Today's Five Best Columns
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Jun 18, 2012 1:05PM ET
Some call it a military coup, others call it the death of the Arab Spring but however you want to label it, the sweeping new constitutional powers obtained by Egypt's ruling military is a troubling development.
Jun 18, 2012 9:03AM ET
It's the biggest diplomatic event of the week and it's going to be awkward.
Jun 17, 2012 5:37PM ET
Radiohead were supposed to play a concert in Toronto's Downsview Park on Saturday, but the show was cancelled after the stage collapsed and killed the band's drum technician.
Jun 17, 2012 4:40PM ET
Pro-bailout parties in Greece have taken a little over 40 percent of the vote in the election on Sunday, calming global fears of a Euro exit, if they can form a government.
Jun 16, 2012 2:35PM ET
Japan's Prime Minister ordered two of the countries nuclear reactors to resume operations on Saturday, the first time the country's used any of its 50 working nuclear reactors since the meltdown in Fukushima.
Jun 16, 2012 12:17PM ET
Aung San Suu Kyi was award a Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her non-violent protests and efforts to support democracy in Bruma. On Saturday, she finally accepted her prize in Norway more than 20 years later.
Jun 16, 2012 10:57AM ET
The U.N. announced they're suspending the activities of their team of monitors tasked with implementing the failing six-point peace plan in Syria on Saturday.
Jun 15, 2012 1:39PM ET
The Chinese government is having a difficult time convincing people that a Tiananmen Square dissident who, after 21 years of imprisonment, was left blind, mostly, deaf, and unable to hold a spoon to his mouth would be dexterous enough to make a noose out of bandages and hang himself.
Jun 15, 2012 11:20AM ET
The happy partnership between Germany and France on the European debt crisis turned unmistakably sour this morning.
Jun 15, 2012 11:17AM ET
File this under your feel-good Friday news: Shortly after officials banned 9-year-old Martha Payne from taking pictures of her sometimes-gross school lunches and posting them on her blog, Scotland's Argyll and Bute Council reversed their decision to censor Payne's photos.
Jun 15, 2012 10:06AM ET
As The New York Times Andrew Jacobs reports, there's one gigantic drawback to being one of China's lucky, power-wielding officials: Any misstep could land you in the shuanggui, a system of secret torture complexes complete with simulated drowning, cigarette burns, and sleep-deprivation.
Jun 15, 2012 9:02AM ET
If the tale of a mystery boy who'd wandered into Berlin out of the German woods last September after supposedly living in caves for five years seemed incredible to you, you've got good judgment.
Jun 15, 2012 6:03AM ET
Nearly twenty years after a deadly nerve gas on attack on the Tokyo subway, police in Japan have tracked down the final remaining fugitive from the group that was responsible.
Jun 14, 2012 11:44PM ET
Officials in Britain have seen what's going on with the rest of the Eurozone, and have cut a deal worth an estimated £80 billion to make sure they don't become the next Spain.
Jun 14, 2012 5:19PM ET
Wikipedia and its gigabytes of data, when analyzed properly, can give you a pretty comprehensive visual overview of the history of world since 1800.
Jun 14, 2012 4:01PM ET
We were entertained by the President of Estonia's somewhat overwrought reaction last week to New York Times columnist Paul Krugman's mild estimation of Estonia's economic recovery, but now it just seems like Krugman is baiting the excitable Toomas Hendrik IIves.
Jun 14, 2012 1:44PM ET
The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg posted the first part of his sit-down with former Israeli President Shimon Peres, and got him to expound a bit on Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, or as Goldberg irreverently describes him, "the person who may be [Peres's] favorite Jew in the world."
Jun 14, 2012 12:32PM ET
Let's count the fun ironies in this story about Nicklas Bendtner, a soccer player for Denmark who's in trouble for pulling down his pants while celebrating a goal during a Euro 2012 match against Portugal.
Jun 14, 2012 11:07AM ET
Egypt's Constitutional Court has just ruled that its month-long parliamentary election was unconstitutional, ordering the entire lower house of Parliament to be dissolved.
Jun 14, 2012 11:04AM ET
The silver-haired WikilLeaks creator has one appeal left in the U.K. and he's expected to lose it, which could land Julian Assange in Sweden by the end of the month where he faces accusations of sexual misconduct.
Jun 14, 2012 10:22AM ET
Now that investigators have confirmed the hands and feet mailed to Vancouver schools last week came from Jun Lin, the man Luka Magnotta allegedly killed, ate, and dismembered on tape, there's one pressing mystery left: Where's his head?
Jun 14, 2012 9:36AM ET
Despite European efforts to rescue Spain's banks, Moody's downgraded the country's debt to near-junk-bond status Thursday, and the ramifications are reverberating across the globe.
Jun 14, 2012 9:31AM ET
Russia does not sound like a very fun place to be a journalist, what with the tradition of unsolved violence against the press, so when the country's top investigator threatens you and says he'll lead the investigation into your death, skipping town makes sense.
Jun 14, 2012 6:50AM ET
The Washington Post reports that U.S. military operations in Africa are expanding into a wide-reaching network of air bases, spy planes, and Special Operations units targeting terrorist and guerrilla groups across the continent
Jun 14, 2012 5:19AM ET
Prime Minister David Cameron testified before the Leveson Inquiry today, an investigation he helped launched to look into media ethics and the News Corp. phone hacking scandal.
Jun 13, 2012 6:42PM ET
Sometimes when you're an officer of the law you have to go above and beyond the call of duty, and if that means having sex with someone you're investigating, well, that's OK for U.K. cops.
Jun 13, 2012 5:31PM ET
State spokesman Philippe Reines explained more about how the program will work and clarified some things that aren’t included in the available public documents.
Jun 13, 2012 12:03PM ET
The conflict in Syria isn't officially labeled a civil war but the denomination gained new validity in the last 24 hours following a series of developments on the ground including land grabs and weapons buildups.
Jun 13, 2012 11:20AM ET
There's a political/romantic scandal currently ruffling feathers in France that is just so, well, French. It involves Twitter, so it's also modern and annoying, but it's mostly just very French. Let us explain.
Jun 13, 2012 11:05AM ET
On Tuesday, a Twitter rumor of Hosni Mubarak's death gained momentary traction in the West, but as The New York Times pointed out on Wednesday, speculation about the former president's health is a daily thing in Egypt, where people write off the news as political manipulation.