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Greece’s Hope and Change Moment

Greece’s Hope and Change Moment

The charismatic, far-left Alexis Tsipras is poised to take back parliament and stick it to the Germans. And Greeks are loving it.

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The best stories from around the world.

The ECB’s Q.E.D.

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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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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Can the European Central Bank Do Enough to Keep Key Players in the Eurozone Happy?

In the spring of 2012, the mere prospect that the far-left coalition, Syriza, could win Greece’s parliamentary election sent financial markets into a tailspin. Not only ...

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German Right-Wing Leader Steps Down After Photos Emerge of Him Posing as Hitler

In the last few months, an ugly kind of right-wing politics has returned to Germany. A movement known as Pegida, or Patriotic Europeans Against the ...

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The ECB’s Damned-If-You-Do QE Moment

The eurozone is in a dreadful mess. The currency area’s economy is stagnating: It grew by only 0.8 percent in the year to the third ...

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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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Mayor of Paris to Sue Fox News for Charlie Hebdo Coverage

This story has been updated. Fox News has spent years ridiculing France for sins real and imagined. Now the mayor of Paris is punching back ...

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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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What the Wild Swiss Franc Appreciation Really Means

On January 15, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) abruptly decided to end its policy of intervening in the foreign exchange market to hold the euro ...

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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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Obama Slaps Europe for Failing to Integrate Muslims

President Barack Obama irked European leaders by failing to send a senior official to a unity march in Paris after last week’s terror attacks. They're ...

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Why Mass Rallies and Photo Ops Are the Wrong Response to 'Charlie Hebdo'

How should one respond to the recent attacks in Paris? Whether you are a political leader, a prominent pundit, or just an ordinary citizen, what ...

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Awkward: John Kerry Brings James Taylor to Paris, Sings ‘You’ve Got a Friend’

In the days following the attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery store, the White House has come under intense criticism ...

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Spare a Thought for Those Who Are Not Charlie

Je ne suis pas Charlie. Maybe I’m just having a post-holiday Grinch moment, but I can’t quite get into the self-righteous spirit of the 3 ...

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The Curious Case of the Second Submarine Spotted in Stockholm’s Archipelago

At 3:30 in the afternoon on Oct. 31, Sven-Olof Kviman, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Swedish Navy, was sitting at his table in his ...

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Turkey and the West Part Ways on ‘Charlie Hebdo’

Turkish reactions to the massacre in Paris once again reveal a growing gap with the West. While leaders and commentators in western countries immediately condemned ...

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Want to Read the New Issue of ‘Charlie Hebdo’? There’s an App for That.

The digital edition will come as a single three-euro download with optional pop-up captions in English, Spanish, and Arabic.

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Has Matteo Renzi Lost His Mojo?

ROME — Last September, five months after he became prime minister, Matteo Renzi, with great fanfare, launched a website called Passo Dopo Passo (“Step by ...

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Bibi's France Trip Wasn't a PR Gaffe -- it Was Political Genius

In the lead-up to Israeli elections, the prime minister’s trip to France wasn’t a public relations gaffe -- it was political genius.

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France Is an Unequal Opportunity Offender

For all the talk of defending the right to blaspheme Mohammed, French media can get extremely hypocritical when it comes to making fun of others.

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Al Qaeda: Zawahiri Ordered ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Attack

This story has been updated. Al Qaeda's Yemeni affiliate claimed responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo massacre and claimed that the attack was ordered by the terrorist ...

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10 Lessons to Remember After a Terrorist Attack

The Paris attacks and the global response they have elicited evoke the days after the 9/11 attacks. I realize that the analogy to the July ...

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Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 13, 2015

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Berivan Orucoglu laments the politically motivated suppression of a major ...

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The Blasphemy Brigade

On Sunday, as millions marched in France to honor those killed following last week’s terrorist atrocity on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the Saudi state ...

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The ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Investigation Takes a Turn

As a manhunt continues in France, intelligence agencies are looking for links to al Qaeda and Syrian jihadis.

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White House Goes Into Damage Control Mode After Skipping Paris March

Barack Obama's administration has come under withering criticism for failing to send a top U.S. official to Paris for a high-profile solidarity rally held after ...

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‘Where’s Our Unity March?’ China Wants to Know

The Jan. 7 terrorist attack on satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo that left 12 dead has mostly inspired unity in the West, but the massive ...

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72 Virgins and a Five-Panel Cartoon

Tributes To Victims Continue At French Satirical Magazine Charlie Hebdo
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The attacks in Paris were terrible. But we should have seen it coming

Maybe it’s the sheer brutality and savagery of the crime. Or perhaps it’s the breathlessness of our 24/7 nonstop shock-and-awe media that elevates everything to ...

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Tearing Up the Magna Carta

In a sense, Europe had been awaiting with dread Cherif and Said Kouachi, the French-Algerian brothers who allegedly launched a lethal shooting raid Wednesday on ...

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Al Qaeda Offshoot in Yemen Claims Responsibility for Charlie Hebdo Attack

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, an official branch of al Qaeda based in Yemen, is now claiming responsibility for Wednesday’s attack against a French ...

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War Dog of the Week: France's Fraternité K-9 Teams

By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent The world's eyes and ears have been locked on Paris this week since Wednesday's brutal attacks on ...

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Live Coverage: Paris Crisis Ends With Dramatic Hostage Raids

French police executed raids Friday to end two hostage standoffs, one of which involved the two alleged gunmen in the Charlie Hebdo massacre. According to ...

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Do France’s Intellectuals Have a Muslim Problem?

Houellebecq, ‘Charlie Hebdo,’ and the French struggle to understand how 5 million citizens fit into the Fifth Republic.

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The Long, Slow Fuse of Jihad in France

Cherif Kouachi, one of the alleged suspects in the shooting massacre of 10 journalists at a French satirical weekly in Paris, was a would-be foreign ...

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What We Know About the Charlie Hebdo Attack, Day Two

With two of the suspects thought to have been responsible for the massacre at the offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo still at large, French police ...

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Why Greece Needs Syriza to Win

European politics normally pauses for the Christmas break. But this time it erupted with a vengeance. On Dec. 29, Greek parliamentarians rejected the government’s candidate ...

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Insurance Companies in the Cross-Hairs of Terror Funding Crackdown

British legislators are considering a new bill that takes aim at a small, secretive niche in the insurance industry that deals with kidnapping and ransom, ...

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The Front Line Within

The Interview was not a very good movie. Charlie Hebdo published satire that strained the bounds of good taste. Journalists who ventured into war-torn Syria ...

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Je Suis Charlie (Until Je Get Scared)

The New York Times tweeted today that the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, which found itself the victim of a gruesome massacre, “long tested the ...

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Cartoons and Messages of Solidarity With Charlie Hebdo Flood Social Media

After the attack on the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo that left 12 dead and five injured, Twitter comments are pouring in from around ...

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What We Know About the Attack on Charlie Hebdo’s Paris Office

Gunmen stormed the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, killing 12 and injuring another five. French police have named three suspects in the ...

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