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Putin’s desire for a new Russian empire won’t stop with Ukraine

My country has suffered terribly from the Kremlin’s obsession with restoring Soviet hegemony. But the entire security of Europe and the west is at stake • A thousand miles from Moscow: how Putin forged his Russian heartland • Vladimir Putin has one reliable set of allies: Russia’s iron ladies<p>Over …


A Confederacy of Dunces Cookbook: Recipes from Ignatius J. Reilly's New Orleans

In John Kennedy Toole's iconic novel, Ignatius J. Reilly is never short of opinions about food or far away from his next bite. Whether issuing gibes …

Pope saddened by news of lesbian nuns marrying - archbishop | Reuters

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis was upset to hear that two former nuns had married in a civil ceremony in Italy, Vatican Deputy Secretary of State Archbishop Angelo Becciu said Friday.<p>Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead the general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican October …

North Africa

Will 'Saturday Night Live' take down Trump?

'Maybe it’s going to take comedians to do the job that cable news has relinquished for so much of the campaign.'<p>Monday night was live from Hofstra. Saturday night is live from New York.<p>While Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton argue over who won Monday night’s debate, inside 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the …

United Kingdom

Gay Ivory Coast men allegedly attacked over photo of Orlando shooting event

Six men say mob attacked them after US embassy posted photo of them signing condolence book and four have fled home amid pressure from family and friends<p>Several gay men in Ivory Coast say they have been assaulted and forced to flee their homes after the US embassy published a photo of them signing …

Ivory Coast

Russia 'hacked Democrat National Committee computer network and obtained all of its Trump research'

The Russian government has hacked the computer network of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), accessing its entire database of opposition research on Donald Trump, the committee and researchers have said.<p>The Kremlin hackers had access to the DNC network for over a year, compromising its system …

Donald Trump

Hawaii Modern Stunner Built on Lava Flow Asks $1.2M

So much lanai<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Pahoa, Hawaii<p><b>Price:</b> $1,150,000<p>Looks like we left something out in our recent roundup of the …

Dining Rooms

Iraqi Town Liberated From Two-Month ISIS Siege After U.S. Aid Drops

Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen liberated the town of Amirli on Sunday after a two-month siege by ISIS militants, officials told NBC News. The news came hours after the Defense Department announced that the U.S. military was conducting airstrikes and dropping humanitarian aid to the …

Middle East

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2014. First prize winner will receive an 8-day Alaskan expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the early …