Before Italy’s 1948 election, the CIA funneled millions of dollars — when a million dollars was a lot of money — into anti-communist parties in Italy. The Soviet Union sent in even more; Moscow delivered black bags of money directly from the Soviet compound in Rome to Italy’s communist groups.
March 24, 2018
In China, women calling themselves the “silence breakers” have demanded investigations into allegations of sexual harassment.
February 10, 2018
Early one morning last week in the northern UK cities of Sheffield and Chesterfield, armed police blew open the doors of homes and a Muslim community center, and arrested four men aged between 22 and 41. There was talk of a planned “Christmas bomb attack,” now presumably averted.
December 24, 2017
In almost every country in Europe, political parties of the center-left struggle to remain competitive.
November 18, 2017
Britain — ever-ready to boast of its stable politics and faultless, Rolls-Royce civil service — is in a mess. Between scandals over sex, secret meetings, political donors and the royal family, the government is melting down.
November 12, 2017
Xi Jinping — president of China, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, chair of the Central Military Commission, chief of the military’s Joint Operations Command Center, chairman of the committees on cybersecurity, economics and finance among others — has a new honor that will linger
October 29, 2017
In a flurry of confident pronouncements within an hour of last week’s massacre at a Las Vegas country music festival, conservative commentators linked the gunman, Stephen Paddock, to liberal or Islamist influences.
October 07, 2017
The French President Emmanuel Macron’s proposed changes to the vast labor code — hiring and firing will be easier, some workplace issues will be negotiated at company level — hang in the balance.
September 17, 2017
Emmanuel Macron, president of France with all the glory that commands, has had a wretchedly brief honeymoon.
August 27, 2017
Last March, three months before Britons voted to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union, then-Prime Minister David Cameron asked Daily Mail proprietor Lord Rothermere to fire the newspaper’s editor, Paul Dacre.
February 04, 2017