| 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 21, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Venice Film Festival's independently run Venice Days section is reconfiguring its prizes and taking a formative tack.
After ten years as a non-competitive event, the prestigious section modelled on the Cannes Directors' Fortnight is introducing two...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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 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...