Home » Archives by category » World News (Page 2405)

How an activist who helped transform postwar Germany views its newest challenges

In American terms, you might best think of Gesine Schwan as a German Eleanor Roosevelt. To be sure, Professor Schwan was never a president’s first lady. During the great depression of the 1930s, Roosevelt famously lent her voice to workers who lost t…

Chasing A New Way To Prevent HIV: Passive Immunization

The idea is to inject anti-HIV antibodies that would kill the virus when people get exposed. A new study is promising — although it was conducted on monkeys.

For still-stateless Palestinians, cultural life serves as a building block

On the top of a steep hill in the West Bank city of Ramallah, the Palestinians’ de facto capital, the new Mahmoud Darwish Museum unfolds like the pages of an open book. In one wing of the milky colored stone building, poems written in the neat hand of…

‘A real rock:’ The one-of-a-kind warmth and steel of Barbara Bush

The first time Colin Powell met Barbara Bush, they were seated next to each other at a French Embassy luncheon. General Powell was an Army corps commander at the time – not yet a top Washington insider – and he was intimidated, a bit, by the formality…

After U.N. Team Comes Under Fire, Not Clear When Inspectors Will Enter Douma

Syrian state media said Tuesday that international inspectors had entered the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack. But the chemical weapons watchdog group OPCW now says that’s not true.

As Trump Advisers Come And Go, Mike Pompeo’s Star Keeps Rising

While the president has dismissed several national security advisers, Pompeo’s role keeps growing. His secret trip to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is just the latest and most dramatic example.

Three Problems With Selling A Car In China

For U.S. and other automakers, selling a car in China has always been difficult. But this week, China announced some moves that could pave the way for new sales for some manufacturers.

How the world made macro strides in curbing microbeads

When it comes to eliminating plastic waste, a great deal of progress is being made at the smallest of levels: microbeads. Used as exfoliators in such personal care products as face washes and shower gels, these tiny plastic spheres often end up in wat…

Russia: White House Says No New Sanctions For Now

Russian official media quotes the foreign ministry as confirming that the White House informed the Russian embassy. It follows days of confusion over the matter.

Maple syrup inc.: Vermont’s maple syrup tradition goes high tech, high finance

On the rugged western slopes of Vermont’s Mt. Mansfield, a web of plastic tubing connects some 71,000 tree taps to one of the frontiers of Vermont’s rapidly changing maple syrup industry. Workers package up sleek bottles holding cardamom-infused and p…

Shark Attacks Force Cancellation Of Australian Surfing Competition

The World Surf League announced it was shutting down the Margaret River Pro in West Australia after two recreational surfers were attacked. The event was to have run through this weekend.

Recent Comments