BBC correspondent kidnapped by the Taliban

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BBC correspondent kidnapped by the Taliban

Since she was a young woman in Afghanistan, Khalida Popal has been an outspoken critic of the country’s conservative society and the Taliban, and now a commander in the insurgent group. After Popal was…

Vermont: Senator Patrick Leahy bows out after 20 years

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Vermont: Senator Patrick Leahy bows out after 20 years

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vermont senator Patrick Leahy announced he would not seek re-election Democratic Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy is retiring at the end of his term and a Democrat-backed candidate has…

A piece of art deeply inspired by politics

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A piece of art deeply inspired by politics

As with Ukraine’s brutal 2014 crackdown, when Russian annexing of Crimea caused global outrage, that burn of outrage has been ignited in Hungary. Mr. Orbán isn’t a Russian agent, and he isn’t the instigator…