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Special Counsel Robert Mueller meets with House Russia investigators

<b>(CNN) —</b> The special counsel overseeing the Justice Department's Russia investigation met with the leaders of the House Russia probe Tuesday evening, as the two sets of investigators figure out how to co-exist while examining into potential connections between the campaign of President Donald Trump …

Russia’s 1989 plea for a new world order was rejected, and so Putinism was born

As the cold war ended, Mikhail Gorbachev wanted a new political community, with Russia as an equal partner. The west refused to countenance it<p>Long before Vladimir Putin came to power in 2000, the stage was set for Russia’s current confrontation with the west by the failure to achieve a transformed …

Geopolitics

Seoul proposes Red Cross talks with Pyongyang on family reunions

Seoul's unification ministry sent a written proposal to Pyongyang on Wednesday suggesting that the two Koreas hold talks on making reunions for …

North Korea nuclear test site witnesses hectic activity, satellite images show

It is unclear whether the reported presence of vehicles indicates preparation for a potential missile launch.<p>Satellite imagery of a North Korean …

17 arrested in global sex trafficking ring targeting Thai women

<b>(CNN) —</b> Seventeen alleged members of a global trafficking ring have been charged with transporting hundreds of women from Thailand to the United States for commercial sex purposes.<p>An indictment unsealed this week accuses the 12 Thai nationals and five Americans of recruiting the women in a …

Crime

NTSB: Balloon hit power lines before crashing, killing 16

LOCKHART, Texas (AP) — A hot air balloon hit high-tension power lines before crashing into a pasture in Central Texas, killing all 16 on board, according to federal authorities investigating the worst such disaster in U.S. history.<p>A power line was tripped at 7:42 a.m. Saturday, and the first call …

Airplanes