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  • EX PRESIDENT’S CROCS TERRORIZE AFRICAN CAPITAL

    - Dec 3, 2019
    The first president of Ivory Coast, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, liked to build monuments to himself. After independence, he erected a new political capital on top of his remote home village of Yamoussoukro. No expense was spared. He...
  • THE DUTCH WANT STARRY NIGHTS BACK

    - Dec 3, 2019
    AMSTERDAM—As winter creeps across the Northern Hemisphere and daylight hours dwindle, it can be hard to appreciate the long, dark nights. But in the Netherlands, there’s a national campaign to embrace the darkness. Nacht van de...
  • NIGERIA, THE WORLD’S BEST SCRABBLE TEAM

    - Dec 3, 2019
    RASHEED SOBOWALE The Nigeria Scrabble national team has again won the World English Scrabble Players Association Championship (WESPAC) title having won the same trophy in 2015. In total, 30 countries were represented by 145 players. Team...
  • REPUBLICANS CHOOSE BS ARTIST AHEAD OF HONEST ABE

    - Dec 3, 2019
    A majority of Republicans say President Trump is a better leader than former President Lincoln, according to the Economist/YouGov weekly tracking poll. Fifty-three percent of Republicans said Trump – who has told 14,000 lies since he came into...
  • AT HOME WITH OLEG

    - Mar 16, 2019
    By Anton Troianovski KHUTOR SOKOLSKY, Russia —  The livestock stalls hold around 150 head of cattle. The reservoir contains at least 200 tons of fish. Two geese that managed to survive New Year’s Eve stand sentry over the...
  • DEAR TUCKER: IRAQIS INVENTED CIVILIZATION

    - Mar 16, 2019
    By Juan Cole Tucker Carlson has been playing David Duke with a northeast accent and bow tie for some years, but in radio interviews with Bubba the Love Sponge from a decade ago released by Media Matters, he...
  • GLENCORE’S SNEAKY PRO-COAL CAMPAIGN

    - Mar 16, 2019
    Glencore spent millions of dollars on a secret campaign to influence public opinion about the use of coal. The multinational mining giant Glencore spent millions bankrolling a secret, globally coordinated campaign to prop up coal demand by undermining...
  • FINDING LOVE IN THE MIGRANT CARAVAN

    - Mar 16, 2019
    By Wendy Fry Fleeing a gang, Pedro Cordova joined thousands traveling north last fall from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He endured tear gas and days without food, trekking thousands of miles to Tijuana, Mexico, in November. But it...
  • DEMS MOVE TO BLOCK TRUMP FROM LIFTING SANCTIONS ON DERIPASKA

    - Jan 8, 2019
    Congressional Democrats are gaming out strategies to try to reverse the Trump administration’s controversial decision last month to lift sanctions on businesses controlled by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Rep. Jim Himes, a Connecticut Democrat and member...
  • FBI INVESTIGATING PAPADOPOULOS OVER TRUMP/RUSSIA COORDINATION

    - Jan 8, 2019
    Federal authorities out of Washington DC, working in coordination with Robert Mueller’s team, have sought to arrange an interview with the author of a letter sent to Congress last month that claimed that ex-Trump adviser George...