Here’s Why You Should Give a Shit About the Panama Papers | VICE | United States

Soon after the story broke, people were already tweeting: “Oh shock, horror: rich, powerful person is corrupt—why should I care?” This is why you should care. Source: Here’s Why You Should Give a Shit About the Panama Papers | VICE | United States

Live Updates: Crisis in Eastern Ukraine

Live Updates: Crisis in Eastern Ukraine. I haven’t been following this situation closely, but At least five people are dead after Ukrainian troops moved into eastern Ukraine on Thursday in an effort to quell the recent pro-Russian uprisings that have turned violent. Russian President Vladimir Putin says Ukraine’s deployment of military forces is a crime […]

Siberia Is Already Experiencing Mid-Summer Temperatures And Major Wildfires | ThinkProgress

Siberia Is Already Experiencing Mid-Summer Temperatures And Major Wildfires | ThinkProgress. “And with a record-braking warm spring in parts of Siberia, experts are warning that 2014 could be an epic year for forest fires.”

BEFORE AND AFTER: Kiev’s Independence Square

Independence Square (aka Maidan) in central Kiev is the epicenter of an ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Protesters have been camped out since December, defending Maidan against Russian-backed riot police and security forces loyal to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. At least 26 people have died in the clashes over the past two days. Here’s what Independence Square looked like in September […]