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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Bosnia has been buried in historic floods and paralyzed by political dysfunction. Now, locals in Sarajevo are frustrated that the world has only begun focusing on the region for the upcoming anniversary of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination, which helped trigger World War I.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
President Obama's biggest speeches have a musicality to them. That's not an accident. His speechwriters obsess over rhythm and cadence.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
The location is a cavern beneath the streets of London, but it looks like a horror movie set in the tropics. Mosquitoes from all over the world live here in the interest of science.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Much great literature is informed by British gloom, from the Hound of the Baskervilles stalking the moor to Macbeth plotting in his dark castle. We wondered how a brighter Blighty would change that.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Cabbies from London to Berlin are protesting the smartphone-based, on-demand car service Uber. They say Uber should be subject to the same rules as taxis; many fear they'll be driven out of business.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Wartime rape has often been treated as something that's inevitable. A global summit in London looks for ways to stop the abuses and hold perpetrators responsible for sexual violence in conflict zones.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Catch-22 is widely considered a great novel; until now, it has been a disaster as a play. A new production of his play seems to have broken the curse: It's touring the UK and receiving strong reviews.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Soccer fan Stephen Hawking turns sports pundit and applies general logistic regression to England's odds in the World Cup. On penalty kicks: "England couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo."
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Attendees at an inclusive capitalism conference in London control $30 trillion in assets. But it's unclear what, if any, financial commitments will come from the conclave on income inequality.
Monday, May 26, 2014
U.K. Education Secretary Michael Gove has decided that the English literature list for a national exam needs to be more English, so he is swapping American texts in the curriculum for British ones.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
EU elections for parliament take place this weekend. Low turnout could mean parties on the fringe will do disproportionately well.
Friday, May 23, 2014
British voters went to the polls Thursday in European and local elections. The vote is key for the UK Independence Party, whose anti-Europe and anti-immigration views struck a chord with some Britons.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
More than a half-century after his death, Stepan Bandera is a deeply divisive figure in the current battle. Ukrainian nationalists put up posters of him while pro-Russian separatists burn his effigy.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Because of corruption involving medical officials, the government and middlemen, only half the people with HIV get medicine. One man lost his wife while they were both on a waiting list for treatment.
Friday, May 09, 2014
Britain has a national election next year, and both leading parties have hired U.S. campaign advisers who played prominent roles in President Obama's victories.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Ukraine's attempt at "lustration" isn't a case of bad translation. It's a political process aimed at rooting out those tainted by the old regime or corruption. But will it work?
Monday, May 05, 2014
Germany's famous Max Planck Society has opened a brain research institute in Jupiter, Fla. It's another move in the international competition to attract the best brain researchers.
Monday, May 05, 2014
Gerry Adams, a leader of Sinn Fein, was questioned in Northern Ireland in connection with an infamous murder 42 years ago. The investigation threatens to impact the fragile peace agreement there.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
NPR's Ari Shapiro went to Kiev this month planning to report several feature stories on the Ukrainian revolution. Instead, he found himself documenting a country edging toward civil war.
Friday, April 18, 2014
The story of fliers ordering Jews to register with the separatists stoked fears of anti-Semitism. But Jews in the Ukrainian town say the orders aren't real and were intended as political provocation.