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Mugabe’s New Best Friends in Brussels

Mugabe’s New Best Friends in Brussels

Why is Europe suddenly cozying up to Zimbabwe’s nonagenarian kleptocrat?

Russian Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead in Moscow

Russian Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead in Moscow

Nemtsov was an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Europe’s Bureaucrats Are the Ones in the Trenches Taking the Fight to Russia and Gazprom

Europe’s Bureaucrats Are the Ones in the Trenches Taking the Fight to Russia and Gazprom

In pushing back against Moscow’s use of the energy cudgel, Brussels has unleashed its secret weapon -- a blizzard of bureaucrats who lob directives rather than shells.

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Mugabe’s New Best Friends in Brussels

On February 21, Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe celebrated his 91st birthday followed by a lavish party with an exotic menu, reportedly including barbequed baby elephant. ...

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Russian Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead in Moscow

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, 55, a leading critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot dead in central Moscow early Saturday, according to Russian media ...

Euro Faces Continued Uncertainty
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The Euro Was a Bad Idea From the Start

After frantic eleventh-hour negotiations and continent-wide hand-wringing, eurozone authorities and Greece’s new left-wing government have reached a deal. If you’re surprised, you shouldn’t be. A ...

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Fed Chief Yellen: Weak Economies Abroad Threaten U.S. Recovery

The U.S. economy is steadily improving, but weak economies around the world are forcing the Federal Reserve to hold off on raising interest rates, Fed ...

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From the Welfare State to the Caliphate

GOTHENBURG, Sweden — When he was 3 years old, Ahmed arrived in southern Sweden from Iraq, together with his older brother and parents. The family ...

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It’s Time to Kick Germany Out of the Eurozone

Last year, Germany racked up a record trade surplus of 217 billion euros ($246 billion), second only to China in global export dominance. To some, ...

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Greece Should Not Give In to Germany’s Bullying

It’s not just a question of being morally in the right -- it’s sound economics. And Athens has a lot more leverage that anyone thinks.

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The United States Isn’t Immune to Grexit Fallout

Greece’s anti-austerity Syriza party and European leaders are scrambling to find a deal that would allow Athens to pays its bills; if they don’t, Greece ...

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Watch From Inside a Russian Bomber as Western Jets Intercept It

In recent months, Russian bomber and fighter jets have repeatedly tested the air defenses of their European neighbors. These encounters have occasionally been captured on ...

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U.S. Lawmakers: Too Soon to Tell if Copenhagen Attacks Tied to Radical Islam

The weekend's shootings that left two dead in Copenhagen may well be the latest case of radical Islam sowing fear in a violent march across ...

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Copenhagen Suffers Second Attack with Shooting Near a Synagogue

Hours after a terror attack at a free speech forum in Copenhagen three people were wounded in a shooting early Sunday morning near a synagogue ...

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Gunmen Attack Free Speech Seminar in Copenhagen

An event in Copenhagen Saturday was meant to celebrate free speech. It turned deadly when gunmen riddled a cafe with bullets, killing one. Swedish artist ...

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How the Cease-Fire With Russia Might Save Ukraine

The U.S.-endorsed cease-fire between Russia and Ukraine is widely viewed as a win for Russian President Vladimir Putin. But it might be exactly what Ukraine ...

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Smoking Putin Out of His Cave

To arm or not to arm, that is the question. With battles raging in eastern Ukraine, it should be abundantly clear that the Euro-Atlantic community ...

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Syriza Rolls the Dice

The coming out party for Greece’s new government didn’t go off as planned. Freshly appointed Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who was sworn in just two ...

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French Justice Minister Acknowledges Terrorism’s Power to Mobilize

In the Wake Of the "Charlie Hebdo" Attacks, France Has Seen an Uptick In Anti-Terror Investigations

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This Time It’s All Smiles as Pope Francis Accepts Boehner’s Invite

For the second time in a month, a key world leader has accepted an invitation by House Speaker John Boehner to speak to Congress. Unlike ...

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What Germany Owes Ukraine

In a state visit to Hungary on Tuesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated what has become her mantra ever since Russian tanks, men, and materiel ...

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U.S. Leans on Europe for Stronger Smackdown Against Russia

Biden Eyes New Push Against Russia to Counter Escalating Violence in Ukraine

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Obama’s Surveillance Reform Extends Unmatched Privacy to Foreigners

Though criticized by advocates for not going far enough, an Obama administration report Tuesday on steps to protect privacy and civil liberties has nevertheless achieved ...

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Welcome to the Backlash Era, Europe

“Yes We Can” may be a stale slogan in Obama’s America, but in crisis-hit Spain it is the rallying cry of a year-old radical-left party ...

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Is the new Greek government ready to cut a deal or will we see more market-rattling rhetoric?

Talk is not cheap for the new Greek government. But it’s unclear when new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will dispense with market-rattling rhetoric and get ...

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Congress Readies Push to Rein in the Nation’s Spooks

For more than a year, Congress has avoided resolving the searing debate over how government spooks can track down terrorists while still protecting Americans' privacy. ...

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Sisyphus Just Needs a Hand

Life in Europe these days often feels like a world in which boulders are slowly rolled up steep hills, only to come crashing back down ...

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These Are the Outlines of a Deal Between Greece’s Leftist Government and Its Creditors

Left-wing European politicians have in the last five years faced an uncomfortable question: Why, in the midst of an economic crisis that has seen the ...

Greece Prepares For This Weekend’s General Election
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Greece’s Hope and Change Moment

ATHENS — On a frigid Friday night in mid-January a swarm of journalists from Greek and international media waited outside a cultural center in central ...

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The ECB’s Q.E.D.

Will the European Central Bank’s 1.1 trillion euro quantitative easing prove enough to get the Eurozone economy back on track?

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The French Colonialist’s Comeuppance

By pushing its immigrants to the fringes of French society, the country cultivated a breeding ground for humiliation, exclusion, and retribution.

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Why Did the West March for Paris but Not for Kunming?

In the days since the attacks that killed 12 people at the Paris offices of the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Chinese netizens have watched the ...

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A Second Witness Emerges in the Case of the Stockholm Mystery Sub

Last week, we brought you the story of the retired Swedish naval officer who may have spotted a foreign submarine on the doorstep of his ...

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Meet the Man Behind 'Je Suis Charlie'

Joachim Roncin, the art director of the Paris magazine Stylist, was attending an editorial meeting at his office when two masked gunmen attacked the newsroom ...

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Lithuania to Citizens: In Case of Russian Invasion, ‘Do Your Job Worse Than Usual’

Amid intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and separatist rebels, the international airport in Donetsk has become a kind of post-apocalyptic microcosm of the shadow war ...

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Europe Cracks Down

Western countries are flexing counterterror muscles. But civil liberties, not would-be jihadis, will be the casualty.

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