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Putin’s Polonium-Poison Revenge on ex-Spy Laid Bare in UK Inquiry

Details of the defector Alexander Litvinenko’s gruesome death in 2006 finally get aired in a public hearing. Thousands of innocents were put at …

Russia

British minister in cultural gaffe after giving Taipei mayor 'taboo' watch

A British minister was left red-faced after giving the mayor of Taipei the gift of a watch – a taboo act in Chinese culture – only for him to joke he would “sell it to a scrap dealer”.<p>Ko Wen-je, a high-flying surgeon and mayor of Taiwan’s capital, made the remark after he was handed the pocket …

Asia

Russian spies used tickets and hats to try to hide New York activities, FBI says

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The men would sometimes say they needed to meet to exchange tickets, but they never seemed to end up actually attending or discussing a sporting event or a concert.<p>They once talked about going to a movie. But that was it.<p>The reason for the puzzling behavior, according to a federal …

Surveillance

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore Threatens To Defy 'Tyranny' Of Federal Courts On Gay Marriage

WASHINGTON -- Roy Moore, the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, called Tuesday for his state's governor to oppose the "tyranny" of federal courts that have repeatedly ruled in recent years that state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional.<p>Moore's letter to Alabama Gov. Robert …

17 Lessons Henri Cartier-Bresson Has Taught Me About Street Photography

<i>As this article is very long, I recommend reading this by saving it to Pocket or Instapaper. All photos in this article are copyrighted by Henri</i> …