Hope is what keeps us going every single day and which lingers deep down in all of us, even in the most tricky and challenging situations on earth. Hope is like the taste of Matcha tea, it is confusingly astringent and sweet.
There are so many moral, religious, ethical, medical, emotional and legal aspects associated and entangled with it that one is certainly well advised to tread lightly and wisely when and if venturing into a discussion dealing with euthanasia.
Finding new sources of growth right now is tough. Innovation -- which fosters competitiveness, productivity, and job creation -- can help but with budgets stretched to the limit how can governments boost innovation in their economies?
While preparations to intervene in Syria are running at full speed, Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn talked with Max Tholl to discuss the lack of clear evidence, why the UN Security Council might lose its credibility and how Iran could help overcome the Syrian crisis.
"Today's youth no longer relates to the accounts of peace and war. They seem to have forgotten that peace on this continent can't be taken for granted. We must learn to constantly substantiate the idea of a common European home."
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.
Australia, Argentina, Luxembourg, South Korea... and Rwanda won seats on the UN Security Council for a two-year term. Rwanda provided the drama because its election came after charges it was stoking a rebellion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Here is a nation whose infrastructure was focused on pearl "hunting" and fishing, whose economy was virtually destroyed by the introduction of Japanese cultured pearls in the 1920's and 1930's. Then in the 1940's came the discovery of oil.
Despite the fact that my friends thought a three-day trip to this tiny nation was two days too long, I could've used another three days to explore the myriad shops and cafes down cobbled back streets, as well as to bicycle a couple more dozen kilometers.