June 2, 2017

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrive to attend a press conferece after their talks in Moscow on April 12, 2017.  
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after complaining of worsening ties with Donald Trump's administration as the two sides spar over Syria. Putin received Tillerson at the Kremlin along with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after the top diplomats held several hours of talks dominated by the fallout of an alleged chemical attack in Syria.
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Senators Push For Russia Sanctions While White House Conducts ‘Review’

Lawmakers from both parties want to ratchet up pressure on Moscow but the White House is studying whether existing sanctions are working.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 01:  U.S. President Donald Trump receives a standing ovation while announcing his decision for the United States to pull out of the Paris climate agreement in the Rose Garden at the White House June 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump pledged on the campaign trail to withdraw from the accord, which former President Barack Obama and the leaders of 194 other countries signed in 2015. The agreement is intended to encourage the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to limit global warming to a manageable level.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Trump Doesn’t Actually Care About U.S. Sovereignty

The Republicans have forsaken the planet and their role in protecting America.

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‘Bulgarian Donald Trump’ Wants Gay Politicians Outed

Ahead of next week’s pride parade, one parliamentarian suggests homosexuality is a conflict of interest for politicians.

US President Donald Trump (L) listens to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speak after announcing the US will withdraw from the Paris accord in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 1, 2017 in Washington, DC.
"As of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris accord and the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country," Trump said. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Should Rethink Leaving the Paris Agreement Before It’s Too Late

Walking away from the accord puts the United State in some very bad company.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MAY 30:  Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at a campaign rally at The Grand Station on May 30, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England. Britain goes to the polls on June 8 to elect a new parliament in a general election.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Theresa May’s Self-Inflicted Election

The vote that was supposed to strengthen the British prime minister’s hand ahead of Brexit negotiations is now poised to leave her wounded and vulnerable.

Images of Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah are seen among scores of Hezbollah and Lebanese national flags being waved by Hezbollah supporters during a ceremony to mark first anniversary of the war with Israel, 14 August 2007. Nasrallah reiterated to a mass rally broadcast live on television that his Shiite group had won a divine victory. "Today is the anniversary of the divine victory," Nasrallah told the thousands of men, women and children who had gathered in an empty lot of Beirut's southern suburb of Dahiyeh controlled by Hezbollah. AFP PHOTO/MARWAN NAAMANI (Photo credit should read MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Lebanese Lawmakers Lobbied U.S. Officials to Soften Hezbollah Sanctions

Washington is putting the squeeze on Hezbollah. Lebanon says that could crush its economy.

Supporter of Cambodian People Party (CPP) ride their motorbikes during the Commune Election Campaign in Phnom Penh on May 21, 2017.
Tuk-tuks blaring pop music and flag-waving party faithful on Saturday led a rally by Cambodia's embattled opposition for upcoming commune elections, a bellwether for efforts to end the three-decade rule of strongman Hun Sen in next year's national polls. / AFP PHOTO / TANG CHHIN SOTHY        (Photo credit should read TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images)

Cambodian Democracy Makes Its Last Gasps

An indifferent United States and assertive China have emboldened one of Asia’s longest-serving leaders to embrace outright authoritarianism.

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If Trump Wants a Fight in the Middle East, Iran Will Give Him One

Don't expect moderates like Hassan Rouhani to constrain the Islamic Republic's powerful regional proxies.

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When Modi Met Putin

India’s prime minister is courting Russia and Germany.

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Cities, States and Companies Vow to Stick to the Paris Climate Agreement

The move puts a number of politicians and business leaders at odds with the White House.

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China Won’t Hand the U.S. Navy Victory Like Japan Did

America should celebrate the anniversary of the heroic victory at Midway, but realize the next Pacific war won't be so easy.

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Churchill had his faults, but he was a far better strategist than his generals were

This is an excerpt from my new book, Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom.

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Honorary war dog: ‘Dolly’ the lioness

She hung out South African troops building airfields in the Sahara. 

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