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Permafrost descends on US-Russia ties

On September 24, a bipartisan group of US senators proposed sanctions against Russian officials over the alleged poisoning of the opposition politician Alexei Navalny in Siberia recently.  A targeted bill titled Holding Russia Accountable for Malign Activities Act of 2020 has been introduced by five…
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Reddit Squashed QAnon by Accident

Two years ago, most Americans knew nothing about QAnon, the ever-growing, diffuse, and violent movement devoted to a loosely connected set of conspiracy theories, most of which tie back to the idea that Donald Trump is leading a holy war against a high-powered cabal of…

EU Firms Sending Surveillance Tech to the Chinese Communist Party: Report

Tech companies in the European Union have sent surveillance equipment and software to the Chinese Communist Party, some of which is being actively used to oppress the Uyghur people in Xinjiang, a report from Amnesty International claimed. 0…
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Trump Is a Feudal Lord

The Trump administration named New York City, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon, “anarchist jurisdictions” on Sunday, threatening to slash federal funding due to protests against police brutality and property damage. The announcement built on an earlier order that accused several cities of “permitting anarchy, violence, and…
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RBG’s Greatest Insight

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s time on the Court was often characterized as a pitched battle between the principles of equality and individual liberty. Conservative majorities have tended to elevate individual autonomy rights over equal treatment and equal opportunity in our politics, our workplaces, and our…

Norway Oil Fund to Invest More in US Stocks, Reduce EU Exposure

Norway’s massive oil fund is planning to invest more heavily in the United States and Canada while cutting back on its investments in Europe, according to a statement made Monday by the Norwegian government. Officially called the Government Pension Fund Global, the oil-rich nation’s sovereign…

Joe Biden Joins Globalist Pile-On Against Conservative Poland

Joe Biden has joined in the globalist pile-on against conservative Poland, asserting that there is “no place” for resistance against LGBT ideology “anywhere in the world”. 0…
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The Immigrants Who Created New Possibilities

Of the many questions at stake in this fall’s election, one of the less obvious is this: Will the United States remain a country where someone like Barack Obama or Kamala Harris—a person of color with immigrant parents—is likely to be born? The answer depends,…

China Insider: Twitter Bans Account of Virologist Who Alleged CCP Virus Was Created in Lab

U.S. Issues Sweeping New Travel Warning for China, Hong Kong On September 15, the United States issued a sweeping new advisory warning against travel to mainland China and Hong Kong, citing the risk of “arbitrary detention” and “arbitrary enforcement of local laws.” The advisory is…
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How Jimi Hendrix’s London Years Changed Music

“It’s so lovely now,” Jimi Hendrix said in his muzzy mumble, his topplingly elegant, close-to-gibberish, discreetly space-traveling undertone, onstage one night in 1967 at the Bag O’Nails in London. “I kissed the fairest soul brother of England, Eric Clapton—kissed him right on the lips.” This…

Boris Suggest Anti-Brexit Biden Does Not Understand EU Talks

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suggested U.S. presidential hopeful Joe Biden does not understand Britain’s negotiations with the European Union, after he intervened on Brexit on the EU’s side.  0…

Former UK Conservative Leader to Biden: Stay Out of Brexit, Worry About ‘Killing and Rioting’ in USA

British Conservative politicians including a former party leader have told Joe Biden to stop “lecturing” Britain on Brexit and worry about stopping the “killing and rioting” in the U.S.  0…

‘Anti-British’ Joe Biden Interferes in Brexit Talks, Takes EU’s Side

Joe Biden has waded into the Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union on the EU’s side, signalling that, as President, he would punish the British for not submitting to EU control over the British province of Northern Ireland.  0…
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An Experiment in Wisconsin Might Reveal the Key to Defeating Trump

No state has haunted the Democratic Party’s imagination for the past four years like Wisconsin. While it was not the only state that killed Hillary Clinton’s presidential hopes in 2016, it was the one where the knife plunged deepest. Clinton was so confident about Wisconsin…
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Hun Sen’s labor sop will cost Cambodian industry

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s political move to hike the minimum wage for textile and footwear workers threatens to undermine the crucial industries, which combined account for two-thirds of the nation’s exports.   Under the executive order, announced last week, garment and footwear factory workers’ minimum…
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TikTok Fangirls Are Making Teens Instant Stars

