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W.R. Smyser, U.S. diplomat turned historian of postwar Germany, dies at 86 23.4.2018 Washington Post
W.R. Smyser, U.S. diplomat turned historian of postwar Germany, dies at 86
Holocaust Museum rethinks FDR’s World War II refugee legacy 22.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
New scholarship upgrades America’s view on accepting Jews.
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Los Angeles Times book prizes awarded to literary veterans, emerging authors 21.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Abortion, gun violence, the global refugee crisis and the degradation of the Great Lakes were among the subjects of books honored Friday at the 38th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes.

The awards were presented at USC’s Bovard Auditorium on the eve of the two-day L.A. Times Festival of Books,...

Indonesian fishermen rescue Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar 21.4.2018 Washington Post: World
Indonesian fishermen rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims stranded off the coast of Aceh on Friday, authorities said, in the latest attempt by members of the persecuted ethnic group to flee Myanmar by sea.
Syrian army secures areas south of capital 20.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Fresh off their takeover of Syria’s eastern Ghouta enclave earlier this month, loyalist forces were poised on Friday to subdue pockets south of Damascus held by Islamic State and rebel groups, Syrian pro-government media and activists said.

The move is part of a larger bid to secure the capital,...

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National Teacher of the Year works with refugee students 20.4.2018 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- The 2018 National Teacher of the Year leads a classroom for teenage refugees that serves as their entry into American high school culture....
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Rights group: Lebanon evicting Syrian refugees from towns 20.4.2018 Washington Post: World
Local officials in Lebanon are throwing Syrian out of their towns in a violation of their rights as refugees and residents, a human rights group said in a new report released Friday.
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The threat of white radical extremism in the age of Trump 20.4.2018 Washington Post: World
Trump's rise has led to a flourishing ecosystem of hate.
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Video shows belt wielding assailant screaming ‘Jew’ as he attacks two on a Berlin street 19.4.2018 Washington Post: World
A string of recent attacks and incidents in Berlin has triggered renewed fears of anti-Semitism.
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Three Kansas militiamen who plotted to bomb Muslims are found guilty on terrorism charges 19.4.2018 Washington Post
The men spent months plotting to bomb an apartment building housing Somali refugees and a mosque in Garden City, Kan.
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3 men convicted in Kansas plot to bomb Somali refugees 19.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A federal jury on Wednesday found three men guilty of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees in Kansas.
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Somali-American reflects: 'I didn't know what a lake meant' 18.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Mahmud Kanyare, a refugee from Somalia, fell in love with nature during a sixth-grade camping trip that transformed his life.
Cookbook of the Week: 'Hawker Fare' by James Syhabout 18.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Most chefs with Michelin-starred restaurants, plus a classical training and the résumé to go with it, would pour all that fancy stuff into their debut cookbook. Glossy cover. Art house photography of white tablecloth dishes and, well, tablecloths. Anecdotes from world-class kitchens. Recipes one’s...

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Greece vows to respect landmark court decision on migrants 18.4.2018 Washington Post: World
Greek officials say the government will respect a landmark court decision against a European Union policy that allowed authorities to force refugees and migrants to stay on the Greek islands where they first arrived even after they had applied for asylum.
Looming battle to drive IS from Syrian capital 18.4.2018 Washington Post: World
Syrian troops and allied Palestinian fighters are massing around the last Islamic State bastion in the capital, preparing for an all-out offensive if talks on an evacuation deal fall through.
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Trump and the rest of the world offer little hope for Syrian refugees 18.4.2018 Washington Post
Trump and the rest of the world offer little hope for Syrian refugees
A Top Trump Official Says Syrian Refugees Don’t Want to Come to the US. In Reality, We’ve Effectively Banned Them. 18.4.2018 Mother Jones
Only 11 Syrian refugees have been admitted to the United States this year, down from more than 2,400 during the same period in 2017, even though Syria remains convulsed by a civil war that reached another crisis point this month when President Bashar al-Assad’s regime appeared to attack the city of Douma with chemical weapons. On […]
Will Trump Set Off the Middle East Powder Keg? 17.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
A Syrian government soldier flashes the sign for victory as people walk along a destroyed street in Douma on the outskirts of Damascus on April 16, 2018. (Photo: LOUAI BESHARA / AFP / Getty Images) "Freedom of the press" doesn't mean much if the news is sponsored by corporate advertisers. Nonprofit, noncommercial media needs your support: Click here to make a one-time or monthly gift to Truthout. After a weeklong Twitter storm of threats from Donald Trump, the US government, in alliance with Britain and France, launched air strikes against Syria late on April 13. This mainly symbolic display of military might will intensify geopolitical conflicts in the region and internationally, bringing the world closer to a wider war -- and it sets the stage for Trump and his war cabinet to ramp up hostilities with Iran and North Korea in the weeks and months to come. The US-led attack reportedly targeted three sites in Damascus and Homs where the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad is accused of developing, ...
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On refugees, the Trump administration is competent and malevolent 17.4.2018 Washington Post
On refugees, the Trump administration is competent and malevolent
Trump needs to do more than launch missiles at Syria. He needs to take in refugees 17.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Syrian leader Bashar Assad once again attacked his own people using chemical weapons. And once again, the United States retaliated with what its leaders called a surgical strike. (“Trump touts ‘perfectly carried out’ missile strike, but lacks an overall strategy toward Syria,” April...

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