International

02/07/2016 - 9:00am

    Last week, we were treated to a bout of speculation that Shigehisa Takada, chief executive officer of Takata Corp., would resign after the companies' faulty and lethal airbags led to a wave of auto recalls. Takada kept his job for the time being. But the focus on the possible resignation exposes deep flaws in...

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...

01/10/2016 - 10:00am

    It's tough these days to be a multinational consumer goods company doing business in both Ukraine and Russia. Coca-Cola felt it over the New Year's holidays: Because of a marketing agency's indiscretion, it is now forced to wiggle out of answering whether...

01/10/2016 - 7:00am

    The rapidly escalating conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran, sparked by the execution of a Saudi Shiite activist, may seem like the natural outgrowth of a decade's Sunni-Shiite tensions. But more than denominational differences, what's driving the open...

01/04/2016 - 1:00pm

    In the oldest part of the city, near the famed Parque Central, stands a building that's being restored from top to bottom.

    The project has been under way a long time. Possibly it began before the last...

01/02/2016 - 4:00pm

    Puerto Rico is sinking in $73 billion of debt. Mired in a long-running depression, the U.S. territory has already cut essential services to bare bones. Puerto Rico can't fully pay its bondholders without setting off total economic collapse.

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