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President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping arrive at a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017.

Trump has ’emboldened’ and ‘enabled’ authoritarians like Putin as they seek to become presidents for life

"Asked to grade Trump on his support for democracy at home and around the world, I'd give him an F," one expert on authoritarianism told Insider.
Children admire a painting on a sunny beach day in Russia.

Vintage photos that show what life looked like behind the Iron Curtain

From hidden discotheques to winning soccer teams, these vintage photos show what life was like in the Soviet Union before the Berlin Wall fell.
Children admire a painting on a sunny beach day in Russia.

Vintage photos that show what life looked like behind the Iron Curtain

From hidden discotheques to winning soccer teams, these vintage photos show what life was like in the Soviet Union before the Berlin Wall fell.
Nice the cat and Surya the meerkat love to cuddle with each other.

A cat and meerkat are best friends, and it’s like something straight out of ‘The Lion King’

Surya and Nice don't let the fact they're different species get in the way of their friendship — and have become social media stars.
Mikhail Mishustin (left), and with Russian president Vladimir Putin (right).

Everything we know about Russia’s new PM Mikhail Mishustin, the hockey-playing former tax official who is a key part of Putin’s plan to ti...

53-year-old Mishustin has a reputation for being an efficient technocrat, but is not very well known among the public in Russia.
Putin's first taste of power: His first cabinet meeting as Russian Prime Minister in 1999.

Russia’s entire cabinet resigned en masse in a plan that would help Putin keep power indefinitely. Here’s everything we know.

The resignation came moments after President Vladimir Putin Putin suggested big constitutional changes.
Russian President Vladimir Putin

The Russian government is resigning as Putin proposes sweeping changes to the constitution that could extend his power after his presidency

Russia's government is resigning to give Putin room to reshuffle its leadership and weaken his successor through changes to the constitution.
Members of the 435th Contingency Response Squadron during a runway assessment trip at Jan Mayen Airfield, Norway, November 19, 2019.

The US Air Force is fixing up a remote base that could help keep an eye on Russia

Keeping track of Russian ships and subs is a big part of the US military's growing focus on the Arctic, and that's hard to do without the right bases.
Protesters chant during Arab Spring protests in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, in May 2011.

The last decade showed how social media could topple governments and make social change — and it’s only getting crazier from here

The Arab Spring kicked off a decade in which technology and social media would play a key role in boosting protests onto a global platform.
Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump

Explosive new report says Russia hacked the Ukrainian company Burisma — most likely to get dirt on the Bidens

President Donald Trump and his allies engaged in a months-long effort to force Ukraine to dig up or manufacture dirt on the Bidens over the company.