Why Washington May Detour Russia's Big Pipeline Project

Opposition to the planned Nord Stream 2 gas project had been limited to Europe. But now the Trump administration is challenging it too — with possible sanctions.

Spanish Depth Of Field

When I recently pulled out this shot of the Spanish countryside in the 1960s, it reminded me of my childhood when I would watch farmers work in the fields of Burgundy in eastern France. In case ...

It's Time For A Unique Digital ID For Every Person In The World

Blockchain may be the technical solution, as companies, international institutions and NGOs long for a global system that authenticate anyone's identity, no matter where they are.

In Zimbabwe, Where Grandma Steps In For Missing Shrinks

In the absence of qualified staff, grandmothers from the Friendship Benches program offer free listening and advice to patients suffering from depression.

Austria

What We Learned From Austria's Far-Right Experiment

Chancellor Kurz deserves credit for trying to work with the populist FPÖ. But he's also right to end the relationship in the wake of the damning scandal

Argentina

Buenos Aires Postcard: Translating Borges Into Ukrainian

BUENOS AIRES — "I'm in the literary gang and Borges is my godfather..." Serhiy Borschevsky is the "last remaining" translator in Ukraine of the works of the 20th-century Argentinian writer ...

France

What Manchester Taught Me About Being French — And European

Shifting questions of belonging and identity in the shadow of Brexit and EU elections.

France

Work → In Progress: Toward A Tech-Powered, Human-Run Future

Machines replacing us humans: Depending on where you stand (and where you work!), this may sound like a dream or a nightmare. Societies have long been fascinated by the idea of handing over ...

Italy

Bicycle Thieves Of Italy, Yesterday and Today

The 1948 neo-realist cinematic masterpiece can be a key to understand Italian society today. With a digital twist.

Chile

European Elections: EU's Latinos Launch Political Movement

Spaniards born of Latin American families are running for the first time in the European Parliament elections. They have a unique agenda.

India

Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Modi

With his untruths, bad choice of friends and unwillingness to apologize, India's prime minister is everything our parents taught us not to be.

France

Scootergeddon: Electric Scooters Invade World Cities

Love them or hate them, electric scooters are changing the very ways we think about mobility and transportation in a city.

France

In France, Companies Make The Move To 100% Teleworking

French managers are trying to transition from assessing attendance to assessing results, the American tradition. But their are drawbacks.

France

Watch OneShot: Alain Delon At Cannes, Yesterday And Today

The 2019 Cannes film festival will celebrate legendary French actor Alain Delon with an honorary Palme d'Or. At the age of 83, Delon continues to attract a generous dose of controversy for his ...

Venezuela

Why Colombia Is Key To Venezuela's Democratic Future

There are now 1.2 million Venezuelan migrants in Colombia. How they are treated may help determine a post-Maduro future.

Italy

Ancient Greek, Greta Thunberg And The Gift Of Education

Should schools add new subjects every year to keep up with the times? Or is their job simply to help students become critical thinkers? A new mother's musings.

Argentina

What Freud's Shrink Nephew Thinks Of Your Parenting Skills

Child psychiatrist Joseph Knobel Freud, an Argentine-based descendent of Sigmund Freud, says modern parents are far too loose.

France

France's Yellow Vests And The Problem With Post-Truth Economics

Opinion shapers have a habit these days of disregarding facts, be they scientific or economic. Opinions matter, of course, but shouldn't supersede well-founded knoweldge.

Bulgaria

Save The Last Bulgarian Dance

In the lobby of my hotel on the shores of the Black Sea, locals in full folkloric attire were dancing to traditional tunes. It felt strangely familiar, having had my own experiences preserving the ...