Worldcrunch.com / DIE WELT -OpEd- BERLIN — Moscow’s troops have now crossed over the border and invaded Ukraine, with reports of direct fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces.
Worldcrunch.com / LE TEMPS GENEVA — "Do you want to see the hydrae?" the scientist asks. We know that since Heracles' time the creature has shrunk significantly, so we accept the invitation without too much fear.
Worldcrunch.com / CALCALIST TEL AVIV — With Israeli students returning to school this week, Calcalist decided to ask a few how they spent what turned out to be an unusual summer holiday, given the fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.
Worldcrunch.com / MADA MASR CAIRO — Since the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) declared a caliphate, much has been written about the movement — but still more remains unclear.
Worldcrunch.com / WHILE YOU SLEPT Tuesday, September 2, 2014 RUSSIA TO REVIEW MILITARY DOCTRINE AGAINST NATO Moscow will review its military doctrine in the face of NATO expansion to countries that border Russia.
Not far from Beijing lie the Ming tombs — a collection of imperial mausoleums built during the Chinese Ming dynasty.
Worldcrunch.com / CLARIN CHABAS — Residents in the small town of Chabás, northwest of Buenos Aires, recently put Internet chatting to good use, effectively using the free mobile texting application WhatsApp to police their neighborhood.
Worldcrunch.com / DIE WELT BUDAPEST — Since his 2010 election victory, the words of Viktor Orban have been seen by the West as a bitter pill that must be swallowed. When the Hungarian Prime Minister, for example, claimed that the "Magyar race" was in "serious danger," the phrase may have seemed cut from World War II propaganda reels. Still, Western observers weren’t unduly worried, repeatedly succumbing to Orban’s virtuosity with double meanings.
Worldcrunch.com / LA STAMPA TURIN — First it was the light bulbs: They were too energy-intensive. Then it was fans and dryers.
Worldcrunch.com / KOMMERSANT MOSCOW — “Weary and angry as devils ...” is how the singer Aleksandr Karpenko described the soldiers returning from the Soviet war in Afghanistan.
Worldcrunch.com / WHILE YOU SLEPT Monday, September 1, 2014 UKRAINE FORCES LOSE AIRPORT AHEAD OF TALKS Ukrainian government forces pulled out of the international airport in Luhansk after an assault by pro-Russian rebels, even as Ukrainian and Russian officials are preparing to meet in Minsk for another round of talks, the BBC reports.
The Madeira Flower Festival takes place every spring. For the main parade through the streets of Funchal, 30 or so floats are decorated with thousands of flowers by associations, schools - and even hospitals and the local police take part.
Worldcrunch.com / LES ECHOS BERLIN — He has just been elected as French president, and meets the German chancellor three weeks later during a European summit.
Worldcrunch.com / ECONOMIC OBSERVER -OpEd- BEIJING — Since last year Chinese television has started to feel the threat of new media and to regard TV as a sunset industry.
Worldcrunch.com / LE TEMPS GAZA — Days after Israel's "elimination" of four senior Hamas commanders, the "hunt for traitors" is in full swing inside the Islamic organization.
Worldcrunch.com / SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG BERLIN — For many in Ukraine the city of Enerhodar is known simply as "Atomic City." It was founded a couple of decades ago to accommodate a power station, and the city with its 50,000 inhabitants in southeastern Ukraine is known today as one of the country's main energy suppliers.
Worldcrunch.com / LES ECHOS After the latest preparatory races in mid-August on England's Donington Park circuit, all eyes are now on the first world championship of electric cars, to be held Sept.
Worldcrunch.com / SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG MOSCOW — It's a typical summer night at Gorky Park on the bank of the Moskva River.
Worldcrunch.com / PortalKBR JAKARTA — In a suburban part of Jakarta, we're walking down a dirt road up to a very small pink house at the end of an alley.
The Madagascar pochard, the world's rarest bird, is at a serious risk of extinction. The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), which led a study on the species, estimates that only 25 individual birds now remain in the wild.