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A Spy Story: Sergei Skripal Was a Little Fish. He Had a Big Enemy.

“He missed Russia,” said Ross Cassidy, a burly former submariner who became one of his closest friends. Lisa Carey, another neighbor, observed the Russian on his daily rounds, walking to the Bargain Stop in his tracksuit to buy scratch tickets. Read more…


Maureen Dowd, in Australia, Explains Trump’s ‘Ego Arithmetic’

“He’s thinking of this as a reality show and he will get those ratings,” Maureen said. “He’s an attention addict.” ‘We’re the Selfie Stick’ What about the role of the media covering President Trump? When asked about this last night, Read more…


Hungary’s Leader Was Shunned by Obama, but Has a Friend in Trump

BUDAPEST — Across rural Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orban dominates the media landscape. His allies control the major regional newspapers, which provide supportive coverage of Mr. Orban’s anti-immigrant agenda and his methodical erosion of the country’s democratic checks and balances. Read more…


Obama Warns of ‘Strongman Politics’ After Trump’s Meeting With Putin

Without mentioning President Trump by name, former President Barack Obama delivered a pointed rebuke of “strongman politics” on Tuesday, warning about growing nationalism, xenophobia and bigotry in the United States and around the world, while offering a full-throated defense of Read more…


NATO Survives Trump, but the Turmoil Is Leaving Scars

The discussion was a healthy one, the official said. It created more urgency and it also allowed the summit meeting to end with an agreed message on improving spending, far better than an outcome where Mr. Trump was vocally unhappy Read more…