Britain to Jamaica: In Lieu of Reparations, Here’s a Prison

Rebuffing calls for reparations to Jamaica for the slave trade, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced British funding for a new Jamaican prison.


Volkswagen Scandal Sparks New U.S., European Investigations

Qatar and other foreign investors are losing billions as governments around the world call for probes into Volkswagen's installation of software designed to cheat on U.S. emissions tests in up to 11 million of its cars.


What #PigGate Really Says About the State of British Politics

It's not just money that rules politics. Sometimes, it's an elitist circle of jerks.


China and Russia Want Limits on Europe’s Use of Force Against Migrant Smugglers

European powers encounter pushback from Beijing and Moscow over plan to use force against human smugglers on the high seas, but remain optimistic about reaching agreement.


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This Chart Shows the U.S. Commitment to Accept 10,000 Syrian Refugees Falls Short of Its Peers

The U.S. commitment to take 10,000 Syrian refugees in the next year will do little to alleviate the crisis.


Accusations of IRA Activity Prompt Resignation of Northern Ireland’s First Minister

Amid allegations the IRA is still active in Northern Ireland, First Minister Peter Robinson resigned Thursday.


The Refugee Crisis and Europe’s Defining Moment

The nations of Europe may be finally acting now to save Syria’s refugees. But that’s not the same as acting as Europe -- or solving the problem.


Europe Seeks U.N. Blessing to Confront Human Smugglers in the Mediterranean

Britain and other European governments want the U.N. Security Council to authorize their navies to help fight the worst migrant crisis in decades.

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