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Visit Switzerland for mountains, chocolate, and death

By Courtney Crandell
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Euthanasia | Although Switzerland has traditionally been known for its Alps, banks, and neutrality, the country is becoming notorious for a more morbid phenomenon: suicide…

Scientists retract explanation for narcolepsy-swine flu vaccine link

By Daniel James Devine
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Science | Scientists hoping to explain how a swine flu vaccine caused narcolepsy among Europeans may have to dream on. Stanford University researchers have retracted a…

France loosens abortion restrictions despite strong pro-life protests

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | French lawmakers legalized abortion on demand for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy under a new law passed Aug. 5 despite pro-life protests. The law, part of a…

The doctor who refused to abort

By Daniel James Devine
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Q&A | Bogdan Chazan lost his post heading a Polish government–run maternity hospital after he said his conscience prevented him from killing an unborn child

Globe Trot: Conflict then, conflict now

By Mindy Belz
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International | GUNS OF AUGUST: World War I began 100 years ago today, and services commemorating the centenary have begun in Britain and across Europe. (Watch live updates…

The poetry of death

By Marvin Olasky
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Lifestyle | War’s agony and grief poured out in rhyme and meter

Freed but not free

Freed but not free

By Marvin Olasky
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Communism | Yugoslavia moved from communism to crony capitalism, and we suffer from it, too

Balkan drama

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | Analysts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy say conditions are ripe for an uprising in Europe’s notoriously unstable region

Globe Trot: France remembers the Great War

By Mindy Belz
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International | FRANCE: The “infantrymen” of World War I marched down the Champs Élysées in Paris today, as Bastille Day celebrations in France this year commemorate…

Will revenge become justice? Last dispatch from Bosnia

By Marvin Olasky
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Europe | SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina—On Saturday night, at the corner in this city from which assassin Gavrilo Princip 100 years ago fired two shots heard round the…

Holiday Inn on Sarajevo’s Sniper Alley

By Marvin Olasky
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Europe | SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina—The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra offered sweet music last night and will again tonight (see “Ode to the EU,

Ode to the EU, Sarajevo-style

By Marvin Olasky
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History | The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I

 
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