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    South Africa hurtles ‘south’
    Sep23

    South Africa hurtles ‘south’

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Throughout the long Cold War one of the West’s principal concerns was the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. On the one hand it was feared that the main liberation movement, the African National Congress, had fallen under Communist control. This considerably complicated the West’s support for the...

    Varoufakis told you so
    Sep23

    Varoufakis told you so

    ATHENS — Yanis Varoufakis lives in understated elegance. His apartment is spacious and pleasing to the eye. Shelves bulge with books on politics and economics, unsurprising for a university professor who was, until July, Greece’s finance minister. Varoufakis is welcoming. He makes us coffee and puts a box of chocolates on the table, next to...

    Gazprom bids to end EU antitrust probe
    Sep22

    Gazprom bids to end EU antitrust probe

    Gazprom has offered to settle antitrust charges leveled by the European Commission in a bid to end a politically charged investigation that could cost it billions in fines. The company, which is the dominant supplier of natural gas in much of Central and Eastern Europe, addressed the Commission’s concerns about how Gazprom sets prices,...

    Time to get tough on Azerbaijan
    Sep22

    Time to get tough on Azerbaijan

    Almost all the news coming out of Azerbaijan these days is bad. On August 9, an independent Azerbaijani journalist, Rasim Aliyev, was beaten and killed. A few days later, civil society activists Leyla and Arif Yunus were sentenced to lengthy prison terms on politically-motivated charges. And on September 1, a court sentenced award-winning...

    UK watchdog raps RT for biased reports
    Sep21

    UK watchdog raps RT for biased reports

    LONDON — RT, the state-owned Russian news channel, was reprimanded by Britain’s communications watchdog Monday for airing biased and misleading reports on Ukraine and Syria. Ofcom found “significant” breaches of U.K. broadcasting rules in three separate programs screened by RT last year. It ordered the news channel to broadcast statements...

    Poland: Seal EU borders
    Sep21

    Poland: Seal EU borders

    For the last few weeks, Europe has quarreled and quibbled about how to divide up 120,000 refugees among EU member countries. While we talk, the wave of refugees continues to grow and grow. Instead we should be jumping into action with a broad plan that tackles the causes of the exodus as well as the symptoms. And we need to strike the right...

    Putin, Berlusconi and the 240-year-old bottle of wine
    Sep19

    Putin, Berlusconi and the 240-year-old bottle of wine

    A bottle of 1775 Jeres de la Frontera was brought to Crimea by Count Mikhail Vorontsov during the reign of Catherine the Great. It was worth an estimated €80,000. On Friday, Vladimir Putin and Silvio Berlusconi were accused of drinking it. The Russian president was showing his friend and former Italian prime minister round the Massandra winery in...

    ’Tis but a modest migration proposal
    Sep19

    ’Tis but a modest migration proposal

    If I were Greek, I’d be feeling pretty pissed just about now. The very Germans who couldn’t bring themselves to spit at a Greek dying of thirst by the side of the road this summer are now flinging the doors open to an influx of migrants from outside Europe (even as Angela Merkel has had second thoughts about it). Frankly, I’d be...

    Sixteenth-century lessons for 21st-century Italy
    Sep19

    Sixteenth-century lessons for 21st-century Italy

    Italy needs a reboot — appropriate enough in a country shaped like an item of footwear. Few countries can boast anything like the heritage the land that produced the Roman Empire and the Renaissance. But few, in Europe at least, are as uncertain about what the future holds. Italy is the soft underbelly of the European project, and perhaps the...

    Greece’s century-long subjugation
    Sep18

    Greece’s century-long subjugation

    With the next round of national elections coming up Sunday, Greek voters are casting around for a new champion to defend them against European bankers following the left-wing Syriza coalition’s abrupt concessions last spring. But the Greeks have been without an effective champion for far longer than most people realize. Many critics trace...

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