The target is behind a slope, the advance is unprotected: crawl, fire! Italian instructors in western Afghanistan have been using the relatively quiet winter to bolster Afghan troops against the Taliban.
Along with banks that have signalled they will be moving jobs abroad, Brexit will probably see the European Banking Authority leave London — and rival cities are jockeying to be its next host.
Fifteen-year-old Mohammed enthusiastically helps the staff of a makeshift hospital set up in the bullet-scarred school in west Mosul where he himself studied before jihadists seized Iraq’s second city.
Wood fashioned into lace and sculpted into evening dresses: the Hanae Mori Manuscrit label led the way this Tokyo Fashion Week in showing the world the original craftmanship that helps set Japan apart from the crowd.
Kimmie Ahlen was once seduced by the violent underpinnings of National Socialist ideology, but today, alarmed by the spread of populism, he has a new mission — teaching tolerance to young Swedes.
Bulgarians vote in elections Sunday with the Socialists, seen as closer to Russia, aiming to prevent another comeback by two-times centre-right premier Boyko Borisov.
Deeply divided and weakened by the rise of far-left party Podemos, Spain’s Socialists are gearing up for a leadership contest that will see ousted chief Pedro Sanchez attempt a comeback.
Spain’s textile sector, flush with the glittering success of brands such as Zara, is beginning to recover from a crisis sparked by cut-throat competition from Asia that destroyed a third of its firms in less than a decade.
With higher unemployment rates than western Germany and support for the anti-immigration AfD party reaching 20 percent, the country’s former communist east has often been associated with economic decline and xenophobia.
A quarter of a century after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia is finally set to pay off all the foreign debt it inherited from the vanished Communist empire.
German voters go to the polls Sunday in tiny Saarland state where a resurgent centre-left hopes to strike a first blow in their battle to topple Chancellor Angela Merkel this year.