François Hollande, The President That Never Was

French President Hollande, who announced he will not seek reelection, led a series of mishaps and failures, down to the indignity of his last public speech.

European Democracies And The Referendum Trap

-Analysis- PARIS — Long live the people! For a few months now, referendums have been blooming all over Europe. In Britain, to decide whether or not to leave the European Union. In Hungary, to ba...

Syria

Spotlight: The Stakes Of Aleppo

The numbers are impressive, terrifying, bone-chilling. At least 20,000 people have fled their homes in Aleppo this week alone, according to the International Red Cross, as the Syrian army and its a...

Colombia

Town In Colombia Aims To Ban Catcalling With New Law

Germany

Charlie Hebdo Goes To Germany

Charlie Hebdo Germany — Dec. 1, 2016 Angela Merkel — and well, just about everyone else in Germany — better brace themselves. French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo launched a German versio...

Austria

Oil Deal Marks New Era For OPEC

Oil prices surged today to $50 per barrel, after OPEC and Russia reached what the oil producing cartel described as “a historic agreement” in Vienna. Under the deal, their output will be reduced by...

France

Spotlight: Fillonomics? In France, Free Market V. Far Right

He was the candidate she feared the most. Not only could he unify his own party, but he could siphon crucial votes from her conservative Catholic base. And now that François Fillon won yesterday’s ...

Ukraine

Sealing Chernobyl For Another 100 Years

United States

Cuba Policy Exposes Tensions To Come In Trump Presidency

The death of Cuba's Fidel Castro offers an early glimpse at how U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will need to balance his pro-growth economic plans and allegiance to business with the hard-line ca...

United States

My Muslim Faith, Explained To Terrified Americans

Just before this week's attack by a Muslim student at Ohio State University, which authorities believe was inspired by ISIS, a young peace-loving Muslim-American described his faith in this essay.

Switzerland

Reaching Immortality, But Would We Even Want That?

The promise of eternal life gets a boost from the latest technologies, but there are troubling questions that go beyond science.

United States

Populism Is Bad Economics, Lessons For Donald Trump From Latin America

Cuba

Fidel Castro, Last Of Latin America’s Absolute Monarchs

Not unlike a zealous Christian, Castro learned from Catholicism a dogmatism and opposition to pluralism that he imposed on his island nation for decades.

Turkey

What Divides Turkey And The EU Goes Deeper Than Politics

-OpEd- ISTANBUL — Over the years, as Turkey's European Union membership process stalled, I have seen plenty of blame on both sides. Ultimately, I never believed Turkey would become a full E...

Syria

In Syrian War, Numbers Can Be Numbing But We Desperately Need Them

Mohamad Katoub, a former doctor who escaped from eastern Ghouta, always felt that Syria’s daily toll of deaths and casualties are more than just numbers – until he saw the power those statistics had. Here, he explains why he changed his mind.

Cuba

Fidel Castro Dead At 90, Cuban Leader Defied U.S. For A Half-Century

Italy

Draghi, Yellen And Central Banks In The Age Of Trump

In the wake of the U.S. election, central bankers unite to stabilize the world economy in the face of populist calls to scrap regulations.

China

Starbucks "Creative" Cup Sizes Shake Up Customers In China

BEIJING — If you've ever had trouble ordering at Starbucks, just know you probably have plenty of company: millions of Chinese coffee lovers. When one customer recently posted an open letter onl...