International

05/21/2015 - 4:04pm

    Twenty years after bringing down a major British bank, Nick Leeson is sounding alarm bells about China. Unless the country reforms its stock markets, he warns, it's only a matter of time until his earlier disaster repeats itself on a larger scale.

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05/14/2015 - 7:50pm

    It's Election Day in Britain, and thanks to an unusually fractured political landscape, the results are incredibly hard to predict. Who will win? Will anybody be able to form a government?

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05/14/2015 - 7:32pm

    There's a scene in the 1974 Mel Brooks movie "Blazing Saddles" where the besieged sheriff points a gun at his own head and threatens to shoot himself if the townspeople threatening to kill him don't back off. "Listen to him, men, he...

05/14/2015 - 7:20pm

    Britain's sense of purpose in the world is trending downward. Indisputably, Thursday's election marks a new low in national ambition, and it's likely to be followed by a further, perhaps accelerating, decline. British voters seem to think the...

05/14/2015 - 7:16pm

    A week at the American Academy in Berlin leaves me with two contradictory feelings: One is that Germany today deserves a Nobel Peace Prize, and the other is that Germany tomorrow will have to overcome its deeply ingrained post-World War II pacifism and...

05/14/2015 - 7:04pm

    Prime Minister David Cameron's surprising success in winning an outright majority of seats in Britain's Parliament is the result of a paradox: The center in Britain held and flew apart at the same time.

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