Although official results are not yet in, exit polls suggested that the governing Law and Justice party had not expanded its appeal to the moderates in Poland’s urban areas.
He was part of a wave of pragmatic Social Democrats who swept to power in Europe in the 1990s. He presided over eight years of economic prosperity.
Mikhail S. Gorbachev, who signed the nuclear disarmament treaty President Trump plans to withdraw from, called the move a “mistake.”
Several tech companies report earnings, including Amazon and Alphabet. The European Central Bank will discuss monetary policy.
A proposed environmental regulation has become an unlikely source of geopolitical tension, raising concerns about Russian influence over Europe’s food supply.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the economic and strategic relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia was too important to be cast aside.
As doubts swirled about the Saudi account that the dissident journalist was strangled during a fight, an explanation emerged about the presence of a doctor of forensic medicine at the killing.
After denying they knew anything about the fate of Mr. Khashoggi, Saudi officials have finally tried to explain what happened. Does their story add up?
The rights organization that organizes the event said that city officials had revoked permission, citing “repair and construction work” at the site.
The crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, issues another incredible explanation for the death of Jamal Khashoggi.
Prosecutors said Elin Ersson had violated the Swedish aviation act by remaining standing on takeoff. But she vowed to continue her campaign.
Demonstrators are demanding a new referendum on Britain’s exit from the European Union, though Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected the idea.
50 years ago today, the queen of Camelot wed a Greek tycoon. The Times had an inside source at a ceremony that was off limits to the press. But that wasn’t our only scoop.
Why rich countries stay different and middle-income countries surge.
The monks on an isolated peninsula in Greece have followed the same way of life for more than 1,000 years, but an Athens vs. Moscow diplomatic spat and a tourism onslaught are unsettling its habits.
The kingdom’s public prosecutor said Mr. Khashoggi died after an argument and fistfight inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
Moody’s downgrade followed the government’s decision to accept higher budget deficits, a move that prompted a sell-off in Italian 10-year bonds.
Members of the House of Saud are increasingly alarmed by the kingdom’s crown prince but can do little about it.
What we face now is a test for President Trump and America itself.
The anonymous group’s campaign highlights Facebook’s continuing trouble with political advertising.
A noted advocate for children, she was also a key part of long-running efforts to find the killer of her husband, Sweden’s prime minister.
In a tenuous victory for Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and his Western allies, Parliament voted to proceed with renaming the country the Republic of North Macedonia.
The ghastly saga has strained relations between Turkey and Saudi Arabia, and put the United States at the center of a dispute with a key Arab ally.
The European-Japanese spacecraft will be the third mission to the rocky planet closest to the sun.
Jessika Aro, a Finnish journalist investigating Russian disinformation campaigns, had been called a spy, a drug dealer and unhinged.
Turkish officials have claimed that Saudi Arabia orchestrated the assassination in Istanbul of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist, but have not found his remains.
The men were found guilty in a series of trials this year of more than 120 sex crimes against 15 girls in northern England between 2004 and 2011.
Europe’s highest court told Poland to reinstate more than two dozen judges ousted by the ruling party, escalating a clash between Warsaw and the European Union.
The calculated media strategy has proved remarkably effective for President Erdogan, ensuring that the case remains front page news around the world.
For more than 60 years, Franco Trincale has sung about worker exploitation, social injustice and more, breaking beyond the Sicilian roots of the cantastorie.
John Sawers, who led MI6 from 2009 to 2014, called on voters to reverse the “strategic mistake” in a second referendum, and warned that Russia now views Britain “with contempt.”
The women, and their offspring, were punished and mistreated after Norway was liberated following World War II, and some were forced into exile.
The Law and Justice party swept to power by attracting rural voters with grievance and nostalgia. It hopes to extend its appeal to urban areas in Sunday’s vote.
The Bank of England isn’t taking nominations yet, but that hasn’t stopped people from offering names and placing bets.
The basilica will pay $41 million to settle a dispute over taxes, infrastructure and a building permit the city says the church should have gotten a century ago.
A new generation of players is challenging the genre’s stuffy reputation. Ezra Collective, a five-piece band, is one of the scene’s breakout acts.
The FIAC contemporary art fair stands to benefit from uncertainty around Brexit and the return of visitors to Paris city after the 2015 terrorist attacks.
