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Putin’s Real Long Game

The world order we know is already over, and Russia is moving fast to grab the advantage. Can Trump figure out the new war in time to win it?<p>A little over a year ago, on a pleasant late fall evening, I was sitting on my front porch with a friend best described as a Ukrainian freedom fighter. He was …

Russia

It’s Not All About Clinton — The Midwest Was Getting Redder Before 2016

Here’s one of the biggest questions Democrats face in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s loss: Did Clinton have an Electoral College problem or does the …

CIA says Russia intervened to help Trump win White House: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, the Washington Post reported on Friday.<p>Julian Assange, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of …

Bitcoin is approaching new highs for the year because of India’s demonetization

India’s cash crunch is sending one currency soaring.<p>Since prime minister Narendra Modi pulled Rs500 and Rs1000 notes from circulation on Nov. 8 in a bid to fight corruption and terrorism, the weekly volume of bitcoin trading in India has nearly doubled from prior levels.<p>The increased trading has …

Cryptocurrency

The Gambia’s president has rejected the outcome of the election he conceded

The elections in The Gambia aren’t over after all.<p>On Friday night (Dec. 9), president Yahya Jammeh, who conceded defeat in the country’s presidential election a week ago, appeared on national television and called into question the veracity of the Dec. 1 election results.<p>Jammeh, who came to power …

Africa

Skeleton Lake of Roopkund, India

A lake with hundreds of ancient skeletons surrounding it. The surprise is what killed them…<p>In 1942 a British forest guard in Roopkund, India made an …

Archaeology

A Climate Denier is Leading the NASA Transition

Scientists and policy watchers have been sounding the alarm bell that NASA’s climate work could be in jeopardy ever since Donald Trump’s election …

Climate Change

Donald Trump attacks Boeing days after its CEO frets about losing access to global markets

After Boeing’s CEO fretted publicly about president-elect Donald Trump’s anti-trade views, Trump attacked the company on Twitter, exaggerating the costs of a Boeing project to build new jets for the US president and threatening to cancel the contract.<p>According to the company, Boeing is under …

Donald Trump

Russia, China block UN resolution for Aleppo ceasefire

Moscow has rejected the UN Security Council resolution for a ceasefire, citing a pending agreement with Washington, a Russian official said. But an …

Obama says that in America you “can criticize a president — without retribution”

In his last national security speech, delivered before troops on Dec. 6, Barack Obama praised and defended his administration’s legacy and offered his view on how successors should continue its policies and uphold its values. Although the White House says the remarks were planned before the Nov. 8 …

National Security

Obama: Congress stopped me from helping Trump supporters

President Barack Obama blamed congressional Republicans on Tuesday for blocking his efforts to address the economic concerns of the American people before President-elect Donald Trump and others exploited it for political gain.<p>“And frankly that was — that's been my agenda for the last eight years,” …

The Trouble With the Electoral College

We’ve now had two presidents in the last 16 years who didn’t win the popular vote. That's a problem.<p>Donald Trump got pretty worked up on election night when it dawned on him that the next president would lose the popular vote and yet win in the Electoral College. “We should have a revolution in …

The Black Swan President

Donald Trump is the biggest unknown ever to take control of the White House. What’s the worst-case scenario? The best? As the country waits to find out, Politico Magazine asked 17 experts to game out a Trump presidency.<p>On Tuesday, when Donald Trump defied the polls, the Clinton machine and much of …

Ryan says he and Trump 'not planning' mass deportations

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday that he and President-elect Donald Trump are "not planning" to pursue mass deportations of undocumented immigrants, despite Trump's vow to the contrary during the campaign.<p>On CNN's "State of the Union," host Jake Tapper played a clip of Trump saying during the …

The man hoping to counter President Trump

Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, is gaining in support for Democratic National Committee chairman.<p>Donald Trump will be in the Oval Office in January, and Republicans will have full control of Congress. But Rep. Keith Ellison — an African-American Muslim from Minnesota — thinks …

It’s Going to Be Okay

A lot of people in this country feel like this right now:Or this:Or even this:I feel ya.It’s a lot to take in. President Trump. The guy who said all …

Donald Trump

Stephen Colbert's Sad Speech About Poisonous Politicans Reflects The Somber Tone Of His Live Special

Although Stephen Colbert did his damnedest to keep everyone's spirits up during his live election special, it was only moderately successful. As the …

Hillary Clinton used her last speech of the 2016 campaign to comfort the next generation of fighters

Hillary Clinton’s loss in the US presidential election was a crushing blow to her supporters. It was also particularly painful to the young staffers on her campaign, and the thousands of volunteers who worked on her behalf.<p>In her concession speech Wednesday, Clinton addressed them directly and …

Government

PM Modi heads to Japan to seal nuclear deal amid uncertainty over U.S. policy

NEW DELHI/TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed to Japan on Thursday to seal a landmark nuclear energy pact and strengthen ties, as China’s regional influence grows and Donald Trump’s election throws U.S. policies across Asia into doubt.<p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to the …

Moscow had contacts with Trump team during campaign, Russian diplomat says

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this article incorrectly characterized the Interfax news agency of Russia as a state-run agency. Interfax is a privately owned and managed company.<p>By David Filipov<p>, Bureau chief<p>Andrew Roth<p>, Reporter<p>MOSCOW — Russian government officials conferred with members of …

Donald Trump

This female president ditched diplomacy and was honest enough to say Clinton’s loss is “extremely” sad

While some world leaders awkwardly padded their congratulatory statements for president-elect Donald Trump in diplomatic speak and tradition, one of the world’s handful of women leaders had the guts to say exactly what she, and many others, think about Hillary Clinton’s loss in the US presidential …

Donald Trump

The Polls Missed Trump. We Asked Pollsters Why.

The polls missed Donald Trump’s election. Individual polls missed, at the state level and nationally (though national polls weren’t far off). So did …

Trump’s win—and Brexit—send one message to Africans: stay at home

Americans weren’t the only ones who aspired to the American dream. Africans did too.<p>For decades, many across the continent have looked to America, with its promise of opportunity and success for hope. Young Africans grew up hearing tales of relatives who had moved across the Atlantic with meager …

Africa

How Trump Could Erase Key Parts of Obama's Legacy

As President Obama prepares to sit down with his successor, Donald Trump, in a White House meeting on Thursday that seemed improbable even a few weeks ago, an important question looms.<p>Will the real estate mogul, once in office, seek to dismantle completely the achievements of the first black …

Singapore Says Low ‘Person of Interest’ in 1MDB-Linked Probe

Singapore police identified Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, as a "key person of interest" in a money laundering probe …

The alchemy of Trump's victory, at odds with popular vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's muscular performance with working-class whites overwhelmed the national trend toward a more diverse population that …

Voting

Beijing to the US: Your democracy is broken, please don’t change a thing

What does China want the most from a Donald Trump presidency? Stability.<p>China-US relations won’t go through any major change under president Trump, because the world’s two biggest economies must ensure “healthy development” in economy and trade to fulfill their interests, predicts a commentary …

China