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10 gravity-defying photos from the weekend in sports

10 gravity-defying photos from the weekend in sports

Celtic's Olivier Ntcham flips after scoring a goal during a soccer match in Rome. | (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei makes a save during the MLS Cup in Seattle. |
Inside China's 're-education' camps

Inside China's 're-education' camps

Excerpted from an article that originally appeared in Haaretz Magazine. Used with permission. Twenty prisoners live in one small room. They are handcuffed, their heads are shaved, every move is
Saudi Arabia: U.S. companies return to the kingdom

Saudi Arabia: U.S. companies return to the kingdom

The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web: The Saudi conference nicknamed "Davos in the Desert" returned last week — and so did many of the Wall Street
The week's best photojournalism

The week's best photojournalism

A murmuration of starlings near Gretna Green, Scotland. | (REUTERS/Phil Noble) A zookeeper carries a pelican in Dvur Kralove nad Labem, Czech Republic. | (REUTERS/David W Cerny) Tifo at a soccer
How climate change enthusiasts jump the shark

How climate change enthusiasts jump the shark

It is a lot of work keeping up with all the things that are bad. This is especially the case for those things that were, until very recently, good, in some cases unambiguously. Bottled water is a good
The many benefits of a 4-day work week

The many benefits of a 4-day work week

An old idea might be slowly creeping back into the economic mainstream: A four-day work week. The latest flirtation happened in Japan, where Microsoft's local division tried giving its employees five
The Saudi Aramco IPO is a race against time

The Saudi Aramco IPO is a race against time

Over the weekend, Saudi Arabia took a very big step closer to the long-anticipated initial public offering for its massive state-owned oil company. The exact details under which investors around the
Becoming American

Becoming American

This article first appeared in The Washington Post. Used with ­permission. On the day that President Donald Trump slashed refugee admissions to their lowest level in four decades, the arrival of a
A people without a state

A people without a state

The U.S. withdrawal from Syria left Kurds at the mercy of Turkey, Russia, and Syria. Why are the Kurds still homeless? Here's everything you need to know: Who are the Kurds? A tough mountain people,
The week's best photojournalism

The week's best photojournalism

Soccer players vie for the ball during an MLS game in Los Angeles. | (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) The Montreal Canadiens' Max Domi is checked into the boards during a hockey game in Montreal. | (Eric
Why the Tories are cruising toward a big win in Britain

Why the Tories are cruising toward a big win in Britain

The polling is clear. Over the more than three years since they voted to leave the European Union, British voters have come to regret their choice. Polls consistently show a several-point margin in
The coming reckoning for America's tripwire foreign policy

The coming reckoning for America's tripwire foreign policy

For neoconservatives beside themselves about President Trump's foreign policy misadventures and the prospect that he might get a political boost from presiding over the military operation that took
The next inevitable Brexit extension

The next inevitable Brexit extension

The "Hotel California" jokes are not getting old somehow. How could they, when they are completely true? It really is impossible for countries that have checked in to leave the European Union, even if
Baghdadi's death is not a triumph

Baghdadi's death is not a triumph

The death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is not the victory it appears to be. Instead, his grisly demise during a raid in Syria by U.S. commandos — announced in football-spiking fashion Sunday morning by
The week's best photojournalism

The week's best photojournalism

A Huawei executive during an interview in Washington, D.C. | (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) The San Francisco 49ers' Mike Person during a game in Landover, Maryland. | (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) A
America's consumer paradise means hell on Earth for Chinese Muslims

America's consumer paradise means hell on Earth for Chinese Muslims

You're in your bed and you wake up with a black bag over your head. When you can see again you have no idea where you are: exposed concrete room, very cold. You're forced to perform manual labor, to
Chile's energy problems are begging for a Green New Deal

Chile's energy problems are begging for a Green New Deal

Chilean society is in upheaval, all thanks to a hike in public transit prices. Earlier this month, in response to rising energy costs, the Chilean government jacked up the cost of riding the country's
The NBA can win a standoff with China

The NBA can win a standoff with China

A lot of Americans are not happy with how the National Basketball Association has handled its recent conflict with China. After Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted in support of
Trump is recreating America's Syria dilemma — in Saudi Arabia

Trump is recreating America's Syria dilemma — in Saudi Arabia

Going to war in "the Middle East is the worst decision ever made in the history of our country!" President Trump tweeted last week. "Now we are slowly & carefully bringing our great soldiers &
China trade: Deal or no deal?

China trade: Deal or no deal?

The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web: As the Trump administration and Beijing appear to edge closer to a trade agreement, "China is emerging with
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