A new book by Kristen Ghodsee tells the stories of ordinary lives upended by Bulgaria’s move from communism to capitalism in the late 1980s and 90s.
We are looking for a historic city that became the capital of the Roman empire in the year 330 AD and went by the name Byzantium.
Can austerity and the festive season go together? Athens-based chef and TV show host FT Bletsas definitely thinks so. He takes credit for popularizing a philosophy he calls economy cooking.
At least 40 people are killed in Syria as two suicide car bombings target security service bases in the capital, Damascus, media and officials say
The violence is depressing Syria’s economy, which in turn is diminishing the regime’s income and its ability to keep the money flowing to supporters.
North Korea’s young successor might want to look at the example of King Sihanouk of Cambodia, who took power at 18.
Here’s the music we played between stories on PRI’s The World Friday, December 23, 2011. Artists featured included Mario Grigorov, Silina Musango, AfroCubism, Gustavo Santaolalla, and Djelimady Rumba.
Wenders’ new movie out “Pina” is a documentary about German choreographer Pina Bausch who died a few years ago at the age of 68.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for December 23, 2011. Artists featured are: Mario Grigorov, Vieux Farka Toure, Silina Musango, Selffish, AfroCubism, Gustavo Santaolalla.
Former prime minister George Papandreou stepped down in November – a casualty of the economic crisis that has battered Greece and much of the rest of Europe.
The Soviet Union dissolved 20 years ago this Sunday. More than half of all Russians now regret that demise, according to a recent poll. Brigid McCarthy visited a restaurant in Moscow that lets nostalgic customers pretend they’re back in the USSR.
In the digital age, it seems that newsprint still matters. In Argentina, the Senate has just voted to put it under the control of the government. Lisa Mullins speaks to an reporter Daniel Schweimler in Buenos Aires.
Geo Quiz: Which way does the Nile River flow? The world’s longest river starts in the highlands of Central Africa and flows down hill all the way to the Mediterranean.
Reporter Betto Arcos shares with us Christmas tunes he grew up singing and listening to as a child growing up in Veracruz, Mexico.