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August 20, 2014

Photo Gallery: 'More Chilling than Waterboarding'

In an interview, former top CIA lawyer John Rizzo says the US' waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation methods" for terror suspects had "deep trouble" written all over them but, if asked today, he would make the same decision to approve them. more...

August 19, 2014

Photo Gallery: Donetsk Under Fire

Until recently, it seemed as though the war in eastern Ukraine would never reach the metropolis of Donetsk. But now that shells have begun falling on the city, many residents seem uninterested in taking sides. more...

Photo Gallery: A State of Evil

The Islamic State is conquering cities in Syria and Iraq with disturbing frequency and tens of thousands of Christians and Yazidis are fleeing. The US has begun air strikes, but the Islamists are benefiting from instability in both countries. more...

August 18, 2014

Photo Gallery: Escaping the IS Fundamentalists

Last week, thousands of Yazidis were evacuated from the Sinjar Mountains in Iraq, where they had fled due to marauding fighters from the Islamic State. Kurdish fighters from the PKK helped them escape, but it remains unclear if anyone can stop the IS. more...

August 14, 2014

Photo Gallery: A World Full of Excess

Every piece of garbage can be turned into a new raw material. Scientist Michael Braungart advocates a form of eco-hedonism that focuses on smart production instead of conservation. His ideas are gaining support in various quarters, including German industry. more...

August 13, 2014

Photo Gallery: A Trip to Crimea

Most Russians revere President Vladimir Putin for his decision to annex the Crimiean Peninsula. But the move triggered international sanctions and has resulted in a significant reduction in tourism to Crimea. Russians, though, seem happy to have it back. more...

August 11, 2014

Photo Gallery: The Ruins of Gaza

The most recent cease-fire appears to be holding in the Gaza Strip, but vast damage has already been done. In addition to the appalling loss of life and destruction of property, the war has pushed even more Palestinians to the radical fringes. more...

Photo Gallery: IS Forces Mass Exodus

The Islamic State is conquering cities in Syria and Iraq with disturbing frequency. Tens of thousands of Christians and Yazidis are fleeing. The US has conducted air strikes and has warned of the "hallmarks" of "genocide". more...

August 07, 2014

Photo Gallery: Walking for God

Many years ago, the Way of St. James in Spain was largely ignored, with just a handful of pilgrims making the journey. Now, though, over 200,000 come each year. Despite the commercialization, though, it still offers an opportunity for reflection. more...

August 06, 2014

Photo Gallery: No Turning Back

Turkish Premier Tayyip Erdogan Erdogan wants to become president, and his election appears to be a foregone conclusion. Many fear that Turkey will become a one-man state if he wins. more...

Photo Gallery: Turkish Elections Expand to Germany

For decades, Turks in Germany weren't able to vote, neither in their homeland nor in their adopted country. Now, Prime Minister Erdogan has changed that in his quest for more support. But the Turkish electorate in Germany is torn. more...