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Pontus: A Nation Without a Home

Christos Terzides | Posted 10.30.2015 | World
Christos Terzides

Euxeinos Pontos is one of the two names by which the Black Sea is known. But for most Greeks, the Pontus geographically embraces the Black Sea's entire southern shore, sections of which today belong to Turkey.

Interview: Director Kevin Macdonald on Black Sea

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.02.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Kevin Macdonald directed one of my absolute favorite movies of the last ten years, the twisty political thriller State of Play. As such, I was especially excited when I had opportunity to chat with the director about his latest project, Black Sea (now in theaters).

Movie Review: Black Sea... See It!

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Jude Law as a disgruntled submarine captain, who has been fired unjustly by a corporation and lost his beloved family tragically, is terrific in Black...

Movie Review: Black Sea -- In Deep Water

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.23.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Black Sea, a crisply tense film from Kevin MacDonald, is always compelling and even, occasionally, surprising. While submarine films inspire the guessing game of who will be the next to die horribly and who might survive, Black Sea never quite goes where you expect it, thanks to the script by British playwright Dennis Kelly.

Romania's Resort Tourism

John Feffer | Posted 02.20.2015 | World
John Feffer

Romania has 275 kilometers of Black Sea coastline. The country tries to attract tourists by touting its sandy beaches, temperate climate, spas, and resort hotels. It's tough competition. I met a couple of Romanians who said straight out that they prefer to vacation along Bulgaria's Black Sea coast.

Dozens Of Migrants Dead After Boat Sinks Near Istanbul

Reuters | Posted 01.02.2015 | World

* Capsized boat was carrying 43 people - media * Thousands of migrants die trying to reach Europe each year * Bosphorus ...

Vladimir Putin, Ukraine, Oil and the Marine Environment

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 11.08.2014 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

It is to be hoped that a recent ceasefire between Ukraine and separatist rebels will hold, yet as tensions are ratcheted up few have given consideration to how military conflict could affect the local environment.

The Real 'Gold' Always Will Be the...

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Aurelia Condrat

For the first time, the idea of hungry population appears in the report "The Limits of Growth" -- 1972 (commissioned by the Club of Rome) and has had a significant impact on the conception of environmental issues.

Rize, Turkey: Where Real Magic Happens by Meeting With Locals

Pam Grout | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Pam Grout

Travel guidebooks have it all wrong. They tell us about hotels and restaurants and sights we don't want to miss. What they should tell us has but four words: "Get to know a local."

Exxon's Russia Partnerships Challenge US Exports as Energy Weapon Narrative

Steve Horn | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Even if the U.S. (and/or ExxonMobil) comes out ahead in this energy-centric geopolitical brouhaha, we still all end up losing in the end.

Tsar Putin

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is escalating the stakes by intervening in the Ukraine, and effectively taking control of the Crimean peninsula.

Olympics in Sochi, Diebenkorn in Leningrad

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Celebrating the triumph of the American ice dancing pair, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, last night's winners of the Gold Medal at the Sochi Olympic...

A Black Sea Cruise Picks Up Where the Olympics Leave Off

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

You can keep your inland towns that rise up over farms or crouch beside a busy river. Give me a city that turns its face to the sea. I like looking o...

5 Hotels in Sochi You'd Actually Want To Stay in

trivago | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel

Sochi has been getting a bad rep when it comes to hotels. But believe it or not, there are some very exceptional accommodations in Sochi (or to some -- the Russian Riviera), that border the region's stunning mountains and Black Sea waters.

A Secret CIA Plan to Save the Sochi Olympics: Bring on the NFL

John Brown | Posted 04.04.2014 | Comedy
John Brown

TOP SECRET FROM: The Directorate, CIA TO: The President of the United States SUBJECT: Sochi Olympics EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: By Executive Order, illegal ...

Sochi, Tsar Vladimir's Black Sea St. Vladimirsburg

John Brown | Posted 03.08.2014 | World
John Brown

St. Petersburg was constructed at great human and economic cost. So is the implementation of Putin's Sochi's urban/sport/entertainment fantasy, which some predict could turn into a nightmare.

MIT Geek Turns Into Science Media Svengali

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Why would a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduate in chemistry with a GPA of 5.0, Phi Beta Kapa, Sigma Xi turn to making funny and info...

Turkey and Its Dramatic Black Sea

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

A world of wonder is what you find at Turkey's Black Sea. The region is rich in heritage, in sights, in culture -- from stunning landscapes and natural wonders to World Heritage sites -- here in all its ancient and mesmerizing glory.

Ancient DNA Found Hidden Below Sea Floor

| Posted 05.08.2013 | Science

By Traci Watson In the middle of the South Atlantic, there's a patch of sea almost devoid of life. There are no birds, few fish, not even much plan...

The Power of a Woman's Work

Melis Figanmese | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Melis Figanmese

When a woman has the chance to work and earn her own money, the outcome is outstanding. Not only will that woman lift herself and her family out of poverty, but her pride and confidence will skyrocket.

PHOTOS: Sochi Becomes A Winter Destination

Posted 02.04.2013 | Travel

With a little over a year to go before the Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, the Black Sea resort is still covered in scaffolding and construction equip...

Ancient Fortress Yields Two Hoards Of Buried Treasure

Posted 01.11.2013 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 01/10/2013 10:14 AM EST on LiveScience Residents of a town under siege by the Roman army about 2...

Divers 'Rescue' Blow-Up Sex Doll

Reuters | Posted 11.23.2012 | World

ISTANBUL, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Turkish rescue workers retrieved an inflatable sex doll from the Black Sea after police were notified by panicked resi...

A Game of Georgian Chicken

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.20.2012 | World
Lincoln Mitchell

Currently, with major parliamentary elections less than two weeks away, the Georgian government is playing game of chicken. It consists of a challenge from the Georgian government to the West to see who will blink first.

Georgia's Black Sea Playground

Tara Isabella Burton | Posted 10.23.2012 | Travel
Tara Isabella Burton

Ever-strange, often invigorating, Batumi's curious charm makes it an ideal seaside destination for travelers in search of the decidedly unconventional.