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25 Places in Mediterranean Europe You Must See at Least Once in Your Lifetime

With its azure waters, rocky hillsides and ancient architecture, the Mediterranean coastline is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes and …

Explore the ancient ruins of Peru’s Choquequirao with virtual reality

The amazing ruins of Choquequirao in Peru are often compared to the country’s main attraction of Machu Picchu, but without the massive crowds of visitors that flock to the Incan site each year.<p>Lonely Planet named it the top region in the world to visit in 2017, and now the local government is …

An Avocado Sandwich With Triple The Flavor (Thanks, Mayo)

In college, I was a member of the Peruvian Student Forum. We had gathered one day to plan an upcoming event, and the discussion quickly turned to food. The group reacted enthusiastically as each member announced the dish he or she was going to bring to this function, until someone mentioned the …

Despite Brexit and Trump, the EU still doesn't get it

<b>(CNN) —</b> Last, week, Antonio Tajani was elected President of the European Parliament. Considering the myriad challenges currently facing both the EU and the wider continent, his job should be one of the busiest in politics.<p>His victory was the result of a newly established alliance between Guy …

Europe

12 Incredible Hostels Every Traveler Should Visit In A Lifetime

These places are destinations all on their own.<p>You travel on a budget, but you’ve abandoned grimy, noisy hostels for the cheapest of Airbnb stays. Or maybe you’ve always assumed hostels are dark, sad places packed with sweaty backpackers, and skip them altogether.<p>You shouldn’t.<p>From tree houses to …

Travel

We Quit Our Jobs to Travel the World. This Is Exactly How We Pay for It.

Three Instagram travel couples break down how they make and spend money on the road.<p>Chanel, 32, and Stevo, 30<p><b>Blog:</b> How Far From Home<b><br>Pre-travel jobs:</b> Both were in advertising.<b><br>Home base:</b> South Africa<b><br>When they started traveling:</b> March 2015<b><br>Where they went:</b> Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, …

Inside The IRC: How A Visionary Aid Organization Is Using Technology To Help Refugees

We traveled with the International Rescue Committee and witnessed innovation in action.<p>Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband flew from his home in New York to the Greek city of Mytilene, on the rocky east coast of Lesbos, an island in the Aegean Sea. It was the fall of 2015, and Lesbos …

Why populism is in retreat across Latin America

WHEN Latin Americans contemplate Donald Trump many think they have seen his like before. Only a few years ago populist nationalists exercised voluble …

Six Continents, One Country: Why it's Time to Check Out this European Secret

If, for some reason, you were forced to point out Montenegro on a map, it's more likely than not that your high school geography skills would fail …

'Better to be belligerent than innovative': Argentina's new approach to fighting drugs is stoking concern

In late January this year, at little more than a month after he took office, Argentine President Mauricio Marci issued a presidential decree declaring a "state of emergency" in South America's second-largest country.<p>One of the things asserted in the decree was that trafficking of illegal drugs …

London High Court to deliver verdict on EU exit case on Thursday

LONDON (Reuters) - London’s High Court will deliver its verdict on Thursday on whether British lawmakers, rather than the government, must trigger the formal process of leaving the European Union, a decision that could affect the circumstances of Britain’s exit.<p>Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty …

Great Britain

For Melinda Gates, Birth Control Is Women’s Way Out of Poverty

Melinda Gates has made providing poor women in developing countries access to contraception a mission. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which she leads with her husband, has donated more than $1 billion for family planning efforts and will spend about $180 million more this year.<p>Since 2012, she …

Macri's 'zero poverty' promise a distant goal for Argentina

Norma Colque threw open the rusting metal-grill door at her soup kitchen and dozens of hungry children waving plastic containers rushed past their parents to the head of the line.<p>"There's food for everyone. Don't worry," Colque said as she dumped ravioli into the containers that the families would …

Refugees aren’t the problem. Europe’s identity crisis is | Natalie Nougayrède

As the balance of migration tips, Europe could learn a lot from the positive narrative of the New World<p>Immigration is likely to remain an overarching theme in European politics. And for a long time yet. It was at the heart of the UK referendum campaign (although this concerned mostly intra-EU …

The entire global edifice of borders, walls, visas, and travel restrictions is morally incoherent

