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Pope Supports Croatia's EU Bid Upon Arrival In Zagreb

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 08.04.2011 | World

ZAGREB, Croatia — Pope Benedict XVI strongly backed Croatia's bid to join the European Union as he arrived in the Balkan nation Saturday, but sa...

Resolving Balkan War Crimes: Croatia, It's Your Turn

Elmira Bayrasli | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Elmira Bayrasli

If Croatia wants an entry pass to the EU, it must be held to the same account as its former Yugoslavian neighbors. Anything less would put Europe's commitment to justice and loud proclamations about human rights in doubt.

Key Facts About Ratko Mladic

Posted 07.26.2011 | World

A dark, violent Serbian chapter may be coming to a close with the arrest of Ratko Mladic, allegedly one of the world's most prominent war criminals. ...

From NYT Archives: The Late Richard Holbrooke Makes The Case Against Ratko Mladic

New York Times | Richard Holbrooke | Posted 07.26.2011 | World

One down (sort of). Two to go. It is, of course, big news that Slobodan Milosevic, the man who started and lost four wars in the Balkans, has been ...

The Age of Activism

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

Let me rashly and prematurely propose a name for our era: the Age of Activism. Here's a preliminary sketch for a history of the age in which we are currently immersed, as well as a diagnosis of where this activism is heading.

President Clinton Reflects on the Bosnian War and Announces the First Clinton Global Initiative Commitment of 2011

Lauren Yanks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lauren Yanks

This Wednesday, February 9, I attended an event hosted by President Clinton titled, "America at a Crossroads: The Dayton Accords and the Beginning of ...

The Artist in the Community

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Artists often spend hours creating by themselves, and yet the connection with others is important in their work. Yes, artists may work alone, but they can never be far from their community.

Four Hot Spots to Visit in 2011

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Melissa Biggs Bradley

Even as I explore destinations and return to favorites like Turkey and Morocco, I find that my must-visit list of new spots and old favorites keeps growing.

Mr. President, Put Up Your Dukes

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

President Obama, as I know Ted Sorensen told you, words are how a president operates, how a president engages a country. Put up your rhetorical dukes -- we know it's what you're good at when you want to be, and the spirit moves you.

10 Things to Know About Romantic Getaways in Croatia

Samantha Daniels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Samantha Daniels

Have you ever considered traveling to Croatia for a romantic getaway? I know that traveling to Croatia is not the easiest task. But that shouldn't stop you.

My Visit to Croatia

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Croatia is the rule in this world, not the exception. This is why people who do not feel bounded by the grants they receive from their own governments are so important.

Innovations in Newspapers Are Key to Their Survival

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Amid all the gloom and doom of newspapers limping or folding, there's a ray of hope in the print media landscape, thanks to innovative thinking and risk taking by publishers and editors who recognize opportunities to be seized at the right time.

BREAKUP MUSEUM: Objets d'Amour at the Museum of Broken Relationships

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

So you're broken up. You've said your goodbyes, but it still gets to you every time you see those fuzzy handcuffs in the closet. Now, with the help of...

Downsizing: The Pleasures of Cruising Small

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Anchored off the coast of Croatia, I felt like I was on a private yacht. Cool breezes were coming off the shimmering waters of the Adriatic Sea, the p...

Video Of Girl Throwing Puppies In River Sparks Outrage

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Disturbing footage of a young woman apparently hurling puppies into a river has sparked outrage on the Internet among animal lovers and activists. ...

Croatia Ethnically Cleansed Serbs, Claim U.N. Prosecutors

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — U.N. war crimes prosecutors said Monday that Croatian forces shelled civilians and torched their homes in a deliberate ...

MPRI Couldn't Read Minds: Let's Sue Them

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

The interesting news today is that MPRI, one of the earliest U.S. private military contractors, albeit one that has operated strictly in a training c...

Eat, Pray, Love, or Meet, Learn, Transform?

Judie Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Judie Fein

Meaningful, connected. That's how I like my trips to be. And it doesn't hurt to have luxury service, a large cabin, and one of the major waterways of Europe within arm's reach.

Croatian Seamstress Battles The SEC -- And Wins

Reuters | Jonathan Stempel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK, May 17 (Reuters) - A retired Croatian seamstress has won a court victory against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in an improbabl...

PHOTOS: Pristine! The World's Unlikeliest Clean Beaches

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While we may like to think that the world's most beautiful beaches are always the cleanest, this is simply untrue. In reality, many of the world's cle...

Have Food, Will Travel: Top 5 New Culinary Destinations

Divya Gugnani | Posted 09.20.2011 | Home
Divya Gugnani

Call us foodies, bon vivants, gourmands or (occasionally) gluttons; but as long as there are new countries to be explored and novel foods to be eaten, we will be there.

Croatian Girl Only Speaks German After Coma

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Doctor's are baffled by a 13-year-old Croatian girl who fell into a coma - and woke speaking fluent German. The girl's parents said their daughter ha...

U.S. Foreign Aid May Entice Partners To Stay In Afghanistan

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is pouring millions of dollars into equipment and training for its smaller partner nations in the Afghanistan war, a n...

Mass Grave of History: The Vatican's WWII Identity Crisis

Julia Gorin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Julia Gorin

In enshrining the Church's divided World War II loyalties by canonizing the ambivalent pope at the time, the Church would be announcing to the world what it's made of. Pius should be neither demonized nor sanctified.

'Empathic Civilization': Why Empathy Is Essential For Doctors And In Conflict Resolution

Jodi Halpern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jodi Halpern

When empathy is guided by a deeper understanding of each other's perspectives, it offers enormous promise for helping us build global cooperation.