Trained by her ex-C.I.A. father, teenage Hanna is unleashed on the world even as she explores it.
04/09/2011 03:00 am
Portugal announced today that it would seek a bailout from the European Union, becoming the fourth country in western Europe to request a financial rescue package. All eyes are now on Spain, the last of the so-called PIGS (an acronym for Portugal, Ireland, Greece, and Spain, the least economically robust members of the eurozone) to not request a bailout. Here's a look at the financial rescue packages for each nation.
04/07/2011 03:05 pm
The finalists for the 2011 Best Translated Book Award – sponsored by the Three Percent weblog – were announced last week. The winning works of fiction selected were translated from German, Spanish, Afrikaans, Czech, French and Swedish. To read these books is to travel the globe in extraordinary style.
03/29/2011 12:50 pm
The collapse of Portugal's government raised the likelihood of a bailout and set back efforts to beef up a financial rescue package for troubled European economies.
03/24/2011 06:44 pm
A new study shows teacher quality is the most important lesson that America can learn from top-ranked education countries such as Finland and Singapore. Teacher unions and states will need to work on this together.
03/17/2011 03:36 pm
Nuclear power has been something of a sacred cow in France. But the Japan nuclear crisis in the wake of last week's earthquake and tsunami is raising concern even here.
03/15/2011 03:59 pm
The Japan nuclear crisis has 'consequences for the whole world,' German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today ahead of an emergency EU meeting on nuclear power.
03/14/2011 07:17 pm
The five countries in the EU with the highest fourth quarter growth rates are all by the Baltic Sea. Is that a coincidence?
02/20/2011 12:05 pm
Because of Israel's high population growth, its average income grows slower than its GDP.
02/17/2011 01:42 pm
Research shows that the Vikings may have navigated the open seas using sunstones, naturally occurring crystals that filter polarized light.
02/07/2011 04:04 pm