Category: World

Photos of the Week: Virtual Parish, Drone Tourism, Rock Santa

Toru Hanai / Reuters A Royal visit to Australia, a “Cat Beauty Fest” in Turkey, the 182-meter-tall Statue of Unity in India, “Sculpture by the Sea” in Australia, artwork in Bangkok, a Napoleonic battle re-enactment in Spain, marijuana legalization in Canada, fall colors in Japan and Europe, Ironman championships in Hawaii, a Wushu Festival in China, and much more. …read…

Mike Pompeo’s Worldview? Do As Trump Does

Even when they are thousands of miles apart, President Donald Trump and his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, act in symbiosis. As Trump speculated from Washington this week that “rogue killers” rather than Saudi leaders might have targeted the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Pompeo smiled with the crown prince in Riyadh and sidestepped mounting evidence that Khashoggi was murdered…

Images of the Season: Fall Is in the Air, Part II

Henry Nicholls / Reuters One last look at my favorite season of the year, with more autumnal images from across the Northern Hemisphere. Harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations, and, of course, the colorful leaves. Today’s collection features photographs from Scotland, Switzerland, France, Russia, Canada, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Turkey, Austria, Czech Republic, China, and the United States. …read more Source::…

How One ‘Political Wunderkind’ Is Outmaneuvering the Far Right

VIENNA—“Thank you. Because you’ve shown that even today, in these times, you can win elections as a conservative.” These words of gratitude, directed at Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, were spoken Friday night at a campaign event in the German state of Bavaria. Bavarian Premier Markus Söder was addressing his “friend” Kurz, who had come to stump for the Christian Social…

The Irony of Turkey’s Crusade for a Missing Journalist

On October 2, Jamal Khashoggi was seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. The Saudi journalist and dissident hasn’t been seen since then. But the grisly details of what happened to the columnist for The Washington Post have come mostly from unnamed Turkish security officials, leaving few doubts about Khashoggi’s fate. The story of Khashoggi’s disappearance has gripped Western…

The Politics of a Long-Dead Dictator Still Haunt Spain

MADRID—At General Francisco Franco’s graveside, discussion is lively. Around the tombstone of the Spanish dictator, laden with floral offerings and gazing up into the granite arches of the Valley of the Fallen’s vast basilica, visitors hold forth over the fate of the man who has been buried there for more than 40 years. “They should not remove him,” one middle-aged…

More Photos of the Incredible Devastation Left by Hurricane Michael

Mark Wallheiser / Getty Authorities are now saying at least 18 deaths have been caused by Hurricane Michael across four states. Michael crashed into the Florida Panhandle on October 10 as a powerful Category 4 storm, with sustained winds of 155 mph. One of the hardest-hit towns was Florida’s Mexico Beach, southeast of Panama City, where entire neighborhoods appear to…