A giant cloud of ash spewing from a volcano in Iceland has shutdown airports across much of Europe on Thursday, stranding tens of thousands of passengers across the continent in the broadest suspension of air travel since the 2001 terror … Continue reading
A European Union financial safety net for Greece approved late Thursday contains potential bilateral loans from eurozone countries and assistance from the International Monetary Fund. Continue reading
Viktor Yanukovych was sworn in as Ukraine’s president Thursday, after a Feb. 7 runoff that is still contested by Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, and promised to move the country forward on an innovative path. Continue reading
With almost all of the votes tallied, opposition candidate Viktor Yanukovych claimed a victory over Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko by a slim margin in Sunday’s presidential runoff in Ukraine, although Tymoshenko refused to concede defeat by Monday evening local time. Continue reading
- Conversation: Robert Edsel, Author of ‘The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History’
Robert Edsel’s “The Monuments Men” tells the drama that largely took place behind the scenes of the great sweep of destruction, violence and final triumph of the second world war: the systematic looting of art by the Nazis, and the response and rescue effort by the United States and its allies.