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Branding Putin

MOSCOW<p>In Vladimir Putin’s push to build Russia’s global influence, one of his most potent weapons is his own image.<p>Power ploys<p>Understanding Russia’s global influence<p>Confidence in the Russian leader has risen in several countries since 2014<p>2014<p>2017<p>79%<p>Vietnam 69%<p>54<p>50<p>Greece 41<p>Philippines 38<p>South Korea …

Russia

No one really knows what ICE is supposed to be. Politicians love that

America’s generations-old battle over who gets to live in this nation of immigrants is raging anew, and the agency known as ICE has become a lightning rod.<p>Formally US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency has been described as America’s Gestapo by critics, its own agents are calling to …

Immigration

Five Features of Better Arguments

A former Clinton administration official studied how to facilitate more constructive arguments among Americans. These are his conclusions.<p>Earlier this month, amid a particularly trying stretch on social media, I joked that I would soon be launching <i>Ad Hominem</i>, “a new journal of non-ideas founded in …

Bill Clinton

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Self-improvement

Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA chief despite scrutiny of her role in interrogation program

By Shane Harris<p>, Reporter<p>Karoun Demirjian<p>, Congressional reporter<p>The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Gina Haspel as the next CIA director after several Democrats were persuaded to support her despite lingering concerns about the role she played in the brutal interrogation of suspected terrorists …

National Security

North and South Korea Set Bold Goals: A Final Peace and No Nuclear Arms

SEOUL, South Korea — The leaders of North and South Korea agreed on Friday to work to remove all nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula and, within the year, pursue talks with the United States to declare an official end to the Korean War, which ravaged the peninsula from 1950 to 1953.<p>At a …

North Korea

North Korean leader suspends nuclear and missile tests, shuts down test site

By Anna Fifield<p>, Bureau chief<p>TOKYO — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared that he will suspend nuclear and missile tests starting Saturday and that he will shut down the site where the previous six nuclear tests were conducted.<p>The surprising announcement comes just six days before Kim is …

North Korea

TIME 100: The Most Influential People of 2018 | Time.com

Barbara Bush, matriarch of American political dynasty, dies at 92

By Lois Romano<p>Barbara Bush, who was the wife of one president and the mother of another and whose embrace of her image as America’s warmhearted grandmother belied her influence and mettle, died April 17. She was 92.<p>The office of her husband, former president George H.W. Bush, issued a statement …

Barbara Bush

Police: YouTube shooter was calm in interview before attack

MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) — Just hours before she shot and wounded three people at YouTube headquarters, Nasim Aghdam calmly told police who found her sleeping in her car that she was having family problems and had left her home.<p>During the 20-minute interview with officers early Tuesday, she did not …

San Francisco

Trump administration hits Russian spies, trolls with sanctions over U.S. election interference, cyberattacks

The Trump administration on Thursday imposed fresh sanctions on Russian government hackers and spy agencies to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 presidential election and for a cyberattack against Ukraine and other countries last year that officials have characterized as “the most …

Memo to the President on Saudi Arabia

<b>Memo to:</b> President Trump.<p><b>From:</b> The U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia (if we had one.)<p><b>Subject:</b> Saudi crown prince visit<p>Mr. President, in advance of the visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a.k.a. M.B.S., I want to share some thoughts:<p>It’s only a matter of time before King Salman turns over …

Trump sets steel and aluminum tariffs but exempts Canada, Mexico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pressed ahead on Thursday with import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent for aluminum but exempted Canada and Mexico and offered the possibility of excluding other allies, backtracking from an earlier “no-exceptions” stance.<p>Describing …

Economy

Trump Accepts Kim Jong-un’s Invitation to Discuss North Korean Nuclear Program

WASHINGTON — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has invited President Trump to meet for negotiations over its nuclear program, an audacious diplomatic overture that would bring together two strong-willed, idiosyncratic leaders who have traded threats of war.<p>The White House said that Mr. Trump had …

North Korea

Saudi Aramco Public Listing May Be Delayed Until 2019

Investors hoping for the chance to buy a piece of Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil behemoth, will probably have to wait.<p>Aramco had indicated that it expected to begin trading on a public stock market later this year, but, according to three people briefed on the company’s planning, that is …

