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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
A borderland on the edge of cultures and empires, Croatia’s position today feels eerily like a century agoOn Ban Jelačić, the central square in the Croatian capital of Zagreb, black letters carved into the white gray marble commemorate the...
As the Habsburg Empire entered the final year of the Great War, the future seemed wide open. A turbulent century followed.On a pleasant summer’s day in July of 1977, several dozen people gathered in the Cemetery of St. George, in Geneva, for the unveiling...
Security was tight in Vienna on Wednesday for the official visit of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. A wide area around the Hofburg palace in Vienna’s 1st District was cordoned off, and helicopters could be heard circling in the...
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A Russian expat investigates the local clichés and assumptions about her mega-rich countrymenTo tell the truth, I find no joy at all in telling people I’m Russian these days. After various changes in international politics (which I’m sure you...
The Old World has no claim to great European art. A magnificent gallery showcases Vienna’s treasures in the Big AppleEuropeans like to believe that they have the culture and the taste and Americans have the money. It’s a comforting...
As fear of terrorists and calls for heightened security sweep the European continent, experts argue for keeping the door open to secure pensions and invigorate Europe’s future workforce.November’s terrorist attacks in Paris are likely to compound Europe’s deep divisions...
Reporting from conflict zones is just as important as it is dangerous. Two women tell their stories.Barbara Schiavulli was in her room on the 13th floor at the Palestine Hotel in Iraq when she heard the explosions. In October 2005,...
Wedged between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, Croatia and Slovenia oscillate between the desire for more togetherness and the borders in people’s mindsMany things unite Slovenia and Croatia, the two former socialist republics of Yugoslavia that together stretch...
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