Is Pope Francis a radical?

The pope has changed the Catholic Church's tone, if not its doctrine. He's been variously described as “the great reformer,” the “most interesting man in the world,” and most provocatively,  a...

Far right groups flex muscle in U.K.

Beyond UKIP, a host of smaller British fringe groups seek traction The recent mass-shooting at a historically African-American church in Charleston, S.C. has focused U.S. attention on the persistence of...

After Irish yes, Italy eyes gay unions

Lawmakers lag public opinion in country with no civil unions, same-sex marriage After Irish voters overwhelmingly approved same-sex marriage last month, the next battleground in Europe is clear:...

Documenting anti-Semitism on Europe’s streets

Three journalists conduct a novel experiment to gauge anti-Semitism After fatal shootings at a synagogue in Denmark and a kosher grocery store in France in the past two months, there is little doubt in...

Ukraine reporting draws criticism

Russian, Ukrainian and Western media have all taken heat for reporting By Demetria Walls As Russian-backed rebels have advanced across eastern Ukraine, they’ve had a key ally who hasn’t fired a...

From Brussels with love: Putin’s friends in the EU

From Greece to the U.K., Russia finds potential sympathizers The conflict in the Ukraine has heightened tensions between Russia and the European Union. Since Moscow annexed Ukraine's Crimean peninsula in...

Poland, Belarus a study in contrasting media

As Polish media moves from strength to strength, Belarus remains a 'terrifying' place for journalists. These are gloomy times in much of Europe. Across the continent governments are wrangling with stagnant...

Interview: Greece under the far-left

"Greece is essentially losing a generation," says Greek radio journalist Michael Nevradakis. Greek journalist Michael Nevradakis launched Dialogos Media in 2010 as a student at the University of Texas as his...

Austerity backlash spurs Spain’s far-left Podemos

Charismatic leader, populist rhetoric resonate with voters Were Spain to hold a general election today, polling shows that it’s next prime minister might be a pony-tailed 36-year-old political newcomer from...