ISTANBUL — Merve Arslan, a teacher, struggles to reconcile her own perception of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey with that of his critics. “He’s not a dictator,” Ms. Arslan, 28, said. “He’s a democrat.” Ms. Arslan is one of a slim majority of Turks who voted on Sunday to give implicit support for Mr. Erdogan’sRead More
Raf Casert and Angela Charlton / AP 10:44 PM ET (THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — Dutch voters showed Europe that populism isn’t always inevitable. The disappointing showing by firebrand Geert Wilders in the Netherlands election has energized traditional parties across Europe from left and right. But it’s unlikely to extinguish the anti-immigrant, anti-establishment sentiment that hasRead More
Thousands of protesters marched through the French city Nantes to protest a visit of Marine Le Pen. The Front National leader and far-right presidential candidate is visiting the city on Sunday. Over 2,000 people joined the protest. Some clashed with riot police. Police used tear gas and stun guns to disperse the crowd. Le PenRead More
Spanish miners dig in for prolonged protest - Europe - Al Jazeera English.
As a result of the stagnation in the eurozone, the economic crisis in Russia has worsened considerably. Faced with a looming recession, the Kremlin is preparing massive cuts in social spending. The signs of an incipient recession have been mounting in recent months. Due to falling oil prices, the rouble has fallen against the dollar sinceRead More