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When the war in Ukraine finally comes to an end, the besieged city of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine will go down as one of the most recognizable symbols of the conflict, writes Michael Bociurkiw.

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Paris residents voted in favor of banning electric scooters on Sunday. Jill Filipovic writes that many cities should do the same.

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One of the best-known quotations attributed to French philosopher Albert Camus is the assertion that "fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth," writes Jane Greenway Carr.

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On the 20th anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq, Peter Bergen reflects on whether -- knowing what we now know -- toppling Saddam Hussein was worth it. It's not so black and white, he says.

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Indeed, the agreement of long-time foes Saudi Arabia and Iran to bury the hatchet and re-establish diplomatic relations after years of confrontation and religious hostility, must inevitably take a back seat to the venue and the peacemaker who brokered this landmark...

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When images of Kim Jong Un and his daughter watching a military parade emerged last week, Rosemary Sullivan was reminded of another famous dictator's daughter -- Josef Stalin's Svetlana Alliluyeva.

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French President Emmanuel Macron plans to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64. He'll have a fight on his hands, coming up against a complicated pension system dating back centuries and powerful trade unions, writes David A. Andelman.

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US oil prices have fallen to their lowest level since December 2021 on fears that protests in China against Covid-19 lockdowns will dent demand.

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Nine months into war, Russian hopes of a swift vitory have well and truly been dashed. For Russian President Vladimir Putin, "a truce or negotiations may be the only path to victory possible at this moment," writes David A. Andelman.

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"While I fully agree that China's hard-line approach to Covid-19 containment has saved lives, the policy's impacts are beginning to seem worse than the disease," writes Matthew Bossons in Shanghai.

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On the 40th day after Mahsa's Amini death, protests grew even more widespread, more defiant, more determined. They also added to the moral imperative for the rest of the world to do more, writes Frida Ghitis.

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Rishi Sunak becoming the first British Asian Prime Minister tells "an important story of how Britain has changed over three generations," says Sunder Katwala, who shares how this is reflected in his own family.

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At the Communist Party congress starting on Sunday, Chinese President Xi Jinping is poised to take an unprecedented third term in office. "As Xi ages, his circle of friends and advisors will inevitably shrink, as will his ability to process new information and new...

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Giorgia Meloni, 45, who is the favorite to become Italy's youngest and first female prime minister in Sunday's election, does not fit into neat definitions. Her meteoric rise is perhaps best described as an audacious balancing exercise, writes Francesco Galietti.

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Hidden for decades, a mosaic that is a "key part of Rome's history" was located and returned to the Italian government, the Federal Bureau of Investigations said in a news release on Friday.

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Jill Dougherty, who covered Raisa Gorbacheva's funeral in 1999, writes how Raisa's marriage to husband Mikhail Gorbachev (which began in 1953, the same year Stalin died) was a transformative part of the reform.

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David A. Andelman writes that the growing tensions between the UK and France come at a particularly inauspicious moment. These two nations, key to the NATO alliance needed to combat Russian aggression, must find some way to get along -- at least with a veneer of...

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This month marks 75 years since the partition of India -- sending Muslims to the newly formed nation of Pakistan, and Hindus and Sikhs to newly independent India. Here, two people who were children at the time, recount a perilous journey across the border -- and...

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This year's sweltering temperatures have seen air conditioning purchases skyrocket across Europe. The catch is that air conditioning is an extremely energy-intensive means of cooling space. Could the answer lie in an AC unit that runs on renewable energy?

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Boris Johnson's resignation provides a glimmer of hope that those who have promoted, defended or quietly tolerated former President Donald Trump will one day decide they, too, have reached their limit, writes Frida Ghitis.

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President Joe Biden heads this week to the Saudi capital, where he will meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose kingdom he once called "a pariah." Biden's main goal will be to get the Saudis to bring down oil prices, says Peter Bergen.

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Hip-hop star Zeyar Thaw is one of two political activists on death row in Myanmar. Their crime? "They believe in freedom," writes Zin Mar Aung, Foreign Affairs Minister of the National Unity Government of Myanmar, on Russian support of the Southeast Asian country's...

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Following reports this week that China could keep its zero-Covid policy in place for the next five years, Yanzhong Huang writes that it is technically doable -- but would come at a price

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Carine and Anaïse Kanimba, the adopted daughters of former "Hotel Rwanda" manager Paul Rusesabagina who is now imprisoned in Rwanda, write that as representative heads of state descend on Rwanda for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on Monday, they must...

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The Marshall Plan reminds us that America's greatness is connected to our goodness, writes John Avlon. The best way to honor it is by recognizing that peace must be waged unceasingly.

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Without immediate help, North Korea's Covid-19 death toll could be unprecedented, warns Dr. Kee B. Park, who has worked alongside surgeons in Pyongyang and witnessed firsthand the resourcefulness of staff in stretched hospitals.

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Julian Zelizer writes that First Lady Jill Biden's trip to Eastern Europe over Mother's Day weekend is an opportunity to demonstrate America's ongoing commitment to Ukraine. But it also follows a tradition of first ladies playing an important role in shaping US...

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The favorite to become next Philippines president is Ferdinand Marco Jr. -- better known as "Bongbong" -- the only son of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos, the notorious dictators who looted the nation of billions of dollars, left a trail of torture and abuse of political...

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Aaron David Miller writes that President Joe Biden should be hesitant to buddy up to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. However, if the Saudis are serious about reconciliation, they should be willing to accommodate US concerns.

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CNN's National Security Analyst Peter Bergen turns to hostages advocate Diane Foley to discuss El Shafee Elsheikh's conviction on all counts related to kidnapping and death of four Americans following a trial in Alexandria, Virginia.

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