The anger among Hudson's crew over his decision to continue exploring after the harsh winter could have easily fueled a murderous mutiny, suggests Peter Mancall, a professor of history at the University of Southern California. "The full story of Hudson's saga reveals one of the darker chapters of the European age of discovery," said Mancall, who explores the 1610 voyage in his new book "Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson" (Basic Books; 2009). … [Read more...] about Mutiny or Murder: What Happened to Henry Hudson?
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A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, Turki al-Maliki, told the Saudi newspaper Al-Sharq Al-Awsat paper Friday that the coalition was “seriously looking into” the recent allegations of civilian casualties. The coalition, which has been at war with the Houthi rebels for years, has drawn international criticism for errant airstrikes that have hit schools, hospitals and wedding parties, killing thousands of civilians. … [Read more...] about UN: Up to 9 children killed by airstrikes in northern Yemen
Leading the rhetorical barrage from Pyongyang, as she has been doing throughout the current crisis, Kim Yo Jong fixed on the symbolic problem of North Korean defectors floating propaganda-laden balloons back into the land they escaped. Moon should have apologized and shown “repentance” along with a “firm pledge to prevent the recurrence of similar occurrences,” Kim Yo Jong declared. But she implied that her fury was caused by much deeper problems, including the South’s failure to oppose the United States and UN on sanctions against the North. … [Read more...] about Kim’s Sister Is on the Warpath
PARIS—Suspicions surrounding Donald Trump’s Russia connections have grown so intense that he’s now being asked directly, even on Fox News, whether he is working for Moscow. And every time he tries to slide by the issue, saying how insulted he is, the suspicions grow worse. At this point it’s an accusation hard for him to deny without giving it credence: “When did you stop beating your wife?” has become in effect, “When did you start taking orders from Russian President Vladimir Putin?” … [Read more...] about Trump Wants to Turn America’s Alliances Into Protection Rackets
This year Trump will stress American sovereignty again, Haley told reporters on Sept 20. The president will defend US decisions to withdraw from international accords such as the Paris agreement on climate change and its refusal to join others, including the international compact on migration. “Whether it’s the migration compact, whether it’s the Paris accord. -- all of these things that we felt were mandating things on the United States – those aren’t things we want to be involved in….It is not saying that multilateralism can’t work, but it’s saying sovereignty is a priority over all of that,”she said. … [Read more...] about The United Nations Shudders as ‘Trump Week’ Closes In