WikiLeaks on Friday posted excerpts from closed-door speeches that Hillary Clinton gave to Wall Street executives two years ago. Source: Leaked excerpts posted on Clinton speeches to Wall Street – The Boston Globe
There are a number of theories—some more plausible than others—for the low number of American names in the leaked documents. Source: Panama Papers: Why Aren’t There More American Names? – The New Yorker
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
Researchers Detail a Spike in NATO-Russia Close Calls – NYTimes.com.
Russia Made Congress Care About Space Again | Motherboard.
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. “And with a record-braking warm spring in parts of Siberia, experts are warning that 2014 could be an epic year for forest fires.”
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 […]
Former NSA contractor named for ‘contributing to a more stable and peaceful world order’ Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize | Al Jazeera America