Germany, Russia to discuss extradition of jailed German citizen

By STEVEN FERDINANDBERGGERThe Kremlin has been pushing for the release of a German citizen, a former senior member of the Kremlin’s elite spy agency, who was arrested in Moscow last year and faces up to six years in prison for his role in spying on political opponents.Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked German Chancellor Angela Merkel to grant the release […]

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What to know about the collapse of the Montgomery County government

Montgomery County, Maryland, is the latest to be forced to declare a state of emergency as the government collapsed.The emergency was imposed in mid-July, with the state of Maryland declaring it in the wake of an audit of government spending.The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors declared a state emergency, which also allows the county to suspend or cancel county-wide voting, […]

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How Cuba’s government is using the internet to censor its citizens

SAN FRANCISCO — The island nation of Cuba is a closed society.But the government’s crackdown on social media and the Internet has become increasingly sophisticated, and the results are a torrent of censors’ accounts.The government is also using Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and other social media to censor citizens and spread misinformation, according to people familiar with the situation.The crackdown, which […]

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