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Henry Kissinger: To settle the Ukraine crisis, start at the end

<i>Henry A. Kissinger was secretary of state from 1973 to 1977.</i><p>Public discussion on Ukraine is all about confrontation. But do we know where we are going? In my life, I have seen four wars begun with great enthusiasm and public support, all of which we did not know how to end and from three of which …

The Great Marijuana Experiment: A Tale of Two Drug Wars

Legal marijuana in America is now estimated to be a $1.43 billion industry. And it's expected to grow to $2.34 billion in 2014. If those numbers …

A big let-off

“GUIDED by the principles of humanity, I decree: To pardon Mikhail Borisovich Khodorkovsky, born in 1963 in Moscow, and to free him from further …

Google’s Robot Army

A couple of weeks ago, shortly after the Amazon C.E.O. Jeff Bezos unveiled, on “60 Minutes,” that his company plans to deliver packages to customers with a swarm of autonomous, flying drones, Google made an announcement that seemed far less explosive: Andy Rubin, the former head of Android, would …

Beyoncé

I had a series of disjointed thoughts about that Beyoncé album:Let me tell you a story about my phone. Four times in the last few years, it has made …

Liberty’s lost decade

THE case of Private Bradley Manning, convicted this week by a military court of leaking secrets to the WikiLeaks website and now facing up to 136 …

Last-ditch compromise revives Dell buyout prospects

The prospects for Michael Dell’s buyout of the PC company he founded rose dramatically on Friday as a special committee of Dell’s board agreed to a …

Create Your Own Hipster Logo In 6 Steps

Launching your very own artisanal organic ketchup company? Do yourself a favor and make a hipster logo to go with it.<p>It’s not entirely clear how the “hipster” came to absorb everything that is home-grown, butchered, built, assembled, shaved, and yes, pickled. But regardless of its hazy origins, the …

4G coverage on Mount Everest

Mount Everest now has 4G coverage at 5,200 metres above sea level, thanks to Huawei and China Mobile.<p>Climbers will now be able to live stream the view from Mount Everest after the technology companies deployed LTE TDD, a 4G wireless technology, at a base station from which mountaineers climb to the …

Amazing Amsterdam Spots for Foodies

01 of 09<p>Best Amsterdam Cheese Shops<p>The following cheese shops offer the finest selection of fromage in the city (and, some would say, in the …

European Travel

The Unsteady States of America

WHEN Greece ran into financial trouble three years ago, the problem soon spread. Many observers were mystified. How could such a little country set …

Washington, DC | Latest News & Stories

Check out the official blog from Uber to get the latest news, announcements, and things to do in Washington, DC.

Night Owls Smarter: A New Study Suggests That Late-To-Bed-Late-To-Rise Leads To Greater Workplace Success

A new study suggests the early riser has only more time for mediocrity.<p>Researchers at the University of Madrid followed nearly 1,000 teenagers and …

Taiwan's yacht builders face tough future

Competition from China is the bane of Taiwanese industry which has historically competed on cost rather than quality. But yacht makers like Horizon …

Accidente tren Santiago: Descarrilamiento del tren I Spain Train CRASH Near Santiago De Compostela

Why does Michael Dell want to take his company private?

AFTER weeks of rumour and speculation, Michael Dell, the eponymous founder of the world’s third-largest PC-maker, announced on February 5th that he …

Let them remit

FOR Mohamed Abdulle, sending money to his family in Somalia means a trip to a high street in Stratford, East London, home to a large expatriate …

The Constant Traveler

James Bond, Red 2, and what every spy movie is secretly about<p>“Mr. Duggan?”<br>“Yes?”<br>“What is the purpose of your visit to France?”<br>“Tourism!”<p>—<i>The Day of</i> …

Bruce Willis