Homeland Security Increasingly Means Putting Agents Outside the Homeland

Set up to defend the United States, the Homeland Security Department is going beyond American borders to fight foreign threats from abroad.

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Germany Faces Prolonged Uncertainty After Coalition Talks Fail

The potential for instability would be a major blow to a European Union that is finally enjoying an economic revival.

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Merkel, Reluctant Leader of the West, ‘Has Gotten the Taste for It’

Elected to a fourth term as chancellor of Germany, Ms. Merkel wants to put the European Union, post-Brexit and in the age of Trump, on a stable, vigorous path.

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Angela Merkel Makes History in German Vote, but So Does Far Right

Ms. Merkel becomes only the fourth postwar chancellor to win four national elections, but her victory is diminished by the showing of Alternative for Germany.

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