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Europe Takes Stronger Measures, Albeit Symbolic, to Condemn Israeli Policies

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:35:54 GMT

After years of growing frustration, European politicians are embracing symbolic steps to support a Palestinian state.

With Borscht and Rifle Scopes, Volunteers Power Ukraine Forces

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:12:29 GMT

Volunteers are offering not only support but at least a glimmer of hope that poorly funded Ukrainian government troops can hold their own.

At Spain’s Door, a Welcome Mat for Entrepreneurs

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:31:56 GMT

A nation is beckoning foreign brains and money with the kind of immigration reform that Silicon Valley can only envy.

World Briefing: Britain: 12 Are Injured in Blast at Hotel

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:13:49 GMT

More than a dozen were hurt in what the police said they suspected was a natural-gas explosion in the basement of a central London hotel just before midnight Friday.

Brinkmanship Heightens as Deadline for a Nuclear Deal With Iran Looms

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:17:07 GMT

Difficulties in the talks suggested it was unlikely that any agreement that might be announced on Monday would be a complete one, and that a deadline extension would be needed.

Biden Assails Russian Intervention in Ukraine as ‘Unacceptable’

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:09:40 GMT

Marking a year since the start of protests that ousted the last government, the American vice president also called on Kiev to complete a range of reforms.

Greek Budget Forecasts Growth, but Creditors Are Skeptical on Deficit

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:02:49 GMT

The troika of international lenders is wary of the projections amid political uncertainty in the country.

Biden Condemns Russian Action in Ukraine

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:43:21 GMT

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. denounced Moscow’s behavior as a “flagrant violation of the bedrock principles of the international system.”

Mario Draghi Says E.C.B. Will ‘Do What We Must’ to Stoke Inflation

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:23 GMT

In a speech, the European Central Bank’s president indicated that further stimulus measures were likely to be taken in a bid to avert deflation.

After Outcry, Britain Bars ‘Pickup Artist’ From Entering

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:24:14 GMT

The British government refused to grant a visa to Julien Blanc, a 25-year-old American, after a public outcry over his abusive techniques.

For Trade Deal with U.S., E.U. Official Reinforces Plans to Press Ahead

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:21:34 GMT

The new European trade commissioner said she and her American counterpart were “very, very committed” to move forward with long-stalled talks.

UKIP Wins 2nd Seat in the British Parliament, Dealing a Blow to David Cameron

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:02:39 GMT

The victory in southern England by Mark Reckless, a candidate in the populist U.K. Independence Party, threatened to destabilize the Conservative Party of Prime Minister David Cameron.

Nazi-Era Art Collection Appears to Find a Home

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:21:17 GMT

The Kunstmuseum Bern is set to accept the trove, which was amassed by a Nazi-era art dealer and kept private for decades by his son, Cornelius Gurlitt.

The Duchess of Alba, an Unconventional Aristocrat, Dies at 88

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:39:04 GMT

The flamboyant Spanish aristocrat was head of the five-century-old House of Alba. Her outspokenness and unconventional choices of marriage partners made her a media sensation.

5 Guantánamo Inmates Are Sent to Eastern Europe

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:19:14 GMT

The Obama administration has been struggling with where to send four Yemenis among the five released prisoners, because Yemen is chronically unstable.

High & Low Finance: Argentina’s Case Has No Victors, Many Losers

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:44:04 GMT

With no international debt restructuring mechanism in place, holders of bonds in default are left with rulings by national courts that can be contradictory.

Kerry and French Counterpart Meet Ahead of Iran Nuclear Talks in Vienna

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:05:08 GMT

The secretary of state sought to close ranks with an important ally before joining the negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program.

Video Game Meets History, and France Rebels Again

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:49:40 GMT

Critics say the video game’s latest version is excessively sympathetic to the monarchy and disrespectful to the revolutionaries who overthrew King Louis XVI.

Swedish Court Upholds Order for Arrest of Julian Assange

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:51:10 GMT

Mr. Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, had argued that an order for his detention could not be enforced and infringed on his civil rights.

In a Video, ISIS Fighters Call for Attacks in France

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:32:16 GMT

The seven-minute clip, released by an Islamic State affiliate, appears to be part of an intensifying effort to recruit young Europeans.

Economic Activity Slows in Eurozone, Survey Shows

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:16:41 GMT

The Markit purchasing managers’ index slipped to 51.4 in November, from 52.1 in October, but stayed above 50, indicating expansion.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: East-West Meets Far North

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:42:09 GMT

It’s no wonder that the Norwegians above the Arctic Circle are nervous about the prospect of a new Cold War.

Pakistani, Held in Iraq, Wins a Round in Court

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:53:09 GMT

The plaintiff, who was detained in Iraq in 2004, says he was tortured on and off for a decade, first by British and then by American troops.

A Second Frenchman Is Identified as Appearing in ISIS Beheading Video

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:28:26 GMT

French officials said they believe Michaël Dos Santos, 22, was among the militants in a video that included a clip of a beheaded American aid worker.

Meeting U.S. Envoy, Putin Appears to Soften His Tone

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:40:50 GMT

Upon receiving the new American ambassador to Russia, President Vladimir V. Putin said Moscow and Washington could find avenues of cooperation despite recent tensions.