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US and Europe's Economic and Security Threats: US Leadership is Vital to Investigate Prince Michael von Liechtenstein, Iran, Austria, Croatia, Montenegro and the Balkans

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 03.29.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Until the rule of law becomes irreversible, the post-communist region of Europe will continue to attract bad actors, rogue states, and perpetuate rampant corruption, transnational organized crime and terrorism financing. The responsibility and moral obligation to act now should be a high priority for US leaders.

Paris Attacks and the Kalashnikovs From the Balkans -- The Ignored Enemy From Within

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 03.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Designing a long-term strategy and implementing effective policies to successfully deal with radical Islam on Western soil can no longer be delayed. In the immediate future, strong rule of law nations must deal with enemies within our midst which are facilitating:

13 Aussie Sharks Spotted in Bondi, at Water Polo by the Sea

Dominique Kane | Posted 03.07.2015 | Sports
Dominique Kane

A bull shark emptied Australia's Bondi Beach of people for nearly two hours on Friday, and had its 15 minutes of fame. But by Saturday, it had all but been forgotten in favor of a different breed of shark.

A Ray Of Hope For This Conservative Nation's LGBT Community

AP | PREDRAG MILIC | Posted 11.02.2014 | Gay Voices

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Protected by hundreds of riot police, about 200 gay activists marched peacefully on Sunday in Montenegro, a staunchly c...

How Meeting Susan Anspach Completed The Circle

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 08.31.2014 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

Susan Anspach is best known for her appearances with Jack Nicholson in "Five Easy Pieces" and Michael Douglas in "Running," but a more obscure European production, "Montenegro," may be her masterpiece.

Biden Discusses Ukraine With European Leaders

AP | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has discussed the crisis in Ukraine with the leaders of Montenegro and Slovakia. Biden met at the White ...

The Balkans Revisited: Sarajevo's Protests in Context of Regionalism

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 04.13.2014 | World
Saleem H. Ali

As protests become violent this week in Sarajevo, many residents across the region might be pondering whether the division of the country was really worth it. The vestigial states have taken many different paths.

Violence Strikes City's First Gay Pride March

AP | PREDRAG MILIC | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices

PODGORICA, Montenegro -- PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Police in Montenegro fired tear gas to repel anti-gay extremists who threw rocks and firebombs...

Violence Strikes City's First Gay Pride March

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

* March held under heavy police security * Opponents clash with police * Organisers say: 'We are no longer invisible' ...

Start of EU Membership Negotiations With Serbia Could Further Stabilize the Western Balkans

Dominik Tolksdorf | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Dominik Tolksdorf

The past year has demonstrated that the prospect of EU membership can be a powerful incentive for governments to take unprecedented decisions toward stability and conflict resolution.

Kindness ONE: Kindness Beats Murphy's Law in Montenegro

Leon Logothetis | Posted 12.11.2013 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

Murphy's law states that when everything can go wrong it will. What Murphy didn't bargain for, however, was a Montenegrin farmer coming to save the day! Let me explain.

Violent Attacks Won't Stop City From Hosting Gay Pride Parade

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.03.2013 | Gay Voices

The Montenegrin capital will host a Gay Pride parade in late October in defiance of violent attacks on activists during the first such march this summ...

The New Stars of European Travel

minube | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel

Could it be that American travelers are passing over Western Europe's traditional tourist trail in favor of newer, less-traveled destinations in southern and eastern Europe?

Groundbreaking Gay Pride Parade Comes Under Attack

AP | PREDRAG MILIC | Posted 09.23.2013 | Gay Voices

BUDVA, Montenegro -- Several hundred people shouting "Kill the gays" attacked gay activists and clashed with police on Wednesday in a bid to disrupt t...

Groundbreaking Gay Pride Parade Marred By Violence

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2013 | Gay Voices

* Some 200 protesters try to stop around 40 gay marchers * At least 10 arrested, some injuries as missiles thrown * Mont...

Balkans Road Trip (Part 1)

Stewart A. Swerdlow | Posted 09.15.2013 | Travel
Stewart A. Swerdlow

After a one hour delay at O'Hare Airport in Chicago due to an air-conditioning issues on the plane, we took off for Dusseldorf and what we expected to...

Bus Crash Kills 18 Romanian Tourists In Montenegro

AP | PREDRAG MILIC | Posted 08.24.2013 | World

PODGORICA, Montenegro -- Romania is sending planes to bring home survivors of a bus crash that killed 18 tourists in central Montenegro. A military a...

13 Feared Dead After Bus Plunges Off Bridge

AP | PREDRAG MILIC | Posted 08.23.2013 | World

PODGORICA, Montenegro — At least 13 people were killed and 32 were injured when a bus carrying Romanian tourists swayed off a bridge and plunged...

Montenegro Is A Diamond In The Rough

AP | DUSAN STOJANOVIC | Posted 08.21.2012 | Travel

TIVAT, Montenegro -- A newly developed luxury resort village called Porto Montenegro may finally be helping Montenegro's image catch up with its overl...

Can This Man Make Classical Guitar Hip Again?

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.30.2012 | Home

Milos Karadaglic, known to fans simply as Milos, sat alone on the bare stage at Joe’s Pub, a concert venue in Manhattan, last week, just himself and...

The Rise of the Mafia State

Moisés Naím | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
Moisés Naím

The assumptions that there is nothing new regarding crime and corruption and that these plagues are an inevitable part of the human experience are clouding an important change: the ascent of the mafia state, an old player that has gained renewed potency.

WATCH: New European Ad Features Steamy Man-On-Man Makeout Session

Posted 12.22.2011 | Gay Voices

An East European lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy group hopes to reach sports fans with this new ad featuring a steamy man-on-ma...

Balkan Countries Seek $700 Million To Tackle Refugee Problem

AP | JOVANA GEC | Posted 01.07.2012 | World

BELGRADE, Serbia — Balkan countries are seeking over euro500 million ($688 million) to resolve the problems of tens of thousands of refugees sti...

From NYT Archives: The Late Richard Holbrooke Makes The Case Against Ratko Mladic

New York Times | Richard Holbrooke | Posted 07.26.2011 | World

One down (sort of). Two to go. It is, of course, big news that Slobodan Milosevic, the man who started and lost four wars in the Balkans, has been ...

Dreaming of Summer

Anthony Lassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Anthony Lassman

As the blossom buds appear on the streets of London and we finally emerge from one of the longest, coldest, toughest winters, my thoughts turn to th...