Russia’s own internet? Legislators plan to protect the country's web from foreign interference

Russian lawmakers have introduced legislation designed to reduce the country’s internet resources’ dependence on foreign infrastructure. The bill also envisions emergency measures in case the nation gets cut off the worldwide web. The legislation, submitted to the State Duma on Tuesday, has been drafted in the wake of the “aggressive nature of US cyber security […]

When a Country's Biggest City Lies Outside Its Borders

It was a relatively normal campaign stop for French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron: A crowd of 3,000 tricolor-waving supporters raucously welcomed his speech in the packed hall. Never mind that the event was in London. The British capital has in recent years become a compulsory campaign stop for French politicians, and for good reason: With […]

Greatness abounds as Canadians smash country's Paralympic medal record

The goal set out by the Canadian Paralympic Committee coming into Pyeongchang, South Korea, was capturing 16 medals based on their calculations of how athletes should perform. Their slogan coming into all of this was “Greatness is Rare”. For 10 days in South Korea, Canada’s 55 athletes, the largest winter delegation ever, proved greatness was abundant. […]

Can Morocco's New Prime Minister End the Country's Deadlock?

Ask Moroccans to describe their prime minister, and you’ll hear “calm,” “tolerant,” “a deep thinker.” Add to that “multifaceted” since Saadeddine El Othmani is also a licensed psychiatrist, an expert in Islamic jurisprudence and a published author. “Unorthodox” too, considering he is a devout Muslim who believes, in certain circumstances, that abortion should be allowed. […]

Indonesia: Discover the country's most fascinating wildlife at THESE national parks

While most of Indonesia’s visitors head for Bali, I was instead visiting two of its lesser-known areas – the national parks of Tanjung Puting and Komodo – and some of their famous wildlife. With a country made up of more than 17,000 islands spread over 5,000km, there’s no avoiding having to take internal flights to […]

Germany: A delightful tour of the country's romantic castles and pretty villages

GETTY Tourist attractions include Cologne Cathedral (left) and Oktoberfest (right) Having experienced the joys of Eurostar’s direct routes from London to France and Belgium, my husband Jonathan and I decided to venture further with a whistle-stop trip to some of Germany’s most beautiful cities. We even managed to cram in a day in Switzerland while […]

When a Country's Biggest City Lies Outside Its Borders

It was a relatively normal campaign stop for French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron: A crowd of 3,000 tricolor-waving supporters raucously welcomed his speech in the packed hall. Never mind that the event was in London. The British capital has in recent years become a compulsory campaign stop for French politicians, and for good reason: With […]

This Country's Rags-to-Riches Story Is Making It Africa's New BFF

Almost every story about China in Africa features a reporter strolling down a hilly road with a local kid trailing behind, shouting, “Ni hao! Ni hao!” True, this has happened to me, and the Chinese presence on the continent is striking. But today there’s another East Asian language cropping up — “Anyong haseyo!” the young […]

President Trump Defends 'Killer' Putin In Super Bowl Interview: 'Do You Think Our Country's So Innocent?'

Bill O’Reilly’s highly anticipated interview with President Donald Trump doesn’t air until Sunday’s Super Bowl pregame show, but the following soundbite should get everyone talking. VIDEOSSchwarzenegger Offers to Trade Jobs With Trump After POTUS (Again) Knocks Celebrity Apprentice Ratings In a preview of the sit-down released by Fox News, the O’Reilly Factor host asks Trump about Vladimir Putin, […]