William Lee Adams

William Lee Adams is a journalist in London and a former correspondent at TIME’s London bureau. He has reported from Roma slums in Bucharest, maximum security prisons in Norway, and the world’s largest song contest for children in Ukraine, and interviewed fashion designers including Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Louboutin and Vivienne Westwood. Half-Vietnamese and half-American, Adams grew up in Fayetteville, Georgia, and holds degrees from Harvard and the School of Oriental and African Studies.

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Austerity Nation: Britain Strikes as Government Extends Spending Cuts

In a nation where the weather changes by the hour, it’s useful to consult the morning forecast. For the two million public sector workers who walked out of their jobs across the U.K. this morning, today’s outlook likely seemed heavy with symbolism. Blustery winds across the northwest matched the chill of newly announced austerity …

Court Convicts Ukraine’s Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko

The judge read out the guilty verdict, and Yulia Tymoshenko’s supporters shouted “Shame!”

This afternoon a court ruled that Tymoshenko, Ukraine’s former Prime Minister, had acted against the national interest when she signed a natural gas deal with Russia in 2009, leading to $190 million in damages to Ukraine’s state-run …

In a First for Poland, Ruling Government Gets Re-Elected

Donald Tusk, Poland’s center-right prime minister, won re-election on Sunday night, marking the first time since the fall of communism in 1989 that a ruling government has managed to keep its grip on power. With more than 99% of all votes counted, Tusk’s pro-market Civic Platform party claimed 39% of all votes, putting it nine points …

‘Gypsies Into Glue!’: Anti-Roma Protests Sweep Bulgaria

The charge that a relative of a Roma clan leader killed a Bulgarian teenager sparked anti-Gypsy demonstrations across the country last weekend. Thousands of protesters took to the streets in at least 20 towns and cities, including the capital, Sofia. “A total of 168 have been arrested for violation of public order, the majority — …

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