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Luke Vargas

Luke Vargas is the Talk Media News U.N. bureau chief where he reports on diplomacy, global elections and international development. Luke spearheaded international coverage from more than 30 countries, reporting from Zika labs in Brazil, refugee camps in the Jordanian desert, military strategy rooms in Vietnam and the front lines of the Ukrainian revolution. A student of Eastern European and Russian history, Luke has traveled extensively across the former Soviet Union and frequently reports on Russian politics. He was among the first reporters to identify the political importance of the Crimean Peninsula during the 2014 Euromaidan revolution in Ukraine, and he reported from the port city of Sevastopol weeks before it became the focus of global attention. His political photography has been published by The New Yorker, CNN, Al-Jazeera and the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Mr. Vargas is a frequent guest on the BBC, South African Broadcasting Company, CBS TV affiliates and radio stations around the world.

E.U. officials argue the continent's tax structure was 'not designed to cater for those companies that are global, virtual or have little or no physical presence.'

Venezuela's cryptocurrency experiment was already in trouble. Sanctioning the Petro, argues Geoff Ramsey, only fuels President Maduro's argument that the U.S. is out to get Venezuela.

Speaking to reporters after Sunday's victory, Putin didn't deny that he'd seek a further presidential term in 2024, even though doing so would require a constitutional rewrite.

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says Russia's involvement in a chemical nerve agent attack on British soil is a 'defining moment' for the U.N. Security Council, as one permanent member attacks another.

Prime Minister Theresa May announced Wednesday that Britain is expelling '23 Russian diplomats who have been identified as undeclared intelligence officers' in response to the attempted murder of Sergei Kripal using a chemical nerve agent.

Prime Minister Theresa May says British intelligence believes Russia was either behind the attack on Sergei Skripal or lost control of a 'potentially catastrophically damaging nerve agent.'

After changes passed by the National People's Congress on Sunday, President Xi Jinping will not longer be bound by China's previous limit of two five-year terms in office.

Researchers at MIT's Media Lab found fake news stories are '70% more likely to be retweeted than the truth,' and fixing the problem will take more than banning Twitter 'bots.'

According to South Korean envoys who recently met with the North Korean dictator, Kim is reportedly open to the U.S. and South Korea continuing joint military drills.

Eleven of America's former Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiating partners signed a landmark new deal without Washington on Thursday.