In 1994, Ukraine and Russia made a deal: Nukes for sovereignty. Moscow took Kiev’s 1,900 nuclear weapons. Now, 20 years later, it wants to take its sovereignty.
Britain has been irrelevant in Ukraine's crisis. If it leaves the EU, it will only become more insignificant.
I invaded Ukraine, and it ended in stalemate. Maybe someone should tell Putin.
The Obama administration hoped global markets would punish Russia. It's not happening.
Markets are spiking because of fears Putin will use energy as a weapon. Here's why he won't.
Italy's new 39-year-old prime minister is in a race against time to save his country. Will Rome destroy him first?
The Sochi Olympic Games spell the end of the rope for Russia's wilderness vigilantes.
Is a Spanish attempt to hold China accountable for abuses in Tibet the end of the global policeman?
Fleshy oysters and severed phalluses: The best sexual stimulants from around the world.
How a Swiss commodities giant used shell companies to make an Angolan general three-quarters of a billion dollars richer.
How the right-wing demagogue politician Marine Le Pen can save the floundering Republican Party.
...and banks keep getting us confused.
Why it's time to build a new special relationship between Washington and Paris.
Snowden-esque scandals at the Ministry of Magic (and Ron and Hermione got a divorce).
How to ski for Dominica if you're an Italian couple from Staten Island.
Why the Great Recession's "lost generation" may be lost to the right wing -- forever.
Why the unmarried and childless are singing the welfare state blues.
Europe is worried it can be a clean-energy paradise or a competitive economy -- but not both.
Why is Western Europe hysterical over a swarm of criminal, scrounging immigrants that doesn’t actually exist?
Inside the shadowy $4 million ransom payment to release two kidnapped Europeans in Syria.
Why Turkey's nasty Gulen-Erdogan fight is making for some strange bedfellows.