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Where to See Ewan McGregor, Greta Gerwig, And More Big-Time Actors Before Everyone Else by Stranger Things To Do Staff The long Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to head to a movie theater—especially one playing one of the excellent Seattle...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Things To Do Staff | Friday, May 27, 2016
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The US should apologize for its criminal atomic bombing, but more importantly it should stop its nuclear escalation
From: Salon.com | By: Ben Norton | Friday, May 27, 2016
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From Argentina to Zaire, Paul Manafort has profited handsomely off the suffering of the international community
From: Salon.com | By: Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Russia's president is travelling to financially struggling Greece for a visit that will include a trip to a secluded, male-only Christian Orthodox sanctuary in the country's north....
From: Fox News | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Trump has the tendency to repeat himself, immediately after saying something. It's oddly disturbing.
From: AmericaBlog | By: John Aravosis | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko who came home on Wednesday after two years in Russian custody says she would run for president if that's what Ukrainians desire....
From: Fox News | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Founded this day in 1703 by Peter the Great, St. Petersburg has played a vital role in Russian history and is especially known as the scene of the 1917 revolutions and as a fiercely defended city during World War II.More Events on this day:1994: Exiled...
From: Britannica | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko was returned Wednesday after two years as a captive in Russia, a homecoming with important political ramifications at home and abroad. ...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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My group wants to do a fundraiser to help an anti-Putin cause. We want to do our fundraiser in Russian. I'm almost positive it's not worth using any of the crowdfunding sites that are actually located in Russia, because our cause is so controversial...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Cinnamon Bear | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Serbia's prime minister has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow amid reports that the Kremlin is worried about the Balkan country's attempts to join the European Union and other Western organizations like NATO....
From: Fox News | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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NORTH KOREA is not bound by any global rules. Its hereditary dictator, Kim Jong Un, imposes forced labour on hundreds of thousands of his people and threatens to drench Seoul, the South’s capital, in “a sea of fire”. Nuclear weapons are central...
From: The Economist | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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ISLAMABAD: Addressing tensions surrounding Chabahar, Mehdi Honerdoost, the Iranian ambassador to Pakistan, said the Chabahar port agreement between Iran, India and Afghanistan is 'not finished' and 'not limited to these three countries'.Speaking on Pakistan-Iran...
From: Dawn | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Shane Smith interviewed the whistleblower in Moscow and got the details on how to hack into smartphones so they can't be used for surveillance. The post Watch Edward Snowden Teach Vice How to Make a Phone 'Go Black' appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Angela Watercutter | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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On the evening of January 26, 1936, Joseph Stalin and several other Soviet leaders went to the Bolshoi Theatre, in Moscow, to see a performance of Dmitri Shostakovich’s opera “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District.” Shostakovich, only twenty-nine...
From: New Yorker | By: Nikil Saval | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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A Tatar’s courage never flags ON May 14th Crimea’s indigenous Tatars sat glued to their screens, watching as Jamala, a Ukrainian singer of Tatar descent, won the Eurovision song contest. Jamala’s song “1944” commemorated Stalin’s brutal deportation...
From: The Economist | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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SHIMA, Japan (AP) — On the eve of his historic trip to Hiroshima, President Barack Obama is defending the vigor of his efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons. He says he will use his visit to the Japanese memorial site on Friday to underscore...
From: Salon.com | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Over the course of six months, 130 teenagers were reported to have killed themselves under the influence of suicide masterminds operating within the social network VKontakte.
From: The Moscow Times | By: By Daria Litvinova | Friday, May 27, 2016
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A Russian rocket company has announced that it's working on a space taxi that'll shuttle crews from the ISS down to the moon. The plans were announced at an international conference on space exploration just outside Moscow and reported by Russia Toda......
From: Play Savvy | By: Daniel Cooper | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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APMonths after Russia spectacularly entered the Syrian conflict, Islamic State (IS) is still thumbing its nose at both Moscow and the Assad regime in murderous fashion. On May 23, the group detonated between seven and nine car and suicide bombs in...
From: Business Insider | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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The price of Brent crude crossed $50 for the first time this year amid a decline in U.S. inventories and supply disruptions caused by the wildfires in Alberta, the Canadian province.
From: The Atlantic | By: Krishnadev Calamur | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Sally RideIn June 1983 astronaut Sally Ride, born this day in 1951, became the first American woman to travel into outer space, 20 years after Valentina Tereshkova of Russia had made history as the first woman to do so....
From: Britannica | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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In 1989, the political theorist Francis Fukuyama pronounced that liberal democracy, on the American model, as the inevitable finish line of political evolution around the world: What we may be witnessing is not just the ...
From: Open Source with Christopher Lydon | By: James Maxwell Larkin | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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How can you tell that Madison Keys is turning into a seasoned pro? The 21-year-old’s blink-and-you-missed-it 6-3, 6-2 win over veteran clay-courter Mariana Duque-Marino on Thursday at the French Open was certainly a sign of a young talent playing up...
