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  • Rachel Marsden: Have intelligence agencies become too reliant on technology?

    PARIS -- A newly leaked document stolen by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden last year reveals that one of the NSA's partner agencies within the "Five Eyes" Anglo-intelligence network -- Britain's Government Communications...
  • British Open might be another Rory runaway

    British Open might be another Rory runaway
    The Rory Story became an international bestseller again Friday. Young Mr. McIlroy, Northern Ireland's 25-year-old golfing phenom, dismantled a Royal Liverpool course that is supposed to be resistant to that sort of dissection. That's why it is in the...
  • British Open might be dry, dry again

    Much has changed in golf since they last played the British Open at Royal Liverpool here in 2006. Or has it? If you can harken back, that's the year where rainy, stormy, chilly western England wasn't rainy, stormy and chilly. It was none of the above....
  • Watching the royals at the British Open

    Watching the royals at the British Open
    HOYLAKE, England — From a little hill directly behind the 14th green at this year's British Open, we sit in the gorse and wait for the greats. First would come the Aging King. Two groups later, the Apparent Heir. The excitement builds along the...
  • Routehappy Seating Report: The good stuff

    Routehappy Seating Report: The good stuff
    More than 50 percent of the long-haul international flights to/from the United States now offer flat seats in business class and about 47 percent offer semi-premium or true premium economy. That's according to a new seating study by Routehappy, the...
  • The election of a new European parliament

    The coming weekend will see the election of a new European parliament. These elections traditionally are unsatisfactory because of the lack of a true and informed European electorate. This year they may provide an unprecedented shock. In France -- the...
  • The Rich List and the West's culture of envy

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- In the 1970s, while working as a low-paid cub reporter in Houston, Texas, I always looked forward to the annual Christmas catalogs from Neiman-Marcus and Sakowitz, a local luxury department store. Both contained outrageously...
  • Proof those 'Freakonomics' guys don't know much about healthcare

    Proof those 'Freakonomics' guys don't know much about healthcare
    Noah Smith at noahpinion reports on how those bestselling "Freakonomics" authors/entrepreneurs Steven D. Levitt (an economist) and Stephen J. Dubner (a wordsmith) revealed the limits of their brand of pop economics with an anecdote they tell about an...
  • The tea party lives -- in Europe

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- While Tea Party candidates underperformed against establishment Republican incumbents in recent U.S. primary elections, in Europe their conservative cousins have just scored some spectacular victories. Commentators are...
  • The best and worst of Europe

    The best and worst of Europe
    Americans get the shortest vacations in the industrial world. With so little time, the pressure is on to make all the right choices when planning a trip. But how to select the right destination? It ultimately depends on your interests and your tastes --...
  • Miners cross a painted line into art world

    Miners cross a painted line into art world
    Anybody who has ever left a tough, close-knit, working-class community for a life as a painter, writer, musician, dancer or some other creative career is familiar with a couple of abiding truths. The arts can change your life — if you're lucky...