Trump Considering Sending More Troops to Middle East to Protect U.S. Forces There

WASHINGTON — President Trump is considering deploying additional troops to the Middle East to provide protection for American military personnel already there, the acting defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan, said Thursday. Mr. Shanahan did not specify how many troops were under consideration. Mr. Shanahan and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman More...

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By Boston Journal On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Study Pinpoints Source of Banned Gas That Saps Ozone Layer: Eastern China

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. Rogue emissions of a gas that harms the ozone layer are coming from eastern China, primarily from two heavily industrialized More...

By Boston Journal On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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Austria Chancellor Faces Prospect of No-Confidence Vote as Coalition Unravels

VIENNA — Austria’s president praised the “elegance” of the country’s Constitution on Tuesday, seeking to calm concerns as the crisis that has torn apart Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s right-wing coalition More...

By Boston Journal On Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Eiffel Tower Is Evacuated Because of Climber

The Eiffel Tower was evacuated on Monday after a man began scaling the 1,063-foot structure. Photos of the climber, who has not been identified, quickly flooded social media, showing him more than halfway up More...

By Boston Journal On Sunday, May 19th, 2019
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Lawmakers Scuffle Over Disputed Speaker’s Role in Afghan Parliament

KABUL, Afghanistan — A group of lawmakers, many of them women, blocked the Afghan Parliament’s newly appointed speaker from taking his seat on Sunday, and security forces were dispatched after a scuffle broke More...

By Boston Journal On Saturday, May 18th, 2019
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Australia Election Results: Prime Minister Scott Morrison Seizes a Stunning Win

Mr. Morrison, however, rode a wave of conservative support. The coalition of the Liberal and National Parties maintained seats in closely contested suburbs from Perth to Melbourne, and picked up support across More...

By Boston Journal On Friday, May 17th, 2019
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Putin Intervenes to Halt Cathedral Project After Popular Protests

MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia intervened this week in a bitter dispute in a provincial Russian city that erupted in protests this week, calling on the regional authorities to settle the matter More...

By Boston Journal On Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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Iran Crisis or ‘Circus’? A Weary Middle East Wonders

CAIRO — The drums of war are sounding across the Middle East, driven by the Trump administration as well as by disputed attacks on Saudi Arabian tankers and an oil pipeline. But Rohile Gharaibeh, a prominent More...

By Boston Journal On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
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White House Says It Won’t Sign Global Pact for Tougher Measures on Online Violence

PARIS — The White House said on Wednesday that it would not sign an international accord intended to pressure the largest internet platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content, highlighting a broader More...

By Boston Journal On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
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Anti-Semitic Crime Rises in Germany, and Far Right Is Blamed

BERLIN — Anti-Semitic crime and hate crime targeting foreigners each increased by almost 20 percent in Germany last year, according to official figures published on Tuesday. The data includes a wide range of More...