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  1. partygate
    Millionth Boris Johnson Pandemic Party ExposedWill this be the one that forces his resignation? Nah, probably not.
  2. the money game
    Are the Sanctions Against Russia Working or Not?Russia has been able to defend against the West’s efforts to derail its economy, but longer term damage still looms.
  3. war
    The Horrors Emerging From Russian-Occupied Territory in UkraineIt’s not just Bucha. Reports of war atrocities targeting civilians continue to surface from across the country.
  4. scandals
    How Russia’s Oligarchs Laundered Their ReputationsSanctions haven’t touched their face-saving philanthropy.
  5. foreign policy
    Biden Says Putin ‘Cannot Remain in Power’The White House quickly tried to walk back the comment, insisting the president wasn’t talking about regime change.
  6. luxuries
    The Superyacht Market Is Shrugging Off the Loss of Russian BuyersTurns out there are now plenty of other billionaires looking for massive yachts to buy.
  7. russia
    Embattled Kremlin Extends Imprisonment of Its Most Prominent CriticAmid Putin’s crackdown on dissent, opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to an additional nine years in prison.
  8. ukraine
    ‘The War Never Left’A conversation with Ilya Kaminsky about memory, viral poetry, and the tragedy of Ukraine.
  9. rip
    American Journalist Brent Renaud Killed in UkraineThe award-winning filmmaker and another journalist came under fire in Irpin, along the front line between Russian and Ukrainian forces.
  10. russia
    Russia’s Antiwar Protesters Are Terrified and Still Marching“I can’t believe this can happen in the 21st century. The Iron Curtain is closing.”
  11. ukraine
    How the Letter Z Became a Pro-War Symbol in RussiaExamining the meme that has been taken up by pro-war supporters in the former Soviet bloc.
  12. ukraine
    Footage From Ukraine As Battle for Kyiv ContinuesMore startling videos and images are emerging from Ukraine as Russia continues its invasion.
  13. foreign interests
    Is Putin Choosing War in Ukraine?The Russian president has ordered troops over the border, but there’s still a chance to avoid a disastrous full-scale invasion.
  14. canada
    Ottawa’s Trucker Protest Is OverPolice in the Canadian capital have cleared away the demonstration. A similar convoy protest is being planned in the U.S.
  15. crime
    Epstein Associate Jean-Luc Brunel Found Dead in Paris PrisonThe modeling agent, who was facing multiple allegations of rape and sexual assault, was found hanged in his cell.
  16. ukraine
    Is Vladimir Putin Sane?The Russian leader, now on the brink of starting a war, has reportedly undergone some dramatic personality changes during his pandemic isolation.
  17. intelligencer chats
    Is Biden Trying to Psych Putin Out?His administration has been playing an unusual information-warfare game against the Russian leader.
  18. international affairs
    Ukrainian Leader Makes Confusing Joke About Russian InvasionThis is what happens when you elect a comic to the presidency.
  19. foreign interests
    Withdrawing Afghanistan’s Money Is Another Mess for BidenHis plan to divide billions in frozen Afghan funds between 9/11 victims’ families and humanitarian relief is unlikely to help many Afghans.
  20. foreign interests
    Is Another Russian Invasion of Ukraine Inevitable?Diplomacy could still prevent the crisis from spiraling into war, but the window of opportunity is closing.
  21. international affairs
    Australia Defeats and Deports DjokovicAfter his last-ditch legal effort failed, the unvaccinated tennis star has left the country and will not play in the Australian Open.
  22. foreign policy
    U.S. Announces Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing OlympicsAmerican athletes will still be able to compete, but no U.S. delegation will attend in an effort to call out China’s human rights abuses.
  23. foreign policy
    U.S. Warns of Possible Invasion of Ukraine by RussiaIntelligence officials worry that Russia’s rapid buildup on the border means the country could launch an offensive in early 2022.
  24. china
    IOC Says Missing Chinese Tennis Star Peng Shuai Told Them She’s SafeShe hadn’t been seen in public since accusing a former government official of sexual assault — prompting international concern about her welfare.
  25. covid-19
    Austria Institutes Lockdown, National Vaccine Mandate Amid COVID SurgeDemonstrations against anti-COVID restrictions were staged in Vienna and several other European cities on Saturday.
  26. foreign interests
    Ethiopia’s Crisis Shows No Sign of AbatingThe widening conflict between government forces and rebels in the Tigray region has prompted a humanitarian disaster and allegations of genocide.
