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    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...

    How U.S. Sanctions Are Working (Or Not) in 5 Countries
    Jul31

    How U.S. Sanctions Are Working (Or Not) in 5 Countries

    Sanctions are back in the news — though if you’re President Donald Trump, that’s not a good thing. Here’s a look at the current state of U.S. sanctions on a few key countries and how they’re faring. Russia This week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a new round of sanctions against Russia, targeting its...

    Putin Says U.S. Must Cut 755 Russia Staff in Sanctions Reprisal
    Jul30

    Putin Says U.S. Must Cut 755 Russia Staff in Sanctions Reprisal

    Russia has told the U.S. it must cut staff at its embassy and other facilities in Russia by 755 people by Sept. 1 in retaliation for a new sanctions law passed by the U.S. Congress last week, President Vladimir Putin said. “We waited for a rather long time, thinking that things might improve, nourished the hope that the situation would change...

    Russia Sanctions Bill Heads to Donald Trump as Moscow Retaliates
    Jul28

    Russia Sanctions Bill Heads to Donald Trump as Moscow Retaliates

    (WASHINGTON) — The Senate is sending a package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia to President Donald Trump to sign after the bill received overwhelming support in Congress. Moscow has already responded, ordering a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia and closing the U.S. embassy’s recreation retreat. Trump’s...

    Egypt Knife Attacker First Sat and Talked With His Victims
    Jul15

    Egypt Knife Attacker First Sat and Talked With His Victims

    (HURGHADA, Egypt) — The Egyptian university graduate who stabbed two German women to death at a popular Red Sea resort first sat and spoke to them in fluent German before producing a large kitchen knife and attacking them, security officials said Saturday. Leaving them for dead, 29-year-old Abdel-Rahman Shaaban fled the scene, chased by hotel...

    2 Ukrainian Tourists Dead After Stabbing Attack in Egypt
    Jul14

    2 Ukrainian Tourists Dead After Stabbing Attack in Egypt

    An Egyptian security official says two Ukrainian female tourists who were among the six wounded in a stabbing attack in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Hurghada have died. The official says the two women died shortly after the attack on Friday. The attacker stabbed six foreign tourists at a Hurghada hotel after swimming up to the hotel from...

    These 5 Border Disputes Are Still Causing Trouble
    Jul14

    These 5 Border Disputes Are Still Causing Trouble

    As long as there have been countries, there have been border disputes. Some get more attention than others; think Russia-Ukraine, or India-Pakistan. But certain disputes have been popping back up in the news recently. Here’s a few you should know about: China and India You wouldn’t want to see these two countries go to war, given...

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