Derek Leebaert’s “Grand Improvisation” tells a complicated story of post-World War II Europe with Washington often operating in a fog.
Mr. Choudary, convicted of inciting support for ISIS, was freed on Friday under rules that will bar him from leaving London, using the internet without permission and attending certain mosques.
Justice — its rhetoric and its travails — is at the heart of several new theater productions in Paris.
A serious rift in the church could have big consequences in Ukraine, Russia and Greece.
One of the greatest Turkish photographers of his generation, Mr. Guler depicted the city with poignancy. He also photographed the famous worldwide.
Saudi rulers are weighing whether to blame Maj. Gen. Ahmed al-Assiri, a high-ranking adviser to the crown prince, for the death of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to three people with knowledge of the plans.
Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident and journalist, was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. Since then, Saudi Arabia’s messaging has shifted. Here’s how.
But the president stopped short of saying the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was responsible for Mr. Khashoggi’s death.
Saudi rulers are considering blaming a deputy intelligence director who is close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
No pope has ever visited North Korea, although Francis has repeatedly called for reconciliation on the peninsula.
A fossil discovered in southern Germany is the earliest known flesh-eating bony fish.
A photograph of the aide is one of the most striking pieces of evidence to date linking the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi to the crown prince.
The music of the ancient world is largely lost, but recent findings and recreations of antique instruments can give a taste.
An idiosyncratic exhibition in northern Italy pairs the leading artist of Renaissance Venice with contemporary Germany’s master of the blur.
The mechanism that cut apart the $1.4 million “Girl With Balloon” jammed, the artist revealed in a video. The work was meant to be completely destroyed.
The Austrian documentarian Ruth Beckermann focuses on Kurt Waldheim, and she is clear on where she stands: She participated in protests against Waldheim.
A wink and a nod from Washington is the worst possible response to Riyadh’s butchery.
From Singapore to Israel, countries besides the United States and China are striving to play a role in the field of artificial intelligence.
In which an Irish woman discovers how little the people who shaped her country’s fate know or care.
The Washington Post received the prominent Saudi dissident journalist’s latest piece from his translator the day after he was reported missing in Istanbul.
At a summit Mrs. May asked for help in reviving stalled exit talks, but offered little new. Negotiations now look likely to go down to the wire.
Trump is providing cover for Saudi barbarism.
The Saudi journalist’s fingers were severed and he was later beheaded, according to details from audio recordings published in the Turkish media.
Okwui Enwezor was hired to head the Haus der Kunst with fanfare in 2011. But in the wake of his exit in June, questions arose about his tenure.
The city has installed “reverse vending machines” at metro stations that crush, shred and sort the materials as a way of paying for travel.
The lone attacker detonated an explosive device, then opened fire at his classmates, in the deadliest school assault in Russia since the Beslan massacre in 2004.
President Trump said the United States had asked Turkish officials for what they say are recordings of the gruesome killing of Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents.
With enthusiasm for natural wines gaining momentum, Tuscany’s growing cluster of biodynamic farms offers tastings and a place to stay.
Evidence mounts of a ghastly crime in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. President Trump still seems inclined to buy the kingdom’s lame denials.
We have a national interest in Jamal Khashoggi’s saga.
We’re asking readers to tell us about their family members who served during World War I.
The French president chose Christophe Castaner, who once declared “an aspect of love” in their relationship, to take over the Interior Ministry.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about the alleged killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist, took place amid Republican calls for the White House to take a harder stance against the kingdom.
It’s difficult to determine how and where companies like Facebook went wrong, which makes regulation challenging.
To comply with a European antitrust ruling, Google will begin charging a licensing fee of handset makers.
Established in 2003, Unsound has established itself as an international destination for experimental and club music. But it’s at odds with the historic city where it takes place.
He takes credit for everything, except his own screw-ups.
The clergymen of the U.S. can show our fellow Americans that the Roman Catholic Church is much more than the Roman Curia.
Some people are warning of possible food rationing, medicine shortages and civil disorder if no deal is struck with the European Union. Brexit supporters call that fear-mongering.
President Trump accused Saudi Arabia’s critics of presuming guilt, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi leaders in Riyadh to help defuse a crisis.
An election in Bavaria was expected to turn on a populist backlash against migrants, but voters went their own way. The results may worry Angela Merkel, but analysts say they signal a healthy democracy.
