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From Amsterdam to Paris

Abby Klinkenberg | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Abby Klinkenberg

It was the last time I will be in the Netherlands for a while -- my year in Paris is nearly finished. This trip was more a last hurrah than anything -- and last hurrahs don't end by slinking back to the city with your tail between your legs. Last hurrahs end with hitchhiking.

PHOTOS: The Pleasures Of Life In The Heart Of Europe

Posted 05.02.2014 | World

Welcome to Daily Life! Each week HuffPost World will transport you to one of the corners of the Earth through images that expose the beauty and traged...

U.S. Eyes European Safety Standards for Oil Refineries

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Oil refiners can learn from Europe as they try to reduce accidents at plants in Louisiana and other states, U.S. safety experts say. After a string of disasters, President Obama issued an executive order last August to improve chemical facility safety.

We Are the Light

Margee Ensign | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Margee Ensign

There is much still to learn and understand about how and why the genocide happened -- to prevent future genocides. But one thing was clear today: Rwandans are proud of thinking big -- and they should be.

Obama Plays Up Europe Bond Amid Russia Tension

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WAREGEM, Belgium (AP) — President Barack Obama reached back 100 years to reinforce the U.S.-European bond, calling for a recommitment to peace Wedne...

Revolutionary Opera Director Dies

AP | Posted 03.09.2014 | Arts

BRUSSELS (AP) — Gerard Mortier, a Belgian opera director whose nonconformist style often grated the tradition-bound elite and who became a fiercely ...

Climate Change This Week: Earth's Thermal Shield Melting, Fracking NIMBY, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Top 10 Carnival Traditions

Cheapflights | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

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.

Much Ado About Photoshop?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Last week the Lebanese government released an official picture of a newly formed cabinet (after more than 10 months of political stalemate) that reporters and bloggers spotted as photoshopped.

Euthanasia for Young Children?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

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.

Belgium Allows Euthanasia For Terminally-Ill Children

AP | Posted 02.13.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to extend the country's euthanasia law to children under 18. The 86-44 vote Thursday in...

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Viator

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

13 Foods That'll Make You Want To Visit Belgium

Julie R. Thomson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste

And stay for the beer.

When High School Meets Entrepreneurship: From Temp-changing Pillows to GPS Walking Canes, These Young Inventors Compete for NFTE First Place

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Thirty students competed--with operating businesses and business ideas as diverse as Afghani restaurants to GPS-laden walking canes to college application websites to heating and cooling pillows.

Magritte at MoMA: Mystery of the Ordinary

Liena Vayzman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Liena Vayzman

Magritte's paintings, while traditional in technique (often oil on canvas), are innovative and witty in concept. Doubling, fragmentation, displacement, and irrational juxtapositions are his favored strategies.

WATCH: Would You Push The Red Button?

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Belgium is launching Comedy Central, and they found a hilarious way to let you know. Sitting in a quiet square in Belgium is a red button, with an ...

In Search of Elusive Growth: Making the Most of R&D Tax Incentives

OECD | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
OECD

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?

3 Charming and Affordable European Cities You Haven't Visited Yet

Budget Travel | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Anybody visiting a city from which both J.R.R. Tolkien and Ozzy Osbourne sprang should be prepared for a dose of cognitive dissonance, and Birmingham (or "Brum," as it's affectionately known in the U.K.) delivers.

Destinations to Watch in 2014

SmarterTravel | Posted 02.02.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

We see dazzling skyscraper debuts, earthshaking sports events, and royal coronations in your future. We're not psychic. But we can predict where packs of travelers might be heading to next: extraordinary cities and countries set to shine in the coming year.

Climate Change This Week: Super Typhoon, Calls to Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Super Typhoon Haiyan Blasts Thru Philippines; 10,000+ Feared Dead report Sunshine Lichauco de Leon and Calum MacLeod at USA Today. Wunderground meteor...

Armistice Day, Ieper and the Last Post

Susan Kraus | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Susan Kraus

On November 11th, 2013, the Last Post ceremony will have been conducted 29,394 times. Every cemetery has a story, as does every cross. And while it sounds like it would be terrifically depressing to visit, it isn't. It's a privilege to be allowed to bear witness.

WATCH: Take A Time-Lapse Trip From Belgium To Australia

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 11.08.2013 | World

While most of us can't drop everything to travel the world, the Internet affords us all the opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of exotic loc...

Belgium Considers Allowing Euthanasia For Children

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 11.01.2013 | World

-- Should children have the right to ask for their own deaths? In Belgium, where euthanasia is now legal for people over the age of 18, the governme...

A Craft Brew Sell-Out? An Interview With Boulevard Brewing CEO John McDonald and Duvel Moortgart CEO Michel Moortgart

Sam Hiersteiner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Sam Hiersteiner

By the measure of fanatical hometown craft beer loyalty, Kansas City's Boulevard Brewing Company ranks about 175 on a scale of 100. No wonder then, that the announcement of Boulevard's sale to Duvel Moortgat Brewery of Belgium was greeted with some raw emotion.

C-mine: A Place That Welcomes Creativity in Belgium

Fueled | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Fueled

Can C-mine continue to create enough new jobs to sustain the area? Only time will tell but, with enough creativity, the sky's the limit. And with coal gone, it will be a much cleaner view.