The suspect had been flagged by intelligence services for possible jihadist radicalization, but officials cautioned that they were not sure the attack was terrorism.
Old ways of life are disappearing from Cespedosa de Tormes in western Spain, but Juan Manuel Castro Prieto wants to preserve the threads that join him to his ancestral village.
The U.K. prime minister promised to contest a no-confidence vote by her party’s lawmakers “with everything I’ve got.”
President Trump’s former national security adviser will be sentenced next week after admitting he lied to the F.B.I. when he was questioned in the Russia investigation.
France’s imperious young leader has heard the anger of his marginalized citizens and has begun to respond.
The economic problems of the working poor and middle classes will be largely unaffected by the plan of President Emmanuel Macron to raise the minimum wage and exempt some income from taxes.
Officials said that 12 people were wounded in the picturesque city, home to France’s biggest Christmas market. The Interior Ministry urged people to stay home.
A sign showing Coca-Cola’s jolly Santa Claus with a bottle of Coke in each hand wasn’t what it appeared to be. It drew a boycott online, and soda brands into politics.
Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain got stuck in the back seat of a car during a visit to Berlin. On social media, her struggle to exit the vehicle was dubbed "Brexit personified."
Britain, France and Germany are all facing political change or upheaval. For the European Union, the question is who will guide the bloc into an uncertain future.
Moscow argues that it has much to offer, but analysts say it is short of cash. In any event, Washington is already planning an American-led lunar station.
Each year, they reimagine the traditional Yule log in a cake called the bûche de Noël. Here are some of the year’s best designs and their backstories.
As the city’s level of violent crime rises, help us understand how the London police are responding to minor property crimes.
The downturn was the latest swing in a volatile stretch shaped by, among other things, investors’ worries over a slowing global economy and trade tensions between the United States and China.
Also: Britain’s impossible choice creates more political chaos.
Britain’s prime minister set off Tuesday on a series of flying visits with E.U. leaders, seeking ways to increase domestic support for her withdrawal agreement.
It’s been nearly three years since Britain voted to leave the European Union, and there’s still no clear way forward.
The Yellow Vest protests roiling the country have cost businesses billions of euros and threatened President Emmanuel Macron’s strategy for growth.
The only thing clear about Brexit is that there will be more confusion.
The act of protest by a member of the House of Commons drew attention to the symbolic 17th-century object, and to the chaotic state of British politics.
In his most substantive public remarks on the demonstrations that have roiled France, President Emmanuel Macron promised steps to address them.
While the official United States stance brought scorn from environmentalists, there are signs that the administration is picking up some powerful allies.
The Justice Department has helped many countries gain back their rightful cultural possessions. This is a case that doesn’t warrant its involvement.
Pray for us.
Can you find Finland on a map? What else do you know about this Northern European nation with about 5.5 million people?
One of the main voices in the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union is ready to rejoin the fray if Britain’s departure seems endangered.
Mr. Mallya, who turned a family brewing business into a sprawling conglomerate, fled to Britain in 2016, facing unpaid bills and accusations of fraud in his native country.
Secretary General António Guterres noted that disinformation had hurt support for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
Pastors have sheltered a family of refugees by praying round the clock for six weeks — taking advantage of an obscure Dutch law and experimenting with their sermons.
Nobody knows, really. But these are the likeliest scenarios.
The prime minister’s agreement with the European Union had seemed headed for decisive rejection on Tuesday. She will try to shore up support among Conservative lawmakers.
On foot and by plane, Ragnar Axelsson is photographing the glaciers that cover his homeland, creating a poetic record of the structures for a future without them.
The game, moved from Argentina after fan violence forced a postponement, retained its drama but not all the color of a true South American championship.
Support for the Yellow Vests’ sometimes violent opposition to France’s high taxes and stagnant wages showed little sign of waning.
Shuttered shops, burning cars and tear gas. We were on the ground in Paris with the “Yellow Vests” protesters as they took to the streets for the fourth week in a row.
Democratically elected leaders borrow from the anti-press playbook of dictators and tyrants.
Ms. Alexeyeva, who had been the most prominent surviving dissident of the Soviet era, spent a lifetime challenging abusive leaders.
A former United States ambassador says Budapest has reneged on an agreement made 20 years ago to return the art.
A reader says Ireland has a stake in restoring the right.
