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Michael Dukakis advises new Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey

Michael Dukakis advises new Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey

The thunderous applause broke out as soon as Governor Maura Healey officially took up the title. Her number two, Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll, took the oath next. Their speeches hit on climate change, transportation and housing. “Let’s chart our path forward, walk...

Lucian Kim: The endless lies of Putin’s Russia

  Lucian Kim writes in a Reuters opinion piece that the Russian athletes'  "doping scandal is a symptom of a much larger problem: the casual disregard for the truth that has become a hallmark of {Russian President Vladimir} Putin’s rule. In a country where...

Russia pushes to get more citizens to move to its Far East

The Russian Far East is in red. Many Russians fear that their nation's Far East could end up being absorbed by China, with its 1.4 billion people and huge economy. So the Russian government, following the directive of  strongman President Vladimir Putin, is offering...

Chinese hacker/spy sentenced to U.S. prison

  Su Bin, a Chinese businessman who admitted being part of a group hacking  U.S. defense secrets, has been given nearly four years’ jail. He had been extradited from Canada. Su Bin was convicted of taking part in a multi-year plot  by Chinese military officers to...

Google tells patrons of 4,000 state-sponsored cyberattacks a month

Google senior vice president Diane Greene said on July 11 that the company was notifying customers of about 4,000 state-sponsored cyberattacks per month. The Internet search leader has led the sector in notifying users of government spying. Others, including Microsoft...

Abe pushes to end price deflation, boost economic growth

  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered Economic Revitalization Minister Nobuteru Ishihara  to draft a range of economic measures to end deflation and raise Japan’s growth potential. The program will include  a supplementary  fiscal 2016 budget. The...