Kyla Chester

59 Flips | 6 Magazines | 20 Likes | 2 Followers | @ThatRussiaGirl | American polyglot with a passion for international relations/ Американский полиглот со страстью к международным отношениям

Russia Is Super Happy Donald Trump Has Been Elected US President

Russian politicians are jubilant and say they expect a more "constructive" relationship with the US with Trump as president.<p>Russian politicians are expressing hope for a better relationship with the United States now that Donald Trump has been elected president.<p>President Vladimir Putin was among …

Pakistan deports National Geographic 'Afghan girl'

Sharbat Gula and her children have been deported back to war-torn Afghanistan, the Pakistani government has said. She had been arrested last month …

Afghanistan

Turkey Detains Journalists From The Country's Top Opposition Newspaper

Turkey has arrested senior staff members from the country's foremost opposition newspaper. It's the latest move in a sweeping government crackdown that began following a failed coup attempt in July.<p>The top prosecutor in Istanbul issued arrest warrants for 13 journalists and executives from the …

Diwali, Festival of Lights, Celebrated in Pictures

Pakistan

I’m with stupid: The entire 2016 election has been an insult to our intelligence

Donald Trump isn’t the only one to lie with impunity. Logic, facts and intelligence are the losers in this election<p>Back in 2008 only weeks away from the election of Barack Obama as president, British journalist George Monbiot wondered how U.S. politics had come to be “dominated by people who make a …

Russia loses seat on UN Human Rights Council by just 2 votes

<b>United Nations (CNN) —</b> For years, UN countries seeking to stop Russia from assisting the Assad regime militarily in Syria have been blocked by Moscow's veto power as a permanent UN Security Council member. But on Friday at the UN, opponents of Russia's punishing assaults in Syria achieved a small …

Human Rights

Russia vetoes UN resolution to stop bombing of Aleppo

• Resolution called for end to bombing of city by Syrian and Russian jets<br>• Russia says ‘distorted’ resolution would provide cover to terrorists<p>Russia vetoed a UN resolution aimed at stopping the bombing of Aleppo on Saturday, prolonging the division and paralysis of the security council in the face of …

Duolingo adds AI-powered chatbots to help you learn languages

Can bots make learning a new language easier? Duolingo is about to find out.<p>The language learning startup updated its app Thursday with a new feature …

A very bad day for U.S.-Russia relations

Monday could end up being remembered as the moment when the years-long deteriorating relationship between the United Sates and Russia went from …

Russia

Obama: Why I won't say 'Islamic terrorism'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama has taken a lot of criticism from political opponents over his rhetoric when it comes to terrorism. But on Wednesday at a CNN presidential town hall, he was asked to defend why he refuses to say "Islamic" terrorism to a Gold Star mother.<p>"My son gave his …

townhall

How this week brought Russia-US relations to a new low

<b>(CNN) —</b> The catastrophic breakdown of the Syrian truce, less than a week after it came into force, has pushed relations between Russia and the United States to a new low.<p>Not since the end of the Cold War has the rhetoric between Moscow and Washington -- who back opposing sides in the conflict -- …

Obama's tense relationship with Netanyahu colors his legacy on Israel

After eight years of tense meetings, awkward public encounters and disagreement over key issues, President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are aiming to leave the impression that the relationship between their nations is on an even keel, much as they found it when they both came …

Israel

Writer rushes into burning building to save two finished novels

<b>An author in New Orleans has rushed into his burning home to save a laptop, which contained his two finished novels.</b><p>"Anybody that's ever created art, there's no replacing that," Gideon Hodge, 35, told The New Orleans Advocate.<p>He safely made it out of the building with the computer and no other …

The surprising reasons behind the colour of your passport

It’s official. British passports will have blue covers once again after Brexit, the Government confirmed today.<p>The new design will replace the current burgundy cover that has been a feature of the UK passport since the Eighties.<p>But approaching immigration control, have you ever wondered why your …

What Makes Japanese Architecture so Much Better Than the Rest?

For those in the know when it comes to architecture, it’s no secret that Japan is an absolute design powerhouse. But what is it that makes Japanese …

Architecture

Deal reached on record $38bn US military aid to Israel, signing set for Wednesday

The US and Israel have agreed on a $38 billion military aid package over the next 10 years. Junior officials will sign the pact Wednesday. The deal …

Russian oligarch leads art donation to Paris museum

PARIS (AP) — An exhibition with more than 250 works of Russian and Soviet art, donated by one of Russia's richest oligarchs, opened Tuesday at the …

Cutting-edge arms, 500K visitors: Highlights of Army 2016 expo in Russia

International military exhibition “Army 2016”, which displayed state-of-the art Russian and foreign arms, has drawn to a close after nearly a week in …

CIA head: We have to be 'very, very wary' of Russian cyber warfare

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director John Brennan is warning that Russia has "exceptionally capable and sophisticated cybercapabilities" and that the United States must be on guard.<p>Brennan was asked in a television interview Sunday whether Russia is trying to manipulate America's presidential election. …

Vladimir Putin Just Wants to Be Friends

The Russian president on the future of Europe, why he’s bullish on Gazprom, and the coming U.S. election.<p>Interview by John Micklethwait | September …

President Obama is Wrong to Support Colin Kaepernick

The story of Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers who refused to stand for the National Anthem to protest the oppression of black people, is heating up once again. This weekend, President Obama expressed his support for Kaepernick, saying he was "exercising his …

This Is Not an Apology

Some thoughts on Laos, and legacy.<p>The president is in Laos, which is one of the first obscure foreign nations that penetrated the fog of childhood from newscasts half-heard while I was eating dinner with my parents. One of the fragments that fascinated me was some place called the Plain of …

Putin Says Democratic Party Hack Was a Public Service - But Russia Didn't Do It

Vladimir Putin has claimed that he “[doesn’t] know anything” about the thousands of Democratic National Committee emails and documents that were …

Democratic Party

Vladimir Putin: Russia is watching the US election

President Vladimir Putin says Russia is closely watching the US election campaign, describing both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as "very smart people."<p>The Russian president said in an interview with the Bloomberg news agency released on Friday - and filmed together with Russian …

10 things you might not know about terrorism

As we approach the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, terrorism remains a major concern in American life and a hot-button issue in the presidential campaign. While radicals plot violent acts to frighten people in order to achieve political ends, here are some facts that are no cause for fear.<p>…

World Trade Center

Joe Biden Tangles With Iraq War Protester

The vice president reminded the heckler of his late son Beau, an Iraq war veteran.<p>Vice President Joe Biden shut down an Iraq war protester on Thursday by invoking the memory of his late son, an Iraq war veteran, and inviting the man to talk with him privately.<p>Biden was interrupted by the man as he …

Infuriating News For Saudi Arabia: Russia Refuses To Play Oil Game

Oil markets are still anemic after more than two years of over supply and repressed prices . From $114 per barrel in the summer of 2014, prices are now hovering in the mid $40s range, and have been unable to find a floor, market equilibrium, then trend upward and find a “new normal.”<p>In more dour …

Turkey Sends Tanks Into Syria on Anti-ISIS Operation: Official

Turkish tanks rolledinto northern Syria as part of a major operation aimed at wiping out ISIS militants, Turkey's foreign minister announced Wednesday.<p>The incursion — which also involves special forces — came hours after Turkish jets started pounding targets in northern Syria and shortly before …

Watch: Guardians - Movie Trailer

This Russian superhero film is insane! Watch the trailer for Guardians featuring a machine gun-wielding bear.<p>The Russian film industry wants to …