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    Passport to eternity: photographing the forgotten elderly of Ukraine
    Dec29

    Passport to eternity: photographing the forgotten elderly of Ukraine

    Alexander Chekmenev was tasked with making new passport photos in eastern Ukraine – and ended up with a powerfully humane portrait series. As the images are published 20 years later, he explains why old people deserve better careAlexander Chekmenev’s Ukrainian passport applicants – in picturesTimes were tumultuous in post-Soviet eastern...

    Russia, Iran ties with Taliban stoke Afghan anxiety
    Dec29

    Russia, Iran ties with Taliban stoke Afghan anxiety

    Moscow and Tehran insist their contact with insurgents is aimed at promoting regional security, but local and US officials have expressed bitter scepticism. Allegations over Russia and Iran’s deepening ties with the Taliban have ignited concerns of a renewed “Great Game” of proxy warfare in Afghanistan that could undermine...

    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...

    Trump regrets complications in ‘age of computer’
    Dec29

    Trump regrets complications in ‘age of computer’

    WASHINGTON: US president-elect Donald Trump lamented complications from “the age of computer” Wednesday, as he responded to questions about Russia’s alleged hacking of the US election. Asked about possible sanctions against Moscow, Trump said “I think we ought to get on with our lives,” before waxing lyrical about the impact of computing...

    US set to announce response to Russian election hacking: sources
    Dec29

    US set to announce response to Russian election hacking: sources

    US President Barack Obama (left) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland on June 17, 2013. Photo: Reuters WASHINGTON: The Obama administration plans to announce on Thursday a series of retaliatory measures against Russia for hacking into US political institutions and...

    US set to announce response to Russian election hacking
    Dec29

    US set to announce response to Russian election hacking

    US President Barack Obama with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the APEC summit in Lima in Nov 2016. AFP File Photo The Obama administration plans to announce a series of retaliatory measures against Russia over its alleged hacking during the US election in an effort to help President-elect Donald Trump, two U.S. officials said on Wednesday....

    Trump Will Face a Cornucopia of Global Threats
    Dec29

    Trump Will Face a Cornucopia of Global Threats

    Paula J. Dobriansky Security, No major power beyond the United States appears committed to the international order’s maintenance. IN 2017, the global environment is more dangerous than at any time since the end of World War II and is beset by numerous unfolding regional and global crises. Several countries seek to overturn the existing...

    Obama Set to Hit Russia With New Sanctions
    Dec29

    Obama Set to Hit Russia With New Sanctions

    The Obama administration is poised to hit Russia with new sanctions in response to alleged Russian hacking and interference in the November U.S. presidential elections. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the White House had been debating how to quickly punish Russia using an executive order that President Barack Obama signed last year....

    Answers: the New Statesman Quiz of the Year, 2016
    Dec29

    Answers: the New Statesman Quiz of the Year, 2016

    The answers – no peeking! Here are the answers to the New Statesman Quiz of the Year 2016. Brexit 1 d Marine Le Pen 2 a Lambeth 3 c Mail on Sunday 4 b Prosecco 5 a Jim Royle US politics 6 c Tremendous 7 a John F Kennedy 8 a “A big silverback gorilla” 9 b Deplorables 10 d Virginia UK politics 11 a George Osborne 12 b Ed Balls 13 d Stephen...

    Israel urges Jews to leave France
    Dec29

    Israel urges Jews to leave France

    Netanyahu continues to lash out after UN vote criticising its settlements in the occupied West Bank By Raf Sanchez Israel’s defence minister has urged Jews to leave France and move to the Jewish state as the Israeli government continued to lash out at the international community in the wake of a UN resolution criticising its settlements in...