Big read: Far-right cryptocurrency follows ideology across borders

The Daily Stormer website advocates for the purity of the white race, posts hate-filled, conspiratorial screeds against Blacks, Jews and women and has helped inspire at least three racially motivated

This day in history | 2000 ‘Provocative’ mosque visit sparks riots

Palestinians and Israeli police have clashed in the worst violence for several years at Jerusalem’s holiest site, the compound around Al-Aqsa mosque. The violence began after a highly controversial tour of

Germany | Social Democrats narrowly beat Merkel’s bloc in vote

Germany’s center-left Social Democrats won the biggest share of the vote in a national election Sunday, narrowly beating outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel ‘s center-right Union bloc in a closely fought

The Buzz | France, Germany nominate WHO chief Tedros for a second term

Germany and France said they and other European Union countries have nominated Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia for a second term as director-general of the World Health Organization. This marks

Q&A | Maryana Iskander: Wikipedia parent’s new CEO wants to make it more global

The non-profit that operates Wikipedia, one of the world’s most popular websites, has a new CEO, Maryana Iskander (and yes, she has a Wikipedia page). She’ll take over at the

This day in history | 1968 Musical Hair opens as censors withdraw

The American hippy musical “Hair” has opened in London - one day after the abolition of theatre censorship. Until yesterday, some of the scenes in the musical, written by out-of-work actors

Germany | Closely fought election ushers in post-Merkel era

German voters are choosing a new parliament in an election that will determine who succeeds Chancellor Angela Merkel after her 16 years at the helm of Europe’s biggest economy. Polls point

The Buzz | Hong Kong June 4 vigil organizers to disband amid crackdown

The Hong Kong group that had organized annual vigils in remembrance of victims of the Chinese military’s crushing of the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests voted to disband this weekend

Under China pressure, Taiwan opposition choses new leader

Taiwan’s main opposition Nationalist Party chose former leader Eric Chu as its new chairperson this weekend in an election overshadowed by increasing pressure from neighbor China. Four candidates, including incumbent chair

This day in history | 1975 First Britons conquer Everest

Dougal Haston and Doug Scott have become the first Britons to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain. The men arrived at the top of Mount Everest via the previously

Analysis | A ‘United’ Nations, navigating a fractured world

When the United Nations rose from World War II’s rubble, its birth reflected a widespread aspiration that humanity could be lifted up and dispatched down a positive path — if

The Buzz | Boeing to build military aircraft drones in Australian city

Chicago-based aerospace giant Boeing has announced plans to build a new type of drone military aircraft in Australia. Boeing said yesterday it has selected Toowoomba city in Queensland state as

Business group says China’s tech self-reliance plans hurt growth

The ruling Communist Party’s campaign to tighten control over China’s industries and use less foreign technology is slashing economic growth, a foreign business group warned yesterday. The European Union Chamber of

This day in history | 2001 Simpson smuggled into Afghanistan

The BBC’s world affairs editor has become the only television reporter to broadcast from Taleban-held Afghanistan as the country prepares for an American attack. John Simpson and a cameraman were smuggled

United Nations | World leaders to attend General Assembly and face many escalating crises

World leaders will be back at the United Nations for the first time in two years today with a formidable agenda of escalating crises to tackle, including the still

The Buzz | Pakistan says no rush to recognize Taliban gov’t

Pakistan’s foreign minister says Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers should understand that if they want recognition and assistance in rebuilding the war-battered country “they have to be more sensitive and more

This day in history | 1998 Clinton’s Grand Jury testimony released

Bill Clinton’s testimony about his relationship with a young female assistant has been released to the United States public. The video of the American president’s 17 August interview in front of

The Buzz | UK says relations with France strong despite sub deal anger

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has insisted that Britain’s relationship with France is “ineradicable,” despite fury in Paris over a U.S.-U.K.-Australia submarine deal. A meeting between French Defense Minister Florence Parly and

Shooting at Russian university leaves eight dead, 28 hurt

A gunman opened fire yesterday at a university in Russia, leaving eight people dead and 28 hurt, officials said. The suspect was detained after being wounded in an exchange of fire

This day in history | 1999 UN force arrives in East Timor

A multinational peacekeeping force has landed in East Timor in an attempt to restore law and order to the territory. The UN force has been sent to the island to end

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