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Professional groups may lobby for regulations to control artificial intelligence and steer it toward labor-augmenting uses rather than labor-replacing ones.
Nov 16, 2023
Managing the AI backlash: Lessons from the past
The history of professional guilds in Europe provides clues as to how workers may react to AI-caused disruptions.
Rassemblement National member of Parliament Marine Le Pen (left), and the president of the far-right party Jordan Bardella (right) march during a demonstration against antisemitism in Paris on Sunday
WORLD / Politics
Nov 16, 2023
EU's far right joins rally against antisemitism, unsettling some Jews
The strategy is to normalize the party's image, helping politicians bolster their anti-migration agenda while rebutting suggestions they are racist.
Ukrainian soldiers train at a military camp in France before leaving for the front.
Nov 14, 2023
In secret French camp, Ukrainian recruits prepare for Russian invaders
France is expected to put 7,000 Ukrainian troops through courses on its own territory and in Poland by the end of 2023.
An pride flag is seen under a rubber door mat at an entrance to a basement of an office building in Kherson, Ukraine, in 2022.
WORLD / Society
Nov 14, 2023
Can EU talks boost LGBTQ+ rights in Ukraine, Moldova and Bosnia?
Several candidate countries have faced criticism over lack of protecting LGBTQ+ rights.
Italy Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni
WORLD / Politics
Nov 9, 2023
Giorgia Meloni defied doubters to survive a year in Italy. Now it gets harder.
The far-right label applied to Meloni for most of her career may be too simplistic for a politician who demonstrates flexibility and pragmatism.
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a press conference on the 2023 Enlargement package and the new Growth Plan for the Western Balkans at the EU headquarters in Brussels Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 9, 2023
Brussels recommends opening EU membership talks with Ukraine
The countries bidding to join the EU join an already crowded field of hopefuls.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy meets with Romanian Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu (right) in Bucharest on Oct. 10.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 7, 2023
EU may see ‘Putin lookalikes’ if Kyiv unity fades, Romania says
Ukraine’s allies must stand firm in backing Kyiv or risk emboldening populist forces across Europe, Romania’s prime minister said.
China's dominance in the electric vehicle market has prompted the European Union to take action regarding economic security.
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Nov 7, 2023
How electric vehicles became subject to EU economic security
The bloc has felt the pressure from China in the EV market, leading it to take steps to better protect vehicles, batteries and materials.
Russian President Vladimir Putin marking Russia's Day of National Unity in Red Square in central Moscow, on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 6, 2023
Putin’s move to secure Libya bases is new regional worry for U.S.
Such a move poses new threats to Washington and the EU, which are already occupied with Ukraine and the Kremlin's posturing in the Middle East.
A construction crane beyond an apartment building at dusk in the Prenzlauer Berg district in Berlin, in February.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 3, 2023
Europe’s great housing crisis is only getting started
With housing already tight, the situation threatens to weigh on growth and further stoke political tensions as shortages squeeze more and more voters.
U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell during a news conference in Washington on Wednesday
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 3, 2023
Global central banks mark a possible plateau
Policymakers in Frankfurt, London and Washington uniformly say rate cuts won't be on the table until price pressures are truly contained.
An assembly engineer works on a lithography system at chipmaker ASML in Veldhoven, Netherlands, on June 16.
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Nov 2, 2023
How can the EU strengthen its strategic autonomy regarding chips?
The bloc has felt a sense of crisis over the fact that its growth strategy has been largely dependent on third countries.
A bear waits for passing cars that might provide food, on a road in Covasna, Romania.
Oct 23, 2023
Keep or cull? Romania divided over its bear population
In Romania, bear attacks are on the rise as the creatures venture out looking for food, often brought by tourists or left in unsecured garbage cans.
PFAS substances can be found in firefighter foam, outdoor gear, artificial turf, medical equipment and countless other products.
Oct 21, 2023
‘Forever chemical’ bans face hard truth: Many can’t be replaced
As lawmakers around the world weigh bans of "forever chemicals,” many manufacturers are pushing back, saying there often is no substitute.
A Chinese warship fires toward the shore during a military drill near the Taiwan-controlled Matsu Islands, which lie off the Chinese coast.
Oct 21, 2023
China weighs options to blunt U.S. sanctions in a Taiwan conflict
The sanctions against Russia have prompted Chinese economists and geopolitical analysts to examine how China should mitigate extreme scenarios.
People inspect the area of a hospital where hundreds of Palestinians were killed in a blast that Israeli and Palestinian officials blamed on each other, and where Palestinians who fled their homes were sheltering amid the ongoing conflict with Israel, in Gaza City, the Gaza Strip, on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 21, 2023
Uncertainty still surrounds Gaza hospital strike
Was a hospital in Gaza hit by Israeli fire? Or a misfired Palestinian rocket? How many civilians were killed? Experts are not ruling out any scenario.
Chinese President Xi Jinping during the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on Wednesday
Oct 20, 2023
Europe’s snub turns Xi’s Belt and Road into Global South party
The Chinese leader appears to have reformed the initiative as a club for emerging economies known as the Global South.
Police officers work after a operation against a deadly shooting suspect, in Schaerbeek, Brussels, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal / ANALYSIS
Oct 18, 2023
Brussels attack underlines challenges for new EU migration pact
Monday's shooting came at a time of heightened concerns across Europe linked to the Israel-Hamas war and alarm over increasing arrivals of migrants.
Donald Tusk, leader of the largest opposition grouping Civic Coalition (KO), gestures after the exit poll results are announced in Warsaw on Sunday. Poland's opposition is on course for a majority after Sunday's election, an upset that would deny the ruling nationalists a third term and see the country re-engage with the European Union.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 17, 2023
Polish opposition faces challenges in undoing nationalist reforms
Over eight years, nationalist PiS said its goal has been to rid Poland of the vestiges of its communist past.
People wave Polish and EU flags as they gather outside a tv studio where the main candidates in the upcoming Polish elections are taking part in a debate in Warsaw on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 12, 2023
'Failed romance': Kyiv and Warsaw fall out ahead of elections
While the memory of Poland taking in Ukrainian refugees following Russia's invasion will live on, bilateral ties have become distinctly chilly.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on