Blackface at Brazil Carnival parade sparks debate

/ Feb 14, 2018

Blackface at Brazil Carnival parade sparks debate

A top samba school's use of blackface in a Carnival parade sparked debate Tuesday about depictions of race in Brazil, which is still grappling with a fraught racial legacy. The storied Salgueiro school's performance in the early hours of Tuesday featured two groups in blackface ...

Myanmar's presence downplayed at Thai-U.S. military exercise

Feb 13, 2018

Myanmar's presence downplayed at Thai-U.S. military exercise

Thailand and the United States downplayed the presence of a Myanmar military officer at the opening Tuesday of the largest annual joint military exercise in Southeast Asia. Myanmar's military has been accused of massive human rights violations in its crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority, ...

Myanmar government denies AP report of Rohingya mass graves

Feb 3, 2018

Myanmar government denies AP report of Rohingya mass graves

Myanmar's government has denied a report by The Associated Press documenting at least five mass graves containing Rohingya Muslim civilians killed by the military with help from Buddhist neighbors, saying that only "terrorists" were killed and they were "carefully buried." The AP reported on Thursday ...

Decades after Holocaust, Poles still struggle with role

Feb 2, 2018

Decades after Holocaust, Poles still struggle with role

Seventy-three years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau — the infamous Nazi death camp that has come to symbolize the Holocaust — Poles are still struggling to understand their own role in Germany's wartime genocide of European Jews on Polish soil. A bill passed this week ...

Feb 1, 2018

Austria to dissolve 'Nazi songbook' fraternity

Austria's government said Wednesday that it plans to dissolve one of the country's controversial nationalist fraternities after it emerged that it had printed song texts celebrating the Holocaust and other Nazi atrocities. The lyrics in the book produced in 1997 by the Germania zu Wiener ...