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A new low
A new low
Marine Le Pen, Kremlin Stooge

Leaked texts appear to show that a Russian loan to French far-right party the Front National may have been a quid pro quo for supporting the annexation of Crimea. The scandal doesn’t bode well for Marine Le Pen’s otherwise strong prospects in France’s 2017 election.

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Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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