A handful of economists helped to throw 100 million Russians into poverty overnight in the 1990s—privatizing, or, as some would say, piratizing, that nation's economy.
"Negotiations with the U.S. have de facto failed, because of course as Europeans we couldn't allow ourselves to submit to American demands."
National Security Agency documents referenced in the German magazine Der Spiegel on Sunday reveal a top-secret hacking unit that infiltrates computer systems and breaks into fortified data targets around the world.
The White House is under pressure to reveal how much President Obama knew about or even authorized U.S. spying on the leaders of allied countries after the disclosure that the NSA monitored the phone calls of at least 35 world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Last week, the Guardian essentially condemned itself for publishing WikiLeaks material. The incident prompted a closer examination of how WikiLeaks decides what to publish, and it turns out the organization is taking its cues from the five establishment news publications it has partnered with.
Remember how Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki endorsed Obama's plan for U.S. withdrawal from the country? And then remember how the endorsement suddenly became a question of "translation"? Well, it ends up that it wasn't a botched translation at all, and that Maliki's office personally reviewed the final interview before it was published.