East Asia

China factor in the Trump world order

Xi Jinping is weighing whether he will be invited to join the authoritarian New Order—or whether Putin will desert him for Trump, and the two of them will gang up on China.


Bosnian Serbs defy ruling on independence day

Residents of the Bosnian Serb Republic—decried as a "genocide creation" by Bosnia's Muslims—voted to establish an independence day, in defiance of a Bosnian court ruling.


Migrant resistance —from Calais to Macedonia

Riots broke out as French police moved to evict the Calais migrant camp, while Macedonian security forces fired tear-gas at migrants who tore down the fence on the Greek border.


Refugee resistance on Balkan border

Riots broke out at Greece's frontier with Macedonia as migrants and asylum seekers stranded there for the past two weeks blockaded the border.

Watching the Shadows

German torture case against CIA official

The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights filed a criminal complaint against a high-ranking CIA official for the torture of German citizen Khaled el-Masri.


Serbia: court clears accused Nazi collaborator

A Serbian court officially rehabilitated Dragoljub "Draza" Mihailovic, a World War II-era royalist executed nearly 70 years ago on convictions of collaborating with the Nazis.