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World Briefing: The Hague: Charges Stand for Mladic

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:47:49 GMT

Judges on Tuesday refused to throw out two charges of genocide against the former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic, saying there is enough evidence for his war-crimes trial to continue on all counts.

World Briefing: Britain: New Surveillance Chief Named

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:46:34 GMT

Britain on Tuesday named Robert Hannigan as the next director of its electronic surveillance agency, GCHQ.

Social Messages on Athenian Walls

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:15:48 GMT

The anguish of the times has increasingly crept into the elaborate stencil work and multitude of large, colorful murals found all over the city.

Russia Is Quick to Bend Truth About Ukraine

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:58:23 GMT

Misinformation, exaggerations, conspiracy theories, overheated rhetoric and outright lies about the political crisis in Ukraine have emanated from the highest echelons of the Kremlin.

Ukraine Sends Force to Stem Unrest in East

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:34:32 GMT

Ukrainian forces stormed an airport outside of Slovyansk that had been held by separatists since Sunday.

Milan Court Gives Berlusconi a Year of Community Service

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:29:17 GMT

The former prime minister’s sentence, of four hours a week at a home for the elderly, was imposed as an alternative to a year in prison for tax fraud.

National Briefing | Washington: Marine Is Disciplined for Drinking on Presidential Trip

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:09:08 GMT

Cpl. Korey Nathan Pritchett was removed from embassy security detail after he consumed alcohol in the hours before reporting for duty in the Netherlands, where President Obama attended a summit meeting last month.

A London Guide for 1 Police Plaza

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:56:45 GMT

The influence of Sir Robert Peel, the father of the British capital’s police force, is evident throughout the department led by William J. Bratton.

The Lede: Tensions Boil Over on Camera in Ukraine’s East and West

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:43:57 GMT

Video shot by local journalists showed a general and a politician being beaten by mobs in the east and the west of the country.

The Lede: Internet Evidence Contradicts Russian Claims on Ukraine, Western Diplomats Say

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:44:27 GMT

Its claims about Ukraine are so at odds with visual evidence online, a French diplomat said, that it seems as if the Russian government “isn’t aware that the Internet exists.”

After Prank by Dutch Girl on Twitter, Real Trouble

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:24:57 GMT

The 14-year-old impersonated a terrorist in a Twitter post to American Airlines. She was apprehended, and her folly quickly spread online.

European Parliament Approves Laws on Banking Overhaul

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:10:35 GMT

The directives come after the Continent’s debt crisis led Britain, Portugal and other countries to use public funds to bail out troubled lenders.

Italy Nominates Veteran as Chief of Eni

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:15:34 GMT

The government, which owns a controlling stake in the oil giant, tapped Claudio Descalzi, the company’s head of exploration and production, as chief executive.

U.N. Cites Abuses in Crimea Before Russia Annexation Vote

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:06:53 GMT

United Nations officials urged Crimean authorities to account for killings, torture and arbitrary arrests in the buildup to the March referendum.

Troubled Italian Bank May Seek Larger Share Sale

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:06:02 GMT

Monte dei Paschi will try to raise 5 billion euros instead of the expected €3 billion, Italian news reports said, sending shares lower.

In Ukraine’s East, Russians Are Blending Right In

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:50:07 GMT

A video showed a lieutenant colonel of the Russian Army taking control of Ukrainian policemen who seized a station in the eastern town of Horlivka, Ukraine.

Ukraine Falters in Drive to Curb Unrest in East

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:09:15 GMT

Ukraine’s failure to enforce its own ultimatums and its appeal to the United Nations to send peacekeepers laid bare a grim reality for the shaky government in Kiev.

Advertising: Voice of Soccer Calls the Action Well Off the Field

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:45:18 GMT

Ian Darke, a Briton who grabbed American fans by calling their team’s victory over Algeria at the last World Cup, will be calling big games in this year’s round. ESPN is trying to raise his profile.

‘King Charles III’ Causes a Stir in London

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:30:49 GMT

“King Charles III,” a new play that imagines Prince Charles as Britain’s king in a conflict with Parliament, has set London buzzing.

U.N. Leaders Discuss Ukraine Crisis

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:48:39 GMT

The American, Russian and Ukrainian ambassadors to the United Nations discussed the escalating crisis in Ukraine at a Security Council emergency meeting on Sunday night.

Italian Court Weighs Community Service for Berlusconi

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 02:04:46 GMT

The court is considering whether former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, convicted of tax fraud, should be placed under house arrest or allowed to fulfill his sentence with community service.

Rjukan Journal: Beaming Good Cheer to a Norwegian Town’s Dark Days

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:50:36 GMT

Three giant mirrors on a mountain reflect sunlight onto a small Norwegian town that gets very little of it in the winter. But not everyone is happy with the project.

Op-Ed Contributor: Two Nations, Related by Fear

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:20:27 GMT

The U.K. and the U.S. share a troubling role in stripping British citizens of their rights.

Shots Fired in Kramatorsk

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:17:35 GMT

Men dressed in camouflage and armed with assault rifles fired on the Police Headquarters in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, on Saturday.

Ukraine Forces Storm a Town, Defying Russia

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:05:30 GMT

The Ukrainian government on Sunday for the first time sent in its security services to confront armed pro-Russian militants who took over a police station in the country’s east, Ukrainian officials said.