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Secluded Arctic region rejects Putin in rare protest

The autonomous and remote Nenets region of northern Russia was gripped by anti-government protests in May (AFP Photo/Sergei GAPON) Moscow (AFP) – Lyudmila Laptander, an activist advocating autonomy for her mineral-rich Nenets region in the Russian Arctic, worries authorities are planning to sacrifice its traditions for the promise of economic ... Read More »

CIA Kept Giving Intel to Russia, Got Nothing Back

MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP via Getty More Not long before Christmas in 2017, Vladimir Putin, the former KGB officer turned Russian leader, did something uncharacteristic. He praised the CIA.  <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Russian security officials had arrested people on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks on St. Petersburg sites ... Read More »

Biden-Sanders task forces unveil joint goals for party unity

FILE – In this Feb. 25, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and former Vice President Joe Biden, talk before a Democratic presidential primary debate in Charleston, S.C. Political task forces Biden formed with Sanders to solidify support among the Democratic Party’s progressive wing recommended ... Read More »