The dramatic visit by the prime ministers of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia, which unfolded in secrecy, was a striking gesture — and one that angered some EU counterparts.
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A flurry of recent developments suggest that people are groping for a way out of the crisis — or, failing that, for ways to prevent it from mutating into a wider proxy war.
In a few frantic days, the West threw out the playbook it used for decades against the Kremlin and isolated Russia with unparalleled sanctions and penalties.
The health of the queen, the world's longest-reigning monarch, has been in the spotlight since she spent a night in hospital last October for an unspecified ailment.
For all the differences, the troubles of Prince Andrew and Prince Charles both raise murky questions about money and how it moves in the opaque world of royalty.
With nearly 100 lawmakers from Johnson's own party voting against him, it was a stinging rebuke of their leader that undermines his authority just as omicron threatens the country.
Across Europe’s democracies, the latest wave of the pandemic is prompting governments to reimpose sweeping restrictions on free movement and mixing in their societies.
Although the Duchess of Sussex remains a polarizing figure in Britain, she has been able to restyle herself in the U.S. as a business owner and social activist.
The 'war on terror' waxes and wanes, largely in the shadows and out of the headlines — less an epochal clash than a low-grade condition and one that flares up occasionally.
The evidence on the fatality rate is worrisome but not yet solid, scientists said. It contrasts with news that Britain is vaccinating its people at a promising pace.