"We are not the ones at war," Ibtisam told me. "It’s our governments, not us."
Transdniestria, a pro-Russian breakaway province, is keeping Moldovans out of the European Union. Sound familiar?
With most of its medium-enriched uranium diluted, Tehran's interim agreement with the world powers appears to be a success.
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A small, Jesuit publishing house in Chicago won the bid to print the pontiff's first collection of writings in the U.S. But this isn't just any mass-market book—and it's tricky to build a brand for the Bishop of Rome.
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Was the subculture's birth a CIA plot, as one Russian legislator recently claimed, or a genuine musical phenomenon?
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The former NSA contractor claims he challenged Vladimir Putin on government surveillance. That couldn't be further from the truth.
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Can biometrics establish a link between Moscow and the shadowy gunmen in eastern Ukraine?
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Years before starting her own church, Lanna Holder tried for religious reasons to quit being gay. She represents an unusual side of the Protestantism that’s sweeping the world's largest Catholic country.
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What’s it like for the first living ex-pope in 600 years to watch from up close as the successor he enabled dismantles his legacy?
As the country's currency weakens, so do its armed forces.