WASHINGTON — Four Central European nations are urging the United States to boost natural gas exports to Europe as a hedge against the possibility that Russia could cut off its supply of gas to Ukraine. Ambassadors from Hungary, Poland, Slovakia … Continue reading
Romania’s government fell in a no-confidence vote Friday while the Czech Republic’s government moved to the brink of collapse before surviving a no-confidence vote. The Dutch government collapsed Monday and Spain — Europe’s fourth-largest economy — fell back into recession. Ray Suarez reports on renewed worries across Europe. Continue reading
Concerns over the economic crisis in Greece helped give a leg up to conservative parties in the Czech Republic’s parliamentary elections over the weekend. The parties are now working to build a coalition to tackle the country’s budget deficit. Continue reading
Columnists David Brooks and Ruth Marcus sort through the week’s top stories, including the state of the health reform push, President Obama’s media strategy and U.S. plans to revamp missile defense in Europe. Continue reading
In other news, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin applauded President Obama’s “brave decision” to cancel plans for a U.S. missile shield in Europe, and seven former CIA directors asked the White House to end a criminal probe of interrogation tactics during the Bush years. Continue reading
The White House said Thursday that the U.S. will scrap a European missile shield proposed by the Bush administration to thwart the threat of an attack from Iran. Analysts weigh in on the decision. Continue reading
These days, everyone is a photographer. Pocket-sized cameras are ubiquitous; Flickr is a phenomenon; Facebook has reinvigorated the photo album and the self-portrait. Lest we forget that this was not always the case, a new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington looks at an early renaissance of amateur photography that developed in a country about the size of Virginia.