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Young Swedes Flock To Norway, A Nordic Immigration Flip


Worldcrunch.com / LE MONDE OSLO — It's 5 p.m. on a November day, and it's already nightfall at Karl Johans gate, Oslo's main shopping artery.

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From Amsterdam To Buenos Aires: A Cyclist Report


Worldcrunch.com / CLARIN BUENOS AIRES — Cycling is catching on in this bustling city of taxis, buses and cars, especially since the bike-lending program EcoBici was launched in 2010.

Ferguson Spreads, Kickstarting Europe, 'O Luna Mia


Worldcrunch.com / WHILE YOU SLEPT Wednesday, November 26, 2014 FERGUSON PROTESTS SPREAD ACROSS U.S. Protests against a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of teenager Michael Brown spread to more than 170 American cities, from New York to Los Angeles, CNN reports.

Freedom Skyline


Five years after Latvia's independence was recognized by the Soviet Union (one of the last things the dying Union got to do), we toured the Baltic states, still then in the early stages of painstaking de-Russification.

Fighting ISIS In Kobani, A Syrian Kurd Tells His Story


Worldcrunch.com / SYRIA DEEPLY KOBANI — Sardar is a 26-year-old fighter in the ranks of the Kurdish People's Protection Units, known by its Kurdish acronym, the YPG.

Where Abenomics Went Wrong


Worldcrunch.com / LES ECHOS -Analysis- The difficulties Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is currently facing are a call to humility for the world's political leaders: all those who offer easy, preconceived solutions, but also for those who are more realistic but believe that economic policies will nicely and quickly work out the way they do on paper.

In India, Where A Kiss Is Not Just A Kiss


Worldcrunch.com / WORLDCRUNCH NEW DELHI — The India of today is basically conservative in nature. Bollywood and Tollywood movies may be full of heaving breasts and thrusting hips, but everyone knows they are fantasies.

ISIS, The Caliphate Of Madmen Starts To Crumble


Worldcrunch.com / DIE WELT -Analysis- BERLIN — According to the ISIS terror group's five-year plan, the entire northern half of Africa, and large parts of Europe and Asia, should be conquered by 2019.

Environmentalist Rockers Navicula, Bali's "Green Grunge Gentlemen"


Photo: Navicula Thankfully, Indonesian band Navicula's nickname "the green grunge gentlemen" refers only to their environmental nature and not to a type of radioactive dirt.

In Cairo, An Impossible Quest For Peace And Quiet


Worldcrunch.com / MADA MASR -Essay- CAIRO — Kamal al-Tawil Street is dimly lit and overlooks the Nile from the island of Zamalek.

Ferguson Ablaze, Erdogan's Sexism, Paris Puff


Worldcrunch.com / WHILE YOU SLEPT Tuesday, November 25, 2014 FERGUSON BURNS AFTER GRAND JURY DECISION Violent rioting and looting erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury decided last night not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, who shot black teenager Michael Brown Aug.

Mourning Has Broken


Back in the 1960s, many Greek widows, like these two in the northern Pindus mountains, still chose to dress in black for the rest of their lives after the death of their husbands.

China Takes Aim At Foreign Investment Big Leagues


Worldcrunch.com / ECONOMIC OBSERVER BEIJING — With $1.2 trillion in overseas direct investments (ODI) planned for the next decade, China is preparing to leap into the "global investor era." As a capital exporter, China "may still be in its infancy, but it's about to enter the fast lane," says Cheng Qingtao, vice-president of the China Chamber of International Commerce.

Kaliningrad, Mother Russia's Rebellious Western Son


Worldcrunch.com / GAZETA WYBORCZA KALININGRAD — "Somewhere in the 39th kingdom," is how Russian tales often begin.

The Filipino Prison That Uses Freedom, Not Bars


Worldcrunch.com / PortalKBR PUERTO PRINCESA — Rather than receiving the death penalty, some convicted murderers and rapists in the Philippines are instead sent to the so-called "prison without walls." At Asia's only such jail, 3,000 inmates live and work on 74,000 acres in one of the country's most beautiful regions.

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Coral And Iron, A Plan To Save The Sinking Maldives


Worldcrunch.com / SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG KAAFU ATOLL — The Maldives are slowly sinking, as coral reefs off the coasts of the islands have been destroyed and washed ashore because of warming water temperates, all of which means sand isn't propagating as it should.

Coral And Iron, How It Could Save The Sinking Maldives


Worldcrunch.com / SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG KAAFU ATOLL — The Maldives are slowly sinking, as coral reefs off the coasts of the islands have been destroyed and washed ashore because of warming water temperates, all of which means sand isn't propagating as it should.

Patronato Postcard: A Visit To Chile's Little Palestine


Worldcrunch.com / LE MONDE SANTIAGO — In the Chilean capital's working-class neighborhood of Patronato, you can be sure to find Palestinians of all ages at the Café Beit Jala.


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