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France

Are Electric Cars Doomed To Be Just A Niche Market?

The shift toward electric cars is picking up pace, but the road ahead has plenty of obstacles still.

Russia

Russian Poker? Why The New Cold War May Be About To Thaw

-Analysis- MOSCOW — The list is long: the scandal around the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, an unprecedented expulsion of Russian diplomats, sanctions leading to the fall of ...

United States

Why Americans Still Haven't Mastered The Work-Life Balance

-Analysis- WASHINGTON — Americans love to contemplate - and legislatively promote, to whatever degree possible - the virtue of hard work. Here in the United States, we already work more hours ...

Germany

Kisses For Macron. Cold Shoulder For Merkel?

The German chancellor's upcoming visit to Washington will be a sober affair, particularly in ...

United States

Syria And The Troubling Parallels With 1914

From Saudi Arabia to Iran, Moscow to Washington and beyond, the rising global tensions over the S...

United States

Live From The Blue Ridge Mountains, Where Facebook Stores Its Data

FOREST CITY — It was slow at the thrift shop, and manager Stephanie Henderson, 38, was looking at her laptop, trying to discover all that Facebook had collected on her: the posts, the memes, the ...

France

Not Just Trump: More Economists Questioning Free-Trade Orthodoxy

For decades, economists scorned protectionism as a losing proposition. Now some have begun to adm...

United States

Got AI? Connected Cows, Artificial Intelligence, Your Milk

"Cow Fitbits" and artificial intelligence are coming to the dairy farm, but some farmers aren'...

Italy

After Brexit And Trump, Italy's Urban-Rural Divide Deepens

Like the the UK and U.S. election surprises before, Italy's recent populist triumphs marked a...

United States

Facebook And Uber, Eye On A European Techlash

-Analysis- The term “techlash” has been around for awhile, but get ready to see and hear it more and more. The company that stands at the center of this “technology backlash” is no doubt ...

United States

After Florida School Massacre, Gauging Trump's Empathy Deficit

WASHINGTON — As he heads to Florida this weekend, President Donald Trump is following in the footsteps of former President Barack Obama, a man he loathes and a leader whose time in office in many ...

United States

How The Trump Era Accelerates The Culture War, From Both Sides

-Analysis- It's now more than a year since Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, and the media's animosity towards him continues unabated. After his surprise ...

United States

Home Alone? The Risks If Trump's Top Advisors Resign

-Analysis- WASHINGTON — So Michael Wolff wrote a book about Donald Trump. Perhaps you've heard about it? The internet spent a few days pointing and laughing at the more extraordinary claims ...

South Korea

Welcome To Songdo, South Korea: The Smartest Of Smart Cities

Many have hailed the innovations of Songdo, a planned community near the South Korean capital of ...

Argentina

In Argentina, Cow Dung Generates Heaps Of Electricity

CHRISTOPHERSEN — Argentina's Adecoagro, an industrial farming multinational has turned one of its dairy farms into a surprising source of power. A new technique for generating energy from cow dung ...

United States

Welcome To Trumpland, Where The Cult Of The Donald Is As Strong As Ever

MARTINSBURG — Lory, Maggie and the rest of their gang of septuagenarians weren't all that interested in politics, at least not to the point of openly campaigning for someone. But that was before ...

France

As Trump Withdraws, Macron And Putin Step Into The Void

-Analysis- Donald Trump won’t be in Paris on Tuesday. Following his decision to unilaterally withdraw the U.S. from the 2015 Paris climate agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron didn’t ...

United States

Donald Trump And Jerusalem: It's Complicated

Is the American in good faith? Why now? What's next? Questions pile up in the wake of a decis...

Andorra

How Tiny Andorra Became A Major Hub In Smart Cities Movement

ANDORRA LA VELLA — Perched in the Pyrenees between Spain and France, Andorra — with fewer than 80,000 inhabitants — is as small as it is remote. And yet, the European micro-nation is playing a big ...

Germany

More At Stake Than Merkel In Germany's Political Crisis

-Analysis- Are we witnessing “the twilight of Angela Merkel”? The question, asked Tuesday in Le Figaro’s lead editorial, is on everybody’s mind, both inside and outside Germany. To be sure, in ...

United States

On Sin And Individualism, Why Most Evangelicals Oppose Gun Control

The shooting at a Southern Baptist church in Texas is believed to be the worst such shooting at a church in modern U.S. history. Several prominent Southern Baptist pastors have President Donald ...

United States

Mueller Probe, A True Test For American Democracy

Washington and the Trump administration are reeling after the first charges are filed in special ...