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  • Putin's well-worn fascist lies

    Vladimir Putin, with the aid of his vast propaganda machinery, has convinced many Russians that the interim government in Ukraine is expressly Nazi and fascist. And while there were some neo-Nazi goons among the protesters who brought down the corrupt...
  • CNN's 'The Sixties' is a familiar flashback

     CNN's 'The Sixties' is a familiar flashback
    Oh, the Sixties, the Sixties! Oh my lord, the Sixties. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Some of you kids are probably sick to death of hearing about them, "Mad Men" notwithstanding, but as decades go, it is a hard one to beat for...
  • June 28, 1914: Armageddon, Act I

    It started as a day like any other a hundred years ago, but before it was out, it would have ushered in a century of war, revolution, terror and mass murder like no other. For today, June 28th, is a dark centennial. It's the 100th anniversary of the...
  • James Brady's death isn't murder 33 years later

    James Brady's death isn't murder 33 years later
    The government would have to overcome major legal hurdles to charge John Hinckley Jr. in the murder of James Brady some 30 years after the fact. But if that were the morally right thing to do, it would be worth trying, despite the improbability of...
  • Afghan provincial judge killed amid campaign of assassinations

     
    Afghan officials on Monday reported the assassination of a provincial jurist from restive Kunar province. His 8-year-old daughter was killed along with him, they said....
  • Israeli vehicles attacked in New Delhi, Tblisi; 4 hurt in bombing

     
    A Israeli diplomat's car exploded near the Indian prime minister's residence in New Delhi on Monday, injuring the wife of an embassy staff member and at least three other people, in what appeared to be a coordinated, two-pronged terror attack against...
  • Plot to assassinate Vladimir Putin foiled, Russian state TV says

     
    Russian state television reported that security forces have prevented an assassination attempt on Premier Vladimir Putin's life, saying the suspects were arrested in Ukraine after an explosion at a rented apartment in early January....
  • Taliban storms Pakistani jail, frees 390 prisoners

     
    Pakistani Taliban militants stormed a prison in northwest Pakistan early Sunday and freed 390 prisoners, including 20 militants, local officials said....
  • Suspicions linger two years after death of Polish president

     
    Two years after a plane crash in Russia killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and dozens of government officials and military leaders, some Poles refuse to accept Polish and Russian investigators' conclusions that the crash was caused by weather and...
  • Civilian casualties in Afghanistan fall in first half of year, U.N. says

     
    Civilian casualties in the Afghan war fell by 15% in the first half of this year compared with the same period a year ago, the first such decline in five years, the United Nations said....
  • Sinai peacekeepers deny their forces were attacked

     
    The international peacekeeping force long assigned to the Sinai peninsula to oversee the decades-old peace agreement between Israel and Egypt denied reports that its troops had been fired on by armed men....