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Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, arriving this morning at the EU-UK talks in London.

In March, the EU and the UK began negotiating an agreement on their future relationship that would take effect at midnight on December 31 when the UK would, with the conclusion of the transition period that began when it left the EU on January 31, leave the EU’s internal market and customs union...

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Repairing the damage to international cooperation will be a work of patience, diplomatic craftsmanship and the slow recovery of mutual trust. And it cannot be done by America alone.

The following essay was written by Ernesto Zedillo, director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization,...

As the slave trade brought Europeans, Africans, and Americans into contact, diseases were traded along with human lives. Author Manuel Barcia and David Blight, Director of The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center, discuss the battle...

An 1842 daguerréotype of Honoré de Balzac by the photographer Louis-Auguste Bisson (via Wikimedia Commons)

Fueled by endless cups of coffee, French author Honoré de Balzac produced more than 90 novels and short stories peopled by 2,400-plus characters during his lifetime (1799-1850).

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaking in Brussels after yesterday’s European Council videoconference.

Yesterday the leaders of the 27 member states of the European Union, meeting via video conference as the European Council, discussed, as they had last month, the EU’s response to the Covid pandemic. With the daily number of new cases dropping a bit in several member states in the wake of the...