The fourteen-month-old Italian Book Club puts a new face on the familiar vision of several friends sitting around the living room talking about the la...
With roots in the Christian celebrations leading up to Lent, a time of fasting and restraint, this is the time of year to let loose.
Germany's poor performance in the 2000 PISA test surprised and concerned the relevant stakeholders in that country. By 2012, scores in mathematics, reading and science were above the OECD average.
Hieronim Kubiak was a member of this group, which hoped to convene an extraordinary Party congress in 1980 to advance their goals. He would eventually become a member of the Politburo representing the reform wing.
Though the newest deal is a welcomed respite from recent days' brutal violence, no one should be surprised if the situation in Ukraine is soon taking yet another turn for the uglier. On the contrary, such an escalation of violence fits well with how Yanukovych has acted from day one of the crisis.
The general social climate of the country was obvious at the traditional television fiesta, the 64th San Remo music festival, where a panoply of good and bad political types crowded together into the first row to seize a chance to be on TV.
As the sun set on Kyiv Friday, it was unclear whether the majority of the protesters would accept the deal brokered by their leaders -- leaders who themselves are divided. With rivers of blood still drying in the cracks of Kyiv's historic cobblestone streets, it is more than likely that the protest movement will demand nothing less than the resignation of Yanukovych.
The Sochi Winter Games are nearly over, but fervor is at a fever pitch (let's just say I've been Googling "where to learn bobsleigh").
Greece needs to put an end to fiscal austerity and abandon the current reform program supported by its euro area partners and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
When Havel became president of Czechoslovakia at the end of 1989 -- and later, the president of the Czech Republic -- he became a powerful symbol of a new era of politics. Surely the country would "live in truth" as long as it had a president of unimpeachable character. On the practical, day-to-day matters of politics and economics, however, Havel was not as influential.
With just a few months until the upcoming double elections in Greece, the political system has never been more in a state of flux across the political spectrum.
Change is never easy, but in Bosnia, it often comes at a bloody cost. Let us hope that a hundred years after the start of WWI, leaders on both sides of the Atlantic step in, to ensure the fires of Bosnia spark reforms, not new confrontations.
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Let's say you're an English-speaking expat and a Francophile wandering the streets of Paris in search of a pair of easy chairs designed by modernist Oscar Niemeyer in 1948. Where would you go?
InternationalLiving.com’s annual Global Retirement Index reports that France, Uruguay and Malaysia provide the best and most affordable health care ...
When making plans to attend this momentous occasion, it's important to know what to expect in order to make the most of your experience!