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German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen addresses journalists, after her visit at the Jaeger Battalion 291 (Light Infantry) based at the "Quartier Leclerc," a military facility for French and German military units in Illkirch-Graffenstaden near Strasbourg, France May 3, 2017.

The German military has a Nazi problem

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post on May 09, 2017, at 1:35 p.m.
The European migrant crisis and antipathy toward outsiders have sparked disdain and even violence toward refugees in Germany and the rest of the continent. But if there’s one country that knows just how extreme xenophobia can get, it’s the nation that birthed the Nazis.

Islamic State video shows beheading of Russian intelligence agent

By Andrew Roth, Washington Post on May 09, 2017, at 7:17 a.m.
The Islamic State released a video showing the beheading of a Russian intelligence officer it accused of spying on the group in Syria.
Denali National Park in Alaska.

Alaska’s tundra is filling the atmosphere with carbon dioxide, worsening climate change

By Chris Mooney, Washington Post on May 08, 2017, at 5:09 p.m.
As Alaska has warmed up, emissions from once frozen tundra in winter are increasing – presumably because the ground is not refreezing as quickly.

Macron’s French presidential campaign emails leaked online

By Eric Auchard and Bate Felix, Reuters on May 08, 2017, at 5:54 a.m.
French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign said Friday it had been the target of a “massive” computer hack that dumped its campaign mails online 1½ days before voters go to the polls to choose between the centrist and his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh walk at Broadlands in Romsey, southern England in this undated photograph taken in 2007.

Prince Philip will step back from royal duties

By Griff Witte and Karla Adam, Washington Post on May 04, 2017, at 7:17 a.m.
Buckingham Palace announced Thursday that Prince Philip, the 95-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, will retire from public life starting in the fall.
Light illuminates Mount Everest, during the in Solukhumbu District also known as the Everest region, in this picture taken Nov. 30, 2015.

Mount Everest is so crowded this year, there is a risk of ‘traffic jams’

By Pradeep Bashyal and Annie Gowen, Washington Post on May 03, 2017, at 7:35 a.m.
Nepal is bracing for a busy and potentially dangerous season on Mount Everest after the government issued a record number of permits to foreign climbers this year.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un watches a military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in this handout photo by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) made available on April 26, 2017.

Trump says he’d be ‘honored’ to meet with North Korean dictator

By Ashley Parker, Washington Post on May 01, 2017, at 3:49 p.m.
“If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely, I would be honored to do it.”
Ueli Steck, a mountaineer from Switzerland, speaks to the media during an interview at a hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal May 30, 2016.

Ueli Steck, famed Swiss mountain climber, dead after plunging 3,280 feet near Mount Everest

By Katie Mettler, Washington Post on May 01, 2017, at 9:22 a.m.
“Failure for me,” he said, “would be to die and not come home.”

Trump confers with Asia allies on North Korea nuclear threat

By Doina Chiacu and Jason Lange, Reuters on April 30, 2017, at 3:05 p.m.
President Donald Trump is stepping up outreach to allies in Asia to discuss the North Korean nuclear threat and gain their backing if action is needed, a top White House official said Sunday.

Iranian-born media mogul fatally shot by masked assailants in central Istanbul

By Erin Cunningham, The Washington Post on April 30, 2017, at 1:48 p.m.
An Iranian-born TV mogul who had run afoul of Iran’s government was fatally shot Saturday night by masked gunmen in Istanbul.

Man who plays ‘Pokemon Go’ in a Russian church may spend over 3 years in prison for it

By Amy B Wang, The Washington Post on April 30, 2017, at 1:01 p.m.
While prosecutors and others have justified the arrest under a new law that prevents the “violation of the right to freedom of conscience and belief,” others have blasted the potential punishment — and the law — as a restriction on free speech.

US service member killed by blast in Iraq

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff, The Washington Post on April 30, 2017, at 8:23 a.m.
A U.S. service member died of wounds inflicted by an explosive device outside of the city of Mosul in Iraq, according to the Pentagon.

Turkey just banned Wikipedia, labeling it a ‘national security threat’

By Amanda Erickson, The Washington Post on April 30, 2017, at 8:20 a.m.
Turkish law allows the country’s leaders to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security. A court has two days to decide whether the ban should be upheld.

North Korea carried out missile test, U.S. officials say

By Reuters on April 28, 2017, at 7:34 p.m.
U.S. officials said on Friday they had tracked a North Korean missile launch and were working to determine the type of missile used and the distance it flew.

130,000-year-old bones could rewrite story of when humans first appeared in the Americas

By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times on April 27, 2017, at 7:53 a.m.
If verified and corroborated by other scientists, the discovery described in the journal Nature could radically rewrite the timeline of when humans first arrived in the Americas.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks through a pair of binoculars during an inspection of the Hwa Islet Defense Detachment standing guard over a forward post off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, in this undated file photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on July 1, 2014.

North Korea releases video showing the White House in crosshairs and carriers exploding

By Anna Fifield, The Washington Post on April 27, 2017, at 6:41 a.m.
A North Korean propaganda outlet on Thursday released an inflammatory video clip showing a simulated attack on the White House, declaring “the enemy to be destroyed is in our sights.”
The assessment found that under a relatively moderate global warming scenario seas could be expected to rise “at least” 1.7 feet by the year 2100.

Scientists keep increasing their projections for how much the oceans will rise

By Chris Mooney, Washington Post on April 26, 2017, at 12:49 p.m.
A report by a research body monitoring the Arctic has found that previous projections of global sea level rise for the end of the century could be too low, thanks in part to the pace of ice loss of Arctic glaciers and the vast ice sheet of Greenland.
Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser of President Donald Trump, arrives for a dinner in Berlin, Germany, April 25, 2017.

German crowd boos Ivanka Trump for calling her father a ‘champion’ for families

By Danielle Paquette, The Washington Post on April 26, 2017, at 7:40 a.m.
A German crowd booed Ivanka Trump on Tuesday after she called her father a “a tremendous champion of supporting families.”
Uber Technologies hopes to one day operate a network of flying cars.

Uber to test flying cars in Dallas and Dubai by 2020

By Ellen Huet, Bloomberg on April 25, 2017, at 3:39 p.m.
Officials in Dallas-Fort Worth and Dubai have signed on to work with the company on testing vehicles that can take off and land vertically in their cities by 2020.

Cyberattack on French presidential front-runner bears Russian ‘fingerprints,’ research group says

By Rick Noack, Washington Post on April 25, 2017, at 11:03 a.m.
A security firm claimed Tuesday that a new cyberattack against the campaign offices of the front-runner in France’s presidential race carried similar digital “fingerprints” to the suspected Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee and others.