Growing up in the Philippines, Willy Leyba dreamed of one day having her own beauty salon. She never imagined she would open one in Paris.
The Prime Minister of Hungary, who thrives on conflict, has consolidated power in his own country. Now he is turning his attention to the E.U.
The former Yugoslav republic, slow to reform and mired in squabbles with Greece, struggles each winter with some of the worst air pollution in Europe.
Eighteen months of reporting. All eight Arctic countries. So many fascinating people. On the final episode of season two of Threshold, we pull back a little and try to see the big picture.
The Pulitzer Center and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted an event on the migrant crisis and geopolitical issues in Libya moderated by Indira Lakshmanan and featuring with Ambassador Wafa Bughaighis of Libya, Pulitzer Center-supported journalists, and regional experts.
Unaccompanied refugee minors in Greece move through different cultural worlds in order to survive. This photo essay captures the diverse environments in Athens that play a role in their daily lives.
While waitlisted for children's shelters in Greece, unaccompanied refugee minors seek support from long settled immigrant communities.
After Sweden enacted gender-neutral conscription in 2018, Teresa Fazio traveled there to ask how it works and what the US can learn.
As the Arctic warms, it’s opening up a whole new economic frontier, with opportunities for tourism, shipping, and resource development. But it brings a new array of risks for the region and the world.
Half of the Arctic is in Russia, and half of Russia is in the Arctic. A web of complicated environmental stories needs to be told. But in Russia, investigative journalists are an endangered species.
The Barents Observer keeps a close watch on the Russian Arctic because it’s part of the neighborhood, and because there’s a lot at stake there, for Russians and the rest of us.
Swedish women have joined the infantry for decades. The question is not whether women can be combat-effective, but whether a hypermasculine military culture can adjust.
From afar Turkey is a model for others. But within the country, Turks wrangle over their legacy and future, over freedom of the press and a worsening border crisis testing their resolve and humanity.
In a changing political and social environment Greek youth face the consequences of the debt crisis and at the same time re-examine their identity and values.
Iraq's Kurds are in business while Turkey and its own Kurdish population are at war. Will success in Iraqi Kurdistan ease tension in Turkey, or will it break an ethnic bond?
Scotland is set for a vote on independence. It is expected to take place in 2014, meaning that the United Kingdom could be dissolved in 2015. Tim Judah looks at defense and foreign policy implications.
Polioviruses have been nearly eradicated. But scientists worry their gains face a left-field threat: After vaccination, some people excrete the virus for years.
Poorly regulated mining and refining facilities are causing enormous devastation, while corporate interests are pushing ever harder to exploit the untapped mineral resources of the continent.
An American military medical facility has become one of the most active organ donor hospitals in Germany. That’s because a high percentage of mortally wounded U.S. troops are donating their organs in a country where organ donation is still a verboten topic.
The price of a human egg depends on the characteristics of the donor. Eggs harvested from white college students can sell for as much as $100,000. But there’s a cheaper way to get them.
Across the globe, many young adults and children worry about the potentially catastrophic effects of climate change.
Planet Earth's average temperature has risen about one degree Fahrenheit in the last fifty years. By the end of this century it will be several degrees higher, according to the latest climate research. But global warming is doing more than simply making things a little warmer.
It has been 14 years since the Dayton Peace Accords, brokered at an Ohio Air Force base, ended the brutal civil war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
For more than a decade the ex-Soviet republic of Latvia was a poster child of seamless transition to a prosperous post-Communist world. It entered the European Union in 2004 and for several years thereafter posted one of Europe's highest growth rates, fueled by access to cheap credit and domestic...