Finding your own little slice of sand in Europe can be as challenging as finding a local boutique open in August. Here's a list of off-the-beaten-path beach escapes.
The Round Table lacked perhaps the drama of the Berlin Wall's collapse or Vaclav Havel's leap from prison to presidency. But its patient politicking also represented an alternative to the violence of Romania's revolution and Yugoslavia's descent into war.
Nothing the Greek people have done merits the ongoing and systemic destruction of their lives and livelihood. The Troika's program is not helping the economy and is dangerous politically.
Only a few hours following Rouhani's victory, too many governments directly tackled the nuclear issue within the few lines of their communiqués. The Iranians just got out of an election, Rouhani won: congratulations!
Greece is a reminder that the Western democratic principles that we wrongly often think are set in stone are far from being flawless and unbreakable. On the contrary, the consequences of Greece's economic turmoil on its democracy are the perfect illustration of how fragile democracy really is.
While you could easily take the cynical view and declare allocating more spectrum for wireless is long overdue, it's worth remembering that mobile broadband -- and the mobile app industry it has sparked -- is still in its infancy.
Smaller U.S. firms competing locally also enjoy an edge over domestic, export-oriented competitors who are forced to bear the costs of producing to higher EU standards. But why would the EU agree to give up its unilateral ability to set global standards in any trade negotiation?
Greece continues to operate under a client-based political system that nurtures a nepotistic and bloated bureaucracy -- even after five years of crisis and cutbacks.
Abruptly last Tuesday, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras pulled the plug on Greece's national broadcaster, causing shock and turmoil among its coalition partners
It was an exhilarating time to be young in November 1989 and living in East Berlin. It was not only the physical Wall that fell on November 9. It was also the many invisible walls that closed off anyone who didn't conform.
There is a very proud land and people that live and work and grow and eat on the green hills that straddle Spain and France and the Bay of Biscay.
If you don't know where the English Lakes are, pull out your trusty map of England and look as far north and west as you can. (Go too far, and you'll end up in Scotland.) To give you an idea of just how beautiful the Lakes are, read this section of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
For the last few years the issue of Germany still owing major war reparations to Greece has resurfaced with an increasing intensity. Some of the press reports and some of the comments to related reports question the validity of the Greek claims.
In the country's airports and at its cruise terminals, there can be no further room for intolerant officials. They must be held to the highest standards if the country is to achieve the position it hopes to command on the world tourist map.
It was due to Fathers, Dominicans specifically, that chocolate came to be appreciated by the Spanish, when in 1544, they tantalized the court with pr...
We asked people around the world to tell us the top ten traits for effective leaders. In every country the "Ten Best Traits" were dominated by those most associated with women. Indeed eight of the top ten traits are rated "feminine" and only two are termed "masculine."