Prison or pardon: a former prosecutor explains Manafort’s risky legal strategy

President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort is being tried this week in a Virginia court for bank and tax fraud. The charges...

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...

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...

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...

The sudden end of the Ethiopia-Eritrea war, explained

On July 21, Eritrea appointed an ambassador to Ethiopia — the first one in 20 years. It’s the latest positive step in a series of...

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 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...

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...

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,...

New UN report documents evidence of mass atrocities in Myanmar against...

The Myanmarese military would often attack Rohingya villages in the early hours of the morning, in an attempt to “instill immediate terror.” Residents would...

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