Awkward timing NEW
IT BEGAN with a bleeding nose and ended with a punch in the face. Yesterday's meeting of European Union heads of government in Brussels started inauspiciously, when the Cypriot president was taken to hospital after a series of nosebleeds; caused, sai...
Tough hearings ahead NEW
THE European Parliament will begin grilling the 28 candidates for the new European Commission today—and MEPs are determined to leave their mark on the new team. With the power to veto the entire commission team, the parliament has in the past s...
Righteous in Holland and Gaza NEW
HENK ZANOLI (pictured) is a 91-year-old retired Dutch lawyer whose personal history encapsulates the reasons why the Netherlands and Israel have had such friendly relations since the foundation of the Jewish state in the wake of the second world war.