How the Sandinistas Shaped Bill de Blasio

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, representative-elect for New York’s 14th congressional district, is widely known as the nation’s cheerleader-in-chief for socialism. But even she might have a tough time getting to the left of another Empire State politician: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Many liberals soft-pedal their love of big government. They avoid using the s-word, of course, but they go […]

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Vladimir Putin’s East Germany Stasi secret police ID card uncovered in archives

Vladimir Putin’s Stasi ID card has been found in Dresden. (STASI-UNTERLAGEN-ARCHIV DRESDEN) An East Germany Stasi secret police identification card belonging to a young Vladimir Putin has been found tucked away in a drawer in Dresden. The document, issued in the mid-1980s, contains a picture of the now-Russian president with his typical stone-faced expression – but […]

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China’s Tencent Music raises nearly $1.1 billion in U.S. IPO

NEW YORK/HONG KONG (Reuters) – China-based music streaming company Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TME.N) said it raised close to $1.1 billion in its U.S. initial public offering (IPO) after pricing its shares at the bottom of its targeted range. The music arm of gaming and social network giant Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) priced its American […]

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