Reading Time: 4 minutes Turkey’s authoritarian president has just suffered a major symbolic and financial blow in Istanbul’s mayoral election rerun. The outcome means that the future of NATO’s second-largest member is even more uncertain.
Reading Time: 6 minutes President Donald Trump has gone after Chinese electronics giant Huawei in recent months. But his attacks may have backfired: The company now has a heroic reputation back home and sales are soaring. At the same time, companies like Apple are suffering.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Russ Baker takes a tour through the KGB Museum of grotesque and quaint spy tools, located in the heart of New York City, of all places.
Reading Time: 27 minutes A great deal remains to be discovered about the disgraced lawyer’s Russia ties and the nature of his nearly two-decade dalliance with Trump. Will Congress ask?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Young Saudi men facing serious charges in the US manage to escape their day in court and receive a quick flight home. Such meddling in foreign justice is a curious development, considering the hostility the Kingdom shows toward outside influence on its own internal affairs.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The notorious Steele Dossier claimed Michael Cohen, Trump’s ex-personal lawyer and soon to be convict, was in Prague in summer 2016 meeting Russians — allegations he denies. But new reports concerning his cell phone geolocation metadata may substantiate the dossier.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Trump’s move to pull out of Syria has been called a surrender and a betrayal of allies. Yet it may increase American leverage in an extremely messy situation.
Reading Time: 26 minutes Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, has been sentenced to three years in prison. Here’s the backstory you need to know.
Reading Time: 26 minutes Michael Cohen has been in and out of the news, most lately pleading guilty to lying to Congress. Check out his mysterious backstory with the former USSR — which may explain why Trump originally hired him.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Italy’s ultra-right government hates Riace, a model town for migrants and asylum seekers. And the country’s strong-man interior minister is doing something about it.