In early June, Russia promised “consequences” in response to Norway’s plan to more than double the presence of U.S. Marines within its borders starting next year. In May, reports circulated suggesting that Poland had offered $2 billion for the U.S. to permanently station troops within its borders. The Kremlin responded to the reports, saying such a move could “lead to counteraction from” its side. … [Read more...] about Russia’s Naming of Military Units After European Cities Is Provocative, Experts Say
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Damiano Di Simine, the scientific coordinator in Lombardy for the environmental group Legambiente, said potentially the biggest impact of the green Milan project will be to lower temperatures in a city where the nighttime temperature can be 6C (10.8F) higher than in the surrounding area. … [Read more...] about Which European city hopes to plant three million new trees by 2030?
Sands knew his maternal grandfather well. Buchholz had attended Sands’ wedding in New York City, and Sands visited him many times in Paris, where he lived in his later years before his death in 1997. But he did not talk about the years before 1945, so Sands viewed the trip to Lviv as an opportunity to try to fill in some gaps in the family history. … [Read more...] about The Holocaust, international law and a family’s fate intersect in one Eastern European city
From the wildlife wonders of an African safari to the non-stop partying of Rio Carnival, there's something for every traveler. Whether your dream vacation involves exploring the ancient temples of Cambodia, sleeping under the stars in the Sahara, or paddling a dugout canoe through the Amazon rainforest, this list will inspire you to pack your bags and book the next flight out. … [Read more...] about In Pictures: The World’s Ultimate Travel Bucket List for 2018
Many of its 340,000 inhabitants belong to the Turkish, Roma, Armenian, Greek and Jewish minorities, all of which have quite a strong influence on the city's vibrant cultural life. … [Read more...] about Plovdiv celebrates becoming European Capital of Culture