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Boxer Conor McGregor attends an after fight party on August 27, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (David Becker/Getty Images for Wynn Nightlife)

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Former British Colony Scorned

The U.K.'s biggest hurdle to a successful Brexit is the small country next door.

Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada during the 2016 U.S. presidential race. (Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

Trump Is Commander-in-Chief of the War on Mainstream Media

The President’s assaults on the truth aren’t a hobby – they’re an obsession.

The now-missing ARA San Juan submarine in Buenos Aires on May 23, 2014. (Alejandro Moritz/AFP/Getty Images)

Five Questions About the Missing Argentine Submarine

Despite a large international search effort, time is running out for the crew.

Former President Robert Mugabe during a speech on Nov. 8 in Harare, Zimbabwe. (Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images)

Mugabe Is a Goner, But His Looting Machine Is Here to Stay

Zimbabwe’s military didn’t topple the regime. It just restored the ruling party’s corrupt old guard to power.

A general view taken on the Rambla boulevard in Barcelona on August 26, 2017 shows people gathering around a flower tibute for the victims of last week's deadly attacks during a march against terrorism which slogan is #NoTincPor (I'm Not Afraid).
Tens of thousands of Spaniards and foreigners stagged a defiant march against terror through Barcelona following last week's deadly vehicle rampages. The Mediterranean city is in mourning after a van ploughed into crowds on Las Ramblas boulevard on August 17, followed hours later by a car attack in the seaside town of Cambrils.
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Is There Any Defense Against Low-Tech Terror?

The Catalonia attacks are a case study in the future of violent extremism. Governments need to figure out how to respond.

SANLIURFA, TURKEY -  OCTOBER 28: (TURKEY OUT)  Kurdish refugee children from the Syrian town of Kobani look on near makeshift tents in a camp in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province October 28, 2014. Kurdish fighters, supported by US-led air strikes, have fended off the Islamic State militants offensive into the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani for the last 44 days but remain ill equipped and short on ammunition. (Photo by Kutluhan Cucel/Getty Images)

Millions Said To Be Missing in Pledged Donations to Syrian Refugee Education

Only a fraction of promised international aid has reached Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon, a rights group says.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 12:  British Prime Minister Theresa May sits with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson as she holds the first Cabinet meeting of her new team at 10 Downing Street on June 12, 2017 in London, England. The Cabinet met for the first time today after being reshuffled by British Prime Minister Theresa May following the Conservatives failing to achieve a majority during last week's general election. (Photo by Leon Neal - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Only the Ghost of Benjamin Disraeli Can Fix Theresa May’s Omnishambles Brexit

The winner of the battle for Britain's future, and Tory leadership, is already in its history books.

TOPSHOT - Iraqi Kurds fly Kurdish flags during an event to urge people to vote in the upcoming independence referendum in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on September 16, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMED        (Photo credit should read SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraqi President Cancels U.S. Trip Over Kurdish Referendum

The moves comes as both Prime Minister Abadi and the Iraqi Supreme Court rebuked the Kurdish government.

BEIJING, CHINA - JULY 18: (CHINA OUT) Students graduate during a ceremony held for 3,768 master and 898 doctorates being given out at the Tsinghua University on July 18, 2007 in Beijing, China. China faces a major challenge in meeting its goal of creating nine million jobs this year, according to Tian Chengping, Minister of Labour and Social Security. Approximately five million college graduates, the largest number in history, will enter the job market this year, in addition to surplus rural labourers swarming into cities for work. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

China Looks at Western Universities and Smells Weakness

The West’s naive hopes for China have encouraged the biggest crackdown on free inquiry since the Cultural Revolution.

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When (and When Not) to Fight With Fascists

Britain’s history of confrontational encounters with far-right groups shows that aggressive tactics work — but only to a point.

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Brexit’s Dunkirk Fantasyland

If the cultural roots of Brexit are reduced to one sentiment, it is that Britain did not win two world wars to be run by Germany via Brussels.

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Trump Promises ‘Big’ U.K. Trade Deal. Here Are the Challenges

Disputes over chicken, beef and cars need to be ironed out before a deal can be made.

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