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Doctors Without Scruples

Doctors Without Scruples

Why did the medical professionals of the CIA torture program betray their oath to heal, and concoct a brutal, methodical project to break men’s bodies and spirits?

Afghan Watchdog Pushes Pentagon on Lavish Spending

Afghan Watchdog Pushes Pentagon on Lavish Spending

A top U.S. watchdog is raising new questions about the Pentagon's $700 million effort to boost Afghanistan's economy.

Let’s Stick It to Cuba (and Make the Next Summit of the Americas Interesting)

Let’s Stick It to Cuba (and Make the Next Summit of the Americas Interesting)

Four months before the next Summit of the Americas takes place in Panama, talk of who will be invited has already overshadowed the agenda of ...

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Norwegian F-16’s Near Collision With Russian MiG-31 Caught on Tape

“What the hell!” That was the reaction of a Norwegian fighter pilot as a Russian MiG-31 unexpectedly passed in front of his F-16. The incident ...

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The Firestarter of Berlin

BERLIN — On an unseasonably warm day in early October, off a busy artery that cuts through the heart of Berlin's Wedding neighborhood, the voice ...

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Finland Becomes an Unlikely Battleground for Same-Sex Marriage Debate

Finland's parliament narrowly approved a bill legalizing gay marriage on Friday after months of heated debate and controversy. Yes, you read that correctly. Finland, often ...

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Epiphanies From Christine Lagarde

When Christine Lagarde took over the International Monetary Fund in 2011, the institution was in crisis. Its previous chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, had resigned amid allegations ...

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Is Spain About to Embrace Chavismo?

When the late Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chávez came into power in 1998, he saw in his movement an answer to capitalism and a solution to ...

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Vladimir Putin Hates the TTIP

President Barack Obama recently spent some quality time with leaders of Asian nations at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing and again at ...

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Don’t Hate the Norwegians Just Because They’re Better Than You: Passport and Currency Edition

Turns out Norway has more to offer the world than just melodramatic memoirists, stupid television, and really expensive beer. Also: pretty passports and currency. Norwegian ...

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Can FIFA’s Corruption Be Stopped?

Fans of American football have weathered a season of scandal, with claims of willfully disregarding knowledge of concussion damage and a culture of domestic abuse ...

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Swedes Find Definitive Evidence of Submarine, Russians Call Them Unmanly

It's a disappointing kind of victory, but in the shadow war Russia is waging with its neighbors, Friday's announcement that the Swedish navy has secured ...

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Greece’s Neo-Nazis Were Scarier Than Anyone Imagined

ATHENS, Greece — In the prosecutors' 697-page case file, he is known only as Witness E -- a Golden Dawn ex-member turned state informant. And ...

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L’Affaire Baraçois Hollandbama

Last week, President Barack Obama and his counterpart in Paris, François Hollande, both reached significant milestones in their respective tenures in office. With his party's ...

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Kremlin’s ‘Sputnik’ Newswire Is the BuzzFeed of Propaganda

Out of the ashes of RIA Novosti, the respected Russian state news agency that was dissolved last year, a curious, postmodern kind of bird has ...

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8 Things That Were Better in East Germany*

BERLIN — Living on the east side of Berlin pretty much since the Wall fell in November 1989, I've listened to Ossies (slang for easterners) ...

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The Free Market Did Not Bring Down the Berlin Wall

On Nov. 9, 1989, Gunter Schabowski, an East German regime spokesperson, fumbled through a press conference and changed history. Although Schabowski was a member of ...

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In Finland, Tax Day Is the Best Day

While American televisions and newspapers delved deep into the weeds in their coverage of this week's midterms elections, Finland's media turned their attention to their ...

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Erdogan’s Unsung Victory

On May 28, 1960, U.S. Ambassador Fletcher Warren sat down with the general who, early the previous morning, had taken control of Turkey by toppling ...

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Remembering the Fall

We all have those moments in our lives that we remember with unstinting clarity. In my case, they include my wedding day, the birth of ...

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Russian Military Escalates Provocation Campaign in Europe

Fresh from leading the Swedish Navy on a cat-and-mouse chase through the Stockholm archipelago for a mystery submarine, Russian armed forces have been out a ...

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Surprise! That Russian Submarine in Stockholm Got Away From the Swedish Navy

After spending a week scouring the waters off Stockholm for a reportedly Russian submarine, the Swedish Navy has given up. On Friday, the country's military ...

