Saudi King Unleashes a Torrent of Money as Bonuses Flow to the Masses

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/20/world/middleeast/saudi-king-unleashes-a-torrent-as-bonuses-flow-to-the-masses.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

No measure since King Salman ascended the throne has caused as much buzz as the post-coronation giveaway that will cost an estimated $32 billion.

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The Saturday Profile: A Russian TV Insider Describes a Modern Propaganda Machine

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/14/world/europe/russian-tv-insider-says-putin-is-running-the-show-in-ukraine.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Peter Pomerantsev believes he has seen many classic propaganda techniques at work in Moscow, and in Russia’s treatment of Ukraine.