Reading Time: 11 minutes Following a year of elections in the US and the EU that caused or threatened upheaval, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is cruising toward another term in office. Everything about Sunday’s election seems to be boring … and that’s a good thing.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The US government is keeping system security flaws hidden so it can build super viruses based on “zero days”—and in the process, it’s leaving state secrets unthinkably vulnerable and then spending billions trying to protect itself from the very threats it helped to create.
Reading Time: 5 minutes With both the US and Switzerland launching investigations of alleged corruption in the most powerful body in global sports, FIFA’s seemingly untouchable president may be toast. But both Russia and Qatar, sites of upcoming World Cups, are on the hot seat too.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Take a close look at the uprising in Syria, and what do you find? Another well-oiled puppet show.