On Wednesday evening, when U.S. President Obama cancelled his upcoming visit to Moscow, the Russian reaction was perhaps most clear in the way that Vesti, the state’s main propaganda TV channel, conveyed it on the channel’s …
Exclusive: Father of Slain Chechen Plans to Sue FBI for Son’s Wrongful Death
Abdulbaki Todashev, whose 27-year-old son Ibragim was killed in May during an FBI interrogation, landed in the U.S. on Aug. 5 to seek answers from U.S. authorities to questions surrounding his son’s death
The NSA Snooping Scoop: Behind the Guardian‘s Risky Plans for Global Expansion
It was a very American story — but a very British scoop.
Turkey’s Erdogan Visits the U.S.: 4 Problems That Won’t Be Solved
As domestic scandals clouded Washington, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived for a U.S. visit enveloped in his own fog. The Turkish Premier has been one of the most outspoken international statesmen on the need …
Americans Abroad: When Goodwill Turns Into Gaffe
Gestures of goodwill can be a tricky business, particularly if you’re a dignitary visiting a foreign land with customs you’re not quite used to. Here are five memorable moments in which American luminaries raised eyebrows abroad. …
France Legalizes Gay Marriage Despite Vocal and Angry Opposition
France’s leftist-controlled legislature passes law legalizing marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples, but the deep division the measure produced across France will linger.
French Ministers Disclose Private Assets Amid Political Scandal
French President François Hollande responds to a financial scandal by obliging Cabinet members to publish details of their personal holdings — an unprecedented requirement
Nicolas Sarkozy’s Battle With France’s Judiciary Leads to Death Threats
Former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s implication in a long-running financial scandal prod his backers into attacking France’s powerful investigating magistrates and may have inspired a death threat against a leading judge
CEO of U.S. Tire Company Gets into Fight with All of France
American CEO Maurice “the Grizz” Taylor’s bashing of France’s work ethic generates angry response from a proud and insulted country—whose productivity turns out to be better than conservative detractors admit.
Mister Taxman: Why Some Americans Working Abroad Are Ditching Their Citizenships
Tina Turner says she’s turning Swiss because she’s lived in Switzerland for years now. But there are tax benefits for giving up an American passport
Mali’s War: After Surging Into the Islamist-Held North, Will France Retreat?
Franco-Malian offensive frees Timbuktu as the last major Mali town held by jihadi militias, but French moves handing over campaign against al-Qaeda allies in Mali to African forces raise doubts about future success.
50 Years After Landmark Treaty, Can France and Germany Save Europe?
Ceremonies marking the 1963 Franco-German partnership pale in comparison to U.S. presidential inaugurations, but they mark an alliance credited with driving the E.U. — and the euro — toward greater stability and prosperity
Algeria’s Hostage Crisis: What Was Behind a Shadowy Militant Leader’s Plot?
As the Algerian hostage drama neared day four confusion remained high, information tight, and speculation about multiple motives behind the terror strike emerge