Pope Francis Fires Conservative U.S. Bishop

Updated Nov. 11, 2023 1:26 pm ET ROME—Pope Francis removed Bishop Joseph Strickland, one of the pope’s most vocal critics in the U.S. hierarchy, the Vatican said Saturday. The Vatican said that the pope had “relieved [the bishop] of the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Tyler,” Texas, and appointed Bishop Joe Vázquez of Austin … Read more

Davide Renne, New Moschino Creative Director, Is Dead at 46

Davide Renne, the newly appointed creative director of Italian fashion house Moschino and longtime womenswear designer for Gucci, died on Friday. He was 46.  His death was announced by Moschino parent Aeffe in a statement. Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8

Spain’s Prime Minister Toys With Separatism

Remember last summer when everyone was afraid that a far-right party could perform well in a Spanish election and endanger Spain and the European Union? Well it’s starting to look like the alternative was worse, after Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Thursday struck a deal with regional separatists to stay in power. Spain has suffered … Read more

Hamas Attack Reminds Europeans of the Virtue of Sovereignty

Europe has discovered that it has an anti-Semitism crisis on its hands. And now some politicians claim to have found the answer: Deport the anti-Semites. It’s a response as illuminating as it is futile. The shock to Europe has been the “pro-Palestinian” protests on the streets in the weeks since Hamas’s barbaric invasion of Israel. … Read more

Tech, Media & Telecom Roundup: Market Talk

Updated Nov. 8, 2023 4:52 pm ET The latest Market Talks covering Technology, Media and Telecom. Published exclusively on Dow Jones Newswires at 4:20 ET, 12:20 ET and 16:50 ET. 1622 ET – Disney is cutting costs faster than it expected. CEO Bob Iger hinted with third-quarter earnings three months ago that the company was … Read more

Tesla Raises Wages for German Workers Amid Union Pressure

BERLIN—Tesla is boosting factory worker pay in Germany amid an aggressive unionization drive, a move that comes as Chief Executive Elon Musk may face similar organizing attempts in the U.S. Tesla’s management in Germany late last week unveiled a package of wage increases for workers during Musk’s visit to the so-called Gigafactory on the outskirts … Read more

The Salty, Soothing Twist of Pretzels

If you asked most people whether they would like to eat dough which has been dipped in caustic soda—the stuff you use to unblock drains—I don’t imagine they would be too keen. Yet that is exactly what a pretzel is, a snack whose deep brown shininess is usually achieved by a brief dip in water … Read more

'The Picnic' Review: Ending the Cold War at a Cookout

A festive gathering along Hungary’s Austrian border allowed hundreds of East Germans to flee to freedom. More would follow.

Germany’s Trade Surplus Fell in September as Exports, Imports Dipped

Germany’s trade surplus declined in September, as exports and imports fell more than expected, a signal of the fragile economic climate for German businesses both at home and abroad. The country’s adjusted trade surplus-representing the difference between exports and imports of goods-dipped to 16.5 billion euros ($17.53 billion) in September, compared with EUR17.7 billion in … Read more

Vatican’s Silence on Holocaust Was Shaped by Antisemitism and Caution, Archives Show

ROME—For decades, controversy over why Pope Pius XII didn’t speak out against the Nazi Holocaust has troubled the Catholic Church.  New research has revealed evidence that an antisemitic Vatican aide played a role in the wartime pope’s silence, as did fear of provoking violence against Catholics under Nazi rule and against the Vatican itself.  Copyright … Read more