The Russian Orthodox Church moved to sever ties with the Constantinople Patriarchate to protest moves to form an independent church in Ukraine.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a dual-nationality marriage. Their expected baby will be British. But will he or she also be American?
Almost six decades after Belgium’s rule ended in Congo, a land it brutalized for decades, an overwhelmingly white borough elected a man who was born in that colony.
With negotiations over Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union stymied, the British prime minister is trying to put a summit meeting back on track.
The European Union was created to end strife and promote economic prosperity — with the support, not opposition, of the United States.
The frontier between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland has become a major sticking point in talks about Britain’s exit from the European Union.
An inquiry into sexual harassment in the House of Commons describes a “master and servant” culture, with lawmakers accorded an “almost godlike status.”
Torrential rains in the southwestern Aude region turned small rivers into raging torrents, flooding towns, cutting off roads and trapping people in their cars or homes.
The confusing case of the Saudi journalist has set off an international diplomatic storm and raised important questions, including some that cannot be answered yet.
President Trump echoed the possibility that Jamal Khashoggi was victim to “rogue killers.” The explanation shields the Saudi crown prince, who has cast himself as a moderate.
The perception of a common national identity is essential to democracies and to the modern welfare state.
Can you find Luxembourg on a map? What else do you know about this small country in Western Europe with 600,000 people.
The news came as the couple were beginning a tour of Australia and the South Pacific. The child is expected in the spring of 2019, Kensington Palace said.
Rungis, a wholesale food market bigger than Monaco, is beloved in culinary circles, but this “working-class place” is unknown to most visitors to Paris.
France’s men’s national team is the world champion, but current and former players say French soccer at the amateur level is marred by racism and discrimination.
France finally recognizes its crimes. What does that mean for me, an Algerian in Algeria, today?
La France reconnait enfin ses crimes. Mais qu’est-ce-que cela veut dire pour moi, un algérien en Algérie aujourd’hui?
Jamal Khashoggi had both an affinity for Islamist political movements and close ties to the Saudi royal family — until they were cut by a new crown prince.
Critical issues remain unresolved despite “intense efforts,” said the E.U.’s negotiator. Both sides are hoping for a breakthrough this week.
President Trump vowed “severe punishment” if the Saudis were behind a dissident’s disappearance. The Saudis said they would “respond with greater action.”
The far-right Alternative for Germany will enter the Bavarian Parliament for the first time. But the Greens, who favor migration, were the big winners in the election.
Pope Francis canonized the Salvadoran archbishop killed in 1980 by a right-wing death squad and the pope credited with leading the modernization of the church.
She read 171 books for the prestigious literary prize. “On Oct. 17, I’m going to sit down and read a book I have no obligation to read,” she said.
The vehicle, which had been traveling from Aydin to Izmir, was said to have veered off the road, crashed through a barrier and toppled from a highway.
The police said that David Parnham, 35, had waged a two-year campaign of terror that included mailing packages containing suspicious substances.
President Trump hosted Andrew Brunson, an American pastor freed by Turkey after two years in detention, but said “the timing is a strict coincidence.”
His ideas will reverberate from Turkey to Saudi Arabia and beyond. Oppression never lasts forever. Tyrants eventually pay for their sins.
The Vatican punishment was announced as Pope Francis faced doubts about whether he would hold bishops accountable for covering up abuse.
He was one of the most prominent church leaders in Latin America when he was killed in 1980. He’ll be canonized with Pope Paul VI and four others.
All the occupants who died were in a car that was thought to have been part of a smuggling operation, the police said.
Turkey wants the president to press the Saudis over the disappearance of Mr. Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist. His fiancée and American lawmakers are pressuring Mr. Trump, too.
Donald Trump’s Saudi infatuation and the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.
As it tries to cut off Iran, the United States must decide what do with a little-known entity at the heart of the world’s financial plumbing.
The Italian government has defied eurozone rules with a lavish spending plan and squandered credibility with bond investors. The turmoil could rock the globe.
“When we search for London on social media, it’s the first thing we see,” said one South Korean who visited the Seven Sisters cliffs, two hours south of London.
Excitement for the Windsor Castle wedding paled in comparison to the frenzy that accompanied Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s ceremony five months earlier.
