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Where Are the World's Largest Oil Reserves?

Oil Reserves, Their Categories, and the World's Largest<p>Updated December 04, 2017<p>Oil reserves are an estimate of how much oil can ultimately be …

Oil
Jeff Flake

Aide who pleaded guilty to lying about Russia helped write major pro-Russia Trump speech

When news broke that former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos had pleaded guilty last month to lying to federal agents about his contacts with …

Income Inequality

40 maps that explain North Korea

North Korea is one of the world’s most important countries. Its large military, advanced nuclear program, and deep hostility to the United States means that the rogue regime has the potential to plunge the world into the worst fighting since World War II. Recent tensions — North Korea firing an …

North Korea

Week 8: Russians Bearing Dirt Come Calling and a Scandal Finds a Home

Months of fog and mystery lift to reveal a vivid tableau in the heart of Trump’s family business.<p>The scandal with no name took an accelerating turn this week as the <i>New York Times</i> uncoiled three stunning stories about a June 9, 2016, meeting in Trump Tower where Donald Trump’s kin and campaign brain …

Donald Trump

The Game of Thrones guide to success at work (with spoilers)

Winter is coming…on Sunday night to be exact, when the eagerly anticipated season 7 of HBO’s Game of Thrones comes out.<p>In case you’re slightly …

TV Series

Former Soviet Counterintelligence Officer at Meeting With Donald Trump Jr. and Russian Lawyer

WASHINGTON — The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. and others on the Trump team after a promise of compromising material on Hillary Clinton was accompanied by a Russian-American lobbyist — a former Soviet counterintelligence officer who is suspected by some U.S. officials of having …

Donald Trump

Exclusive: Video shows Trump with associates tied to email controversy

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Video obtained exclusively by CNN offers a new look inside the web of relationships now at the center of allegations of collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russia.<p>The video shows the future President Donald Trump attending a dinner with an Azerbaijani-Russian family …

Donald Trump

We are past the point of innocent explanations on Trump and Russia

Imagine if the Clintons had done what the Trumps did on Russia.<p>Imagine the names were different.<p>Imagine Chelsea Clinton had taken Bill Clinton and campaign chair John Podesta to a meeting set up by a Chinese government intermediary who claimed to have damaging information about Donald Trump’s tax …

Donald Trump

The year is 2017, and witches are leading the Trump resistance

Donald Trump has been called many things, but few people have ever likened him to a witch. Yet to go by the US president’s Twitter account, he sees himself as the perpetual victim of a witch hunt.<p>As a woman who identifies as a modern-day witch, I find the comparison not just off-base, but outright …

Will Trump Start a Trade War?

The president’s decision on steel will serve as a telling sign.<p>On Monday, <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> uncovered the first clear evidence that top Trump campaign officials knowingly colluded with an agent of the Russian government to defeat Hillary Clinton. The <i>Times</i> reported that Donald Trump Jr., aware of the …

Donald Trump

Who Are These White House Officials Stabbing Donald Trump Jr. in the Back?

The evidence suggests it’s a coordinated leak.<p>In a development that somehow manages to be both entirely unsurprising and legitimately fascinating, it turns out that First Son and noted candy aficionado Donald Trump Jr. is a breathtakingly unintelligent person who would have you believe that he saw …

Corruption

The world looks past Donald Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Foreign policy, increasingly, is what is happening around the world while the United States is making other plans.<p>More than five months into Donald Trump's presidency, American adversaries and allies alike are adjusting to a new era in which Washington seeks its own idiosyncratic and …

Geopolitics