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Do you want a coronavirus update/explainer and still receive at least some positive news? Check out deputy editor Susanne Schweitzer's article on the effects of COVID-19 in Italy, and how Italians have been using this crisis to unite and find hope in unique ways.
Italians find hope despite facing the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic
Yuri Shchekochikhin, who died in 2003 under strange circumstances, is one of a long list of Russian journalists who have died investigating issues that powerful people wanted to keep hidden.
Read more in our latest article about the documentary "Yuri Shchekochikhin: His Life in Words and Deeds."
What one journalist’s life, and death, reveals about press freedom in Russia.
ICYMI: Dominos plans to open over 800 locations in Italy by 2030. Mama Mia! That's a lot of pizza!
What is the allure of American fast to Europeans?
With the humanitarian crisis happening currently in Idlib, Syria, more migrants and asylum seekers will be looking for refuge in Europe, but the EU doesn't seem to have a plan. Read more on this here:
Migrants find new routes into Europe despite roadblocks
Angela Merkel‘s designated successor Anne Kramp-Karrenbauer stepped down from her position as party leader and hence as potential Chancellor candidate. Find out what Germany‘s unstable political landscape looks like now.
What does Germany’s unstable political landscape look like after Angela Merkel’s successor stepped-down
The UK is set to leave the EU on Jan. 31, but what lead to Britain's final exit and what will happen next?
Find out in our newest article by deputy editor Susanne Schweitzer.
A Summary of the 2016 referendum and what will happen after Britain’s EU Exit
Our last article of the year reviews some of the large protests and demonstrations that occurred throughout Europe in 2019. What changes will 2020 bring?
As 2019 comes to a close, we review the many protests across Europe and the world
Deputy editor Susanne Schweitzer looked into Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg's influence on U.S. youth.
Greta Thunberg Gives U.S. Youth Activists New Motivation
"Since “Brentry” in 1973, the call for a Brexit from European supranational institutions is nothing new in Britain."
Check out our latest commentary on Britain by contributing writer Jason Ford Jr.:
The path to Brexit began 46 years ago.
Contributing writer Erin O'Brien gives us a look into the long-fostered relationship between Kurdish-American organizations and Washington.
Kurdish-American organizations condemn Turkish incursion
"The world may be confronting a new form of representative government, one that stretches constitutional democracy to its limits. It’s anti-establishment, and reliant on the mobilization of ordinary people—the good people versus the corrupt elite," writes Susanne Schweitzer.
Nadia Urbani reflects on populism and its effects on present-day democracy
Aron Ouzilevski writes on a presentation given by Boris Groys on the misunderstood art form of socialist realism.
Socialist realism — a misunderstood art movement
Our latest article: Italian investigative journalist Paolo Borrometi has been under armed protection for the last five years—and for good reason.
Paolo Borrometi risks his freedom, life to speak the truth
To an outsider looking in, Bosnia and Herzegovina is the perpetual victim of a war that tore the country apart in the 1990s. In their new book, Bosnian professors Jasmin Hasić and Dženeta Karabegović are challenging that narrative, both in other people’s minds and in their own.
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s new approach to Foreign Policy
Did you go to the climate rally last weekend? If not, our Deputy Editor Susanne Schweitzer has you covered. Check out the faces of the climate rally:
Greta Thunberg and Other Youth Climate Activists Motivate Millions to Strike for Climate
ICYMI: Our Editor Emilia Otte breaks down everything Brexit in her latest article:
Speaker of the UK House of Commons says the power belongs to Parliament
One of our editors, Kate Barton, was reporting in the Czech Republic this past weekend on the protests in Prague. This was the largest protest in 30 years opposing Czech prime minister’s corruption. Read the feature here:
Largest protest in 30 years opposes Czech prime minister’s corruption
"Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, France and the United Kingdom have opened up two parallel investigations."
How will European investigations into the Rwandan genocide address the issue of post-colonial responsibility?
