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Life After Love Locks: Art Comes Back to Paris' Pont des Arts Bridge

June 1, 2015 was the day the love died. That day an estimated one million padlocks, dubbed “ love locks,” were removed from Paris’ famed Pont des Arts bridge—connecting the Louvre and the Institut de France across the Seine. Ironically,...Show More Summary

Turkey Is Unlikely to Join the EU Any Time Soon

This piece originally appeared on the LSE Brexit vote Blog. Read the original article.  If one were to take Brexiteers’ arguments about future EU enlargements seriously, then champagne would surely be flowing in prodigious quantities in Podgorica, Belgrade, Tirana and Ankara. Show More Summary

More Than 1,000 Protest Against Donald Trump in San Diego

San Diego, Calif (Reuters) - Donald Trump brought his message of walls and deportations to the doorstep of America’s busiest border crossing on Friday as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee greeted supporters in San Diego,...Show More Summary

The Scandal Over Clinton’s Emails Still Isn’t a Scandal

I really don’t want to write this column. I know that just from reading the headline, a large number of people will immediately start wailing that I’m a Hillary Clinton partisan, and they won’t bother to read even this first paragraph. Show More Summary

Startups, Nonprofit App Rush to Become the Next Uber in Austin

For Christopher David, a 2,000-mile move from his hometown in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to Austin, Texas, this week was the opportunity of a lifetime. As the founder of Arcade City, a ride-sharing platform that connects drivers andShow More Summary

Rules of Acquisition: Will Studio-Sanctioned Guidelines Mark the End of Star Trek Fan Films, or a New Creative Era?

As the force behind the reboots of both the Star Wars and Star Trek franchises, J.J. Abrams is arguably the most powerful man in the Hollywood sci-fi community. In his world, an off-the-cuff comment can have the force of law. Last Friday,...Show More Summary

A Brief History of Donald Trump and Bill Clinton’s Friendship

Despite recent rhetoric regarding the former U.S. president, years before he secured the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election—a feat acknowledged Thursday—Donald Trump and Bill Clinton were longtime friends. But now...Show More Summary

Who Are the Niger Delta Avengers, Nigeria's New Oil Militants?

The Niger Delta is once again under siege. Seven years on from the end of a sustained period of militancy—which saw oil workers kidnapped and production cut to less than a third of maximum capacity—a recently formed group is leadingShow More Summary

Separatist Georgian Region to Vote on Joining Russia in 2017

The Kremlin-backed separatist region of Georgia called South Ossetia is set to vote on whether or not to join Russia next year, according to a statement by separatist officials. South Ossetia declared its independence in 1991, before the Georgian coastal region of Abkhazia did the same in 1992. Show More Summary

Striking New Snake Species Found in the Bahamas

Records of reptilian life in the Bahamas go back to the days of Christopher Columbus, who described the lizards and sea turtles of the region when he landed on several of these islands in 1492. He noted, for example, that rock iguanas were a favorite food of the native Lucayan people. And yet the islands still hold biological secrets. Show More Summary

Why Africa Can’t Afford to Give Up on Somalia’s Peacekeeping Force Yet

This article was originally published by the Council on Foreign Relations. Later in 2016, Somalia looks to continue its recent progress by holding a successful parliamentary election. The election provides an opportunity to improve governance...Show More Summary

Russia to Reinforce Military on Disputed Kuril Islands

Russia’s Ministry of Defense has announced it will upgrade its military presence around the region of the disputed Kuril Islands, which Japan claims as part of its territory. Japan’s rejection of Russian sovereignty over the islands is a major issue between the two nations. Show More Summary

Sanders Talks Debating Trump and Overtaking Clinton on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

On Wednesday night, Donald Trump agreed to debate Bernie Sanders prior to the California primary if enough money would be donated to charity. The story took off so much that the following morning, sources within Trump's campaign felt the need to tell CBS and Time that their candidate was merely joking and that such a debate would never take place. Show More Summary

No Justice for Eastern Ukraine's Victims of Torture

Anna Neistat is a senior director of research at Amnesty International. Alexandra showed me her fingernails and sighed in despair, “See, they don’t grow. I used to have long nails, but they broke them to the roots.” Her damaged fingers...Show More Summary

Air France Employees in Court as 'Shirt-Ripping' Trial Begins

Sixteen Air France employees were in court Friday on charges related to an October incident that saw the group’s human resources director’s shirt ripped from his back. Five of the employees are accused of “group violence” and the other...Show More Summary

Nadiya Savchenko Ready to Run for President of Ukraine

Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who was released by Russia earlier this week, has announced she is willing to run for president “if needed.” Savchenko spent nearly two years in Russian detention under allegations that she was complicit in the killing of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine in 2014. Show More Summary

London 2012 Olympics: 23 Competitors Fail Doping Tests

At least 23 competitors from the London 2012 Olympic Games have failed retrospective doping tests, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced. According to the BBC, the athletes range from five different sports and six different...Show More Summary

Manchester United: Would Zlatan Ibrahimovic Be a Risk For Jose Mourinho?

The grin splashed across Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s face when asked if he’d been approached by Manchester United said it all. “Let’s see what happens,” he said. A reunion with his former Inter Milan coach, Jose Mourinho, looks a likely possibility after the ex-Chelsea boss was installed as manager at Old Trafford on Friday. Show More Summary

Zimbabwe's Mugabe Frees 2,000 Prisoners to Reduce Overcrowding

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has freed 2,000 prisoners to make space in the Southern African country’s overcrowded jails. The presidential pardon, executed on May 23, means that all male prisoners under the age of 18 and all female...Show More Summary

Barack Obama Makes History With Visit to Hiroshima, Pays Tribute to Dead

President Barack Obama made history Friday as he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima since the world’s first atomic bomb attack on the city in 1945. Obama paid tribute to the 140,000 people who lost their lives because of the bombing and called for a nuclear-free world. Show More Summary

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