Soros-Backed Group Emerges to Fight Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

A political advocacy group founded in early 2018 seeks to stop the confirmation of US President Donald Trump’s pick for Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh, to replace outgoing Justice Anthony Kennedy. Demand Justice has committed...

What’s Next for Syria After U.S.-Russia Summit? Trump and Putin Find Common Ground

By Tom O'Connor President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed a number of the world's leading issues at their first bilateral summit in Helsinki, Finland. On the topic of the seven-year civil war...

Did the Trump Administration Help Russia Silence a Putin Critic?

By Marc Bennetts Last November, Igor Rudnikov was at home in his apartment in the tiny Russian region of Kaliningrad when he received some unexpected visitors: masked officers of the FSB, the national security service....

Who Is Bill Browder? Putin Asks for Trump’s Help in Questioning Billionaire for ‘Illegal...

By Cristina Maza During a press conference with President Donald Trump in Finland on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would allow special counsel Robert Mueller to interview Russians indicted for interfering in...

Who Is Maria Butina? NRA Activist Charged With Conspiracy to Act as a Russian...

By Cristina Maza The same day President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki and suggested that he believed Russia’s claim that it did not interfere in the 2016 presidential elections, the...

Trump Shows the World He’s Putin’s Lackey

Maybe the president is exactly as compromised as he looks. By Michelle Goldberg- The  New York Times No matter how low your expectations for the summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin on Monday, it was...

The ‘great-grandmother of all scandals’ comes to China

By Michael Bristow Asia Pacific editor, BBC World Service, Kuala Lumpur There is a new twist in the multi-billion-dollar financial scandal surrounding the Malaysian investment fund 1MDB - possible Chinese involvement. Malaysia's new government - which...

‘Billion dollar ransom’: Did Qatar pay record sum?

By Paul Wood BBC News, Doha On the morning of 16 December 2015 Qatar's ruling family got bad news: 28 members of a royal hunting party had been kidnapped in Iraq. A list of the hostages...

Both Trump and Putin Just Denied Russian Meddling in the 2016 Election. Here’s What...

By Katie Reilly Standing beside Russian President Vladimir Putin after a joint summit in Helsinki on Monday, President Donald Trump bashed a special counsel investigation into Russian meddling, referenced conspiracy theories about the hacking of...

What happened to the Christian women kidnapped by Islamic State?

Returning survivors tell of rape and violence at hands of brutal ‘owners’ The release and return of a number of Christian women taken as slaves by Islamic State in Iraq has prompted questions about those...

Trump-Putin summit: After Helsinki, the fallout at home

Anthony Zurcher North America reporter @awzurcher on Twitter The Helsinki summit between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump is over, and after nearly two hours behind closed doors and another hour in front of the press,...

The Trump-Putin Summit in Helsinki

The  New Yorker President Trump and the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, are meeting today in Helsinki. Read coverage and analysis from Susan B. Glasser and Joshua Yaffa, who are on the scene in Finland. By Joshua...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Historic Win and the Future of the Democratic Party

Come November, Ocasio-Cortez is almost certain to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Will her democratic-socialist identity push the Party to the left?  By David Remnick – The Newyorker This is the summer in which the...

NSU Network-The Many Shortcomings of Germany’s Neo-Nazi Terror Trial

By Maik Baumgärtner The right-wing extremist terror cell known as the National Socialist Underground ultimately murdered 10 people. The trial ended last week, but plenty of questions remain about the group's numerous accomplices. In the end,...

Opinion: Will Donald Trump betray US and EU in Putin talks?

What deal are Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin planning to make? Even before the summit in Helsinki, it's clear that the US president may sacrifice European allies on the altar of his own vanity,...

What Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin should agree on in Helsinki

The Trump-Putin summit, like the US president's recent talks with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, is expected to yield few tangible results. But there's one uncontroversial issue where real progress could be made. In a...

When Genetic Diseases Threaten Patient Privacy

Do children have a right to their parents' medical information? SHAUN RAVIVMOSAIC In 2007, a middle-aged British man shot and killed his wife. He was declared mentally incapacitated, convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to hospital care....

The Danger of a Deal With Putin

The Russian leader knows Trump needs to walk away claiming victory. That gives the Kremlin an advantage. MARK GALEOTTI What happens when The Art of the Deal meets the Kremlin playbook? Given that, as one depressed NSC staffer...

At last, a law that could have stopped Blair and Bush invading Iraq

Geoffrey Robertson The Hague’s new crime of aggression might give belligerent heads of states a reason to pause Tuesday is a red-letter day for international law: from then on, political and military leaders who order the...

Clinging to Collusion: Why Evidence Will Probably Never Be Produced in the Indictments of...

The indictment of 12 Russian ‘agents,’ which included no collusion with Trump’s team, is essentially a political and not legal document because it is almost certain the U.S. government will never have to present any...