Read Emily Meneghin's commentary on Italy's government after last year's election!
The 2018 Chamber of Deputies and the Senate elections were divided — here’s a look one year later.
While everyone celebrated #internationalwomensday yesterday, March 8 has a much longer history within the Soviet Union and was even a catalyst for the Russian Revolution 102 years ago.
International Women’s Day is gaining traction in the United States; but the first country to ever crown the day with an official status was the Soviet Union.
World War I may have ended a century ago, but a remarkable new documentary blends restored footage, sound effects and moving oral testimony to bring some of its soldiers back to life. Read our review by Joseph Zeballos-Roig:
“They Shall Not Grow Old” offers an innovative look at the sufferings of World War I
Between 2000 and 2007, a neo-nazi terrorist cell murdered ten people across Germany. Even though eight of the victims were Turkish immigrants, the state didn’t initially consider the deaths to be racially motivated. It wasn’t until 2011, when two of the members staged a failed bank robbery, that the police forces connected the dots: all of the crimes were the work of the National Socialist Underground (NSU).
Author Esther Dischereit laments the deaths of Turkish immigrants murdered by a German terrorist cell
ICYMI: The Visegrad Group summit that was due to meet in Israel today was cancelled after a misinterpretation of a Nazi comment
A comment from Israel’s Prime Minister led Europe’s emerging nationalistic bloc to call off their meeting in Jerusalem
In the second episode of our podcast Jet Lag, contributor Tim O'Donnell takes us to the roof of a SoHo building where a statue of Vladimir Lenin, sculpted in the Soviet Union, looks out at New York’s Financial District. How did that statue end up there, and how does its new location alter its meaning? Tim finds out by talking to, among others, the owner of the East Village's most renowned communist-themed bar.
In Episode 2 of Jet Lag, we explore the history and meaning behind a statue of Vladimir Lenin in Lower Manhattan.
Europe’s 12 million Roma make up the largest ethnic minority in the region, yet discrimination against Roma populations is deep-seated, historic and underreported in Eastern Europe—and the Czech Republic is no exception.
Roma activists in New York are forming a resistance movement in response to growing anti-Roma sentiment abroad.
"Conflicts or disasters have devastated the national heritage of many communities. But when artifacts survive, they can tell powerful stories." Cecilia Nowell on "Armenia!," the Metropolitan Museum of Art´s celebration of Armenia's ancient heritage.
For Armenians in New York, the exhibit is an exciting homage to their ancient culture.
Despite its diminutive size and the real economic hardships it faces, Ray has had a chance to flourish. But this tiny town's resurgence is anomalous to what is happening in the rest of rural Ireland. A story by Tim O'Donnell
Ray’s resurgence is anomalous to what is happening in the rest of the country.
Svetlana Broz, a cardiologist and the granddaughter of Yugoslav president Josip Tito, is combating ethnic nationalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina by talking to its youth about an aspect of the war many had never heard before: the stories of those who tried to help and remain human.
Svetlana Broz says that the unity of Bosnia depends on its youth.
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Last Thursday NATO launched exercise Trident Junction 18, which recreates the scenario of restoring Norwegian sovereignty after a foreign attack. It has not escaped Russian attention. Report by Hannah Beckler:
The drill is the latest in a series of escalations between NATO allies and Moscow.
Former deputy editor Tim O'Donnell is back to weigh on Ireland's attempt to reckon with one of its darkest episodes:
The burial site contains the remains of children who lived at a nearby mother-and-baby home.
Update on Brexit: "Thousands of people in London demonstrated as part of the People’s Vote March on Saturday, asking the government for a new referendum..."
Britons continue to debate over Brexit terms with just five months left
Deputy editor Emilia Otte attended the presentation of "Muslims of the World," a book of photos and essays based off of a popular Instagram account:
A book highlights the struggles and triumphs of followers of Islam worldwide.
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