned in Afghan peace deal

Human Rights Watch describes deal with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar as ‘an affront to victims of grave abuses’<p>The Afghan government has pardoned one of the country’s most notorious warlords for past offences including terrorist attacks and alleged war crimes as part of a peace deal with his militant group, …

The 10 most uplifting songs ever - according to science

A 2015 study into what makes a song “feel-good” has re-emerged in recent days thanks to the vagaries of social media.<p>Dr Jacob Jolij, a cognitive neuroscientist the University of Groningen in Holland, was commissioned by British electronics brand called Alba to investigate data it gathered on UK …

Barack Obama 'deliberately snubbed' by Chinese in chaotic arrival at G20

The US president was denied the usual red carpet welcome and forced to ‘go out of the ass’ of Air Force One, observers say<p>China’s leaders have been accused of delivering a calculated diplomatic snub to Barack Obama after the US president was not provided with a staircase to leave his plane during …

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