In testimony before a Congressional committee on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned lawmakers that the economic recovery U.S. "is close to faltering." Peter Spiegel discusses whether the U.S. could be headed for a double-dip recession.
The European Union requires candidates for membership to have peaceful relations with their neighbors. Twelve years after the Kosovo War, the governments of Kosovo and Serbia are trying to normalize relations.
In his just-released memoir a Belgian writer with Moroccan roots uses his experience to bridge cultures. In one chapter, he recounts learning how to slaughter sheep at home for the Muslim holidays. Non-Muslims ask him, “'You did that in your own house?’ “And the Muslims say, ‘Oh yeah, us too.’"
Two of the suicide bombers who carried out attacks in Brussels on Tuesday are brothers. Khalid and Brahim el-Bakraoui, both Belgian nationals, had criminal records, according to Belgian officials Wednesday. At least 31 people were killed and 270 injured in the attacks at the city’s main airport and at a subway station in central Brussels. A manhunt is underway for a suspect who was recorded by a security camera alongside Ibrahim el-Bakraoui at the airport. Tuesday's violence was the deadliest terror attack in Europe since the Paris attacks in November.
When news of the ISIS attacks on Brussels was heard in Paris, it seemed especially close. It was just last week when Salah Abdeslam, a key organizer of the Paris attacks in November, was captured in Brussels. We met several Parisians who observed a moment of silence Wednesday in front of City Hall in honor of the Belgian victims and their own.
Belgian writer Ismaël Saidi, now a successful playwright, grew up in Schaerbeek, the same neighborhood where bomb-making materials were discovered after this week's attacks. His dream for a nation is one that grows together with education, a love of life and hope for the future.
ISIS's European network of militants has proven to be more extensive and deep-rooted than security services expected. And new evidence shows that the architect behind that network was one man: Abdelhamid Abaaoud.
Some of the suspects in the Brussels and the Paris attacks were Belgian, of Moroccan descent. And that's something that Abdel Lahrour can't understand. He's Belgian, born in Morocco. And he's proud of his Belgian identity. This weekend, he took his sons to a vigil for the victims of the Brussels attacks, trying to make sense of it all.