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Sergey Karaganov: The man behind Putin’s pugnacity

Prescient foreign-policy specialist fears the West and Kiev don’t realize the hell they are unleashing in the former Soviet empire

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Noah Succesfully Threads the Cultural Needle

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Midway through Noah, after most of humanity has been annihilated and the ark is floating lonely amidst the flood, the title character sits his children down and regales them with the story of Creation. With this flashback, writer-director Darren Aronofsky grasps the hand of science and forces it to shake … More »

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Noah Rises to Top of Weekend Box Office

This weekend’s big newcomer, Darren Aronofsky’s somewhat controversial bible adaptation, Noah, opened at number one at the box office with an estimated $45 million. Last week’s top film, Divergent, dropped to number two with only $26.5 million, putting its two-week total at $95.9 million. In third place, the family-friendly Muppets … More »

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Hamid Karzai’s tangled legacy: inept failure or anti-Taliban hero?

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A look at the extraordinary career of the Afghan president, the leader first hailed by the west who is now widely attacked for his perceived weaknesses, as he prepares to give up powerAmid the dust and traffic of today’s Kabul, three things remain almost as they were a decade or so ago. In winter, and when the wind clears the smog that is a side-effect of years of economic boom, the blue sky above the snowcapped peaks that ring the city is as impressive as ever. Then there is the Arg, the sprawling palace at the city’s centre and the apparently calm eye of a turbulent storm of a country. The complex is home to the third element that has remained constant since the end of the Taliban’s grim regime in 2001: Hamid Karzai, now in his 13th year of power.However, Karzai, 56, will soon be gone. He is constitutionally barred from contesting next weekend’s elections and soon this theatrical, mercurial, complex man will have to find a new occupation. Many, particularly in Washington, will be relieved.

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Hong Kong must stop looking the other way about gay rights

<!– google_ad_section_start –> What do singer Denise Ho Wan-sze, lawmaker Raymond Chan Chi-chuen and real-estate businesswoman Gigi Chao all have in common? They are all gay, and if they were teachers, they would not be allowed to work at International Christian School. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Egypt: History repeating itself?

What attracts Egyptians to military leaders – even at the expense of democratic freedoms?

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Gay couples celebrate first weddings

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The prime minister hails an “important moment” for the country as gay couples become the first to wed under a new law allowing same-sex marriages in England and Wales.

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At stroke of midnight, Britain holds its first same-sex weddings

Britain’s new marriage law came into effect Saturday

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Group honouring Canada&#039;s war vets now battling French extremists

Neo-Nazi has targeted head of an association that educates youths about Canadian military’s contribution to the Allied invasion

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Conservative Iraq refugee who painted patriotic art gunned down for looking Muslim

A Muslim man who was gunned down in the parking lot of a Home Depot store in Sacramento, California, was targeted because of his religion, according to authorities. Detectives have named Jeffrey Michael Caylor, 44, as the shooting suspect. Caylor is currently in custody on unrelated charges and…

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‘Noah’: A Global Warming Epic

Darren Aronofsky’s longtime DP, Oscar nominee Matthew Libatique—who also shot ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Iron Man 2’—says the Biblical epic offers a stern warning about climate change.

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Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif government holds its first talks with Taliban

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Peace talks held in ‘cordial atmosphere’, though many militant groups who carry out violence are not linked to Pakistani TalibanA Pakistani government team held direct talks with the Taliban after travelling on Wednesday to a secret location in the country’s northwest, part of a push by prime minister Nawaz Sharif to strike a peace deal to end an insurgency that has killed thousands of people in recent years.Although previous Pakistani governments have spoken directly with Taliban representatives, these are the first such negotiations since Sharif took office last June. Over the past month or so, intermediaries representing the two sides have met and laid the groundwork for the talks.

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