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These vibrant 1960s photos show Russian teens partying with the proletariat

In Soviet Union, Summer of Love loves you<p>In the summer of 1967, American college students were thronging in California. Those hippies—in search of …

james kerwin's photographic series showcases the forgotten churches of europe

<b>‘domum dei’, meaning house of god in latin, is the third abandoned architecture photo series by british fine art photographer james kerwin.</b> in this …

Retracted CNN story a boon for president at war with media

NEW YORK (AP) — For a president seemingly at perpetual war with "fake news," the resignation of three CNN journalists over a retracted story about a …

Country In Focus: India

India is one of our most preferred countries from a top-down macroeconomic standpoint, not only within the emerging market universe but within the …

Riding Myanmar’s Leisurely Trains is a Travel Treat

Taking a train ride through Myanmar seems to cover all manner of the travel spectrum. It could be plodding or romantic, depending on your general …

Trains

About 220 officers released from duty for Hamburg summit after raucous party nside fenced-off grounds of temporary container<p>Berlin’s police department said their officers were “only human” after they were expelled from the security force for next week’s G20 summit for partying.<p>Related: The party …

Europe

The KKK started a branch just for women in the 1920s, and half a million joined

The platform mingled racism, nativism, and…feminism?<p>Not long after American women won the right to vote, a woman in Greene County, Indiana received …

Did Obama Blow It on the Russian Hacking?

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>By signing up you agree to receive email newsletters or alerts from POLITICO. You can unsubscribe at any time.

What Does 'Cultural Appropriation' Actually Mean?

An Atlantic writer and a Cato Institute scholar debate the value and limits of the term.<p>Last month, the long-running debate about cultural appropriation was rekindled when several protests over a painting at the Whitney Museum made national headlines. “Open Casket” depicted the body of Emmett Till, …

Cultural Appropriation

Senate Democrats propose $1 trillion infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Tuesday offered a plan to spend $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years, …

US quietly sent $221M to Palestinians in Obama's last hours

Officials said Monday that the Obama administration-- in its waning hours-- defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking.<p>A State Department official and several congressional aides told The Associated …

U.S. Supreme Court justices fret over offensive trademarks | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supreme Court justices walked a tightrope on Wednesday over government approval of offensive trademarks, expressing concern about endorsing racial slurs in brands and slogans while also worrying about protecting only positive words.<p>The eight justices heard arguments in a case …

The Most Sought-After Architect in the World Prepares to Make His Mark on New York City’s Skyline

Bjarke Ingels has a habit of recounting the final moments of his architectural forebears, for anyone who can stomach them: Antoni Gaudí struck by a trolley on his way to church in Barcelona, Le Corbusier drowned in the Mediterranean. Of particular interest to the Danish-born architect, whose …

Skyscrapers

Will our first black president also be our last?

My father died in the fall of 2002, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. In the spring of 2003, I was home in Chicago visiting my mother when a good friend invited me to go with him to a big, lavish dinner at a downtown hotel for a group he had represented as a lawyer. It would be a fun …

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On the campaign trail President-elect Donald Trump called into question the most sacrosanct principle of transatlantic security: that an attack on one is an attack on all. How this will translate into actual policy during his presidency remains to be seen, but many Nato members in Eastern Europe …

Russia

Russia Is Already Winning

If you understand what the Kremlin is up to, the news is grim. But it also gives us a clear path to fight back.<p>The whirlwind of Russian spy news over the past few weeks has forced Americans to confront questions that previously would only have seemed possible in fiction: Did a foreign power …

Opinion: One year after the Cologne assaults - Stop apologizing for political Islam

That authorities will deploy 1,500 police officers in Cologne on New Year's Eve is proof that the German way of life has been compromised. Political …

The boss of one of the largest accounting firms in the world says his biggest concern for Europe isn't Brexit

John Veihmeyer told Business Insider that the rise of populism in Europe is far greater a threat to the continent's stability than Britain's exit from the European Union.<p>"We can all have our own views and it is going to be a personal view, but when I look at my role in the global economy and my …

US Could Go To War With Russia, North Korea In 2017, Top Security Experts Warn

Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization could go to war in 2017, according to a survey of international experts. The conflict between …

EU rebuffs legislature's bid for bigger role in Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of 27 European Union countries on Thursday rebuffed a bid by the EU legislature for a much bigger role in talks on …

Police Say NYC Woman Made Up Subway Anti-Muslim Incident

Police in New York City say that a Muslim woman who claimed that three men aboard a subway train taunted her by yelling “Donald Trump” and calling …

White House Holiday Decor Through the Years Photos

With the arrival of a new administration in the White House comes a whole new look for the private quarters—and the holiday decorations. In fact, each year the official White House Christmas tree gets a fresh theme that inspires the ornaments and garlands gracing the boughs (for 2016, it's the Gift …

Decorations

Stop Worrying About Robots Taking Your Job. Do This Instead, Says Study | Inc.com

Thanks to recent wide-spread coverage of the significant advancements in artificial intelligence (like this one where Elon Musk says robots will take your job), I've been getting an increasing number of emails and messages that go like this:<p>"Can you please tell me which jobs and industries you …

Employment

New York City has a secret subway line with antique cars — here's what it's like to ride it

The New York City subway system is one of the most fascinating curiosities in a city full of mysteries. Miles of underground track shrouded in darkness, littered with abandoned stations and secret passageways — it's a common object of desire for the urban explorers among us.<p>And, occasionally, New …

Do You Even Know How Bonds Work? Now’s the Time to Brush Up

Test your knowledge with our quiz.<p>Bonds have been in the news a lot lately: Yields on 10-year Treasury bonds have risen amid concerns that tax cuts …

Lawyer for Wales: A 'child of six' could see why government is wrong on Brexit

Richard Gordon QC insisted that Wales is not trying to block Brexit, but put forward an impassioned case for why Theresa May must secure parliamentary approval before initiating Britain's formal departure from the European Union.<p>Using royal prerogative powers to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon …

The seismic events of 2016 have revealed a world in chaos – and one that old ideas of liberal rationalism can no longer explain<p>The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States is the biggest political earthquake of our times, and its reverberations are inescapably global. It has fully …

Political Science

Don’t Blame the Nazis: The Alt-Right Has an American Past

It has happened here before—and its most shameless voice was Charles Lindbergh.<p>If they raise their right arms and chant “Hail Trump” (carefully …

Eero Saarinen documentary to close PBS's 'American Masters' series

It will also be available on DVD in January<p>Just in time for end-of-year lazing about, the documentary <i>Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future</i>, which opened the Architecture and Design Film Festival earlier this fall, will make its television premiere on PBS as part of its award-winning</i> …

Airports