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The Regretful Jihadists of the Islamic State

On Sept. 24, as the U.N. Security Council prepared to adopt a resolution aimed at tackling the threat of foreign terrorist fighters around the world, ...

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Is Laziness the Cause of Economic Inequality?

Once, laments over economic inequality were the sole purview of the left.  But now the growing gap between the rich and the poor is a ...

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Sweden’s Military Calls Sub’s Breach of Waters ‘Fucked Up’

The Swedish Navy continues to stalk the waters off the coast of its capital for a foreign -- all but certainly Russian -- submarine, and ...

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The Swedish Navy Is Hunting a Russian Submarine and Doesn’t Have the Tools for It

If you ever find yourself sailing in the waters off Sweden's coast and come upon a Swedish Navy vessel, you are likely to hear a ...

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Cover Your Face, Then Pay a Fine and Miss the Show

Front-row tickets to a Saturday night show at the Opéra Bastille in Paris are already pricey -- upwards of 230 euros a seat. And they ...

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Hungary's at the Back of the Class

When foreign ministers from 106 nations met in June 2000 to sign the Warsaw Declaration Toward a Community of Democracies, Hungary was a poster child ...

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Emerging Markets Offer No Shelter From the Storm

Though the market panic over the past two days is broadly seen as having been sparked by fears about the European economy, smaller developing countries ...

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Watch Out, ISIS, Dutch Biker Gangs Are Coming for You

If the Islamic State thought coalition airstrikes were putting a damper on their quest to gain territory in Iraq and Syria, they've got another thing ...

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France Is Living Fat and Giving the Finger to Germany

For the last two years, bond investors have turned a blind eye to the deep-seated problems of the eurozone, from the threat of outright deflation ...

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The Peat Monster

KUIVASJÄRVI VILLAGE, Finland — "I don't know if you can spot it," says Tero Mustonen, pointing across the lake to where two small, rocky islands break ...

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Don’t Give the Pope the Peace Prize

If the Norwegian Nobel Committee wants to honor another world leader beloved by the media for his aspirations as a peacemaker but who has so ...

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You Wouldn’t Kill Margaret Thatcher if You Knew How Hot She Was

There is no lower form of an English cultural event than a manufactured literary scandal. For a few blissful months, it seemed as though the ...

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Hong Kong Pride

The protests currently engulfing Hong Kong are led by a student movement that sprang up in 2012 in reaction to a new patriotism curriculum proposed ...

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‘I Am Only Looking Up to Paradise’

KASSAB, Syria — The path from Abu Mariam's childhood home in Tolouse, France, to this mansion-turned-jihadist-safe house in northwestern Syria has been surprisingly quick. As an ...

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Former NATO Head Hasn’t Wasted Any Time Cashing In

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the retiring head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, might have just set the record for cashing in after leaving office. On ...

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The President’s Trade Deals Are Wildly Popular. So Why Don’t They Pass?

These are daunting times for those pursuing megaregional trade deals. Although the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) lie at the ...

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The Scottish Question Has Not Been Answered

EDINBURGH, Scotland — On Tuesday, the capacious, wood-paneled debate chamber in Holyrood, Scotland's Parliament, was unusually busy. As the display on the electronic clock fitted ...

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Germany’s Jewish Problem

BERLIN — With anti-Semitism on the march, Germany's politicians and opinion makers are grappling with what went wrong with the country's seven-decade-long struggle to come to ...

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Italian Leader Pitches U.S. Investors on His Country’s Future

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi wants investors to think of innovation and technology, not just good food and easy living, when they picture Italy. "The future ...

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Islamic State Beheadings Beget Beheadings

Of the many acts of violence perpetrated in Iraq and Syria by the Islamic State, none have captured the imagination or terrified the public like ...

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Either With Us or Against Us

"A militant in the guise of a journalist -- a shameless woman. Know your place!" This is how three-term Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...

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Scottish Hangover

GLASGOW, Scotland — On Friday morning, a dozen or so supporters of Scottish independence sat drinking beer and waving blue-and-white Scottish flags in an empty ...

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The Strangely Silent Majority in Scotland’s Independence Referendum

EDINBURGH, Scotland -- One of the most surprising things about the Scottish independence referendum, at least here in the country's capital, is the seeming discrepancy ...

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