The police in Gloucestershire, England, will use the proceeds from the sale of 55 pairs of shoes to fund crime prevention initiatives.
Prime Minister Charles Michel’s biggest coalition partner, the right-wing Flemish party, revolted in opposition to the planned signing of an international agreement on migration.
Devoid of bombast and uninterested in personal power, she could have been the perfect messenger. But an early focus on satisfying hard-liners might have been her undoing.
To support local newspapers and news sites, the salaries of nearly 150 reporters are being paid through Britain’s TV license fee, which finances the BBC.
Whiplash on Wall Street, and OPEC and Russia agree to cut oil production. And Britain's Parliament votes on Brexit, and Uber resumes tests of its self-driving cars.
Armenians began voting in an early parliamentary election as acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan sought a stronger mandate, following a peaceful revolution this year.
Protesters from Britain’s right and left took to the streets on Sunday, offering starkly different visions of the country’s future as the government scrambled to salvage its plan for exiting the European Union.
Ignited by a fuel tax, the “Yellow Vest” movement has been gaining momentum over the past four weeks. Protesters have made their way from France’s countryside to Paris, and some are demanding the president’s resignation.
A day after Washington gave the Kremlin 60 days to comply with a longstanding weapons pact, President Vladimir V. Putin’s remarks raised fears of a new nuclear arms race.
The special counsel says President Trump’s former national security adviser has provided “substantial assistance” and deserves a light sentence.
Two men close to Prince Mohammed bin Salman, are accused of helping mastermind the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
The discovery of the remains by the River Thames provided a glimpse into the life of a man in medieval times.
These protests are more akin to the anti-Wall Street than to the right-wing nationalism seen elsewhere.
The police released a video showing officers hitting fleeing suspects on motorcycles and scooters, but though the prime minister backs the tactic, not everyone was pleased.
In the standoff over Italy’s debt, Brussels is playing a very dangerous game.
The popular “yellow vests” movement backed French President Emmanuel Macron into a corner.
The Glasgow-based artist won the British art world’s top prize for her painterly work discussing queer experience. Past winners include Damien Hirst and Steve McQueen.
Italian officials and the California museum have fought for more than a decade over this 2,000-year-old statue dredged up by Italian fishermen.
The “Yellow Vest” movement has morphed into an outcry over problems that have plagued France for years: declining living standards and eroding purchasing power.
Officials said the arrests had stymied the efforts by mobsters in the Palermo area to reorganize their criminal activities under a single council.
The high-visibility garment that has become synonymous with the French protests is an ingenious modern uniform of rebellion.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Moscow that it had 60 days to stop violating the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
A U.N. envoy accompanied the negotiating team for the first talks with the Saudi-led coalition since 2016. The war has killed an estimated 57,000 people.
Negotiators from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Poland over the next two weeks to try to put global climate negotiations back on track.
As delegates to a United Nations climate conference discussed ways to tackle global warming, Poland made clear that it will not give up on coal anytime soon.
A hastily organized White House meeting came as fears were rising in Europe that the president may follow through on threats to impose car tariffs.
Giulio Regeni, a doctoral student at Cambridge, was found dead in Cairo in 2016. His killing has vexed relations between Egypt and Italy ever since.
Britain’s Parliament is reasserting control over the Brexit process, leaving Mrs. May in deep trouble before a critical vote on Dec. 11.
Speaking in Brussels, the secretary of state said that some institutions fail to serve their member nations, and should be revised or eliminated.
Through weeks of unrest, President Emmanuel Macron has been accused of ignoring the complaints of the “Yellow Vest” movement.
Educators in a remote valley in India devised a community approach to instructing students when teachers were sparse. It’s catching on.
Internal power struggles and a revolving door to the post of prime minister have cost the governing Liberal Party at the polls.
The grass-roots protests present President Emmanuel Macron with a potential political crisis. More mayhem may put his ability to govern into question.
The autocrat Viktor Orban has taken control of much of the country’s media.
As violent protests have broken out in France, visitors are advised to check public transportation and police websites for updates, and U.S. citizens should consider registering with the State Department’s S.T.E.P. program.
The anti-Emmanuel Macron protests are becoming more dangerous.
With a crucial vote in Parliament looming on Dec. 11, the odds are stacked against the prime minister. At this point, a narrow loss may seem like a win.
