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"Extradition of Organized Crime Leader Charged with a Murder Plot Directed from Iran Targeting a Journalist"

reason.com From a Justice Department press release on Wednesday (and see the indictment): POLAD OMAROV, a/k/a "Araz Aliyev," a/k/a "Polad Qaqa," a/k/a "Haci Qaqa," [has been…

Michael Lockshin, Director of Anti-Censorship Russian Film ‘Master and Margarita,’ Talks Unlikely Success and Navalny’s Death

thewrap.com Director Michael Lockshin has heard many different things from Russian citizens who have seen his latest film, “The Master and Margarita.” But the one that stands out for…

When Did Hunter Biden Smear Campaign Start? Back In 2019 By Ex-KGB Agent, New Report Claims

benzinga.com The disinformation campaign against Hunter Biden might have started earlier than previously known. A former KGB agent, named “Rollie,” reportedly handed a thumb drive…

Russia-linked smear campaign against Hunter Biden began earlier than previously thought

businessinsider.com WASHINGTON, DC April 18, 2022: Hunter Biden during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn on April 18, 2022.. Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty…

NATO twist: Romania president seeks to challenge Rutte for top job

politico.eu Klaus Iohannis wants to lead NATO, Romanian diplomats told counterparts in the defense alliance. Two NATO diplomats with knowledge of the development confirmed the Romanian…

The Dutch prime minister could be NATO’s new leader

semafor.com Semafor Signals Supported by Insights from The Washington Post, Bloomberg, and International Affairs The News More than two-thirds of NATO members, including key states such…

‘Spaceman’ Review: Adam Sandler’s Sci-Fi Drama Delivers a Destination Worth the Journey

thewrap.com Based on the 2017 novel “Spaceman of Bohemia,” director Johan Renck’s “Spaceman” is as much of an oddity as it is an odyssey. Much like any mission, there are moments where…

‘Spaceman’ Review: Adam Sandler Fails To Style Out This Dour Sci-Fi

deadline.com For a time, it seemed like an auteur war was about to break out over Adam Sandler, with some of America’s most revered directors vying to find the right role for the…

‘Spaceman’ Review: As a Czech Astronaut Suffocating from Loneliness, Adam Sandler Gets Lost in Space

variety.com Adam Sandler, we can all agree, is a serious actor — at times a great one. His comic DNA will often thread its way through his performances, but not always. In “Uncut Gems,”…

Why the fashion industry’s commitment to diversity feels like a fad

marketplace.org In February, “Econ Extra Credit” is watching “Invisible Beauty,” a documentary portrait of activist Bethann Hardison, focused on her fight to improve working conditions for…

Anti-Ukraine rhetoric has saturated right-wing media. Now it is helping to deliver actual war victories to Putin

aol.com Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. Sign up for the daily digest chronicling the evolving media landscape here.…

NATO must "wake up" to Putin's trap, Russia's neighbor warns

newsweek.com Ukraine and its Western partners have had a difficult winter. Russian troops are on the advance, Ukrainian arsenals are fast emptying, and Russian President Vladimir Putin…

US increasingly worried about Kremlin’s disinfo operations in Africa

politico.com America’s top disinformation diplomat says he’s particularly focused on — and concerned about — how Moscow’s global web of propaganda is enveloping Africa. “We're in a phase…

Palme d’Or Winner Cristian Mungiu Allies with Poland’s Kijora Films on ‘Tales of the Golden Age

variety.com Palme d’Or winner Cristian Mungiu and his Bucharest-based company Mobra Films will join forces with Poland’s Kijora Films on “Tales of the Golden Age – The Warsaw Pact,” a…

‘Crossing’ Producing Duo Set Next Project, Launch London Arm of Georgian-Based Company 1991 Prods. (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com Georgian producing duo Nino Chichua and Anna Khazaradze, whose 1991 Prods. is among the co-producers of Levan Akin’s Berlinale Panorama opener “Crossing,” have set their…

Apple Cider Vinegar Market Size is Projected to Reach USD 1.6 billion, Rising at a CAGR of 5.7% by 2031: Transparency Market Research, Inc

benzinga.com Wilmington, Delaware, United States, Feb. 16, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Transparency Market Research Inc. - The global apple cider vinegar market is estimated to flourish at…

EU Demands Hungary, Poland, & Slovakia Open Their Borders To Cheap, Poor-Quality Ukrainian Grain

zerohedge.com EU Demands Hungary, Poland, & Slovakia Open Their Borders To Cheap, Poor-Quality Ukrainian Grain Authored by Denes Albert via ReMix News, The European Commission insists on…

K5 Intl. Takes International Sales Rights to Ukraine War Drama ‘Stay Online’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com K5 Intl., the international sales arm of K5 Media Group, has acquired world sales rights excluding North America to “Stay Online,” a tense Ukraine war drama that was…

War, money, politics: Discord among wealthy countries hampers landmark climate fund

politico.com The upshot: The world’s governments have little to show so far for the historic deal they reached in November, which set the outlines of a fund that is supposed to aid…

NATO defense chiefs talk Ukraine aid as Trump remarks loom large

semafor.com Semafor Signals Supported by Insights from Le Monde, International Affairs, and the Financial Times The News As NATO defense ministers meet in Brussels to discuss further…

GOP Candidate Promotes Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theory That Shadowy Cabal Killed Kennedy and Lincoln As Part of ‘Evil’ 1,000 Year-Old Plot

mediaite.com (AP Photo/John Locher) Jim Marchant, a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2024 U.S. Senate race in Nevada, has repeatedly promoted an anti-Semitic conspiracy…

Automotive Air Filter Market is Expected to Attain USD 6 billion by 2031, with a 2.3% CAGR: Transparency Market Research, Inc

benzinga.com Wilmington, Delaware, United States, Feb. 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Transparency Market Research Inc. - The was valued at US$ 4.9 billion in 2022. A CAGR of 2.3% is…

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