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World NowOn Russia’s annual Day of National Unity holiday, more than 5,000 young nationalistic protesters took to the streets of the nation’s capital, denouncing President Vladimir Putin and demanding his ouster....
World NowThe upper house of Russia’s parliament voted to broaden the definition of espionage and high treason, continuing what many activists view as a crackdown on dissent in the country....
I grew up in a Democratic home. My Dad was always very aware of what was happening in government. We have copies of letters Dad wrote to the politicians of his day and the responses he received. Dad kept a chart on the fridge of all the local, state and...
Last month, a New York Times story noted "an extraordinary event" in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. President Mikhail Saakashvili, whose human rights record is not exactly the gold standard, "conceded defeat in parliamentary elections," saying...
Yes on Measure V Measure V doesn't change current practices. It preserves nearly 60 years of Costa Mesa city laws and policies. State conflict-of-interest and political contribution laws would still apply. Current bidding practices would continue,...
WASHINGTON -- Tell us, President Obama, about your foreign policy. "We've got to make sure that we reduce our deficit … by cutting out spending we don't need but also asking the wealthiest to pay a little bit more. That way we can invest in the...
The third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney included a few memorable lines — Mr. Romney's promise that in his administration, Russian President Vladimir Putin would be on the receiving end of "more backbone,"...
The annual ArtReview Power 100 list is out and this year's ranking of the art world's most influential and powerful people features a woman in the No. 1 spot for the first time. Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, the curator at Documenta (13) in Germany,...
Tags: Ai Weiwei, Kabul (Afghanistan), Germany, Arts, Arts and Culture
Los Angeles TimesIt's hard to fathom that Saddam Hussein inspired a fashion trend. But he did for Madeleine Albright, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and secretary of State under President Clinton. It was after the first Gulf War, after she criticized Hussein...
Tags: Yasser Arafat, Museums, Bible, Muhammad Ali, Madeleine Albright
A new issue has popped up in the Presidential race. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with the state of the U.S. economy. It is about a new world order that has removed familiar (and in some cases pro-American) leaders from strategically important Arab...
Vladimir Putin, past and current president of Russia (in between he was its prime minister) has a somewhat unique public image, which is cultivated in many ways. Can you tell the real Putin publicity stunts from the fakes? Take our quiz and find out....
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