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ATHENS — Amid renewed fears of a widening economic crisis in Europe, Cyprus on Monday ordered its banks shut through Thursday, postponing for a second time in two days a crucial parliamentary debate on whether bank depositors on the Mediterranean...
WASHINGTON -- The euro crisis is back. Actually, it never left. But there was an extended period, beginning last summer, when Europe's political, business and media elites convinced themselves the worst had passed. The European Central Bank (ECB) --...
Germany replaced its embattled education minister Thursday, choosing a mathematician to succeed Annette Schavan, who was accused of plagiarizing parts of her doctoral thesis. Schavan announced her resignation days after a University of Dusseldorf...
Tags: Oscar Pistorius, Germany
WASHINGTON -- In his State of the Union speech Tuesday, President Obama will announce plans to withdraw half the U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan over the next year, a steep reduction that reflects his determination to end the American role in the 11-...
The world seems surprised that an 85-year-old globe-trotting pope who just started tweeting wants to resign, but should it be? Maybe what should be surprising is that more leaders his age do not, considering the toll aging takes on bodies and minds amid a...
Tags: Elections, Cuba, Politics, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Fidel Castro
Germany's education minister defied calls for her resignation Wednesday after a university stripped her of her doctorate upon concluding she had plagiarized parts of her thesis. Allegations that Annette Schavan had lifted parts of her 1980 thesis...
Tags: Germany, Iran, Regional Elections
CAIRO -- A key Egyptian opposition leader Wednesday called for talks with President Mohamed Morsi, ultraconservative Islamists and military officials to quell days of rioting that have killed more than 50 people and left the country edging toward anarchy....
Re "Revisionism Tokyo-style," Opinion, Jan. 18 Postwar Japan is often juxtaposed with Germany, and for good reason. Tuesday is the 50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty between France and Germany, which sealed their reconciliation. Meanwhile, Japanese...
LONDON -- Hailing postwar European reconciliation as “probably the most dramatic example in history to show that war and conflict can be turned so rapidly into peace and cooperation,” Nobel committee Chairman Thorbjorn Jagland presented the...
BERLIN - State ministers in Germany approved a ban on the far-right National Democratic Party on Thursday, moving a step closer to preventing the party from running in elections. The ban highlights the tough balancing act that Germany must face in...
Tags: Democratic Party, Elections, Germany, Politics, Berlin (Germany)
JERUSALEM – Israel took another step Wednesday toward developing a highly sensitive plot of West Bank land, submitting construction plans for nearly 3,400 units of new Jewish housing on the outskirts of Jerusalem. The project, known as E-1, has...
Forbes' recent annual list of the 100 Most Powerful Women reminds us how far women have come — and how far society has yet to go. The list's existence in itself, worthy as it may be, is testament to continued inequity. There is no list of 100 Most...
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