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

Andrew W. Wyckoff | Posted 12.10.2013 | World
Andrew W. Wyckoff

Finding new sources of growth right now is tough. And in a time of rising inequality, to do so equitably and fairly is even tougher. Innovation - whi...

8 Things Not to Miss in Prague

The GypsyNesters | Posted 10.10.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

The heart and soul of the Czech Republic, as well as traditional Bohemia, are inseparably wrapped up in the amazing cultural confluence that is Prague. It's like stepping inside a fairy-tale picture book.

Pushing Boundaries

John Feffer | Posted 11.27.2013 | World
John Feffer

For many journalists, rebellion took the form of pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable.

Inside Outsiders

John Feffer | Posted 11.23.2013 | World
John Feffer

In explaining the fall of Communism, most analysts talk about pressure from the inside (dissidents) coupled with pressure from the outside (Gorbachev, Reagan). But equally important were the inside-outsiders.

Justice and the East European Revolutions

John Feffer | Posted 11.21.2013 | World
John Feffer

The debate continues over whether the people of East-Central Europe have benefitted economically from the post-1989 transition. But this discussion of economic winners and losers largely ignores a key demand of the people in the region.

Mythical Creatures

Cheapflights | Posted 11.11.2013 | Travel
Cheapflights

They are the creatures whose existence science has yet to prove. They have been spotted by the public and sometimes even captured on film. They come to us from ancient cultures, the depths of extinction and urban legend.

9 Mouthwatering Meat Meccas Around the World

minube | Posted 08.23.2013 | Travel
minube

From Japan, where you'll find the most delicate cuts of, to the Mediterranean, home of the hearty roasts, these destinations and their smoky specialties are sure to make meat-lovers' mouths water.

Czech Republic Dissolves Parliament

AP | KAREL JANICEK | Posted 08.20.2013 | World

PRAGUE -- Lawmakers in the Czech Republic voted Tuesday to dissolve Parliament's lower house and hold an early election, following June's collapse of ...

The New Stars of European Travel

minube | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel
minube

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?

My Visit to Prague

Michael Kaiser | Posted 09.21.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

They all agreed that the most important thing they learned at the Kennedy Center was courage, the courage to ask for money, the courage to embrace a new funding paradigm, the courage to do something different than others in the Czech arts ecology.

Live from the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Friday, June 28

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.29.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A film festival's first day -- particularly when it's your first day at a festival you've never attended before -- is always a discovery process (though, of course, discovery is what going to film festivals is all about).

Tourist Cliches You Should Leave Home

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.21.2013 | Travel

Being a tourist is an innately clichéd experience -- you roam around a foreign city, toting a giant camera, posing for awkward photos and wearing one...

High Level Czech Aide Charged With Ordering Illegal Spying

AP | KAREL JANICEK | Posted 08.14.2013 | World

PRAGUE — A multi-pronged scandal involving the prime minister's top aide, his estranged wife, military spy chiefs, former ruling party lawmakers...

Smooth Sailing: Top Destinations for a European River Cruise

minube | Posted 08.11.2013 | Travel
minube

Trips along Europe's great waterways are in higher demand than ever; thanks to their relaxed pace, customizable activities, and itineraries which mix culture, history, cuisine, and nature.

Death Toll Of Europe Floods Rises To 15

AP | DOROTHEE THIESING and JAN GEBERT | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

DRESDEN, Germany — Desperate families were plucked from rooftops by helicopters, cars were swept away by raging torrents and levees failed witho...

Mom Gives Birth To Czech Republic's First Quintuplets

AP | Posted 06.02.2013 | Parents

PRAGUE -- A 23-year-old Czech woman has given birth to quintuplets for the first time in the Czech Republic. Officials at Prague's Institute for the ...

FBI Nabs American Accused Of Killing Family Of 4 In Czech Republic

AP | KAREL JANICEK | Posted 05.24.2013 | World

PRAGUE -- An American man accused of killing a family of four in the Czech Republic has been arrested in the United States, police said Friday. Leos ...

American On The Run In Czech Republic After Suspected Murders

AP | KAREL JANICEK and PETR JOSEK | Posted 07.23.2013 | World

BRNO, Czech Republic — An American man is suspected of killing a family of four and is on the run in the Czech Republic and likely armed, offici...

Ron Dicker

WATCH: Stewardess Tells Passengers They're Going To Die In Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.06.2013 | Weird News

A new ad for a "relaxing drink" features a flight attendant telling herself that all the passengers are going to die. The online commercial for Zen...

Dozens Injured In Prague Explosion

AP | KAREL JANICEK and ADAM PEMBLE | Posted 06.28.2013 | World

PRAGUE — A powerful blast believed to be a gas explosion ripped open an office building in the center of Prague on Monday, injuring at least 35 ...

A New Threat of Idiocratic Terrorism?

William Bradley | Posted 06.24.2013 | World
William Bradley

If the Boston bombing was terrorism, as Tsarnaev claims, it looks like an especially boneheaded form of terrorism. Let's call it idiocratic terrorism. That's an adaptation of the title of the cult 2006 film Idiocracy, a satire about a dystopic future in which pretty much everyone is an idiot.

How OECD Data Makes a Difference

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Andreas Schleicher

The data that the OECD collects can help countries map their strengths and weaknesses in education. But what's the best way to capitalize on the strengths and address the weaknesses? Policy makers might find the answer to that question in another country.

We're All Journalists Now

Janet Ritz | Posted 06.22.2013 | Media
Janet Ritz

In the Internet age, we're all journalists. Everyone who posts on social media should consider that, if what they posted is incorrect, exposing, sensational, prejudicial or otherwise inappropriate, it may change the perception of those who see it in unforeseen ways.

TWEETS: Chechnya Is Not Czech Republic

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.20.2013 | World

As new details about the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings came to light, confusion on Twitter led some users to mistake Chechnya for the Czech...

10 Best European Cities for Layovers

Viator | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel
Viator

Long flights with even longer layovers may seem less than ideal when you are eager to kick-start your vacation, but your stopover doesn't have to be b...