In A Small Ethiopian Town, That Fateful Choice To Flee To Europe

While the EU seeks an agreement with Libya to halt the influx of migrants across the Mediterranean, the prospect of a better life elsewhere is what all in rural Ethiopia talk about.

Working Class Of America Beware, Trump Will Sell You Out

-OpEd- WASHINGTON — For many months on the campaign trail, Donald Trump sent a clear message about his fellow Republicans: Ideologically, I'm not one of them. This wasn't just true on trade, ...

Brazil

Carnaval And Crisis Side-By-Side On Brazilian Front Page

O Globo, Feb. 24, 2017 Rio de Janeiro-based O Globo daily's front page offered a snapshot of the contrasts of today's Brazil. While top story reported on a troubling new unemployment trend, ...

United States

They Duet Different, Pop Icons Sing In Another Language

We all have favorite songs we listen to again and again. But there are few things as entertaining as hearing our favorite singers belt their hit tunes in another language. Love "Heroes" by the ...

Colombia

How Rodrigo Duterte's War On Drugs Looks In Colombia

Beyond the Filippino leader's inciting vigilante killings of drug dealers, Colombian leaders who have long battled the narcotics trade might study his other ideas.

Netherlands

Universal Basic Income, 5 Experiments From Around The World

Imagine receiving a check from the government every month. The concept of guaranteed basic income for all citizens has been gaining prominence around the world, leading to referendums and national ...

Switzerland

"Tiny Chalet" Wonder, For An Ecological Swiss Ski Vacation

The Thyon tourism office rents innovative "tiny houses" to ski vacationers: 56 square feet, fun and environmentally friendly. But it's not so simple.

Indonesia

Selling With A Smile

Of the many vendors at the numerous markets I've visited through the years, the women selling herbs in Jakarta were probably the ones with the biggest smiles. See more slides from My ...

Argentina

Pope Francis: The Line Between Populism And The People

As his words and public gestures confirm, Francis is a people's pope, not a populist, and as genuine as he is popular with ordinary folk.

Germany

A Woman's Biggest Enemy Is Womanhood

Our author attends a women’s conference in Berlin, and reaches a brutal conclusion about the very idea a "being a woman."

United States

Uber Ugliness, From San Francisco To Sao Paulo

Uber is a company built around maximizing customer service and experience — sometimes at any cost. Critics note that the price is paid by those providing the labor, the army of modestly paid ...

Iraq

My Mosul Neighbor, When A French ISIS Member Moves In

MOSUL — Ziyad loaded his wife and three children in the big German sedan that used to serve as his taxi between Baghdad and Mosul. That was in June 2014. The jihadists had just captured Iraq's ...

Germany

Cyber Security — Is The Internet A Sitting Duck?

-Analysis- MUNICH — The recent attacks on the Internet would be great material for a movie. But it would be more a horror film than action flick — and it could be a low-budget production since ...

France

Sting Operation, In Search Of The Perfect Bee

PARIS — Researchers are on the hunt for the perfect bee. Today, pesticides, mites, viruses and other parasites decimate tens of millions of colonies of pollinators on the planet. Researchers ...

France

Headed West

This was beyond a cross-country summer trip. From my hometown in eastern France, I had to drive across the whole country, heading for Britanny. I then carried on westward to the Finistère ...

Colombia

The False Equivalency Of "Extremists" On Left And Right

Bolivian president Evo Morales has been criticized for his supposed "cult of personality." But he is no Donald Trump.

Iran

True Fiction: Iran's Perilous Quest For A New Supreme Leader

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ruled a remarkable 28 years, and counting. As the successor to Islamic Revolution founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader’s mix of ...

Greece

Euro Crisis Redux: Greek Austerity And Collective Depression

ELEFSINA — Greece must repay 7 billion euros of debt by July. But, as has been the case since 2011, the country will not be able to honor its debt without first receiving the credit promised by ...