  27. awful things
    U.S. Covered Up Airstrike That Killed Dozens of Civilians in Syria: ReportMore than 60 civilians, including many women and children, appear to have been killed, according to a new investigation.
  28. covid-19
    Despite Bolsonaro, Brazil Has Barely Any Anti-VaxxersFar more of the population is getting their shots than in the U.S.
  29. covid-19
    COVID-19 Cases Surge Across EuropeSeveral countries are seeing alarming spikes in the number of newly reported infections as Europe enters its second pandemic winter.
  30. g20
    G20 Leaders Back Global Minimum Tax to Close Off Corporate Tax HavensThe international pact is considered an essential part of the Biden administration’s plans to raise taxes in the U.S.
  31. covid-19
    Why Are U.K. COVID Cases Soaring?The highly vaccinated country is experiencing its biggest spike in new infections since midsummer.
  32. international affairs
    Haitian Kidnappers Demand $17 Million for Return of American MissionariesWhat we know about the unfolding situation.
  33. pandora papers
    New Leak Exposes Massive Trove of Offshore Wealth DocumentsThe Pandora Papers expose the secret assets of 35 current and former heads of state, and many others among the world’s wealthy elite.
  34. foreign interests
    Can the Taliban Govern Afghanistan? Probably Not.Taliban leaders do not appear to have the political or management skills to run the country effectively. The consequences could be disastrous.
  35. afghanistan
    U.S. Admits Deadly Kabul Drone Strike Was ‘Horrible Mistake’The air strike killed ten civilians, including seven children — not an ISIS-K car bomber.
  36. afghanistan
    Final U.S. Drone Strike In Kabul May Have Been Deadly MistakeTwo new investigations suggest that the U.S. airstrike, which killed 10 civilians, likely targeted an innocent man.
  37. afghanistan
    U.S. Completes Withdrawal From Afghanistan: UpdatesHours after CENTCOM confirmed that the last troops flew out of Kabul on Monday, Antony Blinken said “under 200” Americans remain in Afghanistan.
  38. afghanistan
    U.S. Airstrike Against ISIS Said to Have Killed 10 CiviliansSeven children are reportedly among the dead after a missile slammed into a target in Kabul neighborhood.
  39. afghanistan
    U.S. Airstrike Targets ISIS-K ‘Planner’ in AfghanistanThe U.S. conducted a drone strike in retaliation for Thursday’s devastating suicide bombing outside Kabul’s airport.
  40. lab-leak hypothesis
    U.S. Intelligence Review Inconclusive on COVID OriginsThe country’s spy agencies say they need more information to be able to say for sure where the virus came from.
  41. afghanistan
    One Dead After Firefight Breaks Out at Kabul AirportMeanwhile, the U.S. military evacuated 10,400 people over a 24-hour period, a new high for the effort.
  42. liveblog
    Biden Won’t Acknowledge Any Afghanistan Mistakes: UpdatesIn an ABC interview, the president wouldn’t concede that anything could have gone better on the ground.
  43. explainer
    Why Afghanistan’s Security Forces Suddenly CollapsedThe Taliban’s shockingly fast and easy takeover wasn’t just because Afghan soldiers and police weren’t willing to fight.
  44. haiti
    Death Toll From Earthquake in Haiti Approaches 2,000Almost 10,000 more have been injured, as the nation faces intense rainfall from Tropical Storm Grace.
  45. afghanistan
    Stranded Outside Kabul During the Fall of AfghanistanA man shares what it’s like to hide from the Taliban while attempting to find a way to escape the country with his family.
  46. foreign interests
    America’s Withdrawal From Afghanistan Was Destined for DisasterBiden is choosing to act decisively rather than avoid the bad optics of bringing this two-decade military misadventure to an end.
  47. afghanistan
    ‘I Now Live in Taliban-Controlled Territory’Speaking with residents inside the Afghan cities of Ghazni and Qalat — two of 18 provincial capitals captured by the Taliban in less than a week.
  48. extreme weather
    Scenes of Devastation After Deadly Floods in Germany and BelgiumAt least 188 people are dead and hundreds still missing. Over the weekend, more flash floods struck other parts of Germany and Austria.
  49. war in afghanistan
    U.S. Leaves Bagram Airfield, Withdrawal From Afghanistan Nearly FinishedThe epicenter of America’s war effort in the country has been evacuated and handed over to Afghan forces.
  50. international affairs
    U.S. Air Strikes Target Iran-Backed Militias in Syria and IraqThe Pentagon said Biden ordered the strikes in retaliation for recent drone attacks on U.S. personnel by Iran-backed militias.
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