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On Trump’s Ireland Visit, Talk of Brexit and Border Walls

SHANNON, Ireland — President Trump reassured Ireland’s prime minister, Leo Varadkar, on Wednesday that Britain’s exit from the European Union would “work out very well,” including for Ireland, “with your wall, your border.” This [...]

Angela Merkel tells Harvard University grads to reject isolationism, ‘tear down walls of ignorance’

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says a new generation of leaders must “tear down walls of ignorance” and reject isolationism to overcome global problems such as terrorism and climate change. Merkel made the comments [...]

Pope Francis Warns Trump About Walls After Morocco Visit

Earlier Sunday, Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini, who leads the anti-immigrant League party, spoke at an anti-abortion gathering in Verona that has become a preferred forum for hard-right conservatives with strong links to [...]

For Theresa May, Still at Odds With Parliament, the Brexit Walls Are Closing In

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May often puts off critical decisions over Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, or Brexit, hoping to wear down opponents through doggedness and determination. But her room to maneuver is [...]

Trump says ‘walls work’ at first Cabinet meeting of new year

President Trump said Wednesday that the government is partially shut down because Democrats refuse to fund border security. Speaking at his first Cabinet meeting of the new year, Mr. Trump said his demand for money for a border wall is justified. “Walls [...]

Politico race ratings: Democrats breach GOP statehouse walls

Democratic Rep. Tim Walz is a prohibitive favorite to win the open seat in Minnesota, despite the state’s lurch toward Republicans in 2016. | Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Elections Seven states — all currently led by GOP governors [...]
Berlin Journal: Germans Quietly Pass an Equinox of Unity, but the Walls Remain
Teachers, judges and civil servants were shipped in from western states to replace a generation of easterners who had come of age in Communism and were considered unfit, Mr. Krüger said. “Of course people were bitter about that,” [...]
What’s hidden behind the walls of America’s prisons
This piece originally appeared on The Conversation. Few Americans fully appreciate just how many of their fellow citizens are ensnared in the criminal justice system. Some may have heard that there are about 2.3 million people behind bars, [...]

Migrants Face Deportations and Walls in Europe, Too

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government, itself facing a tough election challenge this year, is taking steps to speed up deportations after some terrorism suspects were found to be immigrants who had been designated to be sent home. Photo [...]

Zimbabwe’s Rulers Use a Monument’s Walls to Build a Legacy

In the monument’s elegantly curved stone walls — at the center of a ruined city where thousands lived centuries ago — Zimbabwe’s current leaders have also found a rationale for their party’s 37 uninterrupted years in power. [...]