Estonia a test case for Russian hacking threat

Estonia e-voting grows despite tampering concerns Tiny Estonia might seem an unlikely place to see the future of technology.  (Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Norman Einstein) With just 1.3 million...

Islamic dress debate provides fodder for artists

In 2011, France became the first European Union country to ban women in public from wearing veils that cover their faces. But the debate over Islamic dress in Europe didn't stop there. Since then a number...

After rape, Irish abortion ban led woman to U.K.

"I could get up to 14 years imprisonment for having an illegal abortion. Whereas the maximum penalty my rapist could get is seven years." When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned many state abortion...

Spanish correspondent survived wars, ISIL captivity

Marc Marginedas has covered some of the world's most brutal conflicts, and has the psychological scars to prove it. The first thing to know about Marc Marginedas is that he has gone on living. The veteran...

For Russia, World Cup poses myriad challenges

Ukraine, security and corruption complicate 2018 tournament With the world’s attention set to shift to crisis-riddled Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics, one government in particular is likely watching how...

Fall of Lenin statue highlights Ukraine tensions

Soviet symbols still elicit division in Ukraine Upon arrival in the gray, industrial city of Zaporizhia in March, rumors were swirling: Ukraine’s largest remaining statue of Vladimir Lenin was slated to...