Angela Sheldon

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Fawlty Europe

“DON’T mention the war” is the catchphrase from one of the best-loved scenes in “Fawlty Towers”, a British television comedy series. John Cleese …

Economics

Forced to act

A WEEK ago Eurostat’s preliminary estimate for consumer prices showed that inflation in the euro zone had plunged from an already low 1.1% in …

A weak euro is Europe’s best means of beating deflation | Financial Times

The European Central Bank responded correctly to recent news of very low eurozone inflation by loosening policy further. The big question now is …

Economics

Ron Paul: Syria is a “false flag”

The conspiracy-prone ex-congressman uses conspiracy theorists’ favorite phrase to describe the war effort<p>Alex Seitz-Wald<p>August 30, 2013 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Former Rep. Ron Paul does not just oppose a potential military intervention in Syria, or think the government is exaggerating the case for war, or …

McCain town hall sums up entire Syria debate

<b>John McCain speaks with constituents during a town hall meeting in Phoenix, Sept. 5, 2013. (AP/Ralph Freso)</b><p>Americans don’t really want war. Lots of the people they send to Washington do<p>Alex Pareene<p>September 6, 2013 6:10pm (UTC)<p>John McCain got an earful at a recent town hall, because whenever John …

The Changing Shape of Syria’s Civil War

Tonight, many PBS stations will rebroadcast <i>Syria Behind the Lines</i>, FRONTLINE’s unprecedented film that documents the everyday reality for both …

Middle East

Can the U.S. Keep Its Weapons From Extremists in Syria?

In a reversal of long-standing U.S. policy, the Obama administration moved Thursday to provide direct military support, including small arms and …

Middle East

Slideshow: Syria on Both Sides of the Line

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Syria

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Speaker Of Syrian Parliament Urges Boehner To Help Prevent U.S. Military Strike

WASHINGTON -- The Speaker of the Syrian Parliament reached out to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday urging him to press members of Congress to block a U.S. military strike on Syria.<p>"We write to you as fathers and mothers, as members of families and communities which really are not so …

Crossing the Line

Early in 1987, Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi President, decided to clear out scores of Kurdish villages, in order to undermine separatist rebels. He asked Ali Hassan al-Majid, a general and a first cousin, to lead the project. In tape recordings later produced by Iraqi prosecutors, Majid told Baath …

Limited Options

Toward the end of last week’s Senate hearing on American military action in Syria, Tim Kaine, of Virginia, admitted to being confused. Secretary of State John Kerry had been repeating for hours the Administration’s line that the purpose of bombing Syria was “limited”: to punish Bashar al-Assad for …

U.S. Makes Small International Gains on Syria

Kerry Garners public condemnations of Assad, but a broad coalition remained elusive<p>PARIS — Secretary of State John Kerry garnered public condemnations of the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad from a growing number of Arab and European countries over the weekend but a broad international coalition of …

Obama's Call to Hit Syria Splits World Leaders

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia—President Barack Obama fell short in his bid to rally international support for a U.S. military strike on Syria, failing to overcome divisions at a summit of world leaders before flying home to face skeptics in Congress and the American public.<p>Mr. Obama spent two days coaxing …

Barack Obama

Obama Hones Pitch on Syria As Opposition Rises at Home

WASHINGTON—In a week poised to define his second term, President Barack Obama will mount an intensive campaign to promote a U.S. military strike on Syria as opposition rises in both Congress and across the country.<p>Mr. Obama will make his case repeatedly in coming days to Americans wary of opening a …

Middle East

Denis McDonough On Syria: 'This Is Not Iraq And Afghanistan'

WASHINGTON -- White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Sunday that it's too early to say whether there are enough votes in Congress to authorize an intervention in Syria, and he attempted to make the case for why members should get behind the president.<p>"This is not Iraq and Afghanistan. This …