The Masterful Player

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has been confronting twin crises. The first is low economic growth. The second involves the nearly 160,000 migrants arriving in the country’s Mediterranean waters last year, a 50 percent increase over 2022. Meanwhile, she has been confronting them far more...

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Exit, Stage Right

Portugal’s general election Sunday gave the far-right a boost, mirroring a trend across Europe, as the ruling Socialist Party conceded defeat to its center-right rivals despite inconclusive results, the New York Times reported. For eight years, the Socialist Party governed a country where the presence of...

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Moving Forward

Three key Libyan leaders agreed this week to form a new unity government that would supervise long-delayed elections in the North African country, Reuters reported. After the deposing of autocrat Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya was split into two rival administrations in 2014 which was followed...

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Joking Around

Human children love to playfully poke grown-ups, often their parents, until they elicit a reaction. So do apes, the Washington Post reported. In a landmark study, researchers found that humans’ distant cousins like to tease each other. This conclusion provides scientific backing to first-hand observations reported by researchers...

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