Will Liu Xiaobo’s death end our China fantasy?

In December 2010, when Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in absentia, I was part of a team that organized a small protest in New York to condemn his imprisonment. The year before, the Chinese government had sentenced him to 11 years of …Liu Xiaobo’s death exposes Western kowtowing to Chinese authority Will Liu Xiaobo’s death end our China fantasy? – HuffPost

Trump lashes out at Russia probe; Pence hires a lawyer

A heightened sense of unease gripped the White House on Thursday, as President Trump lashed out at reports he’s under scrutiny for obstructing justice, aides repeatedly deflected questions about the probe and Vice President Pence acknowledged hiring a …What does Robert Mueller’s team tell us about the Russia investigation? Trump lashes out at Russia probe; Pence hires a lawyer – Washington Post

Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader in air strike

Russia’s Defence Ministry said Friday it was checking information that a Russian air strike near the Syrian city of Raqqa may have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in late May. The air strike was launched after the Russian forces in Russia ‘may have killed’ ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi after bombing terror group’s leadership meeting Russia says it may have killed ISIS leader in air strike – The Globe and Mail

ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi May Have Been Killed, Russia Says

NBCNews.comMOSCOW — Russia believes one of its airstrikes may have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, its defense ministry announced Friday. The militant commander’s death has been rumored many times before. The U.S.-led coalition battling ISIS said it was …Russian Military Says It Might Have Killed ISIS Leader ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi May Have Been Killed, Russia Says – NBCNews.com

Russia claims to have killed ISIS leader

The Russian military claims it has killed the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria group in an airstrike. The ministry said Friday that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders Russia ‘may have killed’ ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syrian air strike Russia claims to have killed ISIS leader – CBC.ca