Fidel V. Ramos, Philippine President Who Broke With Marcos, Dies at 94

Fidel V. Ramos, Philippine President Who Broke With Marcos, Dies at 94

[ad_1] Fidel V. Ramos, a military leader who succeeded Corazon C. Aquino as president of the Philippines, and from 1992 to 1998 presided over robust economic growth, exceptional political stability and reconciliations with Communist insurgents and Muslim separatists, has died, according to a statement from the defense ministry. He was 94. In a nation battered…

The Spread of Book Banning

The Spread of Book Banning

[ad_1] Book-banning attempts have grown in the U.S. over the past few years from relatively isolated battles to a broader effort aimed at works about sexual and racial identity. Alexandra Alter and Elizabeth Harris cover the publishing industry. I spoke to them about what’s behind this trend. Claire: How did book-banning efforts become so widespread?…

Ukraine Live Updates: President Zelensky Urges Those Remaining in the Donbas to Leave

Ukraine Live Updates: President Zelensky Urges Those Remaining in the Donbas to Leave

[ad_1] The covered bodies on Friday of people killed when an explosion tore through the barracks of a prison camp in Russian-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine. Credit…Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters As international outrage swelled, Ukraine on Saturday called on global organizations including the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross to quickly investigate an…

As Latin America Shifts Left, Leaders Face a Bleak Reality.

As Latin America Shifts Left, Leaders Face a Bleak Reality.

[ad_1] BOGOTÁ, Colombia — In Chile, a tattooed former student activist won the presidency with a pledge to oversee the most profound transformation of Chilean society in decades, widening the social safety net and shifting the tax burden to the wealthy. In Peru, the son of poor farmers was propelled to victory on a vow…

A European official denounces ‘inhumane, barbaric acts’ as dozens of prisoners of war are killed.

A European official denounces ‘inhumane, barbaric acts’ as dozens of prisoners of war are killed.

[ad_1] As international outrage swelled, Ukraine on Saturday called on global organizations including the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross to quickly investigate an explosion that ripped through a Russian prison camp holding dozens of Ukrainian soldiers, leaving only charred bodies and twisted metal bunks. The Ukrainians moved swiftly and forcefully…