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Digital Geneva Convention needed after ransomware attack, Is the Syrian regime worried about international justice?, Friendly approach won't dissuade Kim Jong-un, Facebook Live presents ethical concerns, The economic benefits of solar and wind energy

"The cybersecurity wake-up call the world has long needed has occurred...," states an editorial. "The obvious lesson is that computer operating systems need to be kept updated with the latest security software and data regularly backed up.... But there is a wider issue, highlighted by the ...

Readers write: Inspiring story, open communication, chain of knitting

Regarding the April 24 & May 1 People Making a Difference story about Esther Zeiher: Thank you so much, Isabelle de Pommereau. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test? Regarding the April 10 Home Forum essay, The mystery of knitting ... remains a mystery': I am a knitter.

How artists can heal – and heal others – after tragedy

The American rock band Eagles of Death Metal was performing on stage at the Bataclan, a Paris club, when gunmen opened fire. Music is important … It's a talisman for helping those people heal, ' said Josh Homme, the band's drummer, in a recent HBO documentary about their return to Paris. The ...

Montana election victory is also a warning for Republicans

Montana's wild election for an open US House seat is in the history books. Recommended: What do you know about Donald Trump? There's no question that the House is in play' in the midterms, says GOP strategist Ford O'Connell.

Trump at NATO: How Manchester delayed alliance's reckoning with Russia

The horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester this week gave a tragic assist to President Trump's hopes of escaping, with a nine-day overseas trip, Washington's focus on all things Russian. In these experts' view, the diversion represents a failure to recognize that Vladimir Putin's Russia and ...

A day for Africans to rise

Across Africa on May 25, thousands of people celebrated Africa Day, an event first marked in 1963 to honor the continent's liberation from colonial powers. The day was dubbed Africans Rising,' which hints at both its optimism and its grass-roots nature. Let this be the day that Africa starts having ...

Chechnya's anti-gay pogrom: Too much even for the Kremlin?

By all accounts, Chechnya is a legal black hole. In the former rebel Russian republic, human rights monitors are murdered, women are terrorized for rejecting Islamic dress codes, and Kremlin-backed local strongman Ramzan Kadyrov acts out his personal fantasies as if it were his private stage. ...

When hostility to media becomes assault

Lots of politicians aren't happy to see reporters. Lots of politicians have demeaned reporters for partisan purposes over the years. It's been almost five decades since Vice President Spiro Agnew roused GOP voters by calling the media nattering nabobs of negativism' .

Paradise found

It was 6 in the morning, and the only sound I could hear was the rhythmic dip ... dip ... dip of the heart-shaped paddle of our guide, Lasa, into the murky waters of Dal Lake in Kashmir. As a journalist, I was here to learn and write about that conflict.

US patrol sends signal to Beijing's claims in South China Sea – but how strong?

Fifteen years ago, when China and the 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations committed to establishing a code of conduct to govern actions in the South China Sea, the Paracel Islands were little more than a collection of rocks 138 miles off the coast of Vietnam. Last year, Beijing ...

All in the family? NATO newcomers Trump and Macron a study in contrasts.

The family photo' of leaders attending the NATO meeting in the Belgian capital Thursday included an unusually large number of first-timers to the transatlantic alliance's premier stage. Among the newcomers pictured in the traditional summit souvenir was the president of tiny Montenegro, whose ...

How Trump and Europe rebonded

During his first official trip to Europe this week, President Trump was politely asked to back the defining glue of the Continent and the transatlantic partnership. Both the European Union and NATO – the core of what is called the West' – have enough issues without the uncertainties of Mr. ...

Rouhani's election victory in Iran was dramatic, but how deep did it go?

Dancing in the streets to the powerful beats from car sound systems – on virtually the one day every four years that such spontaneous public parties are tolerated – Iranians joyously celebrated the reelection of their hero, President Hassan Rouhani. Mr. Rouhani has promised greater freedoms and ...

How a forlorn playground became one of America's most innovative public spaces

Day after day in this heavily Latino and African-American neighborhood, she'd come to this sorry spot ridden with hypodermic needles and gin bottles, its swings shredded by pit bulls trained to improve their jaw strength by hanging from the seats. I'd be thinking, 'What's that white lady think she's ...

Adam Schiff: Why Congress needs to go forward with own Russia investigations

In one way, the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel in the Russia investigation could greatly hamper parallel investigations in Congress. Witnesses may well resist appearing before congressional committees for fear of incriminating themselves, knowing that Mr. Mueller, the former FBI ...

Manchester's lesson about fragile states

One connection between Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber in Manchester, England, and most of his victims was their youthful fragility. According to British authorities, he was recently in Libya, home to a branch of Islamic State . Much of the world's struggle against terrorism involves either ...

As crisis intensifies, Venezuelans look beyond ChavĂ­smo's sharp divides

Emerlinda sits in the Caracas home where she's lived for nearly five years, reflecting on how things have changed since 2013: the year Hugo Chávez died and his hand-picked successor Nicolás Maduro was elected. Like many of Venezuela's poor, the domestic worker adored Mr. Chávez, the country's ...

With big spending cuts, Trump's budget highlights clash of values

To the Trump team, the president's budget proposal is rooted in unassailable values: respect for the people who are actually paying the taxes,' as White House budget director Mick Mulvaney puts it. In President Trump's $4.1 trillion fiscal 2018 budget plan, released Tuesday, that approach ...

When the young are targeted, explaining terrorism to children

It is going to bring reality to them,' says Ms. Hall-Newman, in a telephone interview from Manchester where she happens to be at a conference – and where she spent the weekend with her daughter. The suicide bomber is reported to be 22-year-old Salman Abedi, who was born in Manchester to parents ...

In Jordanian city hit by ISIS, old lessons on Christian-Muslim coexistence

When Islamic State jihadists seized the Crusader castle in the heart of this southern Jordanian city in December, Maher Habashneh had just one thing in mind. Braving stray bullets from a firefight playing out in the city center between ISIS and an alliance of security forces and city residents, Mr. ...

As Taiwan debates gay marriage, advocates eye influence abroad

As bills to legalize same-sex marriage made their way through the legislature last year, Taiwan seemed poised for a blast of international limelight – not so common for the island of 23 million. For LGBT advocates throughout Asia, the proposed law promised to be an exciting first' for the region. ...

Manchester attack: three questions to consider

In what has become an all-too-familiar occurrence, an apparent terrorist attack has once again struck the European public, this time at a concert by American singer Ariana Grande in Manchester, England, attended by thousands of pre-teen and teenaged girls. At the time of writing, the death toll was ...

With huge arms deal, US pivots back to Saudis. How does it affect the region?

The $110 billion arms deal President Trump signed with Saudi Arabia may ultimately be as destabilizing in the Middle East as it is good for business in the US. Our vision is one of peace, security, and prosperity,' Mr. Trump told Sunni Arab leaders in Riyadh, as he called on them to crush ...

Trump has denied 'collusion' with Russia. But is that the real issue?

If there's a single word at the center of the FBI investigation into the Russian connection to the 2016 US election, it might be collusion.' It means secret or illegal cooperation, especially to cheat or deceive others. That is important stuff for the public to be aware of even if it absolves the ...

Trump's fresh approach to the Middle East

By example as much as by words, President Trump has used his maiden trip abroad to demonstrate a fresh direction for the Middle East, one that could be called ecumenical diplomacy. First he visited Islam's birthplace, Saudi Arabia. Then he was off to Israel, the center of Judaism.

One West Virginia city's pioneering approach to opioid crisis

Within a minute of the siren sounding in Station 4, three firefighters are barreling through a red light.