International

06/24/2016 - 6:00pm

    The International Olympic Committee's decision to let Russian athletes compete in the Rio Olympics if they can prove that they haven't used performance-enhancing drugs won't be popular with other countries. Nonetheless, it was the right call. But it also carries some unpleasant undertones: It formally...

06/17/2016 - 2:00pm

    Last week the Supreme Court insulted Puerto Rico by saying its people aren't sovereign. This week the court added injury to the insult, denying Puerto Rico access to federal bankruptcy laws that would have created a path to recovery for its struggling utilities....

06/17/2016 - 10:00am

    Islamic State may have nothing to do with any of the recent high-profile terror attacks for which it has claimed credit. No matter: It's such a strong brand that it's firmly associated with the atrocities in the minds of those who rarely read past the headlines...

06/11/2016 - 7:00pm

    One of the few foreign-policy priorities on which Republicans and Democrats can agree these days is the importance of aiding Kurds in and around Iraq. The White House is working openly with Syrian Kurds whose political roots go back to Kurdish separatists in Turkey....

06/10/2016 - 9:00pm

    Nobody expected the conservative Swiss to approve the idea of a hefty monthly payout to everyone in the country without exception. The proposal for a universal basic income (UBI) -- a monthly payout of $2,560 (2,500 francs) -- was rejected by 77 percent of Swiss voters...

06/07/2016 - 6:00pm

    During the circuslike years of Silvio Berlusconi, Italians grew flinchingly accustomed to being the butts of the world’s jokes.

    Will they have the last laugh?

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