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    4 Winter Solstice Rituals From Around the World
    Dec14

    4 Winter Solstice Rituals From Around the World

    Thousands of people around the globe will herald the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, with centuries-old rituals like soaking in fruit-filled baths and dressing up as a devilish folklore legend that punishes naughty children around Christmas. The solstice, which falls on Dec. 21 this year, marks the first...

    British Prime Minister Theresa May Accuses Russia of Sowing Discord in the West
    Nov14

    British Prime Minister Theresa May Accuses Russia of Sowing Discord in the West

    British Prime Minister Theresa May has accused the Kremlin of destabilizing eastern Ukraine, mounting a campaign of cyber espionage in Europe, and “planting fake stories” to “sow discord in the West.” Speaking at the Lord Mayor’s banquet in London Monday, May’s unequivocal rebuke of Putin stands in marked contrast to U.S. President...

    Donald Trump: Vladimir Putin ‘Absolutely Did Not Meddle in Our Election’
    Nov11

    Donald Trump: Vladimir Putin ‘Absolutely Did Not Meddle in Our Election’

    (HANOI) — President Donald Trump said Russia’s Vladimir Putin once again vehemently denied interfering in the 2016 U.S. elections during their discussions on the sidelines of an economic summit Saturday. Trump declined to say whether he believed Putin, but made clear he’s not interested in dwelling on the issue. “He said he absolutely...

    What to Know About the ‘Paradise Papers’ Leak
    Nov06

    What to Know About the ‘Paradise Papers’ Leak

    A leak of more than 13 million documents pertaining to wealth stored in offshore tax havens has revealed information on tens of thousands of the world’s wealthiest companies and people, including high-profile figures from U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, to the Queen of England. The documents — tagged as “Paradise Papers” — were...

    Trump Official Wilbur Ross Involved With Business Tied to Vladimir Putin
    Nov06

    Trump Official Wilbur Ross Involved With Business Tied to Vladimir Putin

    (NEW YORK) — Newly leaked documents show that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the Trump administration’s point man on trade and manufacturing policy, has a stake in a company that does business with a gas producer partly owned by the son-in-law of Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to records obtained by the International...

    How Paul Manafort Helped Elect Russia’s Man in Ukraine
    Oct31

    How Paul Manafort Helped Elect Russia’s Man in Ukraine

    By the account of his lawyer, Paul Manafort went to work in Ukraine in 2005 with the most spotless of intentions. “[He] represented pro-European Union campaigns for the Ukrainians,” the attorney, Kevin Downing, said in a statement. “And in the course of that representation he was seeking to further democracy and to help the Ukrainians come closer...

    Q&A: Kyrgyzstan’s President on Democracy, Islam, and Being Friends with Putin
    Oct09

    Q&A: Kyrgyzstan’s President on Democracy, Islam, and Being Friends with Putin

    You don’t read much about Kyrgyzstan in the international press, but it’s a fascinating part of a fascinating region. A predominantly Muslim former Soviet state of 6 million that borders China along its eastern border, it contends with competing currents created by Russia, China, the United States, and the Muslim world. And it’s...

    Q&A: Kyrgyzstan’s President on Democracy, Islam, and Being Friends with Putin
    Oct09

    Q&A: Kyrgyzstan’s President on Democracy, Islam, and Being Friends with Putin

    You don’t read much about Kyrgyzstan in the international press, but it’s a fascinating part of a fascinating region. A predominantly Muslim former Soviet state of 6 million that borders China along its eastern border, it contends with competing currents created by Russia, China, the United States, and the Muslim world. And it’s...

    U.S. Shuts Down Russia’s Consulate in San Francisco
    Sep01

    U.S. Shuts Down Russia’s Consulate in San Francisco

    (WASHINGTON) — In an escalating tit-for-tat, the United States forced Russia on Thursday to shutter its consulate in San Francisco and scale back its diplomatic presence in Washington and New York, as relations between the two former Cold War foes continued to unravel. The Trump administration said the move constituted its response to the...

    Russia Has Launched a Fake News War on Europe. Now Germany Is Fighting Back
    Aug09

    Russia Has Launched a Fake News War on Europe. Now Germany Is Fighting Back

    One morning in November, Simon Hegelich, a professor of political science at the Technical University of Munich, was surprised to get an urgent invitation from the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who wanted to hear more about his research on the manipulation of voter sentiment. Less than two weeks earlier, the U.S. elections had ended...

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