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Greece: A Promising Destination

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 08.01.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Greece, the land of over 3,000 islands, beautiful beaches with clear blue waters and incomparable historic sites attracted a record number of tourists...

Why South Africa Is Not Fit to Lead Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.25.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

President Zuma's domestic record have left him open to criticism. Countries such as Angola and Nigeria are finding it hard to refer to South Africa as a regional leader when its own house is in such a state of disrepair.

No Justice, No Meat: Polish Parliament Reaffirms Antisemitism

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 09.16.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

As with most Jewish communities, the vast majority of Polish Jews do not keep kosher. Yet, the news that the ban on Kosher meat production in Poland will continue indefinitely is of profound symbolic importance.

The Future of the Global Economy Depends on the U.S.-EU Trade Deal

Michael Beckerman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Technology
Michael Beckerman

As trading partners enter into deals, these economies must ensure that Internet-friendly policies are incorporated not just for the benefit of the Internet industry but also for the benefit of their market, citizens, and their economic future.

PRISM: An International Relations Disaster?

Matthew Dunn | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Matthew Dunn

For all the rhetoric coming out of China, Russia, parts of Europe, and elsewhere, PRISM isn't an international relations disaster. Sadly, the real "disaster" was incremental and happened over years, culminating in a break down in trust before the PRISM revelations.

BACKLASH: EU Parliament Urges Blocking U.S. Data Access After Spy Leaks

Reuters | Claire Davenport | Posted 07.04.2013 | World

By Claire Davenport BRUSSELS, July 4 (Reuters) - The European Parliament called on Thursday for the scrapping of two agreements granting the United...

America's New Cold War: Why the Allies Side With Snowden

Robert Scheer | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Was Snowden a "traitor," as both California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and former Vice President Dick Cheney have insisted, or a genuine whistleblower, as some of our allies are beginning to grasp for letting folks around the world in on the dirty secrets of U.S. intelligence?

The United States of Paranoia

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Joan Z. Shore

Which do you think is worse? Spying on your family or spying on your friends? Even as we condemn the NSA for its intrusion into the private liv...

Sunnyside of the Doc: Cultural Exception Also Applies to Documentary

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.30.2013 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

What differentiates the annual French documentary festival Sunnyside of the Doc from other festivals and markets, is its international reach.

Report: U.S. Taps Half-Billion German Phone, Internet Links A Month

Reuters | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

* Classes its biggest European ally as target like China -Spiegel * Has bugged EU offices, computer networks too -German magazine ...

NSA Reportedly Bugged European Union Offices, Networks

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

* NSA bugged offices, spied on internal networks -magazine * U.S. agency "accessed documents, read emails" (Adds U.S. spokesman had...

What Is to Be Done for Creating Jobs in Europe?

Marietta Giannakou | Posted 08.28.2013 | World
Marietta Giannakou

As most member states face the spectrum of recession, a great part of European citizens experiences falling standards of income and living, while they seem pessimistic over short-term prospects. Meanwhile, unemployment reaches record-high rates in most countries.

Saving Greece, One Bite at a Time

Rob Kaufelt | Posted 08.28.2013 | Taste
Rob Kaufelt

Real Greek Feta is all sheep milk cheese, smooth and creamy.

Is It Wrong to Market Even Healthy Food to Kids?

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 08.26.2013 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

No amount of legislation could entirely insulate children from food advertising in today's world, where even the inside of the bathroom stall is now considered fair game for marketers.

EU Warns Obama Over PRISM Spy Program

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.12.2013 | World

The EU has written to the US attorney general demanding swift answers about a huge American Internet spy programme and warning of "grave adverse conse...

Breaking Oil's Monopoly: Easier Done than Said

Carl Pope | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

The simple arithmetic of oil reserves and markets places these options within our grasp - but only if we reach for them, ideally in partnership with other oil importers. OPEC and big oil companies want expensive oil; the rest of us ought to want affordable fuels.

Albanian Elections: Promises of Change, Really?

Fron Nahzi | Posted 08.06.2013 | World
Fron Nahzi

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Campaign. Much like the 1963 epic American comedy, the runoff to Albania's June 23 national elections has brought together a c...

TAFTA: Code Word 'Harmonization,' a Race to the Bottom or the Top?

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

The majority of binding and enforceable rulings of the WTO and those of other trade bodies such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) demonstrate a consistent pattern of lowering food, environmental, labor, or consumer safety standards in behest to trade agendas.

EU Faces the Music: Congress Fiddles

Martha Burk | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

Is speedier air travel more important than lunch for senior citizens or early childhood education for pre-schoolers? How about cancer research, heating assistance, police protection, or special education? All have lost funding to the sequester.

The Answer to Unemployment Is More Europe Not Less

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Vivian Norris

Beyond more focused EU spending is also the responsibility of business to help bring down youth unemployment by showing what they have to offer Europe in order to make the transition from school to work flow more smoothly.

Synthetic Drugs Booms In Europe

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.28.2013 | World

New synthetic psychoactive substances are making their way into Europe where the Internet is becoming a big challenge in the fight against illicit dru...

EU Pressures Nations Over Greenhouse Gas Emissions Plans

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2013 | Green

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO, May 28 (Reuters) - All countries should outline their long-term plans for curbing gre...

What Sweden's Riots Say About Europe's Rising Social and Political Risks

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The riots in Sweden last week are a manifestation of the socioeconomic disequilibrium pervading much of Europe, and the level of frustration that is beginning to boil over among European immigrants and youth.

Palestinians should invest in a plan B even while negotiating

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.23.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

One of the most important lessons any negotiator needs to know is that the ability to conduct effective negotiations requires one to have a credible a...

More Tax Trouble For Apple

Reuters | Luke Baker | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business

By Luke Baker BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European leaders will discuss how to combat aggressive tax avoidance by major companies such as Amaz...