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    Putin’s army prepares for 2018 World Cup
    Dec29

    Putin’s army prepares for 2018 World Cup

    MOSCOW — Alexander Shprygin, the 38-year-old head of Russia’s football supporters’ association, looked wary when I met him at his organization’s spacious offices in central Moscow. Dubbed a “Nazi-loving pal of Putin” and a “far-right fan leader” by...

    McCain: US needs to hit Russia hard for election hacking
    Dec28

    McCain: US needs to hit Russia hard for election hacking

    Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham called Wednesday for Congress to take a tougher stance against Russia for meddling in the U.S. presidential election. In an interview on Fox News from Latvia, where he and Graham were touring the Baltic states, McCain said legislators should “increase the sanctions on Russia for this...

    Winners and losers of 2017
    Dec28

    Winners and losers of 2017

    Ladies and gentlemen, a big drum roll — and a few honking raspberries — for your list of likely 2017 winners and losers: Winners Gold leaf dealers: Donald and Melania Trump are moving into the White House. Will there be an inch of the private apartments that has not been gilded by the time they leave? Theresa May:Â...

    Moldovan MPs battle president over EU flag
    Dec27

    Moldovan MPs battle president over EU flag

    Members of Moldova’s parliament have re-hung an EU flag over the entrance to the country’s presidential office after new pro-Russia President Igor Dodon had it removed over the Christmas period. Liberal Party MP Alina Zotea posted pictures on Facebook on Monday of the group of parliamentarians returning the EU banner to its...

    Moscow: US defense policy ‘direct threat’ to Russia
    Dec27

    Moscow: US defense policy ‘direct threat’ to Russia

    Russia considers the U.S. decision to supply arms to anti-government rebels in Syria a “hostile” act, the country’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement released Tuesday. Referring to the $600-plus billion National Defense Authorization Act that U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law earlier this month,Â...

    Most powerful photographs of 2016
    Dec27

    Most powerful photographs of 2016

    The world’s best photojournalists this year turned their lenses on glory and gore; on hope and despair; and more than in recent memory, on voters determined to enact change. What’s changed since this time last year? Britain is leaving the European Union, and no one is quite sure what comes next. U.S. President Barack Obama is leaving...

    A day in the life of Nariman Dzhelyal
    Dec27

    A day in the life of Nariman Dzhelyal

    SIMFEROPOL, Crimea — The day starts with traditional coffee. Nariman Dzhelyal’s parents wave him off, just like any couple watching their son leave for the office. But Dzhelyal no longer has an office. And every time he leaves home, in a village just outside Simferopol, Crimea, his parents wonder if he’ll...

    Kissinger, a longtime Putin confidant, sidles up to Trump
    Dec24

    Kissinger, a longtime Putin confidant, sidles up to Trump

    Back in the 1990s, Henry Kissinger, the legendary former U.S. secretary of state-turned-global consultant, encountered an intriguing young Russian and proceeded to ask him a litany of questions about his background. “I worked in intelligence,” Vladimir Putin finally told him, according to “First...

    Putin’s way of war
    Dec24

    Putin’s way of war

    This week, cybersecurity researchers produced compelling new evidence linking Russia’s GRU military intelligence service to the hacks of Democrats during the 2016 campaign. The findings, released in an 11-page report by the firm CrowdStrike, showed that the same group of hackers who broke into the Democratic National Committee and...

    Home Alone in Ukraine in the age of Trump
    Dec24

    Home Alone in Ukraine in the age of Trump

    KIEV — Channel-surf through Ukrainian television during the holiday season and you’re bound to come across a rerun of the classic Christmas film “Home Alone.” The slapstick comedy — whose soundtrack, coincidentally, includes a song, “Carol of the Bells,” by a Ukrainian composer — ranks among the 10...

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