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Romania: Spotlight Shines on Spies

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:16:43 GMT

The director of Romania’s Foreign Intelligence Agency, Teodor Melescanu, resigned Monday to run for president in the Nov. 2 election.

Memo From Ukraine: For Many, a Nation That Seems Less Free From Moscow’s Dominance Than Ever

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:09:12 GMT

Many politicians and analysts say that Ukraine has capitulated to Russia and that President Vladimir V. Putin won what he wanted to win in the attacks on Ukraine — a shaky and less sovereign nation.

Turkish President Hints That Prisoner Exchange Won Release of Hostages Held by ISIS

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:51:53 GMT

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking in New York, said Turkey’s historical position made his country well suited to helping solve conflicts in the Middle East.

Oleg Ivanovsky, Soviets’ Space-Age Designer, Dies at 92

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:44:44 GMT

Mr. Ivanovsky worked on the first satellite to orbit Earth and the craft that carried the first man into space.

Ukraine’s Neglected and Battered Army Inspires Citizens to Pitch In

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:38:43 GMT

As casualties have mounted among Ukraine’s outgunned soldiers, citizens and support groups for wounded soldiers have begun to rally behind their army in a rush of patriotic feeling.

Sale of a Landmark Skyscraper Puts Spain on the Map of Chinese Investors

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:20:37 GMT

Strengthening commercial ties will be on the agenda when Spain’s prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, makes his first state visit to China.

Draghi Pessimism on European Recovery Stirs Expectations of Stimulus

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:18:11 GMT

The European Central Bank president’s remarks at a news conference gave rise to speculation that quantitative easing may be in store.

Raids by ISIS Push Flood of Refugees Into Turkey

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:07:30 GMT

Turkey’s deputy prime minister said the Islamic State’s advance was causing a crisis “worse than a natural disaster” in his country.

Kenny Wheeler, Influential Sound in Jazz, Dies at 84

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:45:43 GMT

Critics hailed the ingenuity of Mr. Wheeler’s compositions, which were unfailingly melodic but often veered in unexpected directions, and the understated grace of his playing style.

Promises of Greater Home Rule for Scots Turn Contentious

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:14:08 GMT

After voters rejected independence from the United Kingdom, politicians quickly began bickering over how to transfer more powers to Scotland.

For Airbnb and Uber, an Uneven Response by Regulators

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:11:29 GMT

For technology start-ups like Airbnb and Uber, efforts to gain a stronger foothold in European countries have been complicated by varying regulations from different governments.

Russians Protest Putin’s Stance on Ukraine

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:47:40 GMT

Thousands of Russians marched through Moscow on Sunday in an antigovernment demonstration criticizing President Vladimir V. Putin for what they saw as his warmongering in Ukraine.

Growing Imbalance Between Germany and France Strains Their Relationship

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:39:36 GMT

French leaders are facing the pressure of their own weakened economy and the continuing austerity push of the German chancellor, Angela Merkel.

Linz Am Rhein Journal: In the Rhine Valley, Clamoring for Relief From Ramped-Up Rail

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:14:23 GMT

A vital stretch along Europe’s most important north-south rail route is being overrun with train traffic, spoiling the quality of life for residents in a region famous for its natural beauty.

Soldiers’ Graves Bear Witness to Russia’s Role in Ukraine

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:53:54 GMT

Even as the Kremlin tries to deny its involvement and families are pressured to keep quiet, the deaths of soldiers sent to fight in Ukraine are impossible to ignore.

With One Battle Over in Scotland, Another Begins

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:17:54 GMT

In the town near Gleneagles, where the Ryder Cup will begin Friday, people have swapped the political passions of last week for the breezier enthusiasms of preparing for one of golf’s greatest events.

ISIS Forays Send Waves of Refugees Into Turkey

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:45:10 GMT

The refugee crisis near the Syrian border town of Ayn al-Arab could be one of the greatest refugee flows since the civil war in Syria began, said a United Nations official.

Chinese Tourists Find a Movable Feast Best Left Behind

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:22:04 GMT

The French capital is the No. 1 destination in Europe for Chinese tourists, but many have unrealistic expectations of the city.

U.S. Criticizes Efforts to Intimidate Times Reporter in Turkey

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:49:36 GMT

The correspondent has been attacked online and denounced as a traitor after publication of an article about Islamic State recruiting in Turkey.

Paris Falls Out of Love With the Padlocks on Its Bridges

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:46:54 GMT

Thick glass, with nothing to hitch a lock to, has begun replacing the panels where thousands have symbolized everlasting devotion by fastening hardware.

Turkey Obtains Release of Hostages Held in Iraq

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:07:25 GMT

Forty-nine hostages held by Islamic State militants were returned to Turkey on Saturday after what Turkey said was a covert operation led by its intelligence agency.

Pulse of the People: In Scotland and Beyond, a Crisis of Faith in the Global Elite

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:20:02 GMT

The independence movement in Scotland was another sign of widespread dissatisfaction with an established order that has failed to deliver.

In Ruins of Ukrainian Town, Residents Crave Food, Water and Peace

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:13:25 GMT

As residents began repairing the damage in Luhansk and taking stock of the calamity around them, many said they no longer cared about the politics that caused it all.

Explosion Rocks Eastern Ukraine Hours After an Amended Cease-Fire Is Signed

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:21:31 GMT

A huge explosion shattered the stillness of an early fall morning in Donetsk, illustrating the fragility of a cease-fire agreed upon two weeks ago.

Part of the Berlin Wall Comes Down, Again

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:54:58 GMT

Five segments of the concrete border that once divided Berlin have been on display at East 53rd Street in Manhattan since 1990. But recently, they vanished.