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A Bavarian election would not normally attract much outside attention. But Sunday’s poll is expected to reflect an increasingly fragmented society.
Turkey’s decision to release Mr. Brunson ended a 24-month standoff and signaled a truce of sorts in a dispute between Ankara and Washington.
The princess, who is ninth in line for the British throne, chose a gown that displayed scars from an operation to correct her scoliosis.
When it opened in 1866, the museum in Stockholm was one of Europe’s most modern. An ambitious overhaul aims to return it to that position.
A work by the British painter Jenny Saville sold for $12.4 million, an auction high for a living female artist. But Banksy’s prank grabbed the headlines.
Despite demands to oust Cardinal Wuerl over sexual abuse scandals, Pope Francis praised him as a model leader.
The tenor has a reputation for cancellations. But he says it’s all a big misunderstanding.
Mit dem Humboldt Forum, das 2019 eröffnet werden soll, wollte sich das Land selbstbewusst und weltoffen präsentieren. Stattdessen ist eine hitzige Debatte über Deutschlands koloniale Vergangenheit entbrannt.
The Humboldt Forum, set to open in 2019, was meant to show the Germany as confident and open to the world. But it has ignited a debate about the past.
“Dionysos Stadt” is a 10-hour epic inspired by the Greek classics that traces the arc of human drama. It’s just one of many new productions on Munich’s stages.
America used to count on Saudi Arabia to maintain some stability in the Middle East. What now?
Germany’s chancellor needs to forget about her political problems at home and focus on the Continent’s future.
Turkey’s president and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince have not had the easiest relationship. A mysterious disappearance at a Saudi consulate has not helped.
Such material, if made public, could transform the unfolding standoff between Turkey and Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.
Banksy’s latest prank, which cost a European bidder $1.4 million, has been renamed and recertified.
A new bridge being built in Croatia, paid for with European Union funds, is a test case for the bloc’s worries about allowing state-owned Chinese firms to compete for major infrastructure projects.
In photographs, drawings and paintings, she bent the boundaries between genres, using her body as an artistic tool.
Politicians and teachers say an effort by the Alternative for Germany party, urging people to report teachers for violating a neutrality law, resembles the work of East Germany’s secret police.
The champion of this year’s race asked whoever stole the trophy from a cycling show to have the “good grace” to return it.
Battling big expense and persistent protests, Cuadrilla Resources returns to again attempt shale gas production after its first effort triggered small tremors.
A woman suspected of taking money intended to help the most vulnerable people, including the homeless and disabled, is the subject of an international hunt.
The home secretary said special clinicians would be able to provide such treatment, after two highly publicized cases of young epileptic patients put pressure on the government to review its policy.
The melon de Bourgogne grape is often described as neutral, as its aromas and flavors are reticent. But it is most expressive in the realm of texture.
In a commanding new exhibition at London’s Serpentine Galleries, the French artist makes images directly from brain activity — and adds 10,000 flies for good measure.
President Trump said he was not in favor of stopping arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which is accused of killing a prominent journalist in its consulate in Turkey.
Conservationists discovered intricate wall paintings that hint at Roman life in the first century, around the time Mount Vesuvius erupted.
Consideration of the rule comes after a report found significant pay disparities between ethnic minorities and their white counterparts.
Jamal Khashoggi, a vocal critic of the Saudi government, vanished in Turkey. Then grim accounts began to emerge.
From the ancient Acropolis to a daring Renzo Piano-designed cultural center, the Greek capital is luring record numbers of tourists to explore its monuments, new and old.
What does life look like for girls turning 18 in 2018? We gave young women photographers around the world an assignment: Show us 18 in your community. This is 18 — through girls’ eyes.
Nearly two decades into its push to shift to renewable energy, Germany remains addicted to coal. Increasingly, it comes down to a question of political will.
Britain’s Supreme Court found that the bakery owners’ refusal was based not on the customer’s sexual orientation, but on their Protestant faith’s opposition to gay marriage.
Turkish officials say 15 Saudis, including an autopsy expert, killed a Saudi dissident inside the consulate in Istanbul and dismembered his body.
Months after appointing its first minister for loneliness, Britain named the health minister to the new role as part of a push to tackle mental health issues.
Long derided as relics of an oppressive regime, the country’s Communist-era buildings are being given a second look, and a new life.