1. Gunman Killed in Attack on Canada’s Parliament, Soldier Murdered

    Security kill a gunman in Canada’s parliament after a war memorial guard was shot nearby.

    A soldier guarding Canada's National War Memorial was killed in Ottawa on Wednesday before a gunfight broke out in the nation's parliament. Presumably the same gunman was shot dead by security in the exchange of fire while parliamentarians were minutes away from concluding their…
  1. Swedish Submarine Hunt Underscores Nordics’ Russia Fears

    The search for what is believed to be a Russian submarine has triggered Sweden’s biggest military mobilization since the Cold War.

    Sweden's search for what is believed to be a Russian submarine that entered its territorial waters last week underscores the whole Baltic region's growing security concerns. The search has triggered Sweden's biggest military mobilization since the end of the Cold War…
  1. Farage Revives Euroskeptic Group, Admits Polish Right Winger

    The United Kingdom Independence Party appears to have less qualms than he used to about working with radicals.

    Less than a week after he was forced to dissolve his group in the European Parliament, the United Kingdom Independence Party's Nigel Farage allied with a radical Polish libertarian on Monday to reclaim his position as Euroskeptic leader. Farage's…
  1. British Housing Shortage Requires Concerted National Effort

    Until there is a significant chance in British policy, the dream of owning a property will remain just that — a dream.

    In the past, revolt and unrest in Britain were typically sparked by the cost of bread and corn. Today, it is the price of housing. This month, the average price of a home in London reached £500,000. The average housing price…
  1. India’s Modi Relaxes Labor Inspections, Reduces Compliance

    The conservative prime minister makes it easier for businesses to comply with rigid and numerous labor laws.

    India's conservative prime minister, Narendra Modi, introduced a new system for labor inspections on Thursday that he said would be the first step in liberalizing the country's notoriously inflexible jobs market. Under the new regime, a computerized…
  1. French Economy Minister Seeks to Buy Time with Deregulation

    Emmanuel Macron hopes economic reforms can convince the rest of Europe to give France more time to reduce its deficit.

    France's economy minister, Emmanuel Macron, unveiled a series of economic reforms on Wednesday that are meant to convince the country's European Union partners it is committed to liberalization even as it fails to meet the bloc's…
  1. Farage’s Euroskeptic Alliance Collapses, Opportunity for Le Pen, Wilders?

    The collapse of Nigel Farage’s bloc could be a chance for the Dutch and French nationalists to form a rival alliance.

    British Euroskeptic party leader Nigel Farage's group in the European Parliament collapsed on Thursday when Latvian Farmers' Union member Iveta Grigule resigned from the alliance. The Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy group, which is dominated by…
  1. Republicans’ Congressional Election Victory Will Be Bittersweet

    As long as President Barack Obama remains in the White House, there is not going to be a change in policy.

    Opposition Republicans are almost certain to win next month's congressional elections in the United States but their…
  1. Liberal Belgian Premier Unveils Labor, Pension Reforms

    Charles Michel emphasizes labor market and pension reforms in his first speech to parliament as prime minister.

    Belgium's incoming prime minister Charles Michel emphasized labor and pension reforms in his first speech to parliament on Tuesday as head of a coalition of right wing parties. Alternating between Dutch and French, Michel, whose liberal…