Turkey’s tense poll

Fighting with the Kurds and ISIS terror are just the beginning of Turkey's problems Whatever government is formed after Turkey’s Nov. 1 parliamentary election, it will confront a country in the midst of a...

Migrant tide tests Hungary’s hospitality, politics

As Orban speaks of an "attack" on Christianity; other Hungarians are more welcoming Szeged, Hungary -- Hungary’s international reputation is again taking a bruising, as images of Hungarian police shooting...

Is Pope Francis a radical?

The pope has changed the Catholic Church's tone, if not its doctrine. He's been variously described as “the great reformer,” the “most interesting man in the world,” and most provocatively,  a...

Far right groups flex muscle in U.K.

Beyond UKIP, a host of smaller British fringe groups seek traction The recent mass-shooting at a historically African-American church in Charleston, S.C. has focused U.S. attention on the persistence of...

After Irish yes, Italy eyes gay unions

Lawmakers lag public opinion in country with no civil unions, same-sex marriage After Irish voters overwhelmingly approved same-sex marriage last month, the next battleground in Europe is clear:...

Documenting anti-Semitism on Europe’s streets

Three journalists conduct a novel experiment to gauge anti-Semitism After fatal shootings at a synagogue in Denmark and a kosher grocery store in France in the past two months, there is little doubt in...

Ukraine reporting draws criticism

Russian, Ukrainian and Western media have all taken heat for reporting By Demetria Walls As Russian-backed rebels have advanced across eastern Ukraine, they’ve had a key ally who hasn’t fired a...

From Brussels with love: Putin’s friends in the EU

From Greece to the U.K., Russia finds potential sympathizers The conflict in the Ukraine has heightened tensions between Russia and the European Union. Since Moscow annexed Ukraine's Crimean peninsula in...