A large portion of the world’s population lives in conditions that are hard to fathom for people in developed countries. Many of those living in extreme poverty would gladly move to the United States, the European Union, or Australia if given a chance. In light of this, how should rich countries …

Immigration

The 5-Minute Breakfast Recipes That'll Save Your Mornings

There's no reason to skip this meal. Ever.<p>We’ve heard every excuse in the book for skipping breakfast. (By the way, we’ve used them, too.) But eating well is important, and starting the day off on the right foot starts with eating something good.<p>There’s only one solution to making that happen: …

Breakfast

16 brilliant innovations tackling poverty around the world

Getting to the root of poverty means solving various issues along the way, and inventors are up for the challenge.<p>Poverty isn't just inadequate …

Strong Economies Are Drawing Migrants Back to Colombia and Peru

Sitting inside the distillery in Ica, Peru, where she makes her pisco, Melanie Asher sips several blends of the clear grape brandy as she weighs …

Business Rx: To build a school, this entrepreneur first seeks to build a business

<i>This week, a nonprofit with a social mission seeks help building a business to sustain it. –Dan Beyers</i><p><b>The entrepreneur</b><p>Jacqueline T. Audigé grew up in a village in Cameroon, but left her native country for Silver Spring, Md. with her family. A decade later, Audigé returned to Cameroon for a visit …

Entrepreneurship

Hungary’s future looks worryingly like Europe’s past | Owen Jones

Rightwing populism is on the march – but the EU can’t even win enough support to impose sanctions<p>Hungary’s democracy is in mortal danger – and whether it survives will help determine the future of our embattled continent. This weekend the main opposition newspaper – think of it as a Hungarian …

Why have some of Silicon Valley’s top investors started investing in Latin America?

Latin America just might be the most overlooked emerging market on the planet.<p>The venture dollars in Latin America can’t hold a candle to India or China (compare China’s $11.8 billion in new VC funds for the first half of 2016, down 14 percent according the WSJ, to Latin America’s $218 million), …

Before/After: 20 Images of Buenos Aires' Changing Cityscapes

Buenos Aires' contemporary urban landscape as we know it today provides a tempered mix of historical and recent construction projects. As one of the …

Angela Merkel’s refugee policy must succeed – for Europe’s sake | Natalie Nougayrède

Merkel might be changing her emphasis, but the importance of her message remains constant<p>There is an admirable calm in Angela Merkel that contrasts immensely with the bluster and hysteria that has come to dominate a lot of the political discourse in Europe. So when on Saturday she distanced herself …

Could Fining Apple $14.5 Billion Sink the European Union?

The biggest loser in the battle over back taxes could be the EU itself.<p>Apple executives, members of Congress, and ordinary Irish citizens were all caught by surprise today when the European Union announced its decision that Apple must pay Ireland about $14.5 billion in back taxes.<p>At issue is a …

Woman who’s travelled for five years reveals how she can afford it

Nina Ragusa, now 31, from Florida, US, departed for Bangkok, Thailand a month before her 26th birthday — and has only returned home twice since.<p>She …

We spoke to the woman whose landmark legal case could block Britain from triggering Article 50

Gina Miller, a London-based investment manager for the firm SCM Private, is spearheading a landmark legal case which could have huge ramifications …

Funding for Impact: How 'Payment by Results' Could Revolutionize Development Funding

A pioneering new approach to funding social development projects has completed its first year – with promising results.<p>Nearly four million girls, between ages 6 and 13, aren’t attending school in India. That’s a big problem. Development economists have long known that educating girls is one of the …

Why is France Daesh’s top terror target in Europe? | The Star

PARIS—When militants loyal to Daesh seek to inflict pain on Europe, France is their preferred target, a grim reality borne out yet again with …

50 places in Europe you need to visit in your lifetime

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to laying out on the beaches of Lagos, Portugal, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.

European Travel

The UK-EU battle over free movement and terms of trade | Letters

David Davis, secretary of state for exiting the EU, has focused his attention on removing the rights of EU workers in the UK (EU workers may get backdated deadline to stay, 18 July).<p>The prime minister, Theresa May, is also interpreting the Brexit vote as a vote to end the free movement of labour …