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U.S. Slaps Putin’s Oligarch Allies With New Sanctions Seven oligarchs and 17 Russian government officials are targeted by the sanctions.
Trump Cancels U.K. Visit Over Obama’s ‘Bad Deal’ — Which Was Initiated by Bush It definitely had nothing to do with the hordes of protesters expected to greet Trump in London.
Trump’s Tweet Won’t Start Nuclear War — But the Real Danger Is Still Terrifying We’re about to see what happens when a powerful country loses credibility so rapidly it doesn’t know it’s gone.
American Tourists Face Prison Time in Thailand for Bare Butt Photos The pair could get 12 years for photos in front of famed Buddhist temple Wat Arun.
Trump Defends Don Jr. and Says ‘We’ll See’ on Paris Accords at Macron Presser At a press conference in Paris, he couldn’t escape the big controversy here at home.
London Mayor Says Trump Shouldn’t Get State Visit After False Twitter Attacks Sadiq Khan said he doesn’t want to “roll out the red carpet” since Trump’s “policies go against everything we stand for.”
How the World Is Reacting to Trump’s Paris Decision The great negotiator can’t get anyone to negotiate with him.
Philippine President Duterte Might Be Too ‘Tied Up’ to Make White House Visit His comments come after Trump’s controversial invitation to the leader accused of human-rights violations.
Secretary of Defense Mattis Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan There was reportedly a Taliban bombing at a U.S. base the same day as his visit.
White Helmets: Syrian Heroes Won’t Be at Oscars The documentary’s subjects are Nobel Peace Prize–nominated humanitarian rescuers.
Director Asghar Farhadi Won’t Go to Oscars “It now seems that the possibility of this presence is being accompanied by ifs and buts which are in no way acceptable to me even if exceptions were to be made for my trip”
James Taylor Cancels Philippines Concert to Protest Drug War Killings “I don’t think of my music as being particularly political but sometimes one is called upon to make a political stand.”
Dennis Rodman Apologizes for CNN Rant, Explains He Was Just Drunk Get a little tipsy, imply an American deserves to be in North Korean prison. We’ve all been there.
Rodman Flips Out, Implies Kenneth Bae Is Guilty Maybe he should take a break from basketball diplomacy.
North Korea Releases Detained American’s War Crimes ‘Confession’ [Updated] 85-year-old North Korean War veteran Merrill Newman has been trapped in the country since October.
Iran’s President Tones Down Anti-Israel Rhetoric Obama skipped his U.N. debut, but didn’t miss much.
Just How Awkward Was the Obama-Putin G20 Handshake? The context was strained, but the greeting itself was workmanlike.
Photos of Kidnapped Former FBI Agent Were Probably Sent by Iran Though U.S. officials initially said he was taken by terrorists.
Vladimir Putin to Sign Bill Banning American Adoptions And not because there aren’t any Russian orphans left.
Susan Rice Manages to Make New Enemies She owns stock in the company behind the Keystone pipeline.
While Honoring WWII Hero, Obama Nearly Starts War With Poland Poles are understandably sensitive about being conflated with Nazis.
30 Rock Is Going to Sort Out That North Korea Plot “Technically, Avery is the First Lady of North Korea.”
Paraguay and Argentina Say No to Kathryn Bigelow The governments of Paraguay and Argentina are refusing to cooperate with Bigelow on her next movie.
Second American Held in North Korea First American was held in late December.
Aid Ready, But Not Always Able, to Reach Haiti Relief organizations are having trouble getting access to the devastated country.
The Terror Stimulus How U.S. involvement in Yemen is affecting the wobbling government of President Saleh.
Another American Captured Along North Korean Border Predictably, he was trying to call attention to the country’s human-rights abuses.