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Russian soldiers have a history of committing heinous crimes while stationed abroad

As the trial of a Russian private accused of slaughtering an entire Armenian family in January gets under way in Gyumri on August 12, RFE/RL takes a look at some of the worst crimes Russian soldiers have been accused of committing abroad, off the battlefield.<p>Russian soldiers charged with crimes in …

Coffee: Do Italians do it better?

<b>Starbucks is everywhere, but not in Italy.</b><p>Yet Starbucks' founder, Howard Schultz, came up with the idea for his coffee chain whilst sipping espresso in a Milan bar.<p>So what? you may say. He took a good product, repackaged it and globalised it.<p>But to many Italians, the coffee served by Starbucks and …

3 Easy Ways to Make Over Your Bedroom Decor

Starting to think your bedroom decor is a bit of a snooze-fest? Rest easy! Here are three simple bedroom decorating ideas to try.<p>Lighting<p>Gone are the days of dated bedside lamps from Grandma's house. In fact, your bedside lighting doesn't have to monopolize your bedside table at all! Consider …

Astronomers discover the smallest known supermassive black hole

Here's a cosmic contradiction: A tiny supermassive black hole. Astronomers using the Magellan II telescope in Chile and<p>NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have discovered the smallest supermassive black hole yet found at the center of a dwarf galaxy.<p>The findings, published by the Astrophysical Journal …

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Batman V. Superman's Henry Cavill Teases Warner Bros. Big Plans For DC Comics Movies

Even Superman knows that he’s far from the center of DC’s Cinematic Universe.<p>The Man of Steel himself, Henry Cavill, recently touched on Warner …

Countries that no longer exist

A map of Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka. Wikimedia<p>There's nothing quite like the bragging rights of a new, exotic stamp in your passport. However, that won't be happening with the following countries, which, as of astonishingly recently, no longer exist.<p>Whether they lost wars, were adopted by other …

Don't Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America

Being a citizen in the American corporate state is much like playing against a stacked deck: you're always going to lose.<p>The game is rigged, and "we the people" keep getting dealt the same losing hand. Even so, most stay in the game, against all odds, trusting that their luck will change.<p>The …

'Senior officers gathered us in a conference room': Russian Army major describes being sent to Ukraine

Vladimir Starkov is currently held in a detention center in Kiev after being intercepted three weeks ago with a truck full of ammunition.<p>He was driving the truck from Donetsk to Yasne, a small village south of the separatist stronghold of Donetsk when he was arrested.<p>Starkov, who is being charged …

Russia

What’s making this galaxy shine with the light of 300 trillion suns?

In a galaxy far, far away — specifically 12.5 billion years from Earth — shines the light of more than 300 trillion suns. NASA’s space telescope …

The most important character in the DC Universe isn’t Batman or Superman — it’s The Flash

It isn't even really a matter of opinion — sure, personal taste will dictate how much you <i>enjoy</i> any given Flash story, but the character's importance is about as objective as you can get in comic books. It was The Flash that comics creators used to introduce or popularize a number of ideas that are …

The Big Life Of A World War II Ace

Michael J. Ingelido was a World War II fighter ace, with four downed German planes, and 16 more on the ground.<p>Major General Michael J. Ingelido, who …

Military

The top 20 anime series fans want to be watching at the moment they die

Some hardcore <b>anime</b> fans try to spend as much of their lives as possible watching Japanese animation. But what if it’s not enough to eat, sleep, and …

Top 20 anime photobombs in historical photographs

If you haven’t heard of the <b>Twitter account</b> Anime in History yet, then you need to follow them right away. They put out near-daily pictures of <b>anime</b> …

6th Hetalia Anime's 1st Video Unveils July Debut, Italy's Theme Song

Daisuke Namikawa sings "Hetalia Jet" for Hetalia The World Twinkle<p>The official website for Hetalia The World Twinkle, the sixth anime season inspired …

A Letter to Momo review – painterly Japanese anime full of magic and emotion

Anime veteran Hiroyuki Okiura changes pace with this charming but disquieting tale of a bereaved young girl making a new life – and some strange new friends – on a remote, sleepy island<p>This charming and disquieting animated feature from Japan is about to get a limited UK cinema run three years …

Anime

Saki Biyori Anime DVD Promo Confirms Returning Staff

OAD will ship with volume 14 of Ritz Kobayashi's Saki manga<p>Square Enix began streaming a video preview on Friday for the original anime DVD (OAD) …

Top 10 Summer Experiences in Norway

Explore the Arctic tundra, island-hop around scenic archipelagos, cruise majestic fjords, and hike magnificent landscapes under a never setting midnight sun. These experiences and more make up ten ways to enjoy the very best of summer in Norway.<p><b>Ride cable cars to see the midnight sun</b><p>Experience …

European Travel

Top 10: Photos: World's Best Picnic Spots

Have a snack while you're soaking in the sights. Here are some of the most beautiful spots for a picnic.

Travel Photography

The banker behind Hitler’s shadow empire

Hjalmar Schacht was the most powerful minister in Germany, an economic “wizard” with a destructive plan for growth<p>By mid-1936 Spain was economically backward, socially volatile, and politically explosive. After a rebellion’s coup failed and with a dawning civil war on their hands, it was …

7 Anime About the Performing Arts - The List

Last week's column was all about women flexing their athletic muscles, so this week we're looking at the other side the coin: performing arts. The …

7 Surprising Things About the Universe

Photo Credit: STScI/NASA<p>Slide 1 of 15<p>Introduction<p>From its expansion and acceleration to dark matter and energy, the universe continues to amaze and …