Category Archives: Europe

Trek Out of Africa

By Kristine Deveza Data from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) shows Africa produces the largest number of migrants in the world.  Some of these migrants are internal- and regional-refugees fleeing ethnic conflict, political persecution, food shortages and drought.  Others … Continue reading

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Discovering Adele in “Blue is The Warmest Color”

By Stephanie Foul Movies that give a blow to the face don’t come that often.   This film delivers punch, excitement, a visceral experience of the human condition and a story that reaches home during its entire running time. You might … Continue reading

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The Obesity Scourge

By Odna Brinsly Fat, sugar and salt, three ingredients that have added a new spin to our vocabulary and have given weight to that dreaded word – obesity. In fact, about 50 years ago, there were no statistics for obesity. … Continue reading

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French Gastronomic Meal Receives UNESCO Laurels.

by Odna Brinsly What comes to mind when you hear the words French cuisine mentioned? Is it escargot, French toast, or a carefully planned meal consisting of a multiple array of dishes?  Whichever of these it may be, it has … Continue reading

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Banksy Carries Torch for Graffiti Against Police at London Olympics

by Erica Sanchez-Vazquez Writing and painting on walls shows some of the oldest, most public forms of expression. Banksy, probably the most popular anonymous graffiti artist today, said that “a wall is a very big weapon. It’s one of the … Continue reading

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