Quality care for out aging parents

When our parents reach a mature age requiring a level of care that is worthy of their contributions to family and society, many children tend to forget that by nature the roles must just be reversed.  How many of us take the time to look back and remember that from our early childhood our parents … Continue reading Quality care for out aging parents

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An anti-immigrant group mistook empty bus seats for women wearing burqas

Last week, a photograph that appeared to show six women wearing burqas on a bus sparked a heated debate in a private Facebook group for Norwegians critical of immigration. For many members of the group, which is called “Fedrelandet viktigst” or “Fatherland first,” the image encapsulated the problems Norway was facing after an influx of Muslim immigrants in the past few years. It … Continue reading An anti-immigrant group mistook empty bus seats for women wearing burqas

Russia’s Military Drills Near NATO Border Raise Fears of Aggression

WASHINGTON — Russia is preparing to send as many as 100,000 troops to the eastern edge of NATO territory at the end of the summer, one of the biggest steps yet in the military buildup undertaken by President Vladimir V. Putin and an exercise in intimidation that recalls the most ominous days of the Cold War. The troops are conducting military … Continue reading Russia’s Military Drills Near NATO Border Raise Fears of Aggression

Commendations for UPR students

The University of PR students resumed classes after a long struggle and after University authorities, Fiscal Board and the Governor agreed to hear their complaints and proposals.   At the end and as expected, the President of the University, Nivia Fernández resigned from her post along with other officials from the administration of the University after … Continue reading Commendations for UPR students

A much-feared Taliban offshoot returns from the dead

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — When a fake sewage tanker truck carrying 3,000 pounds of explosives managed to reach a high-security district of Kabul on May 30, then detonated a huge bomb that left 150 people dead and 400 wounded, no insurgent or terror group claimed responsibility. But immediately, the rumors began to spread. The Haqqanis. It had to … Continue reading A much-feared Taliban offshoot returns from the dead

South Korea Proposes Military Talks With North at Their Border

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea on Monday proposed holding military and humanitarian talks with North Korea, its first visible split with the Trump administration, which has said it will deal with North Korea’s continued missile tests by stepping up sanctions and military pressure on the country. If the talks take place, they will be the first military-to-military dialogue since 2014. … Continue reading South Korea Proposes Military Talks With North at Their Border

This Palestinian village had solar power — until Israeli soldiers took it away

JUBBET ADH DHIB, West Bank — The residents of this dirt-poor Palestinian village waited decades for electricity. But in November, a Dutch-funded solar project finally gave them round-the-clock power to refrigerate food or do a load of laundry. That ended last week when Israeli military administrators in the West Bank sent soldiers with assault rifles and a team … Continue reading This Palestinian village had solar power — until Israeli soldiers took it away

No end in sight to Arab crisis as Qatar rejects demands amid blockade

CAIRO — A four-member Arab bloc said Wednesday it will press ahead with efforts to isolate Qatar after the nation delivered a “negative” response to a list of demands that included cutting ties to Islamist groups and closing the Al Jazeera network. The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain said they would … Continue reading No end in sight to Arab crisis as Qatar rejects demands amid blockade