“Definitely not”: Iran’s foreign ministry rejects the possibility of a meeting...

Iran’s leaders are quite uninterested in sitting down for a chat with the American president anytime soon, it seems. Just a week after threatening Iran...

Australia is trying to figure out who’s sticking needles in strawberries

What sounds like a bizarre urban legend has set off a federal investigation in Australia, where authorities are scrambling to figure out who’s sticking...

How fascism works

“Fascism” is a word that gets tossed around pretty loosely these days, usually as an epithet to discredit someone else’s politics. One consequence is that...

Why is Marco Rubio tweeting about Salt Bae?

Until this week, Salt Bae was best known as an Instagram-famous chef. He wears tight V-necks, owns a global chain of high-end steakhouses, and...

Trump says “collusion is not a crime.” Not quite.

President Donald Trump has a new argument to defend against allegations that his campaign worked with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election. “Collusion is...

How Trump undermines the best part of his foreign policy

When President Donald Trump said he’d meet Iranian leadership with “no preconditions” on Monday, he once again defied conventional US foreign policy. This time,...

US intelligence says North Korea is building new missiles

US intelligence agencies say North Korea is making new missiles, another sign that leader Kim Jong Un is uninterested in dismantling its nuclear program...

Israel’s hugely controversial “nation-state” law, explained

JERUSALEM — Israel passed a controversial new “nation-state law” last week that’s sparking both celebration and fierce debate over the very nature of Israel...

Trump adds more Russians who interfered in the 2016 election to...

President Donald Trump has expanded a US sanctions list of Russians that interfered in the 2016 presidential election — one of his toughest moves...

India may soon strip millions of immigrants of their citizenship

India just took steps to strip four million people of their citizenship, the majority of whom are Muslim. Immigrants now fear deportation and are...

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