International

02/26/2015 - 5:25pm

    Let me see if I have this straight.

    The Islamic State, or ISIS, or ISIL, is a militant Sunni Muslim group waging war against the Shiite-dominated government in Iraq.

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02/12/2015 - 6:03pm

    Many economists, including Janet Yellen, view global economic troubles since 2008 largely as a story about "deleveraging" - a simultaneous attempt by debtors almost everywhere to reduce their liabilities. Why is deleveraging a problem? Because my...

02/12/2015 - 5:41pm

    On Wednesday, the European Central Bank announced that it would no longer accept Greek government debt as collateral for loans. This move, it turns out, was more symbolic than substantive. Still, the moment of truth is clearly approaching.

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02/12/2015 - 4:37pm

    The decision by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and House Speaker John Boehner to cook up an address to Congress by Netanyahu on why the U.S. should get tougher on Iran is churlish, reckless and, for the future of Israeli-American relations, quite...

02/12/2015 - 4:34pm

    The economy is on the rebound. Oil prices are down, down, down. So, what’s with that Putin face, Punky?

    It’s bad. It’s bad. So say analysts who point to all that oil-patch...

02/05/2015 - 7:34pm

    It should never cease to amaze us when smart people do dumb things. But one of the dumbest we've seen in a long time is Speaker John Boehner's inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a Joint Session of Congress and publicly...

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