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Eline Gordts
Eline Gordts is a Senior World Editor at The Huffington Post.

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Pakistan In Shock After School Attack That Killed More Than 100

(348) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 1:47 PM

In one of the worst terrorist attacks in Pakistan's history, militants belonging to the Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday launched a brazen attack on a military-run school in the city of Peshawar. Officials said the eight-hour siege left at least 141 people dead, most of them students.

Tehrik-e-Taliban claimed responsibility...

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Are Israel's Early Elections About Anything Other Than Politics?

(56) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 12:10 PM

Israel’s outspoken Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday fired his finance minister, Yair Lapid, and justice minister, Tzipi Livni, and called for the dissolution of the parliament and early elections. The move came after a week of intense political bickering over a "Jewish nationhood" bill and a...

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블룸버그 뷰 : "그리스에 기회를 주자"

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 3:34 PM

경제 전문지 블룸버그의 사설란 블룸버그 뷰에 '트로이카(국제통화기금(IMF), 유럽연합(EU), 유럽중앙은행(ECB))'를 맹비난하는 글이 실렸다. 그리스 정부와 국가의 재정상황을 고려했을 때 트로이카의 요구 사항은 터무니없고 비생산적이라는 것이다.

블룸버그 편집팀은 "채권자들은 그리스에 대해 인내심의 한계를 또다시 시험하고 있다"며 "계속적인 압력으로 오히려 유로가 조각나는 사태가 발생한다면 그리스뿐만이 아니라 트로이카와 전 유럽에...

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멕시코 학생 43명 실종사건은 예외적인 사건이 아니다

(1) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 1:58 AM

멕시코 게레로주에서 지난 9월에 있었던 43명의 학생 실종 사건에 대한 정부의 미흡한 대치에 분노한 수만 명의 멕시코인이 거리시위에 나섰다.

사건의 개요는 다음과 같다. 이괄라라는 마을을 9월 26일 방문 중이던 지방 교육대학 학생들이 갑자기 사라졌다. 검찰 조사에 따르면 지역 경찰이 이들을 근처 범죄조직 인원에게 넘겼고, 조직원들이 학생들을 죽였다....

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The Disappearance Of 43 Mexican Students Is An Atrocity. But It's No Isolated Incident

(79) Comments | Posted November 22, 2014 | 7:30 AM

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we look at the case of 43 missing students in Mexico and other disappearances in the country.

Tens of thousands of Mexicans hit the streets of...

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Israel Brought Back A Controversial Response To Terror Attacks

(182) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 4:36 PM

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's basic facts? Tweet @TheWorldPost or let us know on our Facebook page.

Early Wednesday morning, Israeli forces blew up the...

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Bloomberg View Editorial Urges Troika To 'Give Greece A Chance'

(100) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 2:00 PM

In a scathing editorial published on Friday, Bloomberg View accused the so-called "Troika" of raising absurd and counterproductive demands during talks with the Greek government over the country's financial situation.

"Greece's creditors are testing the country's endurance -- again," the editors write. "If they keep pressing, they...

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Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades: 'We Became The Guinea Pig Of Europe'

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 9:06 AM

When Nicos Anastasiades won a landslide victory in the country's February 2013 presidential election, Cyprus was facing its worst financial crisis in decades. Its banks were near collapse.

During his first month in office, Anastasiades struck a deal with the European Union, the International Monetary...

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Israeli Police Officer Wounded In Jerusalem Synagogue Attack Dies: Report

(3) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 4:52 PM

Israeli police announced that a policeman who was critically wounded in Tuesday's attack on a Jerusalem synagogue has died in the hospital, Haaretz reports.

A spokesperson for Hadassah hospital confirmed the news to CNN.

The Times of Israel identified the slain policeman as 30-year-old

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Islamic State Claims It Has Beheaded American Hostage Peter Kassig

(634) Comments | Posted November 16, 2014 | 5:02 AM

A new video released by the Islamic State on Sunday claims to show the killing of American hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig, who was known as Peter Kassig before converting to Islam.

According to Reuters, the video showed a masked man standing with a bloodied decapitated head lying at...

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Why The Holy Site At The Heart Of Jerusalem Clashes Is So Contentious

(78) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 1:53 PM

The Jerusalem site known to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary, is not large -- less than three times the size of New York's Liberty Island. Nevertheless, it is once again at the center of a heated conflict.

Tensions between...

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イラン革命から35年 激動の時代をとらえた写真

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 4:31 AM


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India Appoints Minister Of Yoga

(45) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 4:31 PM

Living up to his promise to promote India's therapeutic traditions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi created a ministry of yoga and alternative therapies for the country this week.

Reuters reports that the AAYUSH portfolio will include traditional medicines and practices of ayurveda, yoga, naturopathy, unani, siddha and homeopathy....

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It's Been 25 Years Since The Fall Of The Berlin Wall. These 16 Photos Tell The Story.

(12) Comments | Posted November 9, 2014 | 10:06 AM

November 9 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Cold War barrier that divided East and West Berlin for nearly three decades.

Responding to a question by an Italian journalist at a press conference on Nov. 9, 1989, Guenter Schabowski, the spokesman for East...

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15,000 Foreign Fighters Have Joined Extremist Groups In Iraq And Syria. Here's Why They Went

(56) Comments | Posted November 8, 2014 | 11:27 AM

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we look at the foreign fighters joining the wars in Syria and Iraq.

Last week, the United Nations warned in a new report that terror groups...

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New ISIS Video May Show Fighters Discussing Sale Of Captured Girls On 'Slave Market'

(74) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 5:00 PM

A disturbing video that emerged last week purports to show members of the Islamic State militant group joking and laughing while discussing the sale of captured girls as slaves.

The clip shows a discussion between several bearded men in a barren room. A suspected Islamic State fighter appears to be...

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On This Day In 1979, Iranian Students Stormed The U.S. Embassy In Tehran

(22) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 10:47 AM

On November 4, 1979, a group of students stormed the U.S. embassy in the Iranian capital, Tehran, taking over the compound and seizing the embassy staff. The young militants would eventually hold more than 50 American hostages in tense conditions for 444 days.

Iranians marked the anniversary...

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Stunning Photos Of Mexico's 'Day Of The Dead' Record Attempt

(11) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 5:38 PM

Mexico celebrated the Day of the Dead with a new world record, as women in the country's capital dressed up as "Catrinas" and brought together the most "Skeleton Ladies" ever in one place.

The Skeleton Lady first appeared as a satirical engraving by artist Jose Guadalupe Posada sometime between...

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