Portugal's baby bust feeding vicious cycle

| Jul 3, 2013

Portugal's baby bust feeding vicious cycle

For an enterprise in the business of welcoming life, the birthing ward inside Portugal’s largest maternity hospital is eerily quiet. On a recent morning, not a single expectant father nervously paced the orange laminated floors. Unhurried nurses shuffled by rows of darkened rooms with ...

British austerity woes highlight risks for U.S.

Dec 19, 2012

British austerity woes highlight risks for U.S.

ANALYSIS Is this what life on the other side of the “fiscal cliff” looks like? If President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans fail to reach a deal in the coming weeks, Americans face a fierce wave of tax hikes and spending cuts that could ...

Dec 5, 2012

Turkey faces renewed Kurdish threat

This town of 19,000, nestled in an idyllic mountain pass of impossibly green pastures and golden autumn trees, is on the front lines of Turkey’s rapidly escalating guerrilla war. In a struggle for autonomy as well as independent language and education rights, the outlawed ...