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I watched the Presidential debate with about 100 students at Stony Brook University, Long Island, where I’m on a one-semester fellowship. At least here they were allowed to cheer and clap, unlike the live audience at Long Island’s other university, Hofstra, where the debate took place. But passions ran less high than I might have expected.
I’m just back from Paris – exhausted and not a little upset by what I saw and heard. One of the few good things to come out of these bleak few days is the sudden interest in atrocities
Britain is going all out to get Chinese investment and to increase British exports, but the Chinese are pragmatic too. They’ll invest where they will get a good return and import the best
“If you have a young man of army age in your bus or someone they think is a spy, there’s nothing you can do. They take them off the bus, beat them and send them back to
People sometimes say that foreign journalists make too much of the wanton demolition in historical sites such as Palmyra and Nineveh. People’s lives matter more, they say.
In President Assad’s heartland the Russian decision to start air strikes on Syrian rebel positions is being hailed by ordinary people, who hope they mark the beginning of the end of a long
The online abuse I’ve received while covering the refugee and migration crisis is more than any other story I’ve reported.
There were scuffles and screams – in the chaos a distraught Syrian man pushed his wife and baby onto the tracks as some kind of desperate protest.
After I reported on scenes of desperation at the Greece/Macedonia border, there was nearly as much outrage about the use of language as the plight of the people.