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A gathering in support of Alexei Navalny
A gathering in support of Alexei Navalny

What Does Putin Stand to Gain (and Lose) by Going After Navalny?

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has survived his brush with a Russian nerve agent. But the attempt on his life says a lot about what Russia has become.

An investor looks at screens showing stock market movements at a securities company in Beijing on July 14, 2015.        (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)
An investor looks at screens showing stock market movements at a securities company in Beijing on July 14, 2015. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Took on the Fed, but What Can He Do About Apple?

American companies and markets are suffering collateral damage from U.S. trade war with China.

The Huawei logo is displayed at a store in Beijing on Dec. 6. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)
The Huawei logo is displayed at a store in Beijing on Dec. 6. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)

Arrest of Top Huawei Executive Could Roil Trade Talks with China

What we know so far about the case and its potential impact.

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KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images

How Do You Flee a Country Without Leaving It?

5 ways Edward Snowden can smuggle himself out of the Moscow airport.

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Gwenn Dubourthoumieu/AFP/Getty Images

Why Is It So Hard to Identify the World’s Rape Capital?

How it's possible for Botswana and Sweden to top a global ranking of rape.

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Paul O'Driscoll/Getty Images

Ice Removal

How easy is it to fence $50 million worth of stolen diamonds?

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STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

Paging Bruce Willis

Whose job is it to stop an asteroid from hitting the Earth?

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BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

What Exactly Is ‘Non-Lethal’ Aid?

Anything not designed to kill. But that doesn't mean it can't be used for bloody ends.

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David McNew/Getty Images

Atmosphere of Distortion

When is it OK to blame climate change for a heat wave?

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PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP/GettyImages
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KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages
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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Can Poor People Open a Swiss Bank Account?

Bad news: You need more than a passport, some pocket change, and a healthy disdain for the IRS.

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Ed Jones/AFP/GettyImages

Gimme Shelter

So, how do you take refuge in an embassy, anyway?

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Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty Images

How Do You Prove Someone’s a Witch in Saudi Arabia?

Call the religious police's Anti-Witchcraft Unit and get them to set up a sting operation.

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