Today's Five Best Columns
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Jun 11, 2012 7:54AM ET
On the same day his government launched a new plan to save "troubled families," the British learned that Prime Minister/Human Monster David Cameron recently left his child alone in a pub after a family outing.
Jun 11, 2012 6:29AM ET
Global markets are doing great on Monday morning after Spain agreed to a 100 billion euro bailout package, but it may only be a temporary oasis before reaching Europe's next crisis point.
Jun 10, 2012 11:56AM ET
Hosni Mubarak may not make it to his appeal. The Associated Press is reporting Mubarak is in critical condition in the military hospital where he's currently serving his life sentence.
Jun 9, 2012 2:50PM ET
In a conference call on Saturday, Spain's finance minister indicated they will be asking for a bailout from the other Eurozone countries that could amount to €100 billion.
Jun 9, 2012 1:35PM ET
U.N. monitors finally made it into Mazraat al-Qubeir after they were shot at while making their first attempt, and evidence left behind indicates the Syrian army played a heavy role in the massacre there.
Jun 8, 2012 5:46PM ET
Israel's officials have a message for anyone praising the CIA for its sophisticated cyber attack on Iran: It was our baby.
Jun 8, 2012 4:10PM ET
The phrase of the week was "très Brooklyn," from a piece by Julia Moskin in The New York Times. Except there is no "très Brooklyn," we were informed by a couple Parisians who should know. Never was, hopefully never will be.
Jun 8, 2012 3:51PM ET
The question, now that Jamaican drug lord Christopher Coke has received the maximum sentence of 23 years after 73 people died in a raid on his compound, is was it worth it?
Jun 8, 2012 11:08AM ET
Today's the 40th anniversary of photographer Nick Ut shooting his famous 'Napalm Girl' photo and five years since he shot Paris Hilton crying in 2007. Which means it's one more chance for The New York Daily News to remind us how far society has slipped.
Jun 8, 2012 9:50AM ET
As authorities in China destroy evidence of their alleged mistreatment of blind human rights activist Chen Guangcheng and his family, his brother says that life has improved for his fellow villagers now that the armed guards and checkpoints are gone.
Jun 8, 2012 7:54AM ET
A video posted online by opposition forces appears to show Syrian army soldiers laughing and mocking the dead as they pile up bodies and then blow them up.
Jun 8, 2012 5:52AM ET
The first matches of Euro 2012 will be played later today, but the tournament is already seeing signs of its worst fears coming to the surface — racist fans openly taunting black players.
Jun 7, 2012 10:01PM ET
The situation in Syria has deteriorated to the point where even the U.N.'s team of monitors can't go anywhere without coming under fire.
Jun 7, 2012 6:36PM ET
In today's tour of state-sponsored propaganda: Burma's state media becomes less awful, North Korea loves aggregation, and the U.S. Defense Department gets Orwellian.
Jun 7, 2012 4:25PM ET
In May, The Washington Post dismissed the conspiracy theories that President Obama has made a secret deal with Vladimir Putin after a hot mic moment with then-President Dimitry Medvedev as "another example of how facts no longer matter when it comes to politically sexy allegations." But that hasn't fazed Rep. Mike Turner, a Republican on the House Armed Services Committee.
Jun 7, 2012 12:46PM ET
A new study by 22 biologists and ecologists has found that environmental changes on our planet are reaching a point of no return that leads to mass extinctions and harms human welfare. The situation, said one scientist, “scares the hell out of me.”
Jun 7, 2012 11:46AM ET
Being president of Estonia must not be all that taxing. How else can you explain the amount of free time Toomas Hendrik Ilves apparently has to noodle around with Twitter and talk to reporters?
Jun 7, 2012 10:00AM ET
Valérie Trierweiler, partner of Francois Hollande, France's new president, has decided to keep her job but switch from reporting on politics to writing art and book reviews to avoid a conflict of interest. But people still think she could have too much clout even as a critic.
Jun 7, 2012 9:47AM ET
Last night's episode of Nightline, all about the disappearance of Air France flight 447, featured a perfect nugget of news with which to drum up some renewed interest in the story: The suggestion of a sex scandal involving the plane's captain.
Jun 7, 2012 7:49AM ET
Cartoonist Steve Breen on the European Union.
Jun 7, 2012 6:27AM ET
A spokesman for Greece's ultra-conservative Golden Dawn party is wanted for arrest after attacking two women politicians during a televised debate.
Jun 6, 2012 5:55PM ET
The president of Estonia is none too pleased with New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and is venting his transnational rage on Twitter.
Jun 6, 2012 5:05PM ET
Syrian opposition forces claim that government forces killed more than 75 people on Wednesday, with more than half of the victims being women and children.
Jun 6, 2012 4:52PM ET
Players at the this year's Euro 2012 European soccer championship will have to rely entirely on referees to stop any racism on the field, or else risk a yellow card if they walk off in protest.
Jun 6, 2012 2:52PM ET
The recall victory of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is sending shockwaves through Europe as right-wing and left-wing newspapers marvel at the Republican's ability to survive an election months after stripping the collective bargaining rights of public-sector unions.
Jun 6, 2012 12:26PM ET
You're probably asking yourself how an airport could run out of something like that. Well, it's lot more simple than the process of refueling the darn thing.
Jun 6, 2012 11:31AM ET
Here's a first: Thanks to some sleuthing and a five-o'clock shadow, London's National Portrait Gallery is now the proud owner of the first painted portrait of a crossdresser.
Jun 6, 2012 9:57AM ET
Even with suspected foot-mailing murderer Luka Magnotta in custody, more body parts have been turning up in Canada this week, but thankfully at least one appears to be a fake.
Jun 5, 2012 6:42PM ET
According to his press over the years, if there was a Renaissance man among al Qaeda's senior leadership, it was Abu Yahya al-Libi, the terror network's deputy leader who was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan on Monday.
Jun 5, 2012 6:39PM ET
It's the story of the most sophisticated state-sponsored cyber attack in history and now the FBI wants to know how it leaked. The trouble is: It appears the Obama administration permitted the leak in the first place.