Dana Milbank on Hagel's confirmation, Sheila Bair on why the GOP should care about income inequality, Richard Karlgaard on Wal-Mart's dipping sales, Simon Jenkins on Europe's resurgent populism, and Mathew Ingram on new anti-piracy rules.
Taco Bell is just the latest company in Europe that's been found inadvertently serving horse meat, but as the controversy spreads overseas, the United States may be preparing to bring horse slaughter back to this side of the Atlantic.
Eight masked and armed thieves pulled off a daring robbery at Brussels Airport in Belgium on Tuesday, stealing as much as $67 million worth of diamonds in a matter of minutes without firing a shot.
Bulgarian officials announced that the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah was behind a bus bombing that killed five Israeli tourists last summer, a ruling that could force Europe to officially sanction the group.
Google and its very expensive lobbying efforts may have wiggled away from the Federal Trade Commission's anti-trust investigation without major penalties a week ago, but that doesn't mean the Europeans are going to take it easy on the search giant.
Today in books: Publishing is sort of kind of dead?; the best books of 2012 are already being crowned; Amazon somehow forgot to pay European taxes; Herman Wouk is still at it.
The scandalous publication of Kate Middleton's unsuspecting breasts has created three case studies surrounding the right to publish royal private parts, and private is the key word here.
World leaders may have twisted Angela Merkel's arm into submission.
The happy partnership between Germany and France on the European debt crisis turned unmistakably sour this morning.
Officials in Britain have seen what's going on with the rest of the Eurozone, and have cut a deal worth an estimated £80 billion to make sure they don't become the next Spain.
In a conference call on Saturday, Spain's finance minister indicated they will be asking for a bailout from the other Eurozone countries that could amount to €100 billion.
The euro zone is looking decidedly less stable this morning as Spain's budget minister calls on Europe to shore up its debt-ridden banks—a move Spanish leaders had insisted just a week ago wouldn't be necessary.
This weekend's surprising election results may have permanently upended Europe's plans for economic reform as voters are making it clear that they are sick of austerity.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn is set to speak at the European Parliament in about a week, but in an echo of his Cambridge appearance, several lawmakers objected to his even being allowed inside the building, showing his return to European political life is not happening.
The guy Europe's financial lobby hired to fix its image feels "pipe-and-slippers at home in a disaster zone," the Telegraph once wrote, which makes sense, since he's tried to manage some of the worst PR disasters in recent memory.
Silvio Berlusconi walks away from charges he bribed a lawyer $600,000 to lie for him under oath -- but only because the statute of limitations has expired.
Fears that Greece won't accept a new bailout deal are having a chilling ripple effect from Greece to Western Europe to the United States.
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your fiveminutes (or less) of attention. Today: Will Ferrell's latest Old Milwaukee Super Bowl ad was for Nebraska eyes only, the animals at Belgrade's zoo struggle with Europe's latest cold snap, and a reasonable response to winning a $7,500 bet.
While Europe moves ahead with its right to be forgotten, as seasoned Internet stalkers, we've gone through and ranked the best and easiest places anyone can find your personal data on the Internet.
After a long day spent staring at Twitter, we're sharing our favorite tweets that didn't make sense.
Today in sports: The New York Times profiles the giant-headed New York Mets icon, European soccer clubs prepare to overpay for transfer players, and a sneaky contract provision in Albert Pujols' new contract.
Startling analysts, U.S. stocks soared today, the first day of trading for 2012, with the Dow jumping 180 points and the S&P 500 up 1.5 percent.
Facebook announced a lengthy list of privacy-related tweaks to its site on Wednesday, following a sweeping and often less-than-flattering report from European Internet watchdogs.
For all that debate over whether Europe's diverse nations should even be united under one fiscal union, here's an eye-popping statistic: Nearly one quarter of European Union citizens have never used the internet.
As European leaders descend on Brussels today to save the euro, British Prime Minister David Cameron is threatening to veto any treaty that doesn't cater to Britain's national interests.
In a vote criticized for ballot box stuffing and political intimidation, Vladimir Putin's United Russia party looks to hold 238 parliamentary seats, down from 315.
If German Chancellor Angela Merkel is going to allow the European Central Bank to bailout indebted countries, euro zone members must first agree to long-term structural changes to the European Union.
The central banks of the U.S., Japan, England, Switzerland, Canada and the eurozone teamed up this morning to prop up the global economy and make it easier for banks to receive dollars when they need it.
As Europe's debt crisis rages on, a collection of financial experts and global institutions are warning European leaders that the Euro Zone could collapse if swift actions aren't taken.
Berlusconi wins a procedural vote (but loses his majority), the Dalai Lama blames China, and Sadam Hussein's prison toilet will be headed to a U.S. museum.
Stock markets in Europe and Asia are responding positively this morning to news that European leaders have come to an agreement on how to (painfully) solve the region's ongoing debt crisis.
The 16-year-old boy briefly starred in a children's comedy show
Newspaper maintains that editorial integrity was what sunk the WSJ Europe Publisher
Western officials say Yulia Tymoshenko's trial was all about politics
Hilary Swank and Jean-Claude Van Damme were on hand
The ECB holds rates steady while the U.K. buys up more bonds
Finance ministers are scrambling to prevent the debt crisis from spreading to banks
Announced layoffs jump 212 percent because of the two mega-employers
Russia and China are spinning why they won't condemn the Syrian regime
Robert James Moore's obsession with the Queen took him to West Island
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