Worldcrunch.com / LES ECHOS PARIS — Hugo Chavez's Venezuela, on the verge of collapse, has ruined the hopes carried by the policies of the far left.
Worldcrunch.com / LA STAMPA POMPEII — “Excuse me, I haven’t been here in 35 years,” says the woman. Giovanni, our guide, scratches his head.
Worldcrunch.com / LE MONDE AMMAN — It is the most dreadfully silent crime currently perpetrated in Syria.
Worldcrunch.com / WHILE U SLEPT CRIMEA APPROVES DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE The Crimean Parliament overwhelmingly approved a declaration on independence, a technical step necessary to hold next Sunday’s referendum, Itar-Tass reports.
TEHRAN – A senior general in Iran's Revolutionary Guards issued a blunt warning Tuesday to Israel, saying Iranian forces and weaponry "can destroy all points controlled by" Israel, with "any volume of firepower." General Hassan Salami made the declaration during a conference on the role of the Islamic religion on global power relations, the official IRNA news agency reported. Salami credited Islam with giving Iran its military force, which could target Israel from "a thousand and a few hundred kilometers," which contrasted with other states that had firepower but no "faith" or desire to destroy Israel.
In 1961, my wife Claudine could still walk freely inside the Parthenon — the world-famous temple on the Athenian Acropolis.
Worldcrunch.com / AMERICA ECONOMIA -OpEd- MIAMI — The United States has created a visa system that honors family reunification, a noble goal, but that discriminates against highly qualified people with no relatives in the country.
Worldcrunch.com / LE MONDE More than a thousand rhinoceros were shot for their horns in 2013 alone. And tens of thousands of elephants have been slaughtered to supply the illicit ivory trade in Asia.
Worldcrunch.com / WHILE U SLEPT UK-GERMANY THREATEN RUSSIA WITH MORE SANCTIONS British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have reached common ground on the issue of the Crimean referendum, scheduled for next Sunday, by saying that Russia faced further consequences if it attempted to legitimize the vote, The Guardian reports.
Brazil's Nordeste was written about in the 1990s as one of the poorest regions in the world. What travelers find out is that photographs in the middle of poverty risk looking "quaint" and "charming," losing that feeling of desolation that we felt there.
Worldcrunch.com / DIE WELT KEMPTEN — Perhaps it’s a rather tired comparison, but the Allgäu region in the southern German state of Swabia is well known for its snow.
Worldcrunch.com / EL ESPECTADOR CARACAS – "There's chicken in the Bicentenario!" ran the rumor around the capital one recent morning - referring to a well-known chain of big-box retaliers.
Worldcrunch.com / CAIXINMEDIA BEIJING — The deadly attack by knife-wielding assailants at Kunming train station has brought enormous grief to the Chinese public.
Worldcrunch.com / PortalKBR STOCKHOLM — Some say Japanese-born Yoko Tawada who has adopted Germany as her home is a writer with a split cultural personality.
Worldcrunch.com / SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG MUNICH — Pharmaceutical companies know that doctors more frequently prescribe medicine produced by companies whose sales representatives visit them regularly.
Worldcrunch.com / WHILE U SLEPT OBAMA-PUTIN PHONE CALL, EU SANCTIONS During a one-hour phone conversation, President Barack Obama told Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that he had violated Ukraine’s sovereignty and its territorial integrity by sending troops into Crimea, The Daily Telegraph reports.
Worldcrunch.com / KOMMERSANT MOSCOW – The new regional government of Crimea would in theory be in a unique position to double-dip on aid from both Kiev and Moscow.
KHARKIV — There’s a critical situation in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, and it doesn't involve human rights.
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Worldcrunch.com / LA STAMPA ALCORTA — Walter Canzani’s farm is in one of the most fertile zones of Argentina’s Pampas region.