Washington Post : Europe
Russia ordered to pay 50 billion dollars to former owners of oil giant Yukos  12h18 18 février
Isabelle Khurshudyan
Moscow will appeal the decision to the Dutch Supreme Court, setting up a final showdown in a 15-year saga involving Kremlin-critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
An abandoned ghost ship’ washes up on shore after more than a year at sea  12h13 18 février
Teo Armus
The 2,400-ton vessel washed ashore on the southern coast of Ireland, amid a bomb cyclone that has lashed the area with wind and heavy rain.
At Munich Security Conference, an Atlantic divide: U.S. boasting and European unease  20h47 15 février
Michael Birnbaum
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Western bonds were alive and well. There was silence instead of applause.
France shrugs at sex scandals. But after a leaked video, this politician bowed out.  19h31 14 février
James McAuley
Some wonder if French politics is becoming too American.
Trump’s authoritarian style is remaking America  05h00 14 février
Ishaan Tharoor
An unleashed Trump is testing the rule of law and foundations of U.S. democracy.
In Syria’s ravaged Idlib, Russian airstrikes underscore wider strategies in region  22h07 13 février
Robyn Dixon
Moscow is fully entrenched as Syria’s reliable military ally. The Kremlin is also courting NATO-member Turkey.
Pope Francis won’t allow married priests in the Amazon. But in this part of the world, married priests are the norm.  20h45 13 février
Chico Harlan
In parts of Eastern Europe and the Middle East, in relatively small and distinctive branches of Catholicism that are loyal to the pope, married clerics represent an alternate version of the Catholic priesthood.
Pope Francis backs away from celibacy exception, putting off decision on allowing married priests in the Amazon  17h31 12 février
Chico Harlan
Latin American bishops had wanted the move as a way to address clerical shortages.
China’s Chernobyl? The coronavirus outbreak leads to a loaded metaphor.  05h00 12 février
Ishaan Tharoor
The scale of the crisis has led to an existentially troubling historical parallel.
Ukraine’s Zelensky dumps chief of staff in bid to break links with oligarch  15h20 11 février
Natalie Gryvnyak
The new chief of staff, Andriy Yermak, met last year with Trump lawyer Giuliani during dirt-digging mission.
British coronavirus superspreader’ may have infected at least 11 people in three countries  13h09 11 février
Karla Adam
Britons in England, France and Spain are reportedly linked to one businessman.
Europe’s center isn’t holding  05h00 11 février
Ishaan Tharoor
Dramatic challenges from the left and the right in Ireland and Germany underscored the troubles facing Europe’s fraying centrist establishment.
Angela Merkel’s preferred successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, won’t run for chancellor  20h26 10 février
Loveday Morris
The move comes after uproar following a tie-up between a local party branch and the far right.
Zelensky wants to break oligarchs’ grip on Ukraine. But at least one was once a pal.  11h00 10 février
Robyn Dixon
How the president deals with mogul Ihor Kolomoisky may define his wider anti-corruption aims.
E.U. to Trump: We are not foes’  05h00 10 février
Ishaan Tharoor
Josep Borrell, the European Union’s top diplomat, speaks to Today’s WorldView in an exclusive interview.