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Russian President Vladimir Putin visits a church outside Moscow on Sunday, a national day of mourning following the attack on the Crocus City Hall on Friday.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 26, 2024
Putin forgot Islamic State thinks he too is the West
The leader portrays Russia as a victim of Western imperialism, but the Islamic State terrorists who attacked Moscow on Friday reject this narrative.
A law enforcement officer patrols the scene of the gun attack at the Crocus City Hall in Krasnogorsk, outside Moscow, on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 26, 2024
Moscow shooting poses awkward questions for Russia's intelligence agencies
Western security analysts say agencies may have its hands full dealing with the war in Ukraine and political opposition.
A big selling point for Starlink is its ease of setting up and use.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 26, 2024
Elon Musk’s Starlink terminals are falling into the wrong hands
A thriving black market results in kits being smuggled into territories where the service has no agreement to operate and their use by repressive regimes.
People gather near lit candles outside the Crocus City Hall concert venue on Sunday, declared a day of mourning declared following a deadly shooting, in the Moscow Region, Russia.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 25, 2024
Concert hall attack revives terrorism fears for Russians in Moscow
A series of terror attacks that began in the late 1990s spread a climate of fear across the country as Putin was rising to power.
People lay flowers on Sunday at a memorial near the Crocus City Hall outside Moscow, where over 130 people were killed and more than 140 injured Friday night in an attack.
WORLD
Mar 25, 2024
In Russia, fingers point anywhere but at Islamic State group for concert hall attack
Despite hinting that Ukraine is responsible, Russia has not presented any evidence, and Ukrainian officials have dismissed the accusations.
People lay flowers at a makeshift memorial Saturday near the Crocus City Hall, a popular concert venue where more than 130 people were killed Friday night in an attack outside Moscow.
WORLD
Mar 24, 2024
Russia mourns victims of deadly concert hall attack as airstrikes rock Ukraine
A national day of mourning over the attack was declared as Russian forces unleashed a fresh large-scale missile barrage against Ukraine.
People lay flowers at a makeshift memorial near Crocus City Hall, a concert venue outside Moscow that was the site of a mass shooting on Friday night.
WORLD
Mar 24, 2024
Deadly Moscow attack shatters Putin’s security promise to Russians
The tragedy outside Moscow is a blow to a leader riding an aura of confidence only days after a stage-managed election victory.
A law enforcement officer patrols the scene of the deadly attack at the Crocus City Hall concert hall in Krasnogorsk, outside Moscow, on Saturday.
WORLD
Mar 24, 2024
Putin vows to punish those behind Russia concert massacre
Officials said 133 bodies had been recovered from the rubble in 24 hours, and doctors were "fighting for the lives of 107 people."
Ukrainian rescuers gather outside of a residential building after a missile attack in Kyiv on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 22, 2024
In Putin's growing shadow, EU faces lack of consensus on arming Ukraine
Over two years into Moscow's war against its neighbor, Kyiv's troops are struggling to hold ground as Western deliveries of ammunition have faltered.
European Council President Charles Michel during a news conference in Brussels on Feb. 1
WORLD / Politics
Mar 21, 2024
EU leaders to discuss using profits from Russian assets to arm Ukraine
EU leaders have voiced alarm about the state of the war in recent weeks, with ammunition-starved Ukrainian forces struggling to hold back Russian troops.
With Vladimir Putin's electoral triumph, Russia's democratic facade fades further.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 20, 2024
Putin's win isn't just a sham. It's a danger.
Vladimir Putin can now expect at least another six years in office that would make him Russia’s longest-serving leader since Catherine the Great.
Denys Kostev, a Ukrainian teen who lived in an orphanage in southern Ukraine and ended up in Russian-controlled territory following Moscow's full-scale invasion
WORLD / Politics
Mar 20, 2024
Poster child for Russia's removal of Ukraine orphans says he was coached, threatened
Kyiv says many Ukrainian orphans taken to Russian-controlled territory have been subjected to an orchestrated program to make them accept Kremlin ideology.
An illustration of the planned Paris Games opening ceremony on the River Seine
OLYMPICS
Mar 20, 2024
Russians and Belarusians will not take part in Paris Games opening parade
The athletes from the two countries will be competing as independents without their flags and anthems following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022.
People look at the screens showing views from polling stations across Russia, at the headquarters of Russia's Central Election Commission on the final day of the presidential election in Moscow on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 19, 2024
What Putin’s election win tells us about Russia today
Putin won 87.3%, or 76 million votes, by far the biggest landslide in post-Soviet Russian history.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in Moscow in February via video link.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 19, 2024
What are Putin's top challenges in new six-year term?
Putin won six more years in the Kremlin with a landslide victory in an election where he faced no serious competition. Now he faces important challenges.
A screen at the headquarters of the Central Election Commission in Moscow shows the preliminary results of Russia's presidential election on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 19, 2024
West decries Putin's reelection while China and India vow closer ties
The contrasting reactions underscore the geopolitical fault lines that have gaped wider since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine two years ago.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Tuesday will be leading the monthly meeting known as the Ukraine defense contact group (UDCG) of about 50 allies that have been militarily supporting Ukraine.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 19, 2024
Out of money, Pentagon chief looks to convince allies of commitment to Ukraine
Lack of funding is already having an impact on the ground in Ukraine and Ukrainian forces are having to manage scarce resources, officials say.
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with the media at his campaign headquarters in Moscow on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 18, 2024
Five takeaways from Putin’s orchestrated win in Russia
Putin always seeks to project an image of political stability and control, which the carefully choreographed presidential votes are designed to burnish.
Mourners at the grave of Alexei Navalny in Moscow on Sunday
WORLD / Politics
Mar 18, 2024
'Not alone': Navalny supporters find solace in election gatherings
The death of Putin's top critic, Alexei Navalny — which allies have blamed on the Kremlin — triggered outrage both abroad and at home.
An intercontinental ballistic nuclear missile is fired during a training exercise, in Northern Arkhangelsk region, Russia.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 18, 2024
Putin warns the West a Russia-NATO conflict is just one step from WWIII
Putin has often warned of the risks of nuclear war but says he has never felt the need to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan