If you watched the BBC show Poldark this year (which aired in the U.S. on PBS), you're not alone; the 2015 remake of the 1970s hit series attracted huge numbers of viewers around the world, all of whom are eagerly awaiting the second season of the show, set to air in 2016.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: There are two completely different experiences you have traveling abroad as an American and traveling abroad as an African-American (or a person of color).
The world has to give the Syrian refugees --who were able to escape-- the hope and opportunity to one day, go back home.
A sun soaked island hillside dotted with small, whitewashed buildings that seemingly rolls straight into the deep blue, Aegean sea. It all seems so perfect, so idyllic.
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Inflation won't happen in the near future because it's as much due to misguided government policies by the modern Austerians that have stopped eurozone growth by demanding draconian cuts in government spending and budget deficits that would create growth.
The sun is shining. It's nine o'clock in the morning and Belgrade has awoken. Lightly dressed and wearing sunglasses, guys and girls are heading towards the outdoor dining terraces for a Saturday breakfast. Even in Bristol Park, the park next to the bus stops, people start to move.
The majority of refugees are courageous people. They are grateful to be permitted to live in safety here, and in turn they are willing to contribute to their host country. We should give them the chance to do so.
Athens is eerily quiet. The restaurants are half-full. If it were not for a few lingering tourists, the restaurants would be empty. Even the Nike store in Kolonaki closed in the last two weeks (in the interest of full disclosure the store was not owed by Nike, it was operated by Folli Follie).
In Europe, we will not be able to restore the childhoods of the thousands of Mahmuds, but we can at least give them the opportunity to grow up in a land of peace and freedom. Is that too much to ask?
The refugee crisis is not only a European challenge, but rather one facing Western civilization and what we stand for. The international community will have to work together to address the circumstances that cause people to flee their homelands in the first place.
A stay in a historic mansion-turned-hotel sounds particularly cozy. And sorry North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia (Antarctica, you were never in the running), but nowhere does a stunning estate better than Europe.
The UK has a moral obligation to save people who are fleeing from war and persecution. It is as simple as that. We can discuss the modalities, but our generosity in welcoming them should not raise a single eyebrow.
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free." So reads The New Colossus, by Emma Lazarus, inscribed on the Statute of Liberty -- that beacon of freedom and opportunity for millions of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island. But do we believe it anymore?
I'm done traveling for the year, but other members of my staff are still in the field. While I regroup from 100 days in Europe, I invited my frequent ...
It is worth reporting that Bulgaria, which is part of the European Union (EU), but not a member of the eurozone, continue to outperform the average EU member country.