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    Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet wins Nobel peace prize
    Oct09

    Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet wins Nobel peace prize

    The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet has won the Nobel Peace Prize for its contribution to democracy in the wake of the country’s “Jasmine Revolution” in 2011, the Nobel Committee in Oslo announced Friday. “The Norwegian Nobel Committee hopes this year’s prize will contribute towards safeguarding democracy in Tunisia,” said Kaci...

    The art of protest in Putin’s Russia
    Oct09

    The art of protest in Putin’s Russia

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — The masked men, one of whom was waving the Ukrainian flag, beat out a defiant rhythm on large sheets of corrugated metal, while black, acrid smoke from a nearby stack of burning tires drifted steadily into the early morning sky. This chaotic scene took place in February, 2014, and would have been a typical picture at...

    A Nobel beacon for Belarus
    Oct08

    A Nobel beacon for Belarus

    BERLIN — For the world of literature, this year’s decision by the Nobel prize committee must be a bit of a surprise. After all, the short list was packed with heavyweights including Haruki Murakami, Philip Roth and Joyce Carol Oates. Yet it was the much less widely known Svetlana Alexievich from Belarus who carried the day for “her...

    Mayor in Crimea extends warm invite to Donald Trump
    Oct08

    Mayor in Crimea extends warm invite to Donald Trump

    Donald Trump has a friend in Crimea. More specifically, the mayor of Yalta, one of the disputed land mass’ resort cities, who would like the Republican presidential candidate to visit if he wins next year’s presidential election. “We are following the elections process in your country with great interest,” Andrey Rostenko wrote in a...

    How to cooperate with Russia in Syria
    Oct08

    How to cooperate with Russia in Syria

    Russia’s rapid military build-up in Syria and provocative initial actions — including airstrikes focused on U.S.-supported anti-Assad rebels and incursions into NATO ally Turkey’s airspace — pose a serious challenge to three key American goals: stabilizing Syria, containing ISIL, and constructing a durable balance of power in the...

    Belarus’ Alexievich wins Nobel literature prize
    Oct08

    Belarus’ Alexievich wins Nobel literature prize

    Belarusian writer and journalist Svetlana Alexievich won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday, with the Swedish Academy citing her “polyphonic writing, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.” Alexievich, who had been one of the bookies’ favorites to win last year when the prize went to France’s Patrick Modiano,...

    Merkel, Hollande offer rhetoric, not reality
    Oct07

    Merkel, Hollande offer rhetoric, not reality

    The first joint appearance by the leaders of France and Germany at the European Parliament since the fall of the Berlin Wall was meant to offer the beleaguered union a new vision. Instead, Angela Merkel and François Hollande unwittingly presented a stark reminder of why the EU, in the words of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker,...

    A digital flashmob dares Putin
    Oct07

    A digital flashmob dares Putin

    LONDON — I spent last month in the 1990s. My Facebook was flooded with a flashmob of photos of Russian friends as their younger selves, raving at Moscow’s vivacious 1990s clubs, working at Moscow’s vivacious 1990s media or arguing at Moscow’s vivacious 1990s debates. There were many thousands of pics, scanned from...

    Showdown in Syria
    Oct07

    Showdown in Syria

    As Vladimir Putin takes increasingly provocative actions against U.S. interests in Syria, President Barack Obama is tuning out calls from Republicans and foreign policy heavyweights to punish the Russian president through military or economic measures. They include a call from Jimmy Carter’s former national security adviser to “disarm”...

    The European fallout of Putin’s Syria gambit
    Oct07

    The European fallout of Putin’s Syria gambit

    PARIS — If one of his goals in sending Russian airplanes to Syria was to divide the Europeans, Vladimir Putin may have misfired. Russia’s assertiveness, its bombing of the CIA-trained opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and its not-so-subtle hints that it may send ground troops to the country, has had the effect of hardening EU...

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