Is It Time to Bury Merkel’s Legacy?

BERLIN — In the race to replace German Chancellor Angela Merkel as head of her center-right Christian Democrats, the buzzword is undoubtedly “change.” The CDU party leader election in Hamburg on Friday will mark the first open leadership contest within Germany’s dominant party in decades. As mainstream parties across Europe continue to struggle in the […]

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The Coming Senate Showdown Over Saudi Arabia

Senate leaders are pitted against the White House in an escalating battle over whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman himself ordered the hit on the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. That split grew into a chasm on Tuesday, after CIA director Gina Haspel briefed select Senate leaders on her agency’s conclusions. Her closed-door testimony followed […]

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Top 25 News Photos of 2018

John Moore / Getty We near the end of another eventful year. Wildfires raged across California, the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy toward immigrants led to family separations, relations between North and South Korea eased a bit, a horrific school shooting in Florida touched off a nationwide gun control protest and debate, France won the […]

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