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The week's best photojournalism

The week's best photojournalism

A tennis player bites the net in frustration during a match in Melbourne, Australia. | (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) Birds on a tennis court in Melbourne, Australia. | (REUTERS/Aly Song) The facade
Iran ignores Western warnings to cease satellite launches

Iran ignores Western warnings to cease satellite launches

Iran will continue attempts to launch a new satellite into orbit in the coming months, ignoring warnings from Western officials who say the technology violates a U.N. security council resolution,
Is the FBI overreaching in its investigation of Trump's Russia relations?

Is the FBI overreaching in its investigation of Trump's Russia relations?

The language was jarring: The New York Times reported that the FBI had started an investigation into whether the sitting president of the United States was "working on behalf of Russia against
The deeply unserious thinking of the Afghanistan hawks

The deeply unserious thinking of the Afghanistan hawks

It's time once again to check in on the good old Afghanistan occupation. America was losing badly in 2015 and had made no progress as of 2017. Maybe 2019 will be the year we turn it around? Haha, of
Is this how Britain ends?

Is this how Britain ends?

So Britain, which two years ago voted to leave the European Union, has now rejected the only deal on the table providing terms for that exit — and decisively so. The outcome was largely fore-ordained,
Theresa May is Britain's worst procrastinator

Theresa May is Britain's worst procrastinator

The British Parliament will vote this afternoon on the agreement negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May to set terms for the country's divorce from the European Union. It is widely expected to fail.
Will Chinese negotiators 'extract their pound of flesh'?

Will Chinese negotiators 'extract their pound of flesh'?

The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web: "The damage caused by President Trump's trade fight with China has spread further and faster than many
The week's best photojournalism

The week's best photojournalism

Artist Stephanie Barthes adjusts a neon lamp on a stuffed pony at her workshop in Bordeaux, France. | (REUTERS/Regis Duvignau) Revelers take part in a winter masquerade in Silio, Spain. |
Marco Rubio's Israel anti-boycott law is an attack on free speech

Marco Rubio's Israel anti-boycott law is an attack on free speech

These are divisive times. But Americans should be able to agree on at least one issue: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) shouldn't be the arbiter of what political expression is or isn't allowed in
The week's best photojournalism

The week's best photojournalism

People walk between snowmen in Harbin, China. | (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu) Workers sculpt a giant snowman in Harbin, China. | (REUTERS/Stringer) People walk between mirror installations in Moscow. | (AP
Remember the Kurds

Remember the Kurds

Americans are understandably war weary. Therefore, contrary to the claims of foreign policy hawks, President Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria wasn't too soon — but not soon
The year's best photojournalism

The year's best photojournalism

Men perform a stunt known as "sidewall skiing" as an onlooker takes a selfie in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. | (REUTERS/Mohamed Al Hwaity) A worker examines a rotary dredge near Sharypovo, Russia. |
The best animal photos of 2018

The best animal photos of 2018

A raccoon climbs a building in St. Paul, Minnesota. | (Evan Frost/MPR News/via REUTERS) Kenya Wildlife Service rangers load a tranquilized elephant onto a truck during a translocation exercise. |
Trump is breaking one of America's worst habits

Trump is breaking one of America's worst habits

If there's one thing that unites the establishments of both major political parties in the United States, it's a love of war. We see it all the time: the projection of American military power around
The truth about the North Pole

The truth about the North Pole

As it melts, Santa's headquarters is becoming a geopolitical flash point. Here's everything you need to know: Where is the North Pole? Its exact location is surprisingly ... polarizing. There are
How a powerful Russian propaganda machine chips away at Western notions of truth

How a powerful Russian propaganda machine chips away at Western notions of truth

Excerpted from an article that originally appeared in The Washington Post. Reprinted with permission. The initial plan was a Cold War classic — brutal yet simple. Two Russian agents would slip onto
The week's best photojournalism

The week's best photojournalism

Mini-pigs perform in Balashikha, Russia. | (REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov) People dressed as Santa Claus run in Minsk, Belarus. | (EPA-EFE/TATYANA ZENKOVICH) A man dressed as Santa Claus decorates a
Trump's omnishambles foreign policy

Trump's omnishambles foreign policy

President Trump unleashed another blizzard of random chaos this week. In addition to plunging the nation into the uncertainty of a probable government shutdown — which absolutely tanked financial
The mystery flavor of Trump's foreign policy

The mystery flavor of Trump's foreign policy

The second best flavor of Dum-Dum is always "Mystery Flavor." That's because, in my experience, what the question mark-covered wrapper almost invariably conceals is blue raspberry, which is the actual
Can Britain undo Brexit? Sure. Here's how.

Can Britain undo Brexit? Sure. Here's how.

British Prime Minister Theresa May's position on Brexit is clear: Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead. Unfortunately, it looks like the torpedoes are going to hit. May refuses to revisit the question