Trump, Just The President Assad Has Been Waiting For

-Analysis- BEIRUT — On the morning of Nov. 9, as the U.S. presidential votes were being counted, residents of rebel-held eastern Aleppo, which has been under total siege since July, were trying ...

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.

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...

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...

Syria

Putin’s Way, How Russia Is Imposing Its Mandate In Syria

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.

United States

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

-Analysis- Populists sometimes have good ideas. Taking advantage of historically low interest rates to launch a stimulus plan, for example, is a good idea. Standing up to China, which is ma...

Cuba

Fidel Castro, Last Of Latin America’s Absolute Monarchs

Ukraine

Sealing Chernobyl For Another 100 Years

It was the worst nuclear plant accident in history, measured in both casualties and cost. And though the death count paled in comparison to the more than 100,000 killed by the atomic bomb in H...

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...

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.

Syria

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

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.

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 ...