File Is Said to Confirm N.S.A. Spied on Merkel
Communications between the German chancellor and her aides, purportedly intercepted by spies, were released Wednesday by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.
A Bankrupt Greece Is Struggling to Stay Afloat
Any new bailout deal between the country and its creditors is likely to include harsher austerity measures based on an increasingly grim economic outlook, analysts said.
Iran Nuclear Talks Could Stall Over Access to Scientists and Sites
Negotiators differ on whether to force Iran to reveal any suspected work on nuclear weapons, and to grant unfettered access to more sites.
Malcolm Smith, Ex-New York Senate Majority Leader, Is Sentenced to 7 Years in Bribery Case
Mr. Smith, a Democrat, was convicted of agreeing to the bribery of Republican Party leaders to let him run for mayor of New York City on their party line in 2013.
Ex-Nazi Admits Guilt but Offers No Apology in Trial in Germany
Oskar GrÃÂ¶ning, 94, said he could Ã¢ÂÂonly ask forgiveness from the LordÃ¢ÂÂ at his trial over his role at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp.
First Draft: Obama and Jeb Bush Agree: Peas Out (of Guacamole)
President Obama and Jeb Bush have found something they agree on: peas in guacamole are a no-no.
Unknown Thomas Cole Paintings Found at His Home
An expert looked beneath a coat of red paint at the Cole homestead, and found a decorative pattern that the artist had painted.
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Unbuttoned: Reimagining Donna Karan
The influence of the womenÃ¢ÂÂs wear designer Donna Karan, who has left her job as chief designer at her company, goes far beyond the runway.
Lightning Believed Cause of Fire at a Black Church
The F.B.I.Ã¢ÂÂs initial assessment is that there was no sign of arson and that lightning was probably to blame for a fire at a church in Greeleyville, S.C., a law enforcement official said.
Country Music Finds a Home Far From Home, in Kenya
A very American genre has taken root in East Africa, with homegrown performers who idolize artists like Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and Don Williams.
Announcing Cuba Embassy Deal, Obama Declares Ã¢ÂÂNew ChapterÃ¢ÂÂ
President Obama declared Wednesday that the two nations were ready to reopen embassies in each otherÃ¢ÂÂs capitals and to start a Ã¢ÂÂnew chapterÃ¢ÂÂ of engagement.
Airlines Under Justice Dept. Investigation Over Possible Collusion
The inquiry, which appears to be in its early stages, is a marked shift for a Justice Department that in November 2013 cleared the way for the merger of American Airlines and US Airways.
Hillary Clinton, Loudly and Proudly, Taps Into a Vein of Support Among Gay Voters
Mrs. Clinton, who does not have the most cutting-edge record on gay rights, is making up for it now with a slew of events, including a fund-raiser in Provincetown, Mass.
Egyptian Militants Linked to ISIS Launch Attack in Northern Sinai
The attack on Sheikh Zuwaid was the most audacious and deadliest yet, and underscored the Sisi governmentÃ¢ÂÂs inability to contain a growing insurgency.
Tsipras Budges on GreeceÃ¢ÂÂs Debt, but Meets a Cool Response
In a letter to the countryÃ¢ÂÂs creditors, the Greek prime minister said Athens was Ã¢ÂÂprepared to acceptÃ¢ÂÂ a deal with some modifications on contentious points like pension cuts and tax increases.
Amid Greek Debt Crisis, Pensioners Line Up for Cash
At one Athens bank Wednesday, people waited hours to get just a portion of their July pension money. Many wondered how they would pay bills.
Common Sense: Exxon Lumbers Along to Catch Up With Gay Rights
After decades of resistance, the oil behemoth is taking carefully considered steps to support gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees.
First Draft: Hillary Clinton Raises $45 Million for Nominating Fight
Hillary ClintonÃ¢ÂÂs campaign expects to have raised more than $45 million since starting her campaign in April, according to a campaign spokeswoman.
Nicholas Winton Is Dead at 106; Saved Children from the Holocaust
A London stockbroker in 1938, he rescued 669 youngsters from Czechoslovakia but then said nothing about his deeds for 50 years.
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