| May 19, 2014
| 5:49 AM
The European Union said Monday it would fully monitor Egypt’s upcoming presidential election, in a reversal of reports that it would play a more limited role.
Over the weekend, news reports from Brussels had suggested that a delay by Egypt in...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Egypt's presidential vote next week presents a quandary for both international observer groups and the military-backed interim government.
To Egyptian authorities, the mere presence of prestigious outside observers gives the balloting a much-desired...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:51 PM
In the cradle of democracy, next week’s elections are not looking good — for Greeks, European unity or NATO.
In local elections held Sunday, 16% of Athenians voted for Ilias Kasidiaris, the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn’s candidate for mayor of...
| May 5, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Your personal information is yours.
I'll repeat that: Your personal information is yours.
Yet that simple idea, which should serve as the basis of all privacy-related laws and regulations in the United States, seems to have eluded those who profess to...
| May 8, 2014
As Europe marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, the war that destroyed Old Europe, far-right parties are gaining ground across New Europe.
Most of the far-right parties are pro-Russia, opposing U.S. and European Union efforts to...
| May 12, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Americans haven't had much good news about their privacy since Edward Snowden launched his soap opera of NSA revelations last June. True, the president, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Patriot Act co-author Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner are finally distancing...
| Jun 15, 2014
When the dyspeptic poet Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), who loathed Belgium even more than most things, was asked to imagine an epitaph for that nation, he suggested: "At last!" Which is how many Europeans feel about the rapidly growing disgust with the...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 11:24 AM
If Pal Schmitt's resignation as president of Hungary over a plagiarism scandal isn't enough for the International Olympic Committee to boot him as a member, here's a little more evidence of the fraud Schmitt perpetrated regarding his academic credentials....
| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:19 AM
This month's passage of a new U.S.-Russia trade law has done more than showcase Senator Ben Cardin's dedication to international human rights.
By sending the shock to the Kremlin — that the U.S. values prosecuting rights abusers as much as it...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 11:00 AM
There are a growing number of conflicts worldwide, fighting in Syria, unrest in Egypt, and increasing tension in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict among them. As more and more countries become involved, a real possibility exists that things can get worse...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Bridget Ellen Mooney Spence, who raised funds for the Susan Komen Foundation, died of complications from breast cancer Thursday at her home in Sudbury, Mass. The former Baltimore resident was 29.
Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of William J....