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A Dummy’s Guide to a Possible Nuclear Deal with Iran

A Dummy’s Guide to a Possible Nuclear Deal with Iran

The key issues at play as negotiators race toward an agreement.

Exclusive: Paris Saying ‘Non’ to U.S. Control of Peace Process

Exclusive: Paris Saying ‘Non’ to U.S. Control of Peace Process

The Obama administration is willing to anger Israel by letting the U.N. get more active in peace talks with Palestinians. But it may be Paris, not Washington, that ends up in the lead.

Germanwings Flight Flown Deliberately Into the French Alps

Germanwings Flight Flown Deliberately Into the French Alps

European authorities said 28-year old German Andreas Lubitz deliberately flew the Germanwings flight into the French Alps. Terrorism is not thought to be a motive.

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A Dummy’s Guide to a Possible Nuclear Deal with Iran

Diplomats from world powers and their Iranian counterparts who are currently huddled in the Swiss city of Lausanne insist that they are closer than ever ...

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Exclusive: Paris Saying ‘Non’ to U.S. Control of Peace Process

  This story is updated. Barack Obama's administration is hinting that it may push for a U.N. resolution endorsing a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian ...

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Germanwings Flight Flown Deliberately Into the French Alps

The deadly Germanwings Flight 9525 airline crash in the French Alps that killed all 150 people aboard was no accident but appears to have been ...

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Clinton: U.S. Should Consider German Model for Saving Jobs

When times are tough in Germany, Berlin staves off unemployment by paying for private jobs with government subsidies. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a presumed Democratic 2016 ...

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Why the biggest loser in France's upcoming local elections could be the Fifth Republic

In an interview on the news show Le Grand Rendez-vous on March 8, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced: “I am afraid for my country.” ...

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Why Mario Draghi Is Too Optimistic

If you look to the eurozone’s stock markets as guides to the region’s economic prospects, you might think the future is looking bright. The EURO ...

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Top U.S. General in Europe: Arming Ukraine ‘Isn’t a Strategy’

The top U.S. Army commander in Europe questioned whether Washington should provide weaponry to Ukraine to help in its fight against Russian-backed separatists, a proposal ...

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Beware the Perils of Easy Money

The American economy is rolling. Stocks are up. Jobs are growing. But experts are warning it could all come to a disastrous end. That’s because ...

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Sweden Turns Its Back on Saudi Arabia, Cancels Defense Deal

It’s not often one has the chance to write this sentence and have it actually be true: What a fascinating few months it’s been in ...

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Germany Calls Ukraine Conflict a Threat to Europe, but Says No U.S. Weapons Needed

There’s little doubt that the months-long war in eastern Ukraine is taking its toll on the rest of Europe -- and, in particular, Germany. But ...

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Can Anyone Stop the World Cup in Qatar?

Let no one accuse FIFA of being afraid to take risks. Soccer’s global governing body was well aware of the potential problems of hosting a ...

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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 ...

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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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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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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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Europe’s Post-Copenhagen, Post-Paris Script for Responding to Terror

On Tuesday afternoon, police in Sweden executed the kind of grim and slightly surreal operation that has become increasingly commonplace in Europe in recent weeks: ...

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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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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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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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The Secret Berlin’s Bankers Don’t Want Europe to Know

Germany’s tough love for eurozone laggards is all for the public good, they say. But the truth is that keeping Greece in the common currency is only good for a certain part of the public.

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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 ...

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