The island center, housing as many as 100 people, is part of the government’s drive to make life so untenable for failed asylum seekers that they leave voluntarily.
Much has changed in the 46 years since Interrail pass was introduced, but the essence of what it offers — experiencing new cultures and meeting new people — has remained the same.
Central European University, founded after the collapse of the Soviet Union, has been forced from its campus in Budapest by the increasingly authoritarian government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
The People’s Salvation Cathedral will be the tallest Orthodox church in the world when finished. Many revere it. Others ask why so much tax money was used.
Hearty and full of flavor, sfincione is easily made at home — no finesse or screaming hot oven necessary.
The Russian rocket carried a three-person crew into orbit on Monday, making a successful return to flight following a dramatic failure.
A petition started by employees of the European fashion retailer cites multiple episodes of inappropriate behavior by Mr. Kelvin, as well as a workplace culture that “leaves harassment unchallenged.”
The government insists on reliving the Soviet Union’s glorious past, even if it’s all a lie.
The southern region of Basilicata, its people poor and its food and history rich, has been named Europe’s Capital of Culture for 2019.
With little organization, fueled by frustration, the protests have moved from poor rural regions to the banks of the Seine, the scene of riots this weekend.
An advocacy group that wants to ban the munitions says an international treaty banning them is having an impact, though other companies continue to produce them.
The C.I.A. has evidence that Mohammed bin Salman communicated with a key aide around the time that a team believed to have been under the aide’s command assassinated Jamal Khashoggi.
Voting results in Andalusia were a blow to the country’s Socialist prime minister, who could be forced into a snap general election next year.
Two Iranians and a Syrian were allowed entry to perform “The Jungle,” a play about refugees, after urgings by Sting and an ex-archbishop of Canterbury.
A day after protesters torched cars and damaged buildings in the French capital, President Emmanuel Macron surveyed the damage and weighed imposing a state of emergency.
It was a fairy-tale ending for a couple from the United Kingdom who got engaged this weekend in New York, then dropped the too-big band down a grate.
After a summit meeting in Argentina, President Emmanuel Macron surveyed the destruction left after the “Yellow Vest” protests.
A New Jersey firm is experimenting in a small town in England with a new formula that reduces the carbon dioxide emitted in the making of the building material.
Two of the biggest airports in the world — Istanbul and Beijing — aim to make travel easier and faster for the passengers who use them.
Less than a year ago, every major economy was expanding at once. Now, the slowdown holds the potential to intensify the sense of grievance roiling many societies.
From the Middle East to Europe, leaders praised Mr. Bush’s for his political abilities. Officials lauded his dedication to reuniting a post-Cold War Europe.
France’s yellow vest movement has broad support but is without a leader, making it hard to negotiate with the government.
Ethnic tensions are worsening in Bosnia two decades after a bloody, bitter war. The divide is most obvious inside the country’s segregated schools.
In the heart of London, the Trafalgar St. James offers sophistication, easy access to many of the city’s landmarks and dynamic rooftop views.
A Tokyo court gave prosecutors an extension as they investigate allegations of financial misconduct by Mr. Ghosn, the head of the Renault-Nissan alliance.
John Stevenson, 70, and his wife may have to cancel their New York holiday because of a mistake he made on an online form.
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Brussels on Friday, stopping cars and blocking roads as they called for the country’s leader to resign.
Russia’s attack on three Ukrainian naval vessels only underscores Kiev’s vulnerability, particularly at sea.
How bad will it be when Britain leaves the European Union?
Sales have slowed in the face of new political realities, including Western sanctions on Moscow. But wealthy buyers continue to create surprises.
Law enforcement authorities searched offices of the management board as part of an investigation into accusations of money laundering and tax evasion.
Law enforcement authorities searched offices of the management board as part of an investigation into accusations of money laundering and tax evasion.
With seven hit novels, now the basis of a blockbuster TV show, Volker Kutscher has helped ignite a debate in Germany about whether history is repeating itself.
The road to a new North American trade agreement has soured the relationship between President Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Ruth Reichl retrieves memories of her own childhood as she reviews Nina Stibbe’s guide to making it through the holidays, “An Almost Perfect Christmas.”
Ravens, love affairs and, yes, dirty laundry all shed light on the comings and goings of British royalty.
