• politics February 25, 2022 12:07 am

    Why Europe Is So Dependent on Russia for Natural Gas

    The Ukraine and Russian conflict has increased the price of energy, both oil and natural gas. That will hit Europe especially hard. Here’s why.

  • head November 9, 2019 9:09 pm

    Germany, Allies Mark 30 Years Since Berlin Wall Fell

    Germany marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe. Leaders from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic attended a ceremony at Bernauer Strasse — where one of the last parts of the Berlin Wall remains — before placing roses in the...

  • Donald Trump December 5, 2018 4:09 pm

    Trumps, Obamas Shake Hands at Bush Funeral

    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump shook hands with former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama after the Trumps arrived at George H.W. Bush’s funeral at the National Cathedral.

  • Donald Trump December 5, 2018 9:11 pm

    Presidents Club Assembles for Bush Funeral, Trump on Fringes

    The nation’s most exclusive fraternity — the presidents club — assembled Wednesday to mourn George H.W. Bush, putting on public display its uneasy relationship with the current occupant of the Oval Office. The uncomfortable reunion brought President Donald Trump together in the same pew with past White House residents who have given him decidedly critical reviews. The late Bush was...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation December 4, 2018 8:00 pm

    Bush's State Funeral Follows Generations of Tradition

    Former President George H.W. Bush’s state funeral encompasses four days of events, from his arrival in Washington to his burial in Texas on Thursday. The guidelines for state funerals date back to the mid-1800s and have been shaped over time. Seating arrangements, for example, are detailed with precision, with the presidential party followed by chiefs of state, arranged alphabetically by...

  • Donald Trump June 28, 2019 3:03 pm

    Former President George H.W. Bush's Casket Arrives in Washington, D.C.

    George H.W. Bush’s casket travelled from Houston to Washington, D.C., where he will lie in state at the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol before a service at the Washington National Cathedral.

  • Donald Trump December 3, 2018 11:47 am

    George H.W. Bush Was Guided by Concern for Humanity

    Former President George H.W. Bush teamed up with the man who ousted him from the White House to help victims of natural disasters. He created a program that has honored thousands of American volunteers. He also sent U.S. troops to Africa to help starving Somalis. It was all part of Bush’s vision for creating what he called a “kinder, gentler...

  • Donald Trump December 4, 2018 11:35 am

    At Capitol, Bush Saluted as ‘Gentle Soul,' ‘Great Man'

    The nation’s capital embraced George H.W. Bush in death Monday with solemn ceremony and high tributes to his service and decency, as the remains of the 41st president took their place in the Capitol rotunda for three days of mourning and praise by the political elite and everyday citizens alike. With Bush’s casket atop the Lincoln Catafalque, first used for...

  • Donald Trump December 2, 2018 3:30 pm

    George H.W. Bush Remembered as a Great Statesman With Uncommon Decency and Kindness

    Former President George H.W. Bush is returning to Washington as a revered political statesman, hailed by leaders across the political spectrum and around the world as a man not only of greatness but also of uncommon decency and kindness. Bush, who died late Friday at his Houston home at age 94, is to be honored with a state funeral at...

  • Donald Trump July 12, 2018 5:54 pm

    Trump Says NATO Nations Have Agreed to Up Defense Spending

    In a chaotic 28 hours at NATO, President Donald Trump disparaged longtime allies, cast doubt on his commitment to the mutual-defense organization and sent the 29-member pact into frenzied emergency session. Then, in a head-snapping pivot at the end, on Thursday he declared the alliance a “fine-tuned machine” that had acceded to his demands to speed up increases in military...

  • China June 14, 2018 3:58 pm

    How Germany Is Turning Wasteland Into Vast Lakeside Resorts

    As the sun beats down on a small vineyard by the rippling waters of Grossraeschen Lake, there’s little sign of the vast wound that lies beneath. Meuro, the brown-black mine that once dominated the landscape, providing jobs to thousands of workers who toiled in clouds of lignite coal dust, has vanished. Only a floating excavator plucking sunken trees out of...

  • China June 14, 2018 3:58 pm

    How Germany Is Turning Wasteland Into Vast Lakeside Resorts

    As the sun beats down on a small vineyard by the rippling waters of Grossraeschen Lake, there’s little sign of the vast wound that lies beneath. Meuro, the brown-black mine that once dominated the landscape, providing jobs to thousands of workers who toiled in clouds of lignite coal dust, has vanished. Only a floating excavator plucking sunken trees out of...

  • Kim Jong Un March 19, 2018 5:06 pm

    As Athletes Struggle, Kim Jong Un Dreams of Olympic Glory

    Kim Jong Un wants to turn his country into an international sports power — think East Germany in the 1970s and 80s. The North Korean leader is pouring resources into training and infrastructure, athletes are getting more recognition than ever and the country now even has an all-sports television channel, though it’s not clear how many citizens are able to...

  • Canada March 19, 2018 10:18 pm

    The Biggest Scandals in Olympic Figure Skating History

    Show us a sport and we’ll show you a scandal. There is no such thing as competition without controversy, and when you add millions of dollars; massive egos; years of blood, sweat and tears; and international tension, sometimes between countries that don’t much like each other even on a good day, you’ve got controversy on steroids. Sometimes literally. And though...

  • Russia February 6, 2018 10:15 pm

    Germany, Again, Will Be Team to Catch in Olympic Luge

    There’s some sort of mystical power when it comes to Germany and luge. Germany has more sliding tracks than any other nation, plus always seems to be ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to technology and any other innovation that can be used to get a sled down the ice faster than anyone else. Nowhere has...

  • Canada January 11, 2018 4:01 pm

    Germany Will Again Be the Team to Catch in Olympic Luge

    Germany has more sliding tracks than any other nation, plus always seems to be ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to technology and any other innovation that can be used to get a sled down the ice faster than anyone else.

  • Canada January 31, 2018 7:09 pm

    Erin Hamlin Explains Luge With Legos

    Before you watch luge during the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Erin Hamlin will teach you how it works with a bunch of Legos.

  • Donald Trump February 10, 2018 5:52 pm

    Let the Games Begin? Why Kim Jong Un Might Be Interested

    With little time to spare, North and South Korea are preparing to hash out Kim Jong Un’s offer to send a delegation to next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Skeptics are calling the offer, floated by Kim during his annual televised New Year’s address, a cynical tactic to drive a wedge between Washington and Seoul, while optimists see it as a...

  • Donald Trump December 7, 2017 9:49 pm

    Will Team USA Compete in the 2018 Winter Games?

    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley recently said it was an “open question” if U.S. athletes would compete in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics because of concerns over North Korea. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to comment.

  • Russia December 6, 2017 6:36 pm

    Putin's Power: From Mean Streets to Kremlin

    As a kid in a dismal Soviet communal apartment, Vladimir Putin was a scrapper who dreamed of being an operator — diligently training in martial arts and boldly walking into a KGB office to inquire about how to become a spy. As Russia’s leader in the 21st century, he’s been the epitome of both traits — fighting Chechen rebels, directing...

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