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Open Source: Russia, Iran and Egypt Heckle U.S. About Tactics in Ferguson

published about 8 hours ago
Open Source: Russia, Iran and Egypt Heckle U.S. About Tactics in Ferguson
Strident criticism of the action taken by the police in Ferguson, Mo., has come from authoritarian nations where the police are often venerated and dissent is scarcely tolerated.

In Russia, Scenes From Ferguson Are Played as Nothing Shocking: It’s America

published about 8 hours ago
In Russia, Scenes From Ferguson Are Played as Nothing Shocking: It’s America
Events in Missouri are the latest opportunity for news media and the government to portray the United States as a hypocritical critic of speech restrictions.

German Leader Emerges as Key Figure in Ukraine Talks

published about 9 hours ago
German Leader Emerges as Key Figure in Ukraine Talks
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany is emerging more and more as a pivotal leader on the Ukraine conflict as she dances delicately between opposing forces.

Pieve Santo Stefano Journal: A Trove of Diaries Meant to Be Read by Others

published about 9 hours ago
Pieve Santo Stefano Journal: A Trove of Diaries Meant to Be Read by Others
Having collected more than 7,000 personal memoirs, Pieve Santo Stefano has become known as the City of Diaries.

Plenty of Room at the Top of Ukraine’s Fading Rebellion

published about 9 hours ago
Plenty of Room at the Top of Ukraine’s Fading Rebellion
In what separatist officials call the “Ukrainianization” of the leadership, almost all the original Russian leaders of the rebellion have resigned and gone home, replaced by Ukrainians of dubious qualifications.