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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.

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?

Meet Luxembourg's First Gay Prime Minister

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2014 | Gay Voices

LUXEMBOURG, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Luxembourg swore in Xavier Bettel as its first openly gay prime minister on Wednesday, paving the way for the introduc...

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...

'I Am Still Awaiting Evidence Justifying Military Intervention'

The European Magazine | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
The European Magazine

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.

Jean-Claude Juncker: "I Was Always Fearful"

The European Magazine | Posted 09.17.2013 | World
The European Magazine

"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."

What Sweden's Riots Say About Europe's Rising Social and Political Risks

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

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.

Teen Crushed To Death By Garbage Truck

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | World

BRUSSELS, April 8 (Reuters) - A French teenager who had hidden inside a garbage container was crushed to death inside a trash truck in Luxembourg on S...

EU's Wealthiest Nation Eyed As Next Ticking Bomb

AP | JUERGEN BAETZ | Posted 06.07.2013 | Business

BRUSSELS -- As the European Union's wealthiest country, Luxembourg could have been forgiven for thinking that it would never find itself on the bloc's...

Nations Compete for UN Security Council Seats; Rwanda Provides Drama

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 12.19.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

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.

PHOTOS: There's A Royal Wedding This Weekend!

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 10.18.2012 | Style

We are definitely not getting up at 4 a.m. for this one, we swear. *sets alarm*

The Glow of the EU's Nobel Peace Prize Shines Also on America

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 10.16.2012 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

It is worth recalling that of the four men most responsible for launching the European Union -- Schuman, Monnet, Acheson and Truman -- two were American.

Luxembourg's Discreet Charms

Rachel Stern | Posted 12.15.2012 | Travel
Rachel Stern

The national motto of Luxembourg, the oldest Grand Duchy in the World, is "Mir wëlle bleiwe wat mir sin" -- "We want to remain what we are."

Qatar: Investing Throughout the World With Oil/Gas Wealth and Vision

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.27.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

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.

PHOTOS: 15 Myths About Luxembourg

Jeanine Barone | Posted 07.11.2012 | Travel
Jeanine Barone

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.

Huge Child Porn Ring Sweep In Austria

AP | Posted 07.04.2012 | World

VIENNA -- Austrian police say they have identified 272 suspects in the country as part of an investigation of internet-based child pornography involvi...

A Gold Star for Amsterdam Film Week

Kristin McCracken | Posted 01.11.2012 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

The first edition of this international, audience-focused festival -- a showcase for prize-winning films from around the world -- went off without a hitch.

Former U.S. Ambassador, RNC Finance Chairman, Rick Perry Fundraiser Dies

National Journal | By Sean Sullivan | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

Peter Terpeluk Jr., a former ambassador to Luxembourg and Republican National Committee finance chairman, has died of a heart attack, several sources ...

Christina Wilkie

Second Obama Donor In Two Years Headed To Luxembourg

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama has announced the nomination of the second U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg in as many years: Florida real estate developer...

America's Creditors: Which Countries Own Most Of Our Debt?

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

New Treasury figures have revealed that some surprising countries own U.S. debt. By the end last year, foreign governments held around $4.4 trillion ...

Five Forgotten Destinations You Should Remember (PHOTOS)

OneTravel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
OneTravel

Throw away your worries about no one ever going to these places because they still deserve your attention. Here are five locales that find the fine state of Arkansas in good company.

Skype Interview with Josh Silverman on Haiti and Bettering Humanity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Luce

As you probably know, the multilingual, cross-platform Voice over Internet Protocol, instant messaging, and videoconferencing sensation known as Skype...

Most Open Economies In The World

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Like everything else last year, global trade fell -- by 12.5%, according to the World Trade Organization. In some countries, volumes sank as low as du...

Credit Default Swaps Ban: Sarkozy, Merkel Propose Eliminating Some CDS Trades

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Thursday for a clampdown on the type of spe...

Switzerland, Slovakia qualify for World Cup

AP | STUART CONDIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

— Switzerland and Slovakia earned Europe's final two automatic berths for next year's World Cup on Wednesday night, while Argentina tried to beat out Uruguay and Ecuador for South America's last certain spot in the 32-nation field.

Costa Rica played at the United States, which clinched its sixth straight berth last weekend, and the Ticos hoped to stay ahead of Honduras and gain the final automatic place from North and Central America and the Caribbean.

Portugal, Greece, Slovenia and Ukraine finished second in their groups and joined Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, Ireland and Russia in the European playoffs. They will be drawn into four pairs on Monday, and the winners of home-and-home, total-goals matches on Nov. 14 and 18 will qualify for next year's 32-nation field.

By the end of Wednesday, 23 of the 32 nations will have been determined for next year's tournament in South Africa.

In addition to the U.S., Mexico had ensured a berth in CONCACAF, while Denmark, England, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Serbia and Spain had clinched automatic berths in Europe. Brazil, Chile and Paraguay had earned berths from South America, and Australia, Japan, North Korea and South Korea won Asia's spots. Ghana and Ivory Coast joined host South Africa, which qualified automatically as host.