Eiffel Tower Plans? Beware of the ‘Paris Syndrome’ NEW
The City of Lights can be both appealing and anxiety-inducing. Here are how some visitors, notably the Japanese, have experienced the city and the feedback from Parisians.
Greece Crisis Propelling Some Ethnic Greeks Back to Their Homeland on a Turkish Island NEW
Greeks and Turks share a love and pride for the beautiful island called Gökçeada by the former and Imbros by the latter.
Why Britain Owes India for 200 Years of Brutal Colonialism NEW
"Britain's rise for 200 years was financed by its depredations in India. In fact Britain's industrial revolution was actually premised upon the de-industrialisation of India."...
Laundering Russian Money in London: Undercover Reporters Show You How It's Done NEW
The new hard-hitting exposé From Russia With Cash shows hows dirty money from Russia and elsewhere is being laundered through London's high-end real estate market.
Who Wants to Be Merkel? Click and Laugh With This Random Austerity Measure Generator NEW
Was having to dance and sing 'My Anaconda' 14 times in front of German Chancellor Angela Merkel the real reason Greece's former finance minister resigned?
You Can't Read These Books, But Your Great-Great-Grandchildren Can NEW
A thousand trees have been planted in a forest in Norway, which will supply paper for a special anthology of books to be printed a century from now.
Humanizing Politics and Building Bridges: Katie Brown's Literature-Based View of Venezuela NEW
A researcher from the United Kingdom talks to Global Voices about Venezuela's contemporary literature and how local fiction helps decipher a country misunderstood by many.
Are Countries Legally Required to Protect Their Citizens From Climate Change? NEW
Science writer Sophia Schweitzer looks at a landmark court decision ordering the Dutch government to act faster to protect its citizens against the harmful effects of climate change.
The German Voices on the Greek Crisis You Aren't Hearing NEW
Within German online communities anti-austerity voices -- that align themselves with the Greek people -- are loud and clear.
The Internet Laughs at Spanish President Rajoy's Ignorance About His Country's Debt NEW
Mariano Rajoy's blunders when talking about Spain's foreign debt have made netizens wonder how much he really knows about the reality of the country he governs.
Forget a ‘Grexit’. Twitter Users Want Germany's Finance Minister to Go Instead NEW
"20 years from now our kids will ask us why we let it happen and didn't remove this bunch of corrupted technocrats. #Schaublexit"...
Journalist Asteris Masouras Hopes Solidarity Will Save Greece NEW
In this interview, Global Voices contributor Asteris Masouras analyzes the Greek crisis, its roots and its possible ramifications.
Journalists Arrested for Covering Cairo Car Bomb Explosion outside the Italian Centre NEW
One man was killed and several journalists were arrested after a car bomb explosion outside the Italian Centre in downtown Cairo today.
Hungarian PM: Immigration Crisis Should be Solved by Building Wall along the Border with Serbia NEW
While the European immigration crisis is not showing any signs of dying down, the EU has been taking some much needed measures related to saving the lives of the people who are trying to enter Europe trough the Mediterranean. Aside from the Medi...
How the Cash Crisis in Greece Is Affecting Ordinary People NEW
Greece is more dependent on its cash economy than almost anywhere in Europe. So the bank shutdown there is already negatively impacting thousands of small businesses and their customers.
Donations Surge for New Crowdfunding Campaign After ‘Greek Bailout’ Falls Short NEW
The 1.9 million euros donated to Greek Bailout Fund on Indiagogo will be refunded because it didn't reach its target. But the campaign's creator isn't done trying to help Greeks.
53 Echoes of Zaire: Popular Painting From Lubumbashi NEW
Liese Van Der Watt, a South African art writer based in London, writes about 53 Echoes of Zaire, exhibition of popular painting from Zaire that is going on in London: The exhibition was curated by Salimata Diop from the Africa Centre in London in coo...
CNN's Countdown to Greek Bankruptcy Ignites Enraged Reactions NEW
A provocative countdown to the Greek bankruptcy, inspired by CNN, triggered a storm of reactions in the Greek online community.
Here's How Russia's New ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Compares to Europe's NEW
RuNet Echo looks at new Russian legislation that would introduce a "right to be forgotten" online, comparing it to the landmark European Court decision last year.
A Documentary “Too Black To be French” Wants to Start an Honest Conversation on Race in France NEW
“Too Black To be French” is a documentary made by Isabelle Boni-Claverie, a french-Ivorian writer and filmmaker. Boni-Claverie's goal is to provide unexplored ideas and start a conversation on french society's inequalities and d...