From: Tennis.com | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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The authoritarian epistemology.
From: New York Magazine | By: Jonathan Chait | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Jonathan Lawrence was the third director hired to shoot the film Empires of the Deep, but the first of three to direct the actual shooting. In 2010, filming began in China, a co-production of the sort Hollywood is actively seeking in order to take advantage...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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by Dave Segal Joe Gallivan: Shafted countless times by the music biz and still drumming. If you’re a serious jazz head, you may have seen Joe Gallivan’s name in the credits of some heavy records. But even among fanatics and scholars of the music,...
From: The Stranger | By: Dave Segal | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Pudzianowski Fighting the Shadow of the World’s Strongest Man By Karim Zidan The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a magnificent aircraft. The four-engine military transport carrier was first introduced in the 1950s and it remains in service in the United...
From: Bloody Elbow | By: Karim Zidan | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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"They should know that this ballyhoo does not have any influence and they cannot do a damn thing"
From: Business Insider | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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New earbuds from Waverly Tech claim to translate conversations as they are happening—so someone speaking English could seamlessly flirt with a stranger talking in French.
From: The Atlantic | By: Spenser Mestel | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Russia Behind the Headlines / Innovation Prize Website
From: ArtForum | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Thomson ReutersMOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko arrived home in Kiev on Wednesday after nearly two years in a Russian jail, part of a prisoner swap in which two Russians held in Ukraine were returned to Moscow. Handing...
From: Business Insider | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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GCHQ suffers from a shortage of Arabic, Mandarin and Russian speakers The decline in knowledge of foreign languages in Britain is a familiar tale, but an extremely important one nonetheless. I want to draw the attention of readers to a Cambridge university...
From: Financial Times | By: Tony Barber | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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"Time itself had been of a different texture, a different pace, in the world Muybridge was born into. It had not yet become a scarce commodity to be measured out in ever smaller increments."
From: Brain Pickings | By: Maria Popova | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Nadiya Savchenko, the captured Ukrainian air-force pilot, has been freed in exchange for two Russians, multiple news reports say.
From: The Atlantic | By: Krishnadev Calamur | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Russia is denying reports that ISIS struck and destroyed a significant amount of its military equipment in Syria.Popular: Radical Islam in America | Graham Opposes Republican Leader | Guns in America...
From: CNN | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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LBJ led crucial legislation in 1965, changing the demographics of the U.S. But it offers a difficult model for future presidents to follow.
From: The Atlantic | By: Daniel J. Tichenor | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Volkswagen has made a US$300-million strategic investment in Gett (formerly GetTaxi), a global provider of ride-hailing services. Present in more than 60 cities worldwide, Gett is one of the faster-growing ride-hailing providers sprouting up in the mobility-on-demand...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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China and Sudan have signed a framework agreement for the construction of the east African country's first nuclear power plant. Sudan - one of China's main suppliers of oil - was on the list of priorities for Chinese reactor sales in a State Council...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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On this day in 1787, the Constitutional Convention opened in Philadelphia, where 55 state delegates, initially charged with amending the Articles of Confederation, later drafted the Constitution of the United States.More Events on this day:1946: 'Abdullh...
From: Britannica | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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After the failures of Russia and U.S. to bring peace to Afghanistan, China should keep their experiences in mind as it attempts to find solutions for the war-torn country.
From: China.org.cn | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Hillary Clinton’s email is a huge deal, despite what the pundits might tell their viewers. Fourteen high-ranking U.S. intelligence veterans signed a memo addressed directly to the president of the United States, urging him to take prompt action on...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Kim McLendon | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Investors sceptical of claims that debt sale attracted strong global interest
From: Financial Times | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Men’s fashion weeks are just around the corner, and while for some, the bi-annual events have become merely an opportunity to stand around, get street styled and pray for future Instagram fame, actual events do still take place. This June will mark...
From: High Snobiety | By: Aaron Howes | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Sanctions reach deep into the workings of the financial system
From: Financial Times | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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50 Places in Seattle That You're Taking for Granted by edited by Rich Smith You're devastated when your favorite bars, shops, and restaurants close. We know because we've read your 10-paragraph Facebook eulogies about how "necessary" and "vital" and...
From: The Stranger | By: edited by Rich Smith | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Washington, D.C. in June. Despite deepening ties in recent years, challenges remain in the U.S.-India bilateral relationship. This testimony highlights recommendations to move the relationship forward...
From: The American | By: Sahana Kumar | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Elena Basner, a Russian art historian on trial for allegedly selling a forgery of Boris Grigoriev’s painting In the Restaurant (1913), was acquitted last week by a court in St Petersburg. The court ruled on 17 May that she had made a mistake as an...
From: The Art Newspaper | Friday, May 27, 2016
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A week after the plane went down, no terrorist group has taken credit
From: Time | By: Karl Vick | Friday, May 27, 2016
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