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Slavoj Žižek on the Charlie Hebdo massacre: Are the worst really full of passionate intensity?

How fragile the belief of an Islamist must be if he feels threatened by a stupid caricature in a weekly satirical newspaper, says the Slovenian …

New York Times

Slavoj Žižek on Ferguson and violence

In August 2014, violent protests exploded in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, after a policeman shot to death an unarmed black teenager suspected of …

A Recent History of the American War on Passenger Rail Transportation

From Colorado to New Jersey to Baltimore, seven urgently-needed transit projects killed or maimed by Republican governors.<p>Baltimore's Red Line was not a flashy high-speed rail project or nationally contested infrastructure upgrade a la New York City's Access to the Region's Core plan. It was a mild …

New Jersey

The real deal: what the locals say about tourism and travel in Greece

The lowdown from business owners, hoteliers, restaurateurs and travel writers reveals that – while issues with the euro are difficult – the situation in Greece is not as black as it has been painted in the media<p><b>Tina Kyriakis runs</b> <b>Alternative Athens walking tours</b> <b>in the capital</b><br>It’s very quiet in …

Europe

Windsor, Canada First to Purchase BYD Electric Bus

PRESS RELEASE<p>PHOTO CAPTION: BYD k9 all-electric transit bus.<p>Canadian city across the border from Detroit signs letter of intent to purchase up to ten …

Greece debt crisis: Tsipras says voters made 'brave choice'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1178000/1178349_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524690053_1772037baf6658654a164e2533d2a4e5<p><b>Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said Greeks made a "brave choice" in voting to reject the terms of an international bailout in Sunday's …

Europe

Greece on verge of euro exit

<b>The Greek prime minister says he does not want a rupture with Europe but he may not be able to avoid a rupture with the euro.</b><p>It was striking that Alexis Tsipras echoed the words of a top banker to whom I spoke today when warning that the European Central Bank's [ECB] decision to freeze emergency …

Europe

Greece Rejects Austerity

The Greeks have spoken. With a sizeable majority, they have rejected the offer made by their European creditors on June 25th.<p>Ok, so the offer had expired. But there is little doubt that, had the Greeks voted Yes, it would have formed the basis for a new Memorandum of Understanding – and there would …

Europe

What happens next after the 'No’ vote in the Greece referendum

Will the eurozone collapse? Will Greece print drachmas? Can I still pay for taramasalata in euros?<p><b>The left-wing Syriza government has won</b><p>A "No" vote is an endorsement of the left-wing Syriza government's view that the austerity package attached to Greece's bail-out deal is too harsh. Leftist …

Europe

New York City just took its war with Uber to a whole new level

It's natural that the taxi industry, which doesn't take kindly to being "disrupted," is a constant source of that ire. But sometimes it also comes from other parties—like Uber's own drivers, and local regulators.<p>So it's no shock that on Tuesday, shortly after beating down a stringent proposal on …

New York City

Sanders backs Greek voters

“I applaud the people of Greece for saying ‘no’ to more austerity,” he says.<p>Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders expressed support for Greeks who voted against creditors’ calls for austerity measures in exchange for new loans by widely rejecting such demands on Sunday.<p>“I applaud the …

Middle-class

Greece enters uncharted territory after referendum 'no' vote

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece lurched into uncharted territory and an uncertain future in Europe's common currency Sunday after voters overwhelmingly rejected demands by international creditors for more austerity measures in exchange for a bailout of its bankrupt economy.<p>Results showed about 61 …

Europe

Competition from Middle Eastern carriers may mean lower fares to Europe, Middle East

An ongoing airline feud continued to boil last week over whether three Middle East-based airlines have accepted billions of dollars in subsidies from their oil-rich governments to unfairly compete against U.S. carriers.<p>Emirates Airlines released a report rejecting the accusation made by American, …

9 reasons why you should book your next trip to Switzerland

It was both a great place to be an expat and a good home base for traveling.<p>And although it can be overlooked because of its small size, Switzerland is a great place to visit.<p>From breathtaking scenery to an amazing public transportation system, here's why I think everyone should consider traveling …

European Travel

Where in the world can you get the most drunk with only $15?

ACCORDING TO AN AMPILOT STUDY carried out to find where to organize the best bachelor party in Europe, the price of beer — an essential element of …

Travel

Mexico City Proposes New E-Hail Rules to Level the Taxi Playing Field

Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars …

Greece Votes on Its Financial Future

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Europe

11 Of America's Best Small Towns, Perfect For A Long Weekend Trip

Whether you've got an extra vacation day to spare or not, summer is ALWAYS a good excuse for a long weekend trip. Life moves a little slower, food tastes a little sweeter and everything is just a bit simpler than in the place you left behind.<p>Luckily enough, America is chock-full of cool small towns …

National Parks

21 US destinations where it's legal to drink outside

But most of America is missing out on this prime social outdoor drinking with its pesky container laws.<p>We've found 21 places in the US where it's legal to drink outdoors.

Alcohol

Thousands celebrate Greek referendum 'No' vote

Asia shares slide on Greek 'no' vote

<b>Asian stock markets headed lower after Greek voters overwhelmingly rejected austerity demands from creditors in Sunday's referendum.</b><p>The euro fell across the board after Greece rejected the conditions of a bailout package, increasing the odds of the country's exit from the eurozone.<p>It was at $1.1014 …

Stock Markets

Greek referendum result: what happens next?

A flurry of eurozone meetings are set to go ahead in Athens, Brussels, Paris and Frankfurt, but Greek exit contingency plans will also be discussed in the UK<p>What’s next for the Greek banks?<p>The Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, will hold an emergency meeting with the bosses of the local …

Europe

VAROUFAKIS: 'Our NO is a majestic, big YES to a democratic Europe.'

And now Greece finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has taken to his personal blog to give his thoughts on the outcome.<p>In a post that went up early Monday morning in Greece, Varoufakis writes, "Today's referendum delivered a resounding call for a mutually beneficial agreement between Greece and our …

Europe