The IOC was under considerable pressure to host the 1920 games. While a noble goal, it resulted in significant hardships for war-torn Belgium and the athletes themselves.
Carbon dioxide levels can be a proxy for the amount of airborne coronavirus in a room, but plenty of things can mess with the measurements.
A soldier is on the run after being charged with the attempted murder of the government's leading pandemic expert.
Multiple incidents prove that borders in Europe are often as clear as mud.
Boundaries aren't just treaties. They've been built from rivers, oral history and newspaper notices — and rocks in the way of farmers.
Biosphere reserves are the living labs in which people and nature learn how to live and thrive together. Four pilot sites in Africa show the programme’s promise.
Almost a third of legislatures had no direct oversight over the initial responses to the pandemic.
In Namur, Belgium, archaeological excavations were almost buried for good under the cover of lockdown. The incident draws attention to weaknesses in archaeological heritage protection systems.
The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare Europe’s vulnerability to drug-supply disruption. Still, it remains by far the world leader in pharmaceutical products.
Europe is getting wilder as more people live in cities, but Naya’s death shows this trend may have limits.
Why do some people greet each other with a kiss? How does the custom vary from place to place? This article is excerpted from the forthcoming ‘Atlas of Regional Expressions.’
Only rarely are refugees’ and migrants’ words taken into account about the reception system in Europe. And what they tell us is frightening.
Does having children make the goal of fairly dividing work at home more elusive?
The dangers of outdoor air pollution are now well known, but those related to the air we breathe at homes and at work are much less so, according to an international study.
There’s an assumption that a change of ownership would automatically mean a change in the role the Bank plays
Throughout the entire period, central political power has been almost absolute.
It’s time Africa’s top administrators tried to find out why top African players are choosing to represent European countries, so that they can work to rectify the situation.
The president, who called the European Union a ‘foe’ following a series of meetings in Europe, may not realize just how much Americans have gained from their relationship with Europe.
It might not be effective now, but the development of self-driving vehicles could be a game changer for public transport services.
The Trump administration wants to privatize more of the federal bureaucracy. New research suggests this can lead to discrimination in essential government services.