Russia

Eoin Higgins, staff writer
Syrian Kurds gather around a US armoured vehicle during a demonstration against Turkish threats next to a U.S.-led international coalition base on the outskirts of Ras al-Ain town in Syria's Hasakeh province near the Turkish border on October 6, 2019.
"One way in which Trump is very consistent and stable when it comes to American presidential norms over the decades is betraying Kurds."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
thawing permafrost in Siberia
"Rivers are rising and running faster, and entire neighborhoods are falling...
Eoin Higgins, staff writer
A nuclear war would kill millions of people, a new report reminds the Pentagon.
"We urgently need sensible action to reduce and eliminate nuclear risk."

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Never mind the homophobic laws, rampant corruption, drone surveillance, reported killing of stray dogs and $51 billion pricetag. The word out of Sochi from newly arrived journalists is alternately grim and hilarious, with tales of so many small disasters - random hacking, unsafe courses, half-finished hotels, rooms with dogs, light bulbs bartered for doorknobs, water too dangerous to put on your face and no visitors in sight - it kinda makes you wonder, once more, about the questionable...