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    It’s Been 1 Year Since Mueller Began His Investigation. It’s Past Time for It to Wrap Up.
    May18

    It’s Been 1 Year Since Mueller Began His Investigation. It’s Past Time for It to Wrap Up.

    Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of Robert Mueller’s appointment as a special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Russian government coordinated its activities with associates of candidate Donald Trump. Over the past year Mueller has managed to spend $10 million in taxpayer...

    This year’s Cannes Film Festival was a plea against complacency
    May18

    This year’s Cannes Film Festival was a plea against complacency

    Artistic freedom and ideological oppression took center stage at cinema’s most prestigious festival. Most film festivals aren’t programmed around a theme. But sometimes one emerges anyhow, brought on by some combination of the festival programmers’ interests and what’s going on in the world. Most of the offscreen buzz (and...

    Today’s letters: Solutions hard to find on Israel and Palestine
    May18

    Today’s letters: Solutions hard to find on Israel and Palestine

    Extremists prevent lasting peace between Israel, PalestineRe: U.S. embassy move won’t help peace process, May 16 In my view, both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian long-standing conflict have legitimate grievances and aspirations, and both sides are held hostage by their deeply and rigidly entrenched extremists’ diametrically opposing...

    Malaysia’s Democratic Breakthrough
    May18

    Malaysia’s Democratic Breakthrough

    In an era of authoritarian regression, illiberal populism, and xenophobic nationalism, any faint glimmers of democratic progress are sorely needed. But Malaysia’s parliamentary elections last week gave much more than a glimmer of hope. After 61 years the authoritarian ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional (BN), and its core dominant party,...

    Putin Seeks Common Cause With Merkel Over Trump
    May18

    Putin Seeks Common Cause With Merkel Over Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday that he would stand up to any attempts by U.S. President Donald Trump to block a Russian-German gas pipeline project. Berlin and Moscow have been at loggerheads since Russia’s annexation of Crimea four years ago, but they share a common...

    Putin says Russian gas shipments via Ukraine may continue
    May18

    Putin says Russian gas shipments via Ukraine may continue

    SOCHI, Russia — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said Friday that gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine may continue even after the launch of a new prospective Germany-bound pipeline under the Baltic Sea. The question of whether Ukraine would be frozen out of future Russian gas deliveries is seen as one of the main stumbling blocks for the...

    This Week: At One-Year Anniversary Of Mueller Probe, GOP Says Wrap It Up
    May18

    This Week: At One-Year Anniversary Of Mueller Probe, GOP Says Wrap It Up

    Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, and the team has a lot to show for it. To date, a total of 19 people and three Russian companies have either been indicted or pleaded guilty to criminal charges, including four former Trump campaign officials. But President Trump and his GOP allies in...

    In Europe, Standing Up to America Is Now Patriotic
    May18

    In Europe, Standing Up to America Is Now Patriotic

    The United States and Europe have had serious foreign-policy disputes before—notably during the Iraq war, when France and Germany split with the U.S. over the invasion. But since he took office in January 2017, President Trump’s decisions, including his withdrawal from the Paris climate accord and his imposition of steel and aluminum...

    Russia initiates terrorism investigation into Washington Examiner journalists over Crimea article
    May18

    Russia initiates terrorism investigation into Washington Examiner journalists over Crimea article

    Russian authorities have initiated criminal proceedings after The Washington Examiner, a D.C.-based magazine and website, published an article urging Ukraine to bomb Russia’s newly opened bridge to Crimea. Washington Examiner editorial director Hugo Gurdon and columnist Tom Rogan are both being criminally investigated in connection with the...

    Putin says Russian gas shipments via Ukraine may continue
    May18

    Putin says Russian gas shipments via Ukraine may continue

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