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Fighting Nazis is a good thing, but fighting Nazis doesn’t necessarily make you or your cause good. By my lights this is simply an obvious fact. The greatest Nazi-killer of the 20th century was Josef Stalin. He also killed millions of his own people and terrorized, oppressed, enslaved or brutalized tens of millions more. Nazism... Continue reading
‘Sometimes we allow ourselves to be trapped by a certain way of doing things,” President Barack Obama said back on July 1, 2015. But re-opening the US Embassy in Cuba would show “we don’t have to be imprisoned by the past.” Well, it’s now obvious that Cuba’s government has no desire to break with the... Continue reading
Nicole Malliotakis stood outside City Hall last week clutching a can of Red Bull. Dressed in a coral blazer, matching skirt and silver flats, the Republican candidate for mayor stood under a blazing mid-morning sun, never veering from her task of attac... Continue reading
State Department workers stationed at the US embassy in Cuba were victims of a silent “acoustic attack” — in which sonic weapons were used to induce hearing loss, officials said Wednesday. Several employees were subjected to the alleged strike sometime in 2016 and all experienced an array of physical symptoms similar to a concussion, according... Continue reading
Ever dreamed of drinking a cold beer in a Cold War bunker? Probably not, but now you can. In Lithuania, an Eastern European nation that was once a Soviet republic, nearly 1,000 air-raid shelters and bunkers — whose locations were kept secret from citizens — were constructed during the Cold War years to protect the... Continue reading
CARACAS, Venezuela — Two of Venezuela’s leading opposition figures were taken from their homes in the middle of the night by state security agents on Tuesday, in President Nicolas Maduro’s first moves against his enemies since a widely denounced vote giving his government nearly unlimited powers. The wife of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez posted what... Continue reading
SAN DIEGO — There will be a New Yo’ next year when the Mets hit spring training. That was the word from Yoenis Cespedes Wednesday night. If things go according to his new common-sense plan, the Incredible Bulk will turn back into the Incredible Athlete that Cespedes once was when he first came to the... Continue reading
“When the prison doors are open, the real dragon will fly out,” Ho Chi Minh once said. After serving nine years behind bars for a 2007 armed robbery at a Las Vegas casino hotel, the prison doors are finally opening for Orenthal James “O.J.” Simpson. On Thursday, a Nevada corrections board unanimously granted O.J. parole.... Continue reading
The Mets have all sorts of problems heading into the July 31 non-waivers trade deadline. Yoenis Cespedes’ somewhat romanticized daydream about where he would like to spend the final season of his career another half-dozen or so years down the line is not one of them. We’re a strange lot, those of us who make... Continue reading
The outcome of O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing, broadcast live Thursday, was clear from the very beginning, when chairperson Connie Bisbee addressed him not as Inmate #1027820 but as a star. “I’m a little nervous, so bear with me,” she said. It was an odd ceding of power: After all, there’s no law requiring televised parole... Continue reading
Yoenis Cespedes hasn’t finished the first season of his four-year, $110 million contact with the Mets, and the star outfielder already is thinking about joining another team. Before Friday’s game against the A’s at Citi Field, Cespedes told the San Francisco Chronicle that he would like to end his career in Oakland, where he debuted... Continue reading
In the ruins of a dusty al Qaeda compound in Ayub Kheil, a remote village in Afghanistan, 15-year-old Canadian-born Omar Khadr secured his position behind a crumbling, bullet-riddled wall and threw the Russian grenade that would change his life forever. It landed him a decade behind bars in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba — as the detention... Continue reading
If an anonymous source had questioned Joe Girardi’s desire to return from the disabled list while he was a player, the Yankees manager would have had a problem with it. According to a published report Friday, a Yankees insider did just that regarding Greg Bird, who has been on the disabled list since May 2... Continue reading
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was travelling to Guantanamo Bay on Friday to reaffirm the Trump administration’s willingness to detain new terrorism suspects at the notorious prison in Cuba. “Recent attacks in Europe and elsewhere confirm that the threat to our nation is immediate and real, and it remains essential that we use every lawful tool... Continue reading
TORONTO — The Canadian government is going to apologize and give millions to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15, with Canada’s Supreme Court later ruling that officials had interrogated him under “oppressive circumstances.” An official familiar with the deal said Tuesday that... Continue reading
