NATO chief: ‘We don’t want a new Cold War’ with Russia

NATO doesn’t want a “new Cold War” with Russia despite members’ concerns about the Russian military buildup close to NATO’s border, the alliance’s secretary general said Monday. Jens Stoltenberg was speaking at the end of a four-day NATO parliamentary assembly in the Romanian capital, Bucharest. “We are concerned by …. (Russia’s) lack of transparency when it comes to military exercises,” […]

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​Goodbye AOL Instant Messenger

Once upon a time, AOL was the entry ramp to the internet super-highway. Subsequently, its instant-messaging system, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), became the first popular instant messaging (IM) system. Now, Verizon, AOL’s owner, is closing AIM’s doors on December 15, 2017. Verizon claims AIM was “Where Instant Messaging began in 1997.” It’s not. But it introduced hundreds of millions of […]

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Amid cooperation, some Trump allies urge Russia probe fight

Even as President Donald Trump’s advisers encourage him to accept the realities of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, longtime friends and allies are pushing Trump to fight back, citing concerns that his lawyers are naive to the existential threat facing the president. Trump supporters and associates inside and outside the White House see the conciliatory path as risky to the […]

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Hundreds of thousands rally against Catalonia secession

Hundreds of thousands of people rallied Sunday in downtown Barcelona to protest against the plans of Catalonia’s regional government to secede from the rest of Spain. The march was the largest pro-union showing since the rise of separatist sentiment in the prosperous northeastern region that has pushed Spain to the brink of a national crisis. Barcelona police said 350,000 people […]

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The ‘Resistance,’ Raising Big Money, Upends Liberal Politics

It started as a scrappy grass-roots protest movement against President Trump, but now the so-called resistance is attracting six- and seven-figure checks from major liberal donors, posing an insurgent challenge to some of the left’s most venerable institutions — and the Democratic Party itself. The jockeying between groups, donors and operatives for cash and turf is occurring mostly behind the […]

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