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    Euro 2016: The Detained Frenchman in Ukraine
    Jun06

    Euro 2016: The Detained Frenchman in Ukraine

    Ukraine’s security service says a Frenchman arrested late last month with a large cache of arms was planning to attack Euro 2016, the soccer tournament that begins this week, and other major targets in France.Vasily Gritsak, the head of the SBU, as the agency is known, said the man, who has not been publicly identified, contacted armed...

    Hooligans in Argentina and Highways in India: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing
    Jun03

    Hooligans in Argentina and Highways in India: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    Why Are the Soccer Hooligans of Argentina Killing Each Other? Amos Barshad | The FADER “It is across the Atlantic, in lovely Argentina, where the hooligans have evolved on a whole different wavelength. The British made soccer hooliganism a bizarre cultural artifact. The Argentines have made soccer hooliganism into a legitimate, if deathly...

    The Atlantic Daily: Thailand’s Tiger Temple, Mogadishu Attack, EgyptAir Signals
    Jun02

    The Atlantic Daily: Thailand’s Tiger Temple, Mogadishu Attack, EgyptAir Signals

    What We’re Following: The Disturbing Find at the ‘Tiger Temple’Wildlife officials in Thailand recently began removing tigers from a Buddhist temple that for years has faced allegations of animal abuse and illegal trafficking. Today, they discovered the remains of at least 40 tiger cubs inside a freezer. The temple, known colloquially...

    Inside the Company That Wants to Be the Netflix of Lucid Dreaming
    Jun01

    Inside the Company That Wants to Be the Netflix of Lucid Dreaming

    What if it were possible to choose your dreams every night? The Kiev-based company Luciding claims that its signature headset, called the LucidCatcher, puts you in control of your dreams by administering a minor electrical shock to the brain during REM sleep. MEL films toured the company and created this short documentary, Kiev Dreamers, to...

    The Dwindling Options for Surrogacy Abroad
    May31

    The Dwindling Options for Surrogacy Abroad

    For the Australian couple Stephen* and Michael*, having kids involved people from five different countries. Australian law forbids anyone from contracting surrogates or paying women to have children for them, but Stephen and Michael knew other gay couples who’d found a workaround: In developing nations, laxer rules and bigger loopholes...

    The Seven Broken Guardrails of Democracy
    May31

    The Seven Broken Guardrails of Democracy

    A long time ago, more than 20 years in fact, the Wall Street Journal published a powerful, eloquent editorial, simply headlined: “No Guardrails.” In our time, the United States suffers every day of the week because there are now so many marginalized people among us who don’t understand the rules, who don’t think that rules of personal...

    Russia and Ukraine Swap Prisoners
    May25

    Russia and Ukraine Swap Prisoners

    Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian air-force pilot captured by Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine in 2014 and sentenced to 22 years in prison in Russia, has been freed in exchange for two Russian held by Ukraine, multiple news reports say.RT, the Russian government-funded broadcaster, reported that Savchenko had landed in Ukraine on President...

    The Families Suing Russia Over MH17
    May22

    The Families Suing Russia Over MH17

    Families of the passengers of the Malaysia Airlines airplane shot down over eastern Ukraine in 2014 are suing Russia and its president, according to Australian media.Thirty-three relatives from Australia, New Zealand, and Malaysia have filed a lawsuit against Vladimir Putin and his country over the crash that killed 298 people in 2014, the Sydney...

    Hackers in Ukraine and Frog Juice in the Andes: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing
    May20

    Hackers in Ukraine and Frog Juice in the Andes: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    The Ukrainian Hacker Who Became the FBI’s Best Weapon—and Worst Nightmare Kevin Poulsen | WIRED “One Thursday in January 2001, Maksym Igor Popov, a 20-year-old Ukrainian man, walked nervously through the doors of the United States embassy in London. While Popov could have been mistaken for an exchange student applying for a visa, in truth...

    Montenegro’s NATO Moment
    May19

    Montenegro’s NATO Moment

    NATO has formally invited Montenegro to join the military alliance, adding a new member for only the seventh time in its 67-year history.“As of today, Montenegro will have a seat at NATO’s table, taking part in all our meetings as an observer,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday.NATO foreign ministers signed the document...

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