50 years after Prague invasion, lessons on freedom and a nation's broken spirit

Could Soviet-style communism be reconciled with the dignity and freedom of the individual?
Marc Santora Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Russia hackers target 'Republican groups'

The Russian military intelligence unit that sought to influence the 2016 election appears to have a new target: conservative American think tanks that have broken with President Trump and are seeking continued sanctions against Moscow, exposing oligarchs or pressing for human rights.
David E. Sanger and Sheera Frenkel Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Minister's curtsy to Putin sparks criticism

Austria's foreign minister was at the centre of a storm of criticism on Tuesday after making a deep curtsy to Russian leader Vladimir Putin at her wedding, with critics blaming her for a naive gesture that would hurt her country's reputation.
Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Jail term for Buddhist woman in Indonesia

An Indonesian court sentenced a Buddhist woman to 18 months in prison on Tuesday, after she was accused of blasphemy for complaining that the neighbourhood mosque was too loud.
Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Ties with military not bad: Suu Kyi

Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday her relationship with the military - which held her under house arrest for nearly 15 years - was "not that bad" and that the generals in her cabinet were "rather sweet".
Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Iran to boost military might, new jet unveiled

Iran said on Tuesday it would boost its military might and also unveiled a new fighter jet amid increased tensions with the United States and with regional rivals over conflicts in West Asia.
Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

North Carolina's Silent Sam toppled

Protesters toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier on the campus of University of North Carolina, the latest move to dismantle Civil War symbols amid debate about race and the legacy of slavery in the US.
Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Boyle out of Bond

Danny Boyle has pulled out of directing the next James Bond film "due to creative differences", the production team has announced.
Amit Roy Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

'Yoga' helps air hostess survive at sea

Doing yoga apparently kept a British air hostess fit and allowed her to survive for 10 hours in the water without any other means of support after she "fell off" a cruise liner at midnight.
Amit Roy Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Wraps off Modi 'letter' to Imran

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan expressing Delhi's commitment to pursue a "meaningful and constructive engagement" with Islamabad, sources said on Monday, adding the letter emphasised the need for a terror-free subcontinent.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Root out culture of death: Pope

Pope Francis, facing sexual abuse crises in several countries, wrote an unprecedented letter to all Catholics on Monday, asking each one of them to help root out "this culture of death" and vowing there would be no more cover ups.
Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST


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