We've had about a week of Crisis in the Crimea, as crypto-Russian troops patrol the streets of Sevastopol, Kiev digs in, and Obama and the EU try a strategy of diplomatic "de-escalation." There's some disagreement among observers as to how this will play out. Among rightbloggers, though, while the ... More >>
Celebrities putting the screws to the Russian government is becoming a popular tool in the push-back against the country's "homosexual propaganda" law. Actress/Singer/Disney invention Selena Gomez might have added her name to the list of A-list agitators.
It's not quite the Cold War, but the current relationship between the U.S. and Russia is especially frosty these days. From Syria to Snowden, we can't seem to see eye to eye across the globe, or even the Bering Strait, as Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency seems like regression to authoritari ... More >>
There's a bill working its way through Congress that would offer a "path to citizenship" to the sort of immigrants currently known in some circles as illegal. Though its application is general, it's obviously aimed at U.S. guests of the Mexican persuasion, and it only has a chance of passing because ... More >>
President Obama's speech was strong and confident, not only in the digs at Romney (who's still convinced Russia is our number one enemy, zanily enough), but in its nods to LGBT people, who are usually invisible when it comes to vote-for-me orations. Obama noted that gays aren't responsible for our ... More >>
As the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade marches up Fifth Avenue today, an annual protest will take place. The group Irish Queers will call out the NYPD's participation in the event, which they say on their website "was redesigned so that anti-gay bigots could parade using the church's special right t ... More >>
For Time's annual "Person of the Year" issue, they've chosen "The Protester." The Awl announces, "Okay, yay, we won!" The spread features simple portraits of and interviews with protesters from around the world -- Tunisia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, and right here in the U.S. The attached cover ... More >>
As we reported yesterday, Silvio Berlusconi resigned as Italy's prime minister. News outlets around the world clamored to give their own unique, measured perspective on his exit. More specifically, they all got to finally use that "Bye Bye, Bunga Bunga" headline they had been sitting on for y ... More >>
World politics is about to lose a pioneer in the field of bunga bungas. Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's controversial prime minister, is set to step down this evening after Italian Parliament approved of a series of austerity measures. The New York Times reports Berlusconi is following the lead of ... More >>
Last month, Dmitri Medvedev announced he will not seek reelection and plans to allow Vladimir Putin to run for the Russian presidency in 2012. Any suspicions of bad blood between the two can be put to rest after watching the above video of Putin and Medvedev engaged in what looks like the most tepi ... More >>
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, a/k/a Mr. Foot in Mouth, will not resign just because maybe he had some sex parties with young girls, or because he likes to look a beautiful girl in the face now and again in the midst of a productive, hard-working day.
Having a bad day? Here's Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych getting hit in the head with an 8-foot wreath at a memorial service on Monday.
That was fast. British prime minister Gordon Brown has announced his resignation after stating yesterday that he would be stepping down. Thus ends 13 years of Labour Party rule.
Following last week's U.K. general election in which no party won an overall majority, Gordon Brown has announced that he will be stepping down as Labour Party leader, reports BBC News. He has been prime minister since 2007.
Ninety-seven people, including Polish president Lech Kaczynski and his wife, were killed this morning when the Tupolev-154 plane they were flying to Russia to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the massacre in Katyn, in which 22,000 polish prisoners of war were killed by Russian soldiers. Th ... More >>
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