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Ukraine’s Other War May Matter As Much As Its Fight With Russia

KIEV, Ukraine—A year ago, the only topic of conversation in Ukraine’s capital was the war. Did Russia want to take half the country or just a part of …

Russia

Vienna summit on Syria war offers 'promising opportunity' for a peace process

Foreign ministers from at least a dozen nations plan to gather in Vienna on Friday as part of a reinvigorated diplomatic push to end the Syrian civil war, now in its fifth year.<p>Few expect major breakthroughs, but the list of participants — including archrivals Iran and Saudi Arabia, long entrenched …

Tory MP says party has 'lost its way a little' over tax credits - politics live

MPs debate tax credits in the House of Commons and Sir John Chilcot announces that his report into the Iraq war will finally be published next June or July<p>5.36pm GMT<p>I recognise that you have a significant task, but would welcome any further steps you can take to expedite the final stages of the …

Augustus, Romans [The Problem of Succession - part 5 of 7] (Photo Archive)

Page 5 of 7Take me to the pictures! (19 photos in photo gallery)<p>The Problem of Succession<p>One problem that Augustus failed to resolve in a lasting …

Dynasty by Tom Holland review – the soap opera version of history

Orgies, sadism, matricide … this overblown account is ancient Rome for the age of Donald Trump<p>D<i>ynasty</i>, the TV series from the 1980s, told the story of an obscenely wealthy, overprivileged and self-obsessed set of people, always dressed in peculiar and expensive clothes, who devoted their lives to …

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard review – a wonderfully lucid analysis

Issues of identity and belonging preoccupied the Romans, and insistently resonate with the concerns of the early 21st century<p>Thanks to the sophisticated work of archaeologists, we now know more than ever about the diets, health and housing of Roman-era communities from Syria to the German frontier …

Ancient History

Readers suggest the 10 best ancient Romans

Photograph: Alamy<p>Bust of Catullus, Sirmione, Gardasee, Italy.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/496460c43832efc79103e7bff9dc8b4a9bfae38a/607_1889_1885_1130/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images<p>A statue of the Roman emperor Marcus …

Voting Rights Groups Say Obamacare Should Be Helping Americans Register To Vote

And they're threatening to sue.<p>WASHINGTON -- Voting rights groups are calling on President Barack Obama’s administration to provide better voter registration opportunities to Americans signing up for health insurance in the more than 30 states where the federal government runs exchanges.<p>The …

Brexit Will Not Hurt the Special Relationship

The <i>Financial Times</i>, the <i>Guardian</i>, and other UK news sources are furiously parsing recent comments by U.S. Trade Representative Mike Froman that seemed to warn against a British exit from the European Union. Froman said that a "Brexit" would hurt the UK's position in current trade negotiations for …

Justice Scalia warns that the US Supreme Court is causing the 'destruction of our democratic system'

In his speech, Scalia said he believes the "liberal" Supreme Court is heralding the "destruction of our democratic system," according to an account from the SF Gate.<p>According to Scalia, the court is giving citizens rights that the Constitution doesn't specifically guarantee, like gay marriage and …

Why Jeb Bush Shouldn’t Have Mocked The French Work Week

Americans might benefit from a French-style schedule.<p>Ah, France, that favorite punching bag of the American Right.<p>Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) tried to kill two birds with one stone during Wednesday’s Republican presidential debate when he compared the Senate to a “French work week” in an …

French people are tired of US politicians bashing France on the campaign trail

Sacré bleu, Jeb Bush is having a bad week! Not only did the presidential candidate have a disappointing showing in Wednesday’s Republican debate, he has also managed to upset people who cannot even vote for him – the French.<p>While taking a jab at Florida senator Marco Rubio for missing Senate votes …

A Jeb Bush campaign document shredding Marco Rubio just leaked

US News and World Report's David Catanese obtained the 112-page document, which was presented to top donors ahead of Wednesday's CNBC debate.<p>Inside its pages was internal polling data and other information meant to showcase the Bush campaign's strength despite middling public polling …

Government

Disturbing Schools

So South Carolina has a special crime category called "disturbing schools," which seems to be creating just that: disturbing schools. Very disturbing schools.<p>Not that I need to single out South Carolina. In my brief stint teaching writing as an outside consultant in several Chicago high schools, …

Justice Department to begin release of over 6,000 federal inmates under new guidelines

The Department of Justice on Friday will begin releasing some 6,112 federal inmates under the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s new sentencing retroactivity guidelines for drug offenders.<p>This will be the largest one-time release of federal inmates ever, a law enforcement official told Fox News.<p>The …

Bernie Sanders Meets Privately With Joe Biden

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke privately with Vice President Joe Biden for an hour Thursday, a meeting that comes at a time when he and other Democratic presidential candidates are trying to lock down the network of party fundraisers and campaign supporters who had been hoping Mr. Biden would run …

Bernie Sanders

Congress on track to OK budget and debt deal

The Senate marched Thursday toward a final vote on a two-year, budget and debt deal that would avert a catastrophic national default and set the budget for the federal government for the next two years.<p>President Barack Obama negotiated the accord with Republican and Democratic leaders who were …