Poles have mixed feelings on planned memorial to Jews

Aug 31, 2015

Poles have mixed feelings on planned memorial to Jews

As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn’t even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to ...

Border fear and betrayal beneath Sino-Russian warmth

Aug 31, 2015

Border fear and betrayal beneath Sino-Russian warmth

Savagely beaten and accused of spying for Moscow, Xu Weiyi — one of China’s few citizens of Russian descent — stared over the river separating his border village from the Soviet Union, longing for escape. “My mother was too old, so it was mostly ...

Islamic State elements invade new Damascus district

Aug 31, 2015

Islamic State elements invade new Damascus district

Islamic State fighters on Sunday pushed into a large district in southern Damascus, clashing with rival militants just a few kilometers from the center of the Syrian capital, the extremist group and Syrian activists said. More than two dozen militants were killed in the ...

Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea

| Aug 29, 2015

Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea

Death and desperation mounted in Europe’s migrant crisis Friday, when Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck and an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya after two overloaded boats capsized. More than 300,000 ...

Aug 29, 2015

Web campaign raises $67,800 for Syria refugee family in a day

An online fundraiser has raised more than $67,800 for a refugee from Syria and his daughter after a campaigner based in Norway shared moving pictures on social media of the man selling pens in the streets of Beirut. Gissur Simonarson, founder of Conflict News, ...

Aug 28, 2015

IAEA says Iran broadly complying with nuclear accords

Iran is broadly complying with agreements on curtailing its nuclear program, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported Thursday in its first update since last month’s deal between Tehran and world powers. It noted concern, however, with an Iranian military site where nuclear weapons work ...