| Nov 6, 2013
President Obama is slowly extricating the U.S. from its Bush-era fixation on the Middle East. But he is turning his attention in the wrong direction. Europe, not Asia, should be his main focus.
The future of liberal democracy will depend on its...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:58 PM
Member states of the United Nations on Tuesday elected 14 new countries to serve on the Human Rights Council, drawing fire from rights advocates critical of six of the incoming delegates for their dubious national track records in respecting personal...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:30 PM
LONDON -- The European Parliament has approved the European Commission's new Creative Europe program, which will replace the MEDIA and Culture programs, and has a budget that is 9% higher than the current level -- an increase of â¬1.46 billion ($1.98...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:29 AM
In a bid to save money, time and the environment, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to abandon its redundant meeting site in the French city of Strasbourg and gather instead at bloc headquarters in Brussels.
But as convincing as the...
| Nov 21, 2013
Now that the German elections are over, Germany and France will launch a great initiative to save the European project. Marking the centennial of 1914 and World War I, this will contrast favorably with the weak and confused leadership under which Europe...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Spanish arthouse distributor-exhibitor Golem Cinemas has won the Best Entrepreneur of the year nod awarded during their annual confab by the EU-backed Europa Cinemas network of exhibitors which support European pics.
The Europa Cinemas confab, held Nov....
| Dec 10, 2013
| 1:11 PM
BEIRUT -- A prominent Syrian opposition activist lawyer, Razan Zeitouneh, and three of her colleagues have been kidnapped in a mostly rebel-controlled suburb of Damascus, according to fellow activists and media accounts Tuesday.
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:30 PM
PARIS- Felix van Groeningen's romance drama "The Broken Circle Breakdown" ("Alabama Monroe"), which reps Belgium in the Oscar's foreign-language race, has snatched up the Lux Award, a nod handed out by the European Parliament.
The Lux award, voted on...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:30 AM
PARIS- On the heels of winning the European Film Award for best animated film with "The Congress," Israeli helmer Ari Folman has unveiled his next project: A family-skewed toon based on Anne Frank's diary.
Bringing the Anne Frank diary to all screens...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:57 AM
KIEV, Ukraine -- As thousands of pro-European-integration protesters were rebuilding barricades in Kiev's Independence Square which were destroyed the previous day by police, Russian President Vladimir Putin maintained a focus Thursday on Ukraine....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:48 PM
LONDON — European leaders united in outrage Thursday over reported U.S. spying, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel declaring that trust between her government and the Obama administration would need to be rebuilt after reports that U.S....