Marc Champion

02/02/2016 - 7:00pm

    Oxford University's Oriel College has decided not to tear down its statue of the British colonialist Cecil Rhodes, because of the "overwhelming message" it received that the statue should stay. The true motive appears to have been money.

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01/10/2016 - 2:00pm

    Germany is reeling from the news, hidden for several days because of its political sensitivity, that as many as 90 women were sexually assaulted by a crowd of young men of Middle Eastern appearance outside Cologne's majestic Cathedral on New Year's Eve. This is...

12/01/2015 - 5:00pm

    On the day Turkey shot down a Russian jet this week, it also formed a new government. That went little noticed, given the frisson of a NATO-Russia clash, but it may be as important as any economic sanctions Russia might impose in retaliation for its loss.

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11/27/2015 - 8:00am

    If the first casualty of war is the truth, maybe the second is common sense. It's become common to declare that Europe's borderless travel zone must go if security is to be restored after the terrorist attacks in Paris. Before abandoning part of the European...

11/21/2015 - 3:00pm

    In a kebab shop in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis Wednesday morning, the split-screen images that the owner and I were watching on his TV drove home the symmetry between the challenges that French President Francois Hollande faces here and in Syria.

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11/20/2015 - 10:00am

    Paris is getting back to life as usual after Friday's attacks, if you discount the armed police on the streets and a general sense of grief. But for France, the question of what President Francois Hollande should do, now that he has declared the nation at war,...

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