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10 Great Lakeside Getaways

Joy Pecknold | Posted 05.19.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

The sea is swell, but fresh water lakes are all the splash without the salty aftertaste. To ease into summer, pick a great lake and make your escape. ...

Post Obama's Summit With the Nordics -- What Next?

András Simonyi | Posted 05.18.2016 | World
András Simonyi

Last week saw an extraordinary event in Washington; a rare sight, the smiling leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and a smiling Obama.

Don't Blame the Refugees for President Hofer, Blame Austria's (Formerly) Big Parties!

Cas Mudde | Posted 05.12.2016 | World
Cas Mudde

Barring what looks increasingly like a miracle, Austria will elect a far right president this Sunday. This time around it is not just someone with a far right past, like Kurt Waldheim, but a current member of a far right party, Norbert Hofer, of the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ).

Climate Change This Week; Suffocating Seas, Climate Votes, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. BBB: Beautiful Brazilian Biodiversity - as shown by these red-eyed tree frogs, is...

Theaster Gates: Black Archive (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 04.25.2016 | Arts
VernissageTV

Theaster Gates became known for the Dorchester Projects, a series of vacant buildings in Chicago that he renovated and rehabilitated with a team of yo...

Austria's Far-Right Party Leads The Vote In Presidential Election

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.24.2016 | World

VIENNA, April 24 (Reuters) - Austria's far right won more than a third of the vote in the presidential election on Sunday and will face an independent...

What It Is Like Traveling in Europe Right Now

Susanna Kelly | Posted 04.05.2016 | Travel
Susanna Kelly

Travel in Europe seemed chaotic and scary. I, like many travelers have found myself questioning the safety of travel in Europe in the current climate. I chose to continue traveling, despite everything, and want to share my findings on the current state of traveling in Europe.

I Fell in Love With a German on Tinder -- And It Wrecked Me Forever

Katie Karambelas | Posted 03.29.2016 | Travel
Katie Karambelas

Part One - We Met Chris. The German's name is Chris. Of all the German names, his is not even really German at all. But I guess, since he's German...

With application in process in Austria, a young Iraqi asylum seeker finds solace in volunteering

Raluca Besliu | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Raluca Besliu

Engrossed in reading a book, Zaid Salah waited patiently on a bench, after arriving early to our meeting. He looked modernly elegant in his long trenc...

A Burden Too Great To Ignore

Dr. Wolfgang Waldner | Posted 03.14.2016 | World
Dr. Wolfgang Waldner

It seems evident that the refugee burden cannot rest upon Germany, Sweden and Austria alone: Austria, a country of eight million people, accepted 90 thousand applications for asylum in 2015, more than one percent of our population.

The Nazi Tax on Jewish Wealth: An Early Warning Sign of the Holocaust

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.08.2016 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Himmler and his Nazi thugs had another reason to find and kill von Mises. It was 1938 and he and other enemies of Hitler's state--Jews, like von Mises as well as anti-socialists reformers--held private wealth the Nazi war machine desperately needed to keep running.

5 Less Common European Destinations You'll Fall in Love With

College Tourist | Posted 03.02.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

When planning your trip to Europe, you can still visit Paris, London, Berlin, Dublin and Barcelona, but you should seriously consider adding one (or more) of these destinations to your itinerary.

Why You Need to See This Alpine Town Filled With Abandoned Hotels

How Far From Home | Posted 02.02.2016 | Travel
How Far From Home

Travel is a strange thing. Every new place you visit leaves an impression on you. Sometimes, it's filled with hidden gems that blow you away, turning you into a renegade travel ambassador, selflessly promoting this new place you've found.

The Colors & Natural Beauty of Salzburgerland

Renee Blodgett | Posted 02.02.2016 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

No, Salzburgerland is not a made-up name from some childhood fairy tale, but the region that includes the historical city of Salzburg Austria.

Salzburg on the Heals of the Sound of Music's 50th Anniversary

Renee Blodgett | Posted 02.01.2016 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

Chances are fairly high for those of you over 35, that you've not only heard of The Sound of Music but grew up watching it with your family

How I Got There: Karel Schwarzenberg

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 02.17.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

"My whole life I fought for liberty and democracy. I always thought that if you had opportunities ahead, you have responsibilities and should do something for your country."

The Best Day's Skiing of My Life (So Far)

Mark Hodson | Posted 01.26.2016 | Travel
Mark Hodson

Don't beat yourself up if you've never heard of the Austrian ski resort of Fieberbrunn. It's a small village hidden amongst the picturesque limestone mountains of the eastern Tyrol about 90 minutes drive from Innsbruck airport.

EU Fences of Disunity

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
Tihomir Kukolja

Two months ago the Slovenian government decided to fence Slovenia off from Croatia using many miles of barbed wire. It was done, supposedly, to protect the sovereignty of the Slovenian territory from the mass inflows of refugees from Croatia.

Eight Years Later, I Still Believe In Obama's America

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

This is Obama's America, an America that rejects hate, rejects tribalism. It's an America where we identify as members of groups based on ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, ideology, etc., but where our common bonds as Americans come first.

The State of Our Union Is Strong (in Oregon)

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 01.16.2016 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

The state of Oregon has offered us nearly two weeks of a 21st century governing challenge. One that has demonstrated a durable, resilient democracy among American citizens.

These Are The Women Of Gustav Klimt And Egon Schiele's Paintings

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.05.2016 | Arts

The names Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka are familiar enough. Even the casual art fan knows Klimt and "The Kiss," and might even be ab...

Police Divers Find Dismembered Woman's Head In Concrete Block

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 01.05.2016 | Crime

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian investigators have found the head of a woman after earlier recovering parts of her body from two suitcases, in an apparent ca...

This European City Is So Beautiful, China Made A Replica of It

How Far From Home | Posted 12.29.2015 | Travel
How Far From Home

The town of Hallstatt is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and I can definitely see why, but for a place that hardly gets any sun in winter, and has temperatures that often stay below freezing, it's a wonder that people would choose to build a town and live here. Why is this such a popular spot?

Ninja Cameraman Is The Real Star Of Awesome Parkour Video

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.28.2015 | Weird News

Parkour stars get all the glory, but what about the people who film them pulling their dangerous stunts? You've probably never thought about them, but...

The Sound of Music and Feeding Refugees

William Lambers | Posted 12.26.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

CARE was a charity created to feed the hungry in Europe. People in the United States would buy CARE packages of food and they would be delivered to a hungry family overseas. The von Trapp family were among those who helped by purchasing these life-saving parcels.