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    4 Fascinating Ways the World Celebrates the Summer Solstice
    Jun20

    4 Fascinating Ways the World Celebrates the Summer Solstice

    Thousands of sun worshipers across the world Wednesday will celebrate the summer solstice with centuries-old rituals that include burning effigies and leaping over bonfires, as well as newer traditions like practicing yoga. The event marks the official start of summer and the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s a joyous...

    German Chancellor Helmut Kohl Nearly Outlived the Europe He Created
    Jun17

    German Chancellor Helmut Kohl Nearly Outlived the Europe He Created

    Before his death on Friday at the age of 87, Helmut Kohl, the former Chancellor of Germany, spent several years wondering whether he would outlive the Europe he had helped to build. And, in some ways, he did. The idea of an “ever closer union” of European states was enshrined in the continent’s politics during Kohl’s tenure, which...

    Has Russia Killed ISIS Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? 4 Reasons to Be Skeptical
    Jun16

    Has Russia Killed ISIS Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? 4 Reasons to Be Skeptical

    Russia’s defense ministry declared on Friday that it may have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an airstrike on May 28, claiming credit for possibly assassinating the world’s most wanted terrorist. If confirmed, Baghdadi’s death would be an important symbolic blow against the Islamic State, depriving a hierarchical...

    Vladimir Putin Calls James Comey’s Leaking of Donald Trump Conversations ‘Weird’
    Jun15

    Vladimir Putin Calls James Comey’s Leaking of Donald Trump Conversations ‘Weird’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin described former FBI Director James Comey’s leaking of conversations with President Donald Trump as “weird” and ironically offered him asylum in Russia. Speaking Thursday in live call-in show, Putin compared Comey’s move to that of NSA contractor Edward Snowden, adding on a sarcastic note that Russia...

    Senate Overwhelmingly Approves Sanctions Against Russia for Meddling in 2016 Election
    Jun14

    Senate Overwhelmingly Approves Sanctions Against Russia for Meddling in 2016 Election

    (WASHINGTON) — The Republican-led Senate voted decisively to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 election by approving a wide-ranging sanctions package that targets key sectors of Russia’s economy and individuals who carried out cyber attacks. Senators on Wednesday passed the bipartisan sanctions legislation 97-2, underscoring broad...

    The Senate Has Agreed to Impose New Sanctions on Russia, While Curbing the White House’s Power to Ease Them
    Jun13

    The Senate Has Agreed to Impose New Sanctions on Russia, While Curbing the White House’s Power to Ease Them

    (WASHINGTON) — Senate Republicans and Democrats reached agreement late Monday on a new package of sanctions on Russia amid the firestorm over Russia’s meddling in the presidential election and investigations into Moscow’s possible collusion with members of President Donald Trump’s campaign. Top lawmakers on two committees —...

    Russia’s Children
    Jun08

    Russia’s Children

    Russia’s Children A generation born under Vladimir Putin Photographs by YURI KOZYREV—NOORText by SIMON SHUSTER Stop by any classroom or college in Russia, and there’s one thing that pretty much all the students will have in common: They will have no memories of a political leader other than President Vladimir Putin, who has been in...

    Explosive Device Detonates on Grounds of U.S. Embassy in Kiev
    Jun08

    Explosive Device Detonates on Grounds of U.S. Embassy in Kiev

    (MOSCOW) — Police in the Ukrainian capital Kiev said on Thursday someone has hurled an explosive device onto the grounds of the U.S. embassy. Police said in a statement no one was injured when the device detonated on the embassy’s lawn in the late hours on Wednesday. The U.S. embassy’s compound on the western outskirts of Kiev is...

    The 5 Overlooked Countries Shaping Russia’s Future
    Jun02

    The 5 Overlooked Countries Shaping Russia’s Future

    Plenty of ink is being spilled over Russia’s contentious relations with the West these days, and with good reason. But while Russian President Vladimir Putin plays games with the U.S. and Europe — and continues a murky alliance with Syria and Iran — the other countries that will determine Russia’s future shouldn’t be overlooked....

    A Malaysia Airlines Jet Returned to Australia After a Bomb Scare
    Jun01

    A Malaysia Airlines Jet Returned to Australia After a Bomb Scare

    (CANBERRA) — A Malaysia Airlines plane returned to Australia after a mentally ill passenger threatened to detonate a bomb and attempted to enter the cockpit before he was tackled and tied up by passengers, police said Thursday. The 25-year-old Sri Lankan man had been discharged from a Melbourne psychiatric hospital on Wednesday before buying a...

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