Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Asia Pacific Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Asia Pacific | Jack Dorsey, Posting About Myanmar on Twitter, Is Accused of Being Tone Deaf Supported by ByMike Ives Dec. 10, 2018 HONG KONG — Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, fresh off a silent-meditation retreat in Myanmar, was so smitten with his visit that he posted a series of glowing tweets about the country and its people, urging others to travel there. But his posts on Sunday were called out by many on Twitter for not mentioning the plight of the Rohingya, a mostly Muslim minority group that has faced a ruthless campaign of violence and persecution at the hands of Myanmar’s military that caused hundreds of thousands to flee. Mr. Dorsey now faces a backlash from critics who described his travel missives — which included a description of how he used his Apple Watch in … [Read more...] about Jack Dorsey, Posting About Myanmar on Twitter, Is Accused of Being Tone Deaf
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Asia Pacific Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Asia Pacific | Man Accused of Killing British Backpacker Grace Millane Appears in New Zealand Court Supported by ByCharlotte Graham-McLay Dec. 9, 2018 WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The man accused of murdering a British backpacker in New Zealand the night before her 22nd birthday made his first appearance in the Auckland District Court on Monday, where the judge expressed sympathy to the victim’s family for their “desperate” grief. The backpacker, Grace Millane, was last seen entering a downtown hotel with the man in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, on Dec. 1. The police discovered a body on the western outskirts of the city Sunday and said they believed it was the missing woman; a formal identification is expected this week. The accused, 26, whose name cannot be reported … [Read more...] about Man Accused of Killing British Backpacker Grace Millane Appears in New Zealand Court
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Europe Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Europe | A City in Spain Plans to Exile 5,000 Pigeons. Will They Stay Away? Supported by ByRaphael Minder Dec. 8, 2018 MADRID — The Spanish city of Cádiz will undertake what some may see as a Sisyphean task: relocating 5,000 pigeons hundreds of miles away after a complaint that the birds are driving away tourists from the terraces of cafes in the most visited part of the southern port city. Carrier pigeons probably date back to ancient Persia. But under a plan announced last month by Cádiz officials, the pigeons themselves will be carried: They will be captured and transported next year to a thinly populated countryside location in eastern Spain. There, they will find a new home in a dovecote near the town of Ribarroja del Turia. The exile solution to pigeon overcrowding is being presented as a more … [Read more...] about A City in Spain Plans to Exile 5,000 Pigeons. Will They Stay Away?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Europe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Europe | How to Connect Young People to Europe? Let Them See It All by Train Supported by Much has changed in the 46 years since Interrail pass was introduced, but the essence of what it offers — experiencing new cultures and meeting new people — has remained the same. Photographs and Text byAndrew Testa Dec. 3, 2018 The four 18-year-olds packed their bags and set off on a familiar rite of passage for European youths: an Interrail journey. But their coming-of-age adventure arrived not only at a pivotal moment in their lives, but also in the life of the European Union. All Londoners, with the uncertainty of Britain’s decision to leave the bloc looming over their futures, they took up the European Union on an offer to give 15,000 young people a free Interrail pass — covering a month of free … [Read more...] about How to Connect Young People to Europe? Let Them See It All by Train
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Europe Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Europe | A Big Cathedral, a Big Bill, and a Big Debate in Romania Supported by ByKit Gillet Dec. 3, 2018 BUCHAREST, Romania — Long past midnight, lines of worshipers snake through the central hall of the People’s Salvation Cathedral, in the heart of the Romanian capital. The building — set to become the tallest Orthodox church in the world when finished in 2024 — is missing its largest dome, and the interior lacks the lavish iconography that Orthodox churches are known for. But even in its unfinished state, the new cathedral is already being seen as an important symbol for Romania. “Being the national cathedral, it is a big building, a representative one,” said Deacon Ionut Mavrichi, a Romanian Orthodox Church spokesman, describing the construction as a “soul … [Read more...] about A Big Cathedral, a Big Bill, and a Big Debate in Romania