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Eastern Europe's Gays, Lesbians March In Show Of Pride

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 06.03.2012 | Gay Voices

WARSAW, Poland -- Hundreds of gays, lesbians and their supporters marched Saturday through the capitals of Poland and Latvia, demanding more rights in...

Chernobyl Zombies? Chernobyl HIV? Chernobyl Forever?

Glen Browder | Posted 07.26.2012 | World
Glen Browder

Get ready, world! Chernobyl is back, almost 10,000 days later, in vivid color, with gore, blood, and ... zombies!

Georgina Harding, Author of Orange Prize for Fiction Shortlisted Painter of Silence (VIDEO) | Posted 07.25.2012 | Arts

Painter of Silence, Georgina Harding's third novel -- recently shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction -- is set in Romania in the early fifties ...

Dictator's Widow Brands Regime's Victims 'Criminals'

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 04.03.2012 | World

Margot Honecker, the widow of East Germany's communist dictator Erich Honecker, has given a defiant interview in which she defends her late husband an...

The Nazi Resurgence in Europe: The Waffen-SS Marches Again

Richard Brodsky | Posted 05.13.2012 | World
Richard Brodsky

Numerous political parties and social movements have sprung up that support former and current Nazis and Nazi causes. This March 16 will see the emergence of the worst of this onto the world stage.

Mild Winter in U.S., but Devastating Winter in Eastern Europe

Paul Yeager | Posted 04.15.2012 | Green
Paul Yeager

While the United States has had a relatively mild winter to date, the winter has been exceptionally harsh in much of Europe, especially Eastern Europe in recent weeks. What does all of this say about global temperatures?

Benedict XVI, A Different Pope, Will Come to a Different Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 04.13.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The Catholics are preparing their liturgies and their pomp to receive Benedict XVI, while others wonder if his arrival will bring some significant transformation in the political or social situation of the nation.

Eastern Europe's Conservative Crackdown on Reproductive Freedom

Jake Blumgart | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
Jake Blumgart

Across Eastern and Central Europe, emboldened right-wing leaders are resurrecting debates around abortion and other reproductive services, even in largely secular nations like Hungary.

The Tempest's Howl: 36 Killed By Cold In Eastern Europe

AP | JOVANA GEC | Posted 03.31.2012 | World

BELGRADE, Serbia — A severe and snowy cold snap across central and eastern Europe has left at least 36 people dead, cut off power to towns, and ...

The Arab Spring a Year Later -- a Democratic Scorecard

Alan Elsner | Posted 03.21.2012 | World
Alan Elsner

Democracy is much more than just holding free and fair elections. It has to be underpinned by a civil society governed by the rule of law and supported by a politically neutral civil justice system free of corruption.

WATCH: Belarus Releases Trailer For Country's First Gay-Themed Movie

Posted 01.03.2012 | Gay Voices

Two strapping men roam dense forests, splash in mountain lakes and kiss passionately, before huddling close to one another by candlelight. No, thi...

WATCH: New European Ad Features Steamy Man-On-Man Makeout Session

Posted 12.22.2011 | Gay Voices

An East European lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy group hopes to reach sports fans with this new ad featuring a steamy man-on-ma...

Remembering Vaclav Havel

Andrew Nagorski | Posted 02.20.2012 | World
Andrew Nagorski

Looking back at my encounters with Havel, I'm struck by three dominant character traits: his moral courage, his ability to recognize and live with the contradictions of human behavior, and his sense of the absurd.

Optimism for the Euro and Europe: The Win-Win Situation

Vivian Norris | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business
Vivian Norris

The United States, and in fact, the rest of the world, especially the fear-driven crisis-mongering media and markets, could learn a few things by slowing down, realizing it takes time to build healthy economies, especially such a new one as the European Union.

Georgia: The Ultimate European Back Door

Rick Steves | Posted 02.07.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

Where are all the tourists?

'No Gay Sex' Symbol Registered By Polish Far-Right Party

Posted 11.23.2011 | Gay Voices

Poland made history earlier this month when an openly gay man and a transgender woman took seats in the nation's parliament, but a more conservative s...

Beer Baths Are Eastern Europe's Latest Form Of Alternative Medicine

Posted 11.09.2011 | World

By David L. Stern, GlobalPost KONOPKIVKA, Ukraine — Here at the Medobory Sanatorium in western Ukraine, visitors come not only to take “t...

Sex And The Serbian City: Singles Opt For Clever Matchmaking Scheme

Posted 11.02.2011 | World

Faced with one of the lowest birthrates in Europe, Serbia is taking a "Sex and the City"-like approach to reversing the tide: a speed-dating, matchmak...

PHOTOS: Ukrainians Mark Independence Day With Fierce Protests

AP | By MARIA DANILOVA | Posted 10.24.2011 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Thousands of opposition activists on Wednesday protested the arrest of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, clouding official...

WATCH: Post-Communist Art: VernissageTV Investigates 'The Journey To The East'

VernissageTV | Posted 10.20.2011 | Arts

The Journey to the East is an exhibition that takes its visitors on a trip to the post-communist countries in Eastern Europe. 40 artists from Armenia,...

Romania's "Red Circuit": Equal Distributions Of Fun!

Posted 10.19.2011 | Travel

Romania's Tourism Ministry is publicizing the country’s new “Red Circuit,” a tourist trail featuring the spots party leader and avid bear hunter...

California Matchmaker Busted In Immigrant Marriage Fraud Ring: Feds

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 09.25.2011 | Crime

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury in Sacramento has indicted 14 people on charges of arranging sham marriages to immigrants from Russia,...

Undaunted, Octavia Nasr Tweets to New Heights

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.04.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

As a reporter and editor who dealt extensively with conflicts around the world, Nasr's learned countless lessons. After her Twitter flap, she became a non-person on CNN's blogosphere.

Romania Marks Jewish Pogrom Anniversary

AP | Posted 08.28.2011 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania -- The president of Romania says his compatriots need to take responsibility for their "serious mistakes of the past," such as the ...

WATCH: Belarusian KGB Vs. Social Media

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.23.2011 | World

MINSK, Belarus (AP) – Belarusian authorities have detained more than 450 people for clapping their hands and stomping their feet in a series of anti...