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Russian Parliament Passes Law To Shut Down 'Undesirable' NGOs

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2015 | World

MOSCOW, May 19 (Reuters) - The Russian parliament's lower chamber adopted on Tuesday a law barring foreign and international non-governmental organiza...

In and Out of Africa

George Heymont | Posted 04.11.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Ironically, two films recently screened in San Francisco offer such radically different perspectives on Africa that their juxtaposition is worth noting. One was decidedly old school; the other a fascinating documentary about one of Africa's most controversial musicians.

Russian Bloggers Expose Corruption, One Top Official at a Time

Oleg Kozlovsky | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Oleg Kozlovsky

While the fact that many officials routinely violate laws and accumulate illegal wealth is common knowledge in Russia, it was only after the anti-Putin (and inherently anti-corruption) protests erupted in December 2011 that people started actually doing something about it.

PHOTOS: 12 Paintings of Women, 12 Studio Visits

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Each of this week's diverse paintings is accompanied by a studio photo: in some cases it is the artist's palette along with some technical information, and in some cases the artists have provided studio views.

Ten Congressional Commandments

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Members of Congress have abdicated to the president their constitutional responsibilities because of slavish devotion, staggering constitutional illiteracy, and a vassal-like conviction that the executive branch knows best.