In The Name of The Father

The paintings on the walls at the Tribeca Grill, a restaurant Robert De Niro co-owns in lower Manhattan, are enormous, beautiful, greedy for the …

Everything you need to know about the federal government shutdown

<b>(CNN) —</b> Good morning! Your federal government is officially shut down. Wonder how it all affects you? We've got <b>everything you need to know</b> about it in this special Saturday edition of CNN's 5 Things newsletter. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox every …

Health Care

I polled 1,500 people about their best relationship advice -- and everyone said the same thing

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of …

Uber’s flying taxis want you to soar above the traffic in Los Angeles by 2020

In the future, car traffic will have no effect on your taxi ride — at least, that is what Uber and NASA are counting on. On Wednesday, November 8, at …

French President Makes Surprise Visit to Saudi Arabia

BEIRUT, Lebanon — When the Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri made a sudden trip abroad last week, it was taken at first to be a routine visit with his political patron, Saudi Arabia. But the next day, he unexpectedly announced his resignation by video from Riyadh, the Saudi capital.<p>He has yet to …

Future Saudi king tightens grip on power with arrest of Prince Alwaleed

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s future king has tightened his grip on power through an anti-corruption purge by arresting royals, ministers and investors including billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal who is one of the kingdom’s most prominent businessmen.<p>Prince Alwaleed, a nephew of the king and owner …

Saudi Arabia

Second Man Sought in Connection With Manhattan Attack as Driver Is Charged

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday filed charges accusing the driver in the Manhattan truck attack of carrying out a long-planned plot, spurred by Islamic State propaganda videos, to kill people celebrating Halloween.<p>The charges, filed just over 24 hours after the deadliest terror attack on New York …

Crime

GR HV Sports concept to be revealed at Tokyo motor show 2017

Our Tokyo motor show 2017 concept promises all the thrills of a sports car with the environmental friendliness of an eco-car.The post GR HV Sports …

Auto Shows

Husband's Comics With Wife Capture The Many Quirks Of Married Life

So relatable. 💕<p>After eight years together, artist Yehuda Devir and his wife Maya have been through ups, downs and everything in between.<p>Their relationship has provided plenty of fodder for Yehuda’s illustration series “One of Those Days,” which chronicles the couple’s daily life in the form of …

Game of Thrones

As Las Vegas grieves, investigators struggle to uncover motive behind shooting rampage

By Matt Zapotosky<p>, Reporter<p>Devlin Barrett<p>, Reporter<p>Mark Berman<p>, Reporter<p>Investigators trying to determine what sparked the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history have found the massacre to be the work of a sophisticated planner with the means and desire to inflict unprecedented carnage.<p>But …

Las Vegas

'Narcos' filmmaker shot dead scouting for locations in rural Mexico

A location scout for hit Netflix show "Narcos" has been shot dead in Mexico while looking for places to film the programme's fourth season. Carlos Muñoz Portal, 37, was found dead in his car - his body riddled with bullets - in a violent region of central Mexico that lies 60km from Mexico …

London Subway Attack: U.K. Police Make Second Arrest

LONDON — British authorities have lowered the nation's terror threat level from critical — the highest level — to severe after the arrest of a second man in connection with the rush hour attack that injured dozens at a packed London subway station last week, officials said Sunday.<p>The 21-year-old …

From Clinton emails to alleged Russian meddling in election: The events leading up to Comey’s firing

By Julie Tate<p>, Researcher<p>Julie Vitkovskaya<p>, Projects editor<p>President Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey on Tuesday. From the Clinton email investigation to the Trump-Russia probe, these are all of the major dates concerning Comey:<p><b>July 5, 2016</b> — Comey says the FBI will not recommend criminal …

Donald Trump

To be creative, learn these seven stages of creativity

• <b>Prioritize:</b> To have the space for creative work, you need to have a clear picture of what you’re doing in any given moment. The clearer your priorities, the more focused you can be on the task at hand. The <i>Getting Things Done</i> system can keep distractions out of your head, and in a “trusted system.” …

Creativity

Hikes of a Lifetime

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania<p>Early European explorers who claimed to have seen a snow-capped mountain in Equatorial Africa were dismissed as delusional. …

Mountaineering