In Bulgaria, a Businessman Who Talks (and Acts) Like Trump

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Veselin Mareshki is a self-promoting tycoon who emblazons his last name on the hundreds of pharmacies he owns across Bulgaria. He’s also a blunt-talking anvil of...

Ex-VW Chief Looks to Sell $1.2 Billion Stake, Creating Uncertainty

BADEN BADEN, Germany — Ferdinand Piëch, the scion of an automaking dynasty who dominated Volkswagen for two decades, is trying to sell his substantial stake in the company to...

Oxford Circus Station in London Is Evacuated Amid Panic

LONDON — One of London’s busiest subway stations was evacuated on Friday evening following reports of gunfire, according to the Metropolitan Police, which said that its officers had “responded...

Ex-President of Georgia Is Seized at Restaurant in Ukraine, and Deported to Poland

MOSCOW — After repeated failed attempts to lock up or at least muzzle Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, Ukrainian security officers on Monday grabbed the now stateless...

Greece’s Most-Wanted Terrorist Is Arrested in Athens Suburb

She was a leader of an anarchist group called Revolutionary Struggle. She helped organize, officials say, a car bombing near the country’s central bank. Later, the authorities say, she...

For Child Survivors of London Fire, a Belated Eid Celebration

LONDON — Few things are more quintessentially British than a funfair for children. And nothing conveys the British slogan “Keep Calm and Carry On” like staging one for children...

Man in Antwerp, Belgium, Tries to Drive Into Crowd

PARIS — A French resident tried to drive over pedestrians on a crowded shopping street in the Belgian port city of Antwerp on Thursday, and a rifle and several...

One of the World’s Oldest Clocks Stops Ticking, Briefly

PRAGUE — With its soaring Gothic cathedrals and ancient alleyways lined with baroque architectural marvels spread beneath a majestic castle that overlooks the city, Prague can seem a place...

Philippe Jordan, a Conductor Who Excels at Juggling Jobs

PARIS — It was 10:45 on a gray, chilly January morning here. The conductor Philippe Jordan was spending a rehearsal break on a couch in his spacious office at...

Greek Ambassador to Brazil Is Feared Dead, in a Possible Homicide

RIO DE JANEIRO — Greece’s ambassador to Brazil is feared dead, after a body was found on Thursday evening inside a car he had rented, abandoned outside Rio de...