There’s no better show in baseball than Aaron Judge’s pregame batting practice. The Yankees’ rookie sensation routinely sends homers into parts of ballparks where no one ever has. But the man behind Judge’s display rarely sees how far they go. “When I’m pitching BP, I try to concentrate on what I’m doing,” Danilo Valiente said... Continue reading
CINCINNATI — Angel Hernandez, a big league umpire for nearly a quarter-century, sued Major League Baseball on Monday alleging race discrimination. In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, the 55-year-old Hernandez, who was born in Cuba and lives in Florida, alleges MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre “has a history of animosity... Continue reading
Bermuda This British island territory is known for its gorgeous pink-sand beaches and vibrant blue waters. You’ll fit right in — by standing out — with brightly colored accessories, from a fuchsia swimsuit to a multi-hued straw tote bag. TUNE IN: “Know No Better” by Major Lazer featuring Quavo, Travis Scott, Camila Cabello   Ibiza... Continue reading
Don’t tell Jose Carrera size matters. If he subscribed to that notion, the former Manhattan College shortstop wouldn’t be a professional baseball player today. Told he was too short throughout his career, passed over for bigger athletes and ridiculed for his lack of height, the 5-foot-2 infielder never let his shortcomings hinder him. “This game... Continue reading
If you’re going down, go down swinging. The Cuban National Team made use of that axiom Thursday night in an exhibition, 6-5 loss to the Canadian-American League’s Rockland Boulders. After the umpires overturned a controversial call in the ninth inning, calling Cuba’s runner out at second base due to interference, the Cuban coaching staff lost... Continue reading
MIAMI — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has switched sides in pursuit of the Marlins, and he’s trying to beat out former teammate Derek Jeter. Bush has joined the group led by businessman Tagg Romney that is trying to buy the Marlins, a person familiar with the negotiations said Friday. The person confirmed Bush’s new... Continue reading
WYOMING, Ohio — In what may be his final happy moments, Otto Warmbier smiles at the camera and playfully throws a chunk of Pyongyang snow. The heartbreaking video was screened at the end of Warmbier’s funeral in his hometown of Wyoming, Ohio, on Thursday, running silently and in slow motion. Some 2,000 mourners watched wordlessly... Continue reading
Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins, at 79, has joined the illustrious likes of Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox. He’s in “Transformers: The Last Knight,” the fifth in Michael Bay’s series of giant robot flicks based on a toy. You’d hope Hopkins would know better. LaBeouf, who left after the third Transformers,” and Fox after the... Continue reading
Cuba’s foreign minister told President Trump on Monday that there was no way the Castro regime was going to give up convicted cop killer Joanne Chesimard or any of the other fugitives granted asylum in his country. Bruno Rodriguez, speaking from Austria said in a news conference that was broadcast live in Cuba, also slammed... Continue reading
Russia ​slammed ​President Trump’s ​plan to reverse​ US policies on Cuba ​as​ a return to Cold War-era “rhetoric.” “The new line towards Cuba announced by US President Donald Trump takes us back to already half-forgotten rhetoric in the style of the Cold War,” the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement on Sunday. The ministry​​... Continue reading
LAS VEGAS — Andre Ward vowed he would leave no doubt this time around. He didn’t, turning the tables on a big puncher and stopping Sergey Kovalev in the eighth round Saturday night to win their light heavyweight title rematch. The undefeated Ward turned the fight around with a big right hand that wobbled Kovalev,... Continue reading
The New Jersey trooper who was shot and wounded in a gunfight with Joanne Chesimard wants Cuba to return the convicted cop-killer to the United States. “Yes, we’d like to bring her back,” the wife of James Harper told The Post on Friday, hours after President Trump demanded that the Communist country return Chesimard and... Continue reading
President Trump on Friday announced his tough new policy on Cuba — and demanded that the Communist country return the American fugitives it harbors, including cop-killer Joanne Chesimard. “Return the fugitives from American justice including the return of the cop-killer Joanne Chesimard,” Trump thundered to applause and shouts of “Viva Trump.” “To the Castro regime,... Continue reading
President Trump will make good on a campaign promise to Cuban-American hardliners on Friday when he will reverse much of the Obama administration’s liberalization of relations with the Communist country. The president will ban US tourist travel to the island, restate the importance of the trade embargo and institute a broad prohibition on financial transactions... Continue reading
The Cheetah Club on Broadway and 53rd Street was the “granddaddy of the big commercial disco,” wrote cultural historian Steven Watson in his 2003 book, “Factory Made: Warhol and the Sixties.” Warhol and crew roller-skated on the Cheetah’s enormous dance floor; the 1960s musical “Hair” debuted there before scandalizing Broadway. And on Aug. 26, 1971,... Continue reading
WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the Trump administration will preserve some commercial activity between the U.S. and Havana when it rolls back part of President Obama’s Cuba policy later this week. Tillerson told members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that Cuba “must begin to address human rights challenges” if... Continue reading
When Yoenis Cespedes came back Saturday despite admittedly not being 100 percent, the cynics wondered how long he would last before getting hurt again. The answer was two days. Three home runs, two defensive highlights, one complete-game gem, and all a... Continue reading
Where airlines go, hotels will follow. As of last year, travelers could fly directly from the US to Cuba for the first time in more than five decades. Now hospitality brands are vying for the favor of the thousands of Americans who have taken advantage of Cuba’s newfound accessibility. Enter Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La... Continue reading
Congress must consider making Puerto Rico America’s 51st state after island residents who showed up at the polls Sunday voted overwhelmingly for statehood, the White House said. “Now that the people have spoken in Puerto Rico, this is something Congress has to address,” Sean Spicer, President Trump’s spokesman, said during a Monday press briefing. “The... Continue reading
Guggenheim Partners Chief Content Officer Dirk Smillie got so interested in the firm’s forefather, Harry Guggenheim, that he quit his job to write a book about him, sources told On the Money. Smillie, a former senior writer with Forbes, has been with the fund for the past six years. The book is believed to be... Continue reading
The heinous FALN bomb attack on Fraunces Tavern on Jan. 24, 1975, first brought terror home to modern-day New York City. Let’s not forget this on Sunday, June 10, when remorse-free FALN mastermind Oscar López Rivera — turned loose by former President Barack Obama after serving half of his 70-year prison sentence — marches in... Continue reading
The fat’s in the fire in the race for a Brooklyn City Council seat. Referring to a Democratic candidate for the Bay Ridge seat, Republican state Sen. Marty Golden described him as “fat boy” when he couldn’t recall his name during a media event with his chief of staff, John Quaglione. Quiglione is running for... Continue reading
What do you know? There’s hope for New York yet. Weeks after the Puerto Rican Day Parade announced it would fete terrorist Oscar López Rivera as a “national hero,” the idea has fizzled. He’ll still march, but the ex-FALN leader has declined the honorific. That’s left City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who helped orchestrate the... Continue reading
From the right: Terror on the Ballot in UK Election “Everyone thought Brexit would be the key issue in Thursday’s British national election,” notes John Moody at Fox News, but that’s now been replaced by “terrorism and security.” And the choice between the two main parties on that issue “could not be more stark.” Conservative... Continue reading
The nonagenarian clobbered by a cane-wielding thug in Manhattan recalled his harrowing experience Saturday, telling The Post the random and unprovoked attack has left him bloodied, and bewildered. “They hit me with a big bat,” Juan Llorens, 91, said at his home Sunday. “I don’t know who it was. He was young and skinny. He... Continue reading
Breaking news from 2025: The New York City Council gives its Hero of the Year award to Hamza bin Laden, a son of Osama bin Laden. In making the award, the Council declares that the bin Laden family has suffered enough since the “unfortunate events” of 9/11 and credits Hamza, who took over al Qaeda,... Continue reading
Remember that “Planet Earth” clip where an iguana is ambushed by several hungry snakes? It turns out these types of group attacks aren’t always just down to chance – and snakes can coordinate their hunts with a wolf-like pack mentality. Scientists were never certain if snakes planned their hunts or just worked alone whilst attacking... Continue reading
Expedia said on Tuesday it had started offering online booking for hotels in Communist-run Cuba, hoping to capitalize on a boom in tourism to the Caribbean island. Expedia joins a dozen US airlines and cruise operators that have already ventured into t... Continue reading
President Trump on Tuesday condemned the suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured 59 others at an Ariana Grande pop concert in England – assailing the “evil losers” behind the atrocity. “So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life,” Trump said early Tuesday morning, ABC... Continue reading
It is so far down the road, new tires will be needed before we get there. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get excited about a potential future fight between Shakur Stevenson of Newark and Ireland’s Michael Conlan. The two 2016 Olympians have just started their careers as professional featherweights. But they’re already on an... Continue reading