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Is OPEC Over?

IS OPEC OVER?

After 60 years, the organization is struggling to weather the pandemic and peak oil-but there is a way forward.

Secret Flight Shows Netanyahu and Mohammed bin Salman Joining to Face Biden

SECRET FLIGHT SHOWS NETANYAHU AND MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN JOINING TO FACE BIDEN

One thing is clear: The two leaders are bracing for an ill wind emanating from the new White House.

 
 
 
U.K. Announces Biggest Defense Spending Increase Since the Cold War

U.K. ANNOUNCES BIGGEST DEFENSE SPENDING INCREASE SINCE THE COLD WAR

The funds will establish an artificial intelligence center and a space force, but it could come at the expense of foreign aid.

How One Social Media App Is Beating Disinformation

HOW ONE SOCIAL MEDIA APP IS BEATING DISINFORMATION

Line and the Taiwanese government are working together to check facts.

 
 
 
National Business Corps to the Rescue

NATIONAL BUSINESS CORPS TO THE RESCUE

In the United Kingdom, an obscure partnership between business leaders and the military pulled the country back from the brink. The...

Biden Could Help Heal Europe's Brexit Wounds

BIDEN COULD HELP HEAL EUROPE'S BREXIT WOUNDS

The special relationship may survive, but the focus will be very different.

 
 
 
Biden's Secretary of State Pick Bodes Return to Normalcy for Weary Diplomats

BIDEN'S SECRETARY OF STATE PICK BODES RETURN TO NORMALCY FOR WEARY DIPLOMATS

Diplomats express relief over Blinken's expected nomination after four years of bruising political battles and mismanagement under...

Biden to Nominate Blinken as Secretary of State

BIDEN TO NOMINATE BLINKEN AS SECRETARY OF STATE

Biden's picks for United Nations ambassador and national security adviser are also all-but-confirmed.

 
 
 
Our Top Weekend Reads

OUR TOP WEEKEND READS

The real grievances behind the Ethiopian conflict, Pompeo acknowledges that the two-state solution is dead, and a look at a possible...

Constitutional Crisis Is Coming for Big Finance, Too

CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS IS COMING FOR BIG FINANCE, TOO

The West's central banks have kept their economies afloat this year-but political dysfunction is pushing them past the breaking point.

 
 
 
Will Trump Try to Bomb Iran Before He Leaves the White House?

WILL TRUMP TRY TO BOMB IRAN BEFORE HE LEAVES THE WHITE HOUSE?

This is a lame-duck presidency unlike any other and the potential for surprises-and conflict-are high.

Egypt's Sisi Intensifies Crackdown on Rights Advocates in Waning Days of Trump Administration

EGYPT'S SISI INTENSIFIES CRACKDOWN ON RIGHTS ADVOCATES IN WANING DAYS OF TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

Trump's “favorite dictator” is racing the clock to jail more political opponents. Will things be different under Biden?

 
 
 
Trump's Scorched Earth Farewell

TRUMP'S SCORCHED EARTH FAREWELL

Not only is Trump attempting a coup, he's trying to leave everything in flames for the Biden administration.

For Ghana's Democracy to Thrive, Citizens Need to Engage

FOR GHANA'S DEMOCRACY TO THRIVE, CITIZENS NEED TO ENGAGE

Surveys show Ghanaians have an opportunity to place much more pressure on their representatives than they currently do.

 
 
 
By Ignoring African Leaders, the West Paved the Way for Chaos in Libya

BY IGNORING AFRICAN LEADERS, THE WEST PAVED THE WAY FOR CHAOS IN LIBYA

A race-based colonial mindset that views the continent as Europe's playground and dismisses the concerns of Africans continues to fuel...

In Afghanistan, Bringing New Life Into the World Is Deadly

IN AFGHANISTAN, BRINGING NEW LIFE INTO THE WORLD IS DEADLY

Terrorist violence and COVID-19 have set maternal health back decades.

 
 
 
Biden and Flournoy Have Clashed over Policy in Past

BIDEN AND FLOURNOY HAVE CLASHED OVER POLICY IN PAST

The putative front-runner to be Defense secretary hasn't always agreed with her future boss.

Top Pentagon Policy Official Tests Positive for Coronavirus

TOP PENTAGON POLICY OFFICIAL TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

Trump loyalist Anthony Tata's positive diagnosis came as officials have noted a relaxation of mask wearing inside the Pentagon.

 
 
 
Yes, Islam Is Facing a Crisis. No, France Isn't Helping Solve It

YES, ISLAM IS FACING A CRISIS. NO, FRANCE ISN'T HELPING SOLVE IT

By championing freedom from religion while trampling freedom of religion, Macron is discrediting the Enlightenment in the eyes of Muslims-and...

As Ethiopian War Drags On, WHO Chief Gets Pulled In

AS ETHIOPIAN WAR DRAGS ON, WHO CHIEF GETS PULLED IN

U.S. attempts at mediation have so far been rebuffed by both sides.

 
 
 



'Jeopardy!' announces it will resume production Nov. 30 with a familiar...

'Jeopardy!' announces it will resume production Nov. 30 with a familiar interim host

Longtime host Alex Trebek died earlier this month after battling pancreatic cancer for over a year. Read more ...

Biden taps ex-Fed chair Yellen to lead treasury, reports say

Biden taps ex-Fed chair Yellen to lead treasury, reports say

She would be the first woman to lead the Treasury Department in a line stretching back to Alexander Hamilton in 1789. Read more ...

Michigan certifies win for Biden despite President Trump's attempts to delay

Michigan certifies win for Biden despite President Trump's attempts to delay

Michigan election officials on Monday certified Democrat Joe Biden's 154,000-vote victory in the state amid President Donald Trump's attempts to subvert the results of the... Read more ...

Pope Francis backs George Floyd protests, blasts virus skeptics in new book

Pope Francis backs George Floyd protests, blasts virus skeptics in new book

“Let Us Dream” aims to outline Francis' vision of a more economically and environmentally just post-coronavirus world. But it also offers new personal insights into the pope... Read more ...

Biden appoints former Fed chief and Clinton advisor Janet Yellen for head of...

Biden appoints former Fed chief and Clinton advisor Janet Yellen for head of US Treasury - report

Democrat US president-elect Joe Biden has reportedly named former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury, continuing a near-perfect record of... Read more ...

The National Zoo's baby panda has a name, and it means 'little miracle'

The National Zoo's baby panda has a name, and it means 'little miracle'

The Smithsonian National Zoo's newest little miracle finally has a name, and it's as sweet as he is. Read more ...

Biden Pick's Unusual Hobby: 'He's a Rocker'

Biden Pick's Unusual Hobby: 'He's a Rocker'

Joe Biden is fleshing out his White House. Word leaked Sunday night that he plans to nominate Antony Blinken as his secretary of state, while other big picks were unveiled on... Read more ...

Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as Ohio restaurant closes for virus

Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as Ohio restaurant closes for virus

A customer left a $3,000 tip for a single beer as a restaurant voluntarily closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more ...

US tells GM to recall and repair up to 6 million trucks with Takata inflators

US tells GM to recall and repair up to 6 million trucks with Takata inflators

Twenty-seven people have been killed worldwide by the exploding inflators including 18 in the U.S. Read more ...

Trump lets administration begin Biden transition

Trump lets administration begin Biden transition

More than two weeks after clinching electoral victory, President-elect Joe Biden can finally start his formal transition to the White House. The General Services Administration... Read more ...