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  • 6 of 14 new states on U.N. Human Rights Council called abusers

    6 of 14 new states on U.N. Human Rights Council called abusers
    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...
  • European lawmakers challenge France to end 'traveling circus'

    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...
  • Is Europe headed for divorce?

     Is Europe headed for divorce?
    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...
  • Syrian opposition lawyer, three colleagues are kidnapped

    Syrian opposition lawyer, three colleagues are kidnapped
    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. Also Tuesday,...
  • Putin speaks on Ukraine; protesters rebuild barricades

    Putin speaks on Ukraine; protesters rebuild barricades
    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....
  • The EU tortoise makes a move

    So the German people have spoken, and Chancellor Angela Merkel has been reelected. That means the European Union will continue to be a tortoise. Next May, following the European Parliament elections, we will discover just how slow and unhappy a creature...
  • Resentment is growing within the EU ranks

    Resentment is growing within the EU ranks
    Fringe groups in Germany have a harrowing history. But the latest one, says Hugh Bronson, has the right idea. Founded last year, the protest party Alternative for Germany has made a splash with its ominous warnings of Germany being held back by the...
  • Ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi sentenced to community service

    Ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi sentenced to community service
    ROME -- Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was ordered Tuesday to spend a year performing community service among the elderly as his sentence for committing tax fraud at his media conglomerate. The decision by a Milan judge spares...
  • Tehran protesters demand that Iran retain its nuclear program

    Tehran protesters demand that Iran retain its nuclear program
    TEHRAN — Protesters at a boisterous rally after Friday prayers demanded that Iran retain its nuclear “rights,” as the public voiced its displeasure with the lack of concrete results from ongoing negotiations with world powers....
  • U.S. won't issue visa for Iran's pick for U.N. ambassador

    WASHINGTON — The White House will block Iran's choice of United Nations ambassador from entering the United States, officials said Friday, stoking new tension between Tehran and Washington as they approach a critical moment in negotiations over...
  • Paris voters elect Socialist as their first female mayor

    Paris voters elect Socialist as their first female mayor
    PARIS -- Voters in Paris elected their first female mayor on Sunday as Socialist candidate Anne Hidalgo won the keys to City Hall after a closely fought campaign. Hidalgo’s victory was one of the day's rare successes for French President...