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Afghanistan Papers trigger demands for similar accountability in Europe

Wednesday  22:22,   11 december 2019
washingtonpost

Norway and Sweden are among the few countries, apart from the United States, that have produced comprehensive reports on their involvement in the war in Afghanistan. Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The... >>>

Donald Trump Jr. Went to Mongolia, Got Special Treatment From the Government and Killed an Endangered Sheep

Wednesday  20:54,   11 december 2019
propublica.org

The rocky highlands of Central Asia, in a remote region of Western Mongolia, are home to a plummeting population of the largest sheep in the world, the argali. The endangered species is beloved for its giant curving horns, which can run over 6 feet... >>>

Vatican Uses Donations for the Poor to Plug Its Budget Deficit

Wednesday  20:02,   11 december 2019
online.wsj

Every year, Catholics around the world donate tens of millions of dollars to the pope. Bishops exhort the faithful to support the weak and suffering through the pope’s main charitable appeal, called Peter’s Pence. What the church doesn’t advertise... >>>

With election day looming, Jews in Britain are at a loss how to vote amid rising anti-Semitism

Wednesday  19:53,   11 december 2019
washingtonpost

Forty-seven percent of British Jews say they will consider leaving the country if Jeremy Corbyn is elected prime minister.For months, the campaign has featured a standoff between Corbyn and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, of the Conservative party,... >>>

Jeremy Corbyn, U.K. Labour Leader, Struggles to Close Election Gap

Wednesday  19:53,   11 december 2019
nytimes

The chants are the same as in 2017: “Oh JER-e-my COR-byn, Oh JER-e-my COR-byn.” The message, taking on “the rich and powerful” and ending austerity with a burst of nationalizations and public spending, is largely the same, too. © Andrew Testa for... >>>

Special Report: Icebound - The climate-change secrets of 19th century ship's logbooks

Wednesday  19:22,   11 december 2019
reuters

Special Report: Icebound - The climate-change secrets of 19th century ship's logbooksExhausted and half-starving, Melville was scouring the wasteland for fellow survivors of the most famous ship in the world. The USS Jeannette had set sail from... >>>

Hong Kong Protestors Win TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year Reader Poll

Wednesday  19:20,   11 december 2019
time

The choice of 30% of visitors to our online survey >>>

India passes contentious citizenship bill amid violent protests

Wednesday  19:01,   11 december 2019
msn

India's parliament Wednesday passed a contentious bill that seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants from some countries, as hundreds of troops were deployed in the northeast which has been hit by violent protests.... >>>

Stolen Klimt mystery 'solved' by gardener in Italy

Wednesday  17:47,   11 december 2019
bbc

For 22 years nothing was heard of Portrait of a Lady until ivy was cleared from a gallery... >>>

Thousands rally around Holocaust survivor who received anti-Semitic threats

Wednesday  16:50,   11 december 2019
cnn

Hundreds of Italian mayors and thousands of citizens took to Milan's streets on Tuesday in a show of solidarity for a Holocaust survivor who was put under police protection after receiving anti-Semitic threats. © Luca Bruno/AP Liliana Segre, an... >>>

Aung San Suu Kyi Defends Myanmar Against Rohingya Genocide Accusations

Wednesday  16:20,   11 december 2019
nytimes

A day after Daw Aung San Suu Kyi listened at the world’s highest court in The Hague to testimony of the horrors inflicted upon the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar — veils ripped off girls before their rapes, babies thrown to their deaths, hundreds of... >>>

All the TIME Person of the Year covers

Wednesday  15:55,   11 december 2019
time

Every year since 1927, TIME has chosen a Person of the Year that influenced the world, for better or worse. From Charles Lindbergh to the Ebola Fighters, see past Persons of the... >>>

In photos: Every TIME Person of the Year

Wednesday  15:55,   11 december 2019
msn

TIME magazine is all set to reveal its Person of the Year on Dec. 6. Ahead of it, here is a look at every TIME person of the... >>>

Wasteful spending and half-baked ideas: U.S. officials reveal how massive rebuilding projects in Afghanistan backfired

Wednesday  15:55,   11 december 2019
washingtonpost

U.S. leaders have long insisted they would not be “nation-building” in war-torn Afghanistan. They’ve spent $133 billion trying — and failing — to do just... >>>

The Story Behind TIME's 2019 Person of the Year Cover

Wednesday  15:26,   11 december 2019
time

Photographer Evgenia Arbugaeva used art references to create a portrait of Greta Thunberg on a beach in LisbonThe image was taken by Evgenia Arbugaeva, who grew up in the Russian Arctic, and makes photos of remote, quiet and unlikely beauty. “When... >>>