| 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...
| 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 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....
| Sep 27, 2013
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...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
LONDON -- The British Film Institute has launched the Film Fund Joint Venture Scheme, which is designed to encourage U.K. film distributors and producers to partner up at an early stage in a project's financing.
In the JV Scheme, a producer would use...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:43 AM
The United States’ abhorrent embrace of the death penalty has led to some odd moments, not the least of which was an Oklahoma drugstore’s pledge Monday not to sell a drug to the state of Missouri for use in an upcoming execution. While it...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 1:00 PM
ARTOIS, Calif. — Nestled in a corner of the Sacramento Valley known for its rice, almonds and walnuts, densely packed rows of manicured olive trees stretch toward the horizon.
This 1,700-acre spread is the domain of California Olive Ranch, an...
| 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...
| Jun 19, 2011
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement was quick Sunday to ease fears regarding a decision to postpone a meeting between Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal that had been planned for Tuesday in Cairo. Fatah officials said...