A girl sits alone on an ugly couch, stroking a plastic fish and mouthing the words to Jason Derulo’s “Ridin’ Solo.” Her eyes are bloodshot. She puts on sunglasses to cover them up, just as Derulo says he does in the song. This video, uploaded…

EU Wants Better Coordination on Virus, Announces Summit

BRUSSELS—European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday that the bloc must rise above its fragmented approach on dealing with the coronavirus by centralizing more decision-making on health issues. She also told EU legislators that Italy will host a global health summit next year,…

Life in the Wake of COVID-19

In April, José Collantes contracted the new coronavirus, and quarantined himself in a hotel set up by the government in Santiago, Chile, away from his wife and young daughter. The 36-year-old Peruvian migrant showed only mild symptoms, and returned home in May, only to discover…
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Why the EU and China can’t agree on a deal

PRAGUE – At the start of 2020, German Chancellor Angela Merkel thought this week she would be welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping and the heads of other European governments for a major summit in Leipzig, her diplomatic swansong as she prepares to step down after…
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The Great British Humbling

“The cretinous stupidity of it!” snaps the tragic hero in Joseph Roth’s The Radetzky March as he faces up to his likely death in a duel over his wife’s honor. He did not want the fight and no longer loves his wife anyway, but the…

EU Presses China on Market Access, Human Rights

BRUSSELS—The European Union on Monday urged China to further open its markets up to European companies and prove that it really does want to secure an investment agreement this year with the bloc, its largest trading partner. After a two-hour video conference, German Chancellor Angela…
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Scientists Find a Possible Sign of Life on Venus

After the moon, Venus is the brightest object in the night sky, gleaming like a tiny diamond in the darkness. The planet is so radiant because of its proximity to Earth, but also because it reflects most of the light that falls across its atmosphere,…
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Alexander Vindman: Trump Is Putin’s ‘Useful Idiot’

Shortly after midnight on June 17, 1972, an unusually attentive security guard named Frank Wills discovered an unlocked door in the garage of the Watergate office complex. A piece of tape had been placed over the latch. Wills removed the tape and continued on his…

China’s Human Rights Record Under Scrutiny As Sino-EU Summit Draws Near

Over 60 members of the European Parliament and rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) are calling on top European leaders to address China’s human rights issues at the upcoming virtual EU-China summit to be held on Sept. 14. Chinese leader Xi Jinping will co-host the…

British Brexit Negotiator Calls Out EU’s Barnier on Northern Ireland Dirty Tricks

Britain’s Brexit negotiator has called out EU negotiator Michel Barnier for the bloc’s apparent dirty tricks on Northern Ireland, which could see the British province of Northern Ireland blocked from importing food from Great Britain.  0…

Pro-EU Ex-PMs Blair and Major Attack Boris over Brexit Plan

LONDON (AP) — Two former British prime ministers who played crucial roles in bringing peace to Northern Ireland joined forces Sunday to urge lawmakers to reject government plans to override the Brexit deal with the European Union, arguing that it imperils that peace and damages…

Bosnian Regional PM Calls on Italy to Help Stop Migrant Surge

Mustafa Ružnić, Prime Minister of the canton of Una Sana in Bosnia-Herzegovina, has called on Italy to help stop the flow of migrants in the Balkans as tens of thousands continue to pass through. 0…

EU Advocate-General Claims Flanders Halal Ban Illegal, Should Be Overturned

European Court of Justice (ECJ) Advocate General Gerard Hogan has stated that a ban on ritual Halal slaughter in the Belgian region of Flanders violates European Union law and should be overturned. 0…
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When Women Lead Protest Movements

One of the most striking things about the prodemocracy protests in Belarus has been the outsize role of women. A woman, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, has emerged as the unlikely political challenger to longtime Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Two of the country’s highest-profile opposition figures, who have…
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Listen: Is Faster Better?

The federal government is telling states to prepare for a vaccine as early as November. But a major trial has been put on hold. On this episode of Social Distance, James Hamblin and Katherine Wells look to staff writer Sarah Zhang for answers—and updates on…