World Europe backs Britain – and itself 2018-03-23T15:34:34.000000000-04:00 Russia’s drive to create dissent among Western democracies just hit an unexpected speed bump. On Friday, the European Union agreed that Russia was “highly likely” to be responsible for the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter in Britain earlier this month. Europe, in other words, will not... In South Africa, a push to reclaim an Afrikaans as diverse as its speakers 2018-03-23T14:32:21.000000000-04:00 When a wave of student protests began crashing over South Africa’s universities in mid-2015, it didn’t take long to reach the doors of Stellenbosch University. “Being taught in Afrikaans, going to class and not understanding – these have all been part of how Stellenbosch has excluded me as a bla... Turkey's 'holy war' in Syria puts a more religious nationalism on display 2018-03-23T14:19:18.000000000-04:00 When Turkey’s armed forces finally seized control last Sunday of the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria, after a two-month campaign, it was presented as a victory by “Islam’s last army” in a holy war, or “jihad.” Spring break in Puerto Rico? After María, that means 'rebuild,' not 'relax' 2018-03-23T11:11:32.000000000-04:00 Mallory Gibson, a music-business major at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), has spent her junior-year spring break surrounded by sand, surf, and palm trees. “This is exactly what I wanted to do,” says Ms. Gibson, who moments earlier put down a nearly two-foot-long machete that she was u... In Trump emoluments case, questions of ethics and constitutional intent 2018-03-23T10:45:12.000000000-04:00 A foreign official travels to Washington, books the Ivanka Suite at the Trump International Hotel for $1,595 per night, and later makes glowing comments about the hotel during a meeting at the White House with President Trump. Trump critics see the renting of the suite as an effort by a foreign ... When Iraqi women face discrimination, her legal clinic can help 2018-03-23T08:00:01.000000000-04:00 Rajaa Abd Ali says the first time she felt discriminated against because of her gender was when she was 16 years old. Today, more than two decades later, she is running a project in the heart of Baghdad that’s helping women handle inequities and prejudice. “I suffered Iraqi society’s discrimina... Yes, a trade war could hurt everyone. But we're not there yet 2018-03-22T17:25:29.000000000-04:00 “We are losing to China,” US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer told a House committee on Wednesday. “China is not afraid, nor will it dodge a trade war,” China’s former Vice Commerce Minister Wei Jianguo responded in an interview with Bloomberg. On Thursday, the Trump administration... In tense south Lebanon, UN force proves it helps to just talk 2018-03-22T15:34:43.000000000-04:00 Tensions have risen between Israel and the militant Lebanese organization Hezbollah and its patron Iran this past year, prompting many on both sides to wonder if a new war will soon shatter a calm that has lasted more than 11 years. One is that the promise of massive destruction to both Lebanon ... Trump's action on China helps all inventors 2018-03-22T15:22:29.000000000-04:00 It also could nudge China to better honor a cornerstone idea of the world trading system. The idea is that individuals who invent a widget or create a great work serve a grand purpose for all by bringing forth a useful discovery. To nurture such progress, their work deserves temporary legal pro... For doctor in Congo's overlooked conflict, 'crisis fatigue' isn't an option 2018-03-22T15:11:34.000000000-04:00 Dr. Elvis Badianga Kumbu can tell a lot about what’s happening in this part of Congo by the stories women tell him. The few paved roads that run through the region are cratered with potholes as deep as small swimming pools.