Do Russian Oligarchs Have a Secret Weapon in London’s Libel Lawyers?

How a group of attorneys worked to keep negative stories about President Vladimir Putin’s allies out of the British media for decades.

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The Supreme Court Faces a Huge Test on Libel Law

Two of the justices want to revisit a landmark decision for free expression. They may soon get the chance.

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Times Critics’ Top Books of 2020

The Times’s staff critics give their choices of the best fiction and nonfiction works of the year.

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Book Review: ‘Putin’s People,’ by Catherine Belton

Catherine Belton’s new book argues that Vladimir Putin has presided over the country and its resources like a czar, bolstered by a cadre of friendly oligarchs and secret service agents.

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