The godfather of modern consumer design is best known for his coffee pots, razors and radios. Now an early foray into fashion is also coming to market.
Frustrated by their government’s failure to curb carbon emissions, students across the country quit school for a day to protest instead.
And what he finds is disturbing.
Five people talk about pieces with special meaning, like a pendant carried at Auschwitz, a ring celebrating a new baby and a grandmother’s jadeite disc.
When a medical crisis asks a young woman to confront the messier aspects of love, she plunges into a reality TV version of romance.
They have one day left to keep Central European University from being driven out of Hungary.
Health officials expressed alarm about a rebound in measles, once nearly eradicated in many regions. Reported cases surged by nearly a third worldwide.
A photo long thought to be one of two known pictures of the artist’s face is actually of his brother Theo, researchers in Amsterdam said.
Anna Burns, who for the last four and a half years has suffered from debilitating back pain and spent much of that time relying on state benefits, talks about the future.
Hundreds of private outlets were simultaneously donated by their owners to a holding company run by allies of Hungary’s far-right prime minister.
President Petro O. Poroshenko said he hoped members of the alliance would send warships into disputed waters in the Sea of Azov.
The deal, which removes a cloud that had been hanging over airlines in both countries, will allow flights to continue as usual.
Bethel Church in The Hague is taking advantage of a law that forbids the police from entering a place while a religious service is being held. Help has poured in.
Louis Rudd and Colin O’Brady are in the middle of a unique race across the coldest continent, and their daily tasks range from the mundane to the death defying.
The company’s headquarters in Frankfurt were raided as part of an inquiry related to the so-called Panama Papers.
As the country transitions to a parliamentary republic, opponents sought to depict the French-born Ms. Zurabishvili as a pro-Russia candidate.
A Sarajevo hostel recreating the 1990s wartime experience falls under a growing global niche of “dark tourism.” There are no beds, and the sound of gunfire fills the rooms, but there is Wi-Fi.
Khan, who was recently suggested as the new face of the £50 note, was an unlikely candidate to engage in espionage in World War II, but she did so with a “steely strength of will.”
A survivor himself, he was an expert on the persecution of Jews in Hungary, his homeland, and defied nationalist efforts to play down that country’s role.
Russia has sentenced 24 Ukrainian sailors to two months of pretrial detention, treating them like criminals after a maritime clash Mr. Putin called “small.”
Oriol Junqueras and 17 other former leaders of the Spanish region are awaiting trial, but their influence endures.
In an official analysis, the government admits Britain’s economy will suffer under any withdrawal scenario compared with remaining in the E.U.
A reader says their decision to emigrate is what the haters want.
The Vienna police are investigating the robbery at the Dorotheum, where three suspects simply walked up and took a painting — a rare crime in the auction world.
Footage showing a 15-year-old tackled to the ground and doused with water has provoked an outpouring of sympathy and fund-raising.
Traditional politics have been decimated. What’s left behind is worryingly unstable.
Months of drought have left water levels on Germany’s Rhine, and rivers like the Danube and the Rhone, river at record lows, making passage difficult for some cruise ships.
The president has signaled a new willingness to make a deal with Xi Jinping, a leader he has treated solicitously. They will meet over dinner on Saturday.
The former protest movement has become the second-most popular party by sticking to its principles: pro-environment, pro-Europe and pro-immigration.
A Bletchley Park worker during World War II and a New York socialite in the 1950s, she became a government minister and a celebrity in her 90s.
Ordinary people say President Emmanuel Macron “seems to be deaf” to their daily struggles, speechifying about the fate of the planet while overlooking their pain. They are now demanding he listen.
Here are some important questions, and answers, in the latest confrontation between Russia and Ukraine.
At a hearing in London, officials from nine countries criticized the social network and said they planned to release internal Facebook documents soon.
The Bank of England has released a list of 800 scientific figures who could feature on its next redesigned bill. One in particular has raised eyebrows.
Open Society Foundations plans to close its office in Istanbul. It claims that the Turkish government has falsely accused it of playing a role in uprisings.
A provocation that could tighten Russia’s illegal hold on Crimea.
President Trump called the agreement “a great deal for the E.U.,” and warned that, if adopted, it might obstruct a free trade deal between the U.S. and Britain.
These slabs of Italian chocolate are topped with dried fruits and nuts. Serve them to guests or gift-wrap them for friends.