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    A bad hair day in Kiev
    Sep28

    A bad hair day in Kiev

    KIEV — The average salary of a Ukrainian woman is just under a $150 a month, which is less than in many countries in the developing world. Yet the gorgeous locks of hair on her head are worth as much as $2,000 — more than a year’s salary — in an upscale New York salon, where it’s tipped in keratin and sold as “Russian” hair...

    On Syria, Putin goes for his holy grail
    Sep27

    On Syria, Putin goes for his holy grail

    On Monday September 28, Russia’s president will propose to the UN General Assembly his plan for a broad coalition to defeat ISIS. His words will be backed by clear evidence of a substantial Russian military buildup in Syria, including Russian fighters entering Syrian airspace with transponders off. Whereas Russian troops and equipment were...

    Clinton Foundation snubbed by the pope, Elton John, Janet Yellen
    Sep26

    Clinton Foundation snubbed by the pope, Elton John, Janet Yellen

    The Clinton Foundation invited everyone from Pope Francis and Leonardo DiCaprio to Bill de Blasio and Janet Yellen to its showcase gathering starting Saturday in New York City, according to multiple sources familiar with the planning. But those invitations were among the dozens turned down by all manner of celebrities, dignitaries and donors,...

    Martin Dempsey’s world is falling apart
    Sep26

    Martin Dempsey’s world is falling apart

    BERLIN — As his convoy sliced lights flashing through the busy streets of Berlin on a recent morning, Gen. Martin Dempsey could see a good part of his own career. He could see through the tinted windows of his limousine the bombed out ruins of the World War II-era Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and the Brandenburg Gate where the Iron Curtain...

    ‘If you can’t do this deal … go back to Tehran.’
    Sep26

    ‘If you can’t do this deal … go back to Tehran.’

    They made 69 trips across the Atlantic together and celebrated nearly everyone’s birthday at least once overseas, far from their own families. Sleep-deprived and sometimes giddy, the U.S. team negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran imagined which Hollywood star would play them if the movie were ever made: They cast Ted Danson as Secretary of...

    Black sheep in the European Parliament
    Sep25

    Black sheep in the European Parliament

    The European Parliament’s biggest political group is divided over how to deal with the hard-line positions taken by its affiliates in Eastern Europe on the migration crisis. Members of the center-right European People’s Party are split over whether Hungary’s ruling party Fidesz should be evicted for what some consider the...

    The dangerous link between Syria and Ukraine
    Sep25

    The dangerous link between Syria and Ukraine

    Despite what Vladimir Putin is saying, the United States still staunchly refuses to believe Russia is engaged in a new Cold War — and that the U.S. is losing. But Russia aggressively pushes its own narrative where U.S. leadership is absent. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov seems to be everywhere in recent weeks, speaking several times with...

    Obama to face off against Putin
    Sep25

    Obama to face off against Putin

    After a vigorous internal administration debate, President Barack Obama has decided there is little to lose by ending a diplomatic freeze-out and agreeing to a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the United Nations in New York City next week. Expectations are low that the meeting will yield much progress on friction points...

    Playbook Plus
    Sep25

    Playbook Plus

    ANOTHER BITE OF THE APPLE: Which EU official accidentally breached three layers of security at Apple’s Silicon Valley headquarters — in search of nothing more than a good coffee? After being told an unscheduled tour of the campus wasn’t possible the official decided to make the best of bad luck and find a good coffee. Unfortunately...

    U.S. perplexed by Putin’s Syria ploy
    Sep25

    U.S. perplexed by Putin’s Syria ploy

    A month after Russia began sending military equipment and personnel into Syria, Obama administration officials still haven’t figured out exactly why Vladimir Putin escalated Russia’s involvement in the conflict or developed a response to the Russian leader’s ambitions outside his borders. U.S. officials are trying to determine...

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