Thijs Kelder

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Trump's opinions on Syria are making Russian media love him

But the loudmouthed billionaire and former reality-television star isn't just popular with the GOP. His appeal extends across oceans, making him, arguably, Russian President Vladimir Putin's favorite GOP contender.<p>Nearly all Russian media these days is controlled directly or indirectly by the …

30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

POWER RANKINGS: Here's who has the best chance at being our next president

Former Gov. Rick Perry of Texas (R) is out. Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin (R), one of the strongest-looking GOP candidates early in the race, is out.<p>Meanwhile, a group of self-proclaimed political outsiders continues to shake up the races in both parties.<p>With just more than 400 days until the 2016 …

Barrister sues airline after nearly losing his leg when bitten by flesh-eating spider

Jonathan Hogg was midway through the trip of a lifetime when he was bitten during a flight from Doha to Cape Town<p>A British lawyer on the trip of a lifetime is suing an airline after claiming that he was being bitten by a poisonous spider while travelling on a plane to South Africa.<p>Barrister …