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    What We’re Following This Evening
    Apr26

    What We’re Following This Evening

    Chernobyl’s anniversary: Tomorrow marks the 30-year anniversary of the explosion at the Soviet power plant that killed several workers and exposed thousands of others to dangerous levels of radiation. About 120,000 people were evacuated from the surrounding area, including 43,000 from the Ukrainian city of Pripyat. Decades later, the...

    NATO’s First Meeting with Russia in Two Years
    Apr20

    NATO’s First Meeting with Russia in Two Years

    Alexander Demianchuk / ReutersRussia and NATO members met Wednesday for the first time since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea two years ago for what an alliance official called “a frank and serious discussion” about the Ukraine crisis, Russian military operations, terrorism, and other issues. But NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said...

    Obama’s Former Middle East Advisor: We Should Have Bombed Assad
    Apr20

    Obama’s Former Middle East Advisor: We Should Have Bombed Assad

    U.S. President Barack Obama leaves the Oval Office upon his departure from the White House in Washington for his trip to Saudi Arabia Carlos Barria / ReutersA couple of weeks ago, I was talking with Philip Gordon, who held the Middle East portfolio at the National Security Council from 2013 to 2015 (and before that, served as assistant secretary...

    The Atlantic Daily: Kabul Attack, Earthquake Survivors, New York Primaries
    Apr20

    The Atlantic Daily: Kabul Attack, Earthquake Survivors, New York Primaries

    Mohammad Ismail / ReutersWhat We’re Following: The Deadly Assault in Kabul At least 28 people were killed and as many as 300 people were wounded in the heart of the Afghan capital when a suicide attacker detonated a bomb and gunmen opened fire outside government buildings. The assault was claimed by the Taliban, which made a comeback at the...

    Russia and Ukraine’s Battle Over Nadiya Savchenko
    Apr19

    Russia and Ukraine’s Battle Over Nadiya Savchenko

    Nadiya Savchenko smiles during a verdict hearing in Russia on March 21, 2016. Maxim Shemetov / ReutersUkraine and Russia have neared a deal to free a Ukrainian air force pilot was captured by Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine in 2014 and sentenced last month to prison in Russia. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday the two...

    A New Prime Minister In Ukraine
    Apr14

    A New Prime Minister In Ukraine

    Efrem Lukatsky / APLawmakers voted 257-50 to approve Vladimir Groysman’s appointment. His predecessor, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, resigned Sunday after his government was accused of corruption and losing the public’s trust. Groysman, a relative newcomer to Ukrainian politics, is parliamentary speaker and is seen as a coalition builder. Agence...

    What We’re Following This Morning
    Apr14

    What We’re Following This Morning

    There’s a Democratic presidential debate tonight: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will face off tonight in Brooklyn, ahead of the New York state primary next Tuesday. Most polls show Clinton ahead. Tonight’s debate will be broadcast on CNN. New prime minister in Ukraine: Volodymyr Groysman was approved today by lawmakers in...

    What’s America’s Proper Place in the World Economy?
    Apr12

    What’s America’s Proper Place in the World Economy?

    A statue of Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury, in front of the Treasury Department in Washington Evan Vucci / APWhat would “a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean by Providence, impoverished, in squalor … the 10-dollar Founding Father without a father”...

    Why Soviet Refugees Aren’t Buying Sanders’s Socialism
    Apr12

    Why Soviet Refugees Aren’t Buying Sanders’s Socialism

    Zak Bickel / The AtlanticSAN FRANCISCO—Janna Sundeyeva still remembers life in the Soviet Union, where stores in remote regions would lack meat for months at a time and toilet paper had to be snatched up quickly on the rare occasions it appeared. But the minor indignities paled in comparison to what happened to her grandfather: He had the chance...

    What We’re Following This Morning
    Apr07

    What We’re Following This Morning

    Panama Papers, cont’d: Ramon Fonseca, one of the heads of Mossack Fonseca, told The New York Times: “At the end of this storm the sky will be blue again and people will find that the only crime is the hacking” of the firm’s documents. Jurgen Mossack, the firm’s other boss, reiterated those comments to The Wall Street Journal....

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