Can the Germans stop being German?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TELEGRAPH) — For all Angela Merkel’s tough talk, she will eventually be forced to accept the inevitable on the euro crisis. One of Davos’s more amusing characteristics is more…

Unemployment in Spain jumps to 24%

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TELEGRAPH) — Spain's unemployment rate has jumped to nearly 24 percent in the fourth quarter, Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro said on Thursday, confirming that the country is still more…

Half of Damascus falls to rebels

by -NO AUTHOR- -- The growing power of a rebel army has seen control of the Syrian capital of Damascus split between rival gunmen fighting for or against President Bashar Assad. Two more…

Israel: Soon, too late to stop Iran

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Reviving Western concerns that his government is still contemplating unilateral military action against Iran, Ehud Barak gave one of the clearest signs yet that Israel's support for new more…

Former Taliban officials say U.S. talks started

by -NO AUTHOR- -- KABUL, Afghanistan — Several Taliban negotiators have begun meeting with American officials in Qatar, where they are discussing preliminary trust-building measures, including a possible prisoner exchange, several former more…