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What Europe's Far Right Sees in Trump's Win

The victory of a candidate they believe espouses their views has emboldened them.<p>The congratulations began even before it was clear Donald Trump would triumph in the American presidential election, and they continued the next day as leaders of the European far right, who’d made common cause with …

Europe

France is a mess, and Europe is worried

If economic woes overwhelm Hollande’s government and buoy the far right, the whole eurozone could feel the impact<p>For 200 miles down France's Atlantic seaboard, convoys of earth-movers, phalanxes of cranes and a 6,000-strong army of workers are toiling on Europe's largest construction site.<p>The …

World War I in Photos: The War at Sea

Jun 8, 2014 |<p>The land war in Europe became a destructive machine, consuming supplies, equipment, and soldiers at massive rates. Resupply ships from the home front and allies streamed across the Atlantic, braving submarine attacks, underwater mines, and aerial bombardment. Battleships clashed with …

A Taste for Intrigue: The Multiple Lives of François Mitterrand

When François Mitterrand was president of France, from 1981 until 1995, the most common adjective used to describe him was “Machiavellian.” During …

The Euro Is Still Doomed, in 2 Charts

The euro is barbarous, but it's not (yet) a relic. Whether it can stop from becoming the latter depends on whether it can stop being the former.<p>Okay, that's a bit unfair. For all its flaws, the euro <i>is</i> less doomed than it used to be. Foreign borrowing and borrowing costs have both fallen …

The Most Doomed Part of Spain, in 2 Charts

This is what a lost generation looks like<p>(Reuters)<p>Andalusia is Spain's Spain. In other words, it's an unimaginable tragedy that makes the rest of the unimaginable tragedy that is Spain look a bit less bad.<p>Spain is in a great depression, but its most populous autonomous region, Andalusia, is in a …

The Demise of Italy's Left

<i>Newly appointed Prime Minister Enrico Letta rings the silver bell, to signify the start of his first cabinet meeting at Chigi palace in Rome, April</i> …

I Brought the Euro to Greece

<i>An Athenian withdraws euro bank notes from an ATM for the first time, January 2002. (Courtesy Reuters)</i><p>The global financial crisis has revealed flaws …