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Dead Cleric Walking
Saudi Arabia has sentenced a Shiite Muslim cleric dissident to death
Tiny Baltic States Prepare to Hit Back at Mighty Russia
Putin’s air force and navy have repeatedly intimidated its neighbours, who are mounting an armed response
A Different Kind of Oil Crisis
Gas prices are plunging. That hurts Putin and helps consumers, but producers around the world are about to get rocked.
Opinion: The Great Dictator Debate
President after president has read the grant of executive power in Article II as providing the authority for them, and the judicial branch has repeatedly found this to be constitutional.
Northern Ireland's Financial Crisis Sparks Fears of Violence
Huge cuts to welfare widen the gap between the Haves and Have Nots amid predictions of a return to the bad old days in Ulster
Inside the Mind of a British Suicide Bomber
Before his presumed death in Iraq last week, Kabir Ahmed, a father of three from Derby who joined ISIS, talked to Newsweek
Civilian Flights at Risk From Putin's 'Invisible' Fighters
NATO says airspace incursions are up 300% this year in dangerous return to Cold War tactics that could risk MH17-style disaster
This Land Is Their Land
Sales of U.S. homes to foreigners hit $92.2 billion in 2014, up from $68.2 billion in 2013.
Russia Worries About Actual New Star Wars
The Russians are anxious the U.S. is going to wage war in space.
Inside the CIA's Syrian Rebels Vetting Machine
The CIA is discovering that its vetting machinery in Syria may not be up to the task.
On Immigration, Nobody Is Winning
President Obama is under pressure to take strong action, but Republicans also need to address their Hispanic problem.
Amazing Photo Shows the Moment the Guns Fell Silent on Armistice Day
‘O Jesus make it stop!’ wrote Siegfried Sassoon. On November 11th 1918, at 11am, it did – and Europe’s 20-year peace began
'The Wall Coming Down on the 9th: That Was Not Supposed to Happen'
Hans Modrow, East Germany’s last communist leader, is still angry 25 years on as he recounts the chaos of his country’s collapse
How John McCain Will Rattle Defense and Foreign Policy Worlds
With John McCain set to take over Senate Armed Services Committee, the Hill is going to need a lot more flak jackets.
'It Was Never My Intention to Join ISIS': Interview With a Former Member of Islamic State
Sherko Omer left his native Iraq hoping to join the fight against Assad in Syria, but soon found himself caught up in a horrifying sectarian war, unable to escape
At a time when album sales are falling, the growth of vinyl is a bright spot in the music industry.
Opinion: Partisan Blockage
Almost as many presidential nominees were stalled by the Senate during the past five years as from 1789 to 2008.
Ebola Panic Looks Familiar to AIDS Activists
Worry is growing that politicians are pushing bad science in the name of calming hysteria.
Plans to Rebuild Gaza Keep Getting Undermined
Everyone wants Gaza to be rebuilt before winter sets in. But bombings and bickering keep getting in the way.
Many Top Israelis Agree That Netanyahu’s ‘Gutless’
A half-dozen variations of “no guts” were used by top former and current military officials to describe Bibi last winter.
France Is Slowly Reclaiming Its Old African Empire
The French are back in Africa—and it’s not just to keep Islamists at bay.
Calls to Ban Toxic Chemicals Fall on Deaf Ears Around the World
Cases of Parkinson's, hormonal development disorders and learning difficulties are rife in areas where they are used, but policy is often highjacked by industry in the fight to ban dangerous chemicals
'E-stonia' Attempts to Become the Uber of Economies by Introducing Virtual Residency
The tiny nation with a 'government start-up' mentality will be the first to offer e-residency in a bid to raise its profile and attract foreign investment
Opinion: The Truly Ridiculous Reason the U.S. Has No Surgeon General
Doctors who say guns are a health care issue are simply being doctors. Let them do their jobs.
A Bloody Conundrum Beckons As Yemen Slides Into Civil War
The US is fighting al-Qaida but so too are the Iranian-backed Houthis who have seized the balance of power
Two Numbers: Did Stocks Just Stumble or Start to Crash?
The current bull market still has a long way to go before it approaches the longest bull market in U.S. history, both in terms of duration and magnitude
Midterms: Trouble in Conservative Paradise
North Carolina and Kansas are laboratories for GOP ideas. So why are its Republican champions struggling?
Too Big to Tax: Settlements Are Tax Write-Offs for Banks
Turns out those multibillion-dollar settlements imposed on banks are deductible
Over Half of Europe's Bankers Bypass the EU Bonus Cap
Newsweek reveals that more than half of Europe's banks are planning to bypass new laws restricting bumper bonuses
The Cost of Getting Stuck in Traffic
Gridlock isn’t just frustrating, it’s expensive too.