France on Monday ordered 10,000 troops into the streets to protect sensitive sites after three days of bloodshed and terror, amid the hunt for accomplices to the attacks that left 17 people and the three gunmen dead.
Assisting Ukraine to defend itself against Russian aggression would have a stimulative effect not only on Ukraine, but also on Europe. That is why the EU ought to be even more committed to helping Ukraine than it is to imposing sanctions on Russia.
The EU governments got together on January 11th to condemn the attack on Charlie Hebdo. However, they concluded that the best response is to curtail freespeech, ramp up propaganda, increase surveillance on citizens, and place a ban on the types of things Charlie Hebdo published.
The White House rarely admits a mistake, but on Monday White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest acknowledged — after much criticism — that the United States should have sent someone with a higher profile to the unity march in Paris on Sunday.
In the days since the siege at the Paris magazine Charlie Hebdo, the press and social media sites have been consumed with the possible answers to one question: Beyond the two shooters, Said and Cherif Kouachi, who is responsible for the attack that killed 12 media workers?
Following a terrorist attack, it is not uncommon to hear calls from politicians and government officials for increased surveillance. Fear and grief can lead to quick “solutions” that have significant consequences; as wepointed out last week, some of the most far-reaching surveillance and law enforcement powers around the world were devised in the wake of tragedies.
Cartoons depicting Muhammad are unthinkable in Muslim countries. But there are plenty of homegrown satirists poking fun at reactionaries, autocrats and jihadis. Our writers in Egypt, Turkey, Syria, Pakistan, Iran, Lebanon and Iraq explain where the line is drawn
WorldViews: The free-speech hypocrisy in Paris
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Turkey, which was named the world’s biggest jailer of journalists in 2012 and 2013, ended 2014 by detaining a number of journalists (including Ekrem Dumanli, editor in chief of Zaman, a leading newspaper with links to the moderate Islamic Gulen …
The free-speech hypocrisy of some world leaders marching in Paris
Just one week into 2015 the world was rattled by multiple terrorist attacks. Although it was Paris that endured bloodshed, it was the sanctity of freedom of expression that bore the red target on its back. In an impressive show of solidarity, millions of people took to the streets across France to proclaim that they would not live in fear, and dozens of world leaders expressed their support for the victimized country. The media has been ablaze with commentary on the atrocious events and has lauded the French for their fraternité in the face of tragedy. But what will happen once the high emotions of the moment begin to dwindle while the underlying tensions persist (likely with increased vigor)?
LONDON — Prime Minister David Cameron met with intelligence and security chiefs at Downing Street on Monday morning to examine the risks of a Paris-style attack happening in the UK.
Immigration to Europe should be largely halted, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said late yesterday (11 January), demanding a robust EU response to last week’s killings in France.
When the leader of a political party about to win government offers you the opportunity to implement policies you have been advocating for years, it is pure cowardice to shirk the task. An interview with a new Syriza candidate.
After the terrorist attacks in Paris almost four million people across France took to the streets on Sunday. Some 50 heads of state and government also participated in the funeral march in Paris. Commentators see this as a reaffirmation of democracy, but also warn that Europe’s society is marked by many rifts that may even be deepened by the “Je suis Charlie” slogan.
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