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The Austrian elections should terrify Europeans

6 days 12 hours ago
The commanding victory of populist parties in Austria's national election on Sunday is certain to reverberate beyond the borders of the nation of 8.5 million. Coming on the heels of record gains made by the far right in Germany last month, nationalist and anti-immigrant forces across the European Union are feeling emboldened by the vote, which could well bring Austria's Islamophobic Freedom Party to power in a coalition government in Vienna.

Kirkuk is a crisis waiting to happen

6 days 17 hours ago
Two armies funded and trained by the United States are now facing off in northern Iraq, a confrontation that could have lasting consequences for the future of the country and the broader Middle East.

China ambassador: How our 'opening up' is helping world economy

6 days 20 hours ago
This week, China will host the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, which will set our country's national direction for at least the next five years. This is a momentous time for China, not only because we expect that the party congress will illustrate that China's unrelenting effort in reform and opening up has added further momentum not only to its own development, but also to that of the world economy.

Russia Fast Facts

6 days 20 hours ago
See CNN's Russia Fast Facts for a look at the Russian Federation, which is the largest country in the world, covering more than 1/9 of the earth's land area.

Air pollution affects babies even in the womb

1 week ago
Pollution affects us even in the womb: Women who are exposed to air pollution during pregnancy have babies with shorter telomeres (a genetic biomarker), a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics found.

Trump, stir up Mexican populism at your own risk

1 week ago
Sometimes President Donald Trump seems hell-bent on turning our southern neighbor into an enemy and our nearly 2,000-mile border with Mexico into a security headache. In doing so, Trump is quickly becoming the principal campaign surrogate for Mexico's leftist nationalist leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
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