| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:29 PM
There is war in Europe. I'm not using the historic present tense to evoke August 1914. I'm talking about August 2014. What is happening in eastern Ukraine is war — “ambiguous war” as a British parliamentary committee calls it, rather...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Filed under: Coupe, Europe, Plants/Manufacturing, Audi Audi sure made waves when it rolled out the original TT in the late 1990s, putting fashion forward with a stylish coupe that neatly summed up the design direction the company was headed in. But that...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:03 PM
An Allentown church will be one of many around the world where the faithful will join in prayers on Friday for Christians in the Mideast, who are facing dire persecution under the advance of Islamist radicals.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS),...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 12:31 PM
The beat goes on, as the sounds of summer reverberate far and wide — old-time acoustic music in Iowa, calypso in London and punk rock in Hungary. Meanwhile, it's time to cast off those look-good-in-a-swimsuit resolutions and dig into the foods of...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:19 AM
In a ramshackle old building in Budapest, tourists pay to be locked up in a room and try to escape by solving a series of mysterious clues, opening locks and finding their way out.
"Rabbit Hole", inspired by the 19th Century English novel "Alice's...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The bleak apartment building in Gyorgy Palfi's "Free Fall" boasts seven floors, but not quite seven stories. In the opening scene, an unhappy Hungarian woman steps off the roof and plunges past them, but remarkably doesn't die when she hits the pavement....
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
I find it very disquieting that so few among the West European and American commentators on the Ukraine crisis, private or public, seem concerned that the United States has started this affair, and that it is not inconceivable that it may end in a war....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Jude Law doesn't show any sign of missing a step despite all the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scottish whisky he drinks in Jake Scott's new short film, "The Gentleman's Wager," which co-stars Giancarlo Giannini.
Written by Mike Byrne and Dave Douglas, the...
| Jul 18, 2014
In history's taut nomenclature it was "The July Crisis": One century ago this week, the mighty powers of Europe were deciding whether they would parlay the assassination of an Austro-Hungarian archduke into a massive regional conflict. From afar, the...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 8:45 AM
The shot that changed the world rang out on a sunny summer's morning in Southeastern Europe. No one knew then that the assassin's bullet would spell the death not just of an Austrian aristocrat but the entire global order, with four empires and millions...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 7:07 PM
This should be the greatest moment of Joachim Loew's life.
On Sunday he will be coaching in a World Cup final for the first time, leading his favored German team against Argentina. Every soccer coach who has ever blown a whistle has dreamed of being...
| Jun 29, 2014
A set of headlights on the Serbian side of the Danube River disappeared into a tunnel and emerged, and I had to remind myself that it was I — not the land — that was drifting by. In that moment, I was as carefree as a leaf on a stream, a...