The sudden end of the Ethiopia-Eritrea war, explained

On July 21, Eritrea appointed an ambassador to Ethiopia — the first one in 20 years. It’s the latest positive step in a series of...

5 powerful images from Kim Jong Un’s historic meeting with South...

The leaders of North and South Korea, Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in, are meeting for a historic summit in Pyongyang — and it...

New UN report documents evidence of mass atrocities in Myanmar against...

The Myanmarese military would often attack Rohingya villages in the early hours of the morning, in an attempt to “instill immediate terror.” Residents would...

How fascism works

“Fascism” is a word that gets tossed around pretty loosely these days, usually as an epithet to discredit someone else’s politics. One consequence is that...

Why is Marco Rubio tweeting about Salt Bae?

Until this week, Salt Bae was best known as an Instagram-famous chef. He wears tight V-necks, owns a global chain of high-end steakhouses, and...

Poland’s president wants Trump to open a US base in his...

Poland has wanted to host a permanent US military base for years, and it looks like the country might get its wish. There’s also...

US intelligence says North Korea is building new missiles

US intelligence agencies say North Korea is making new missiles, another sign that leader Kim Jong Un is uninterested in dismantling its nuclear program...

Why the US and Turkey are fighting over a US pastor

President Donald Trump just said the US will place “large sanctions” on Turkey for detaining an American pastor for nearly two years — a...

Trump says “collusion is not a crime.” Not quite.

President Donald Trump has a new argument to defend against allegations that his campaign worked with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election. “Collusion is...

Prison or pardon: a former prosecutor explains Manafort’s risky legal strategy

President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort is being tried this week in a Virginia court for bank and tax fraud. The charges...

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