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How a Trump adviser helped launch Cory Booker’s political career

Bill Stepien is now a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, as Cory Booker seeks his party’s nomination to challenge the president in 2020. | AP Photo 2020 Elections Those alliances helped him become a rising political star and [...]

WikiLeaks’ Assange arrested on U.S. charges he helped hack Pentagon computers

Julian Assange arrives at Westminster Magistrates court after London police arrested the WikiLeaks founder at the Ecuadorian embassy on Thursday. | Jack Taylor/Getty Images Legal British police took Assange into custody after Ecuador [...]

Activist Accused of Inciting Hatred Helped Kazakhs Flee China’s Camps

HONG KONG — For six days a week, every week, in a crowded office in Kazakhstan’s largest city, Serikzhan Bilash had been ringmaster of one of the most influential efforts detailing China’s internment of Muslim minorities. Clad [...]

The Saturday Profile: He Helped Indonesia Through a ‘Year of Disasters,’ While Facing His Own

JAKARTA, Indonesia — For Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, this has been the year of living with disaster, both national and personal. Mr. Sutopo, the spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster management agency, has become a household name as a source [...]

How McKinsey Has Helped Raise the Stature of Authoritarian Governments

There were also questions about Mr. Akhmetov, who had long been suspected of links to organized crime, which he denied. One diplomat called his Party of Regions a haven for “mobsters and oligarchs,” noting that it might be trying [...]

Israeli Software Helped Saudis Spy on Khashoggi, Lawsuit Says

LONDON — A Saudi dissident close to the murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi has filed a lawsuit charging that an Israeli software company helped the royal court take over his smartphone and spy on his communications with Mr. Khashoggi. The [...]

PR firm helped Whelan stoke half-baked Kavanaugh alibi

Conservative legal activist Ed Whelan’s tweets piqued the interest of Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee and inside the White House. | Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> It turns [...]

How a private meeting with Kennedy helped Trump get to ‘yes’ on Kavanaugh

After Justice Anthony Kennedy told President Donald Trump he would relinquish his seat on the Supreme Court, the president emerged from his private meeting with the retiring jurist focused on one candidate to name as his successor: [...]

Belgium Honors Congolese Leader It Helped Overthrow

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The renaming of a Brussels square after Patrice Lumumba, first prime minister of independent Congo, is a symbolic step in a sometimes tortured post-colonial history. Source: NYT > World
Meet America’s Syrian Allies Who Helped Defeat ISIS
Zinareen Anas, 36, Militia Commander Ms. Anas is the Euphrates Valley commander of the Women’s Protection Forces, a Kurdish militia that is part of the S.D.F. Like many of her fellow commanders, she has been wounded in battle, while [...]