|2 hours ago|| WorldViews: Beneath the conflict in Gaza lies the death of the two-state solution|
It is not that controversial to suggest that the two-state solution — the mantra intoned for decades now by U.S. politicians when speaking of peace between Israelis and Palestinians — is dead. Indeed, a flurry of recent articles and commentary have all said as much. Read full article >>
|8 hours ago|| State media promoting China’s leader Xi with intensity unseen since Mao era|
BEIJING — For decades, China has shunned the cult of personality, a result of the tumultuous years when Mao Zedong elevated his personal brand to mythic proportions.
But state worship of leaders appears to be making a comeback, according to a new study by University of Hong Kong media researchers. They say China’s state-controlled media have been promoting the image of President Xi Jinping with a frequency and intensity unseen since the Mao era. Read full article >>
|17 hours ago|| After a Malaysian plane is shot down in Ukraine, grief and outrage ripple worldwide|
This story was written by Marc Fisher and reported by Michael Birnbaum, Annie Gowen, Todd C. Frankel, Karen DeYoung, Karoun Demirjian and A. Odysseus Patrick.
PETROPAVLOVKA, Ukraine — Lidiya Goryushko had sold her cows’ milk, cream and cheese at the nearby village market. She hurried home to feed her rowdy flock of ducks. Then she heard a sharp sound, an explosion and a roar that would not stop. Read full article >>