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  • Russia's 'oil sickness' erodes urgency for reform, critics say

    Russia's 'oil sickness' erodes urgency for reform, critics say
    MOSCOW — It can take Moscow residents two hours in dense traffic to drive the first 10 miles on the highway to St. Petersburg, in the direction of their country cottages surrounded by lakes and birch groves. Then the road's real limitations become...
  • Joe Biden arrives in Ukraine as militants seize more buildings in east

    KIEV, Ukraine — Vice President Joe Biden on Monday embarked on a mission to show U.S. support for Ukraine's embattled interim leaders as pro-Russia gunmen took over more government buildings in eastern Ukraine and the Kremlin's top diplomat blamed...
  • Hamburg: Germany at its modern best

    Hamburg is Germany's second-largest city and its most important port. Like other great European "second cities" -- such as Marseille, Glasgow, and Barcelona -- this northern port city has a special pride. Popular with Germans (but a rare stop for...
  • The Queen's English: Brilliant and baffling

    Oscar Wilde once said, "We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language" -- and it's still true. On your first trip to Britain, you'll find plenty of linguistic surprises. I'll never forget checking into a small-town...
  • Finding great art in Europe's smaller museums

    Finding great art in Europe's smaller museums
    For many travelers, a visit to one of the great treasure-chest museums -- Paris' Louvre, London's British Museum, Rome's Vatican -- is the highlight of a European trip. But sometimes a march through endless galleries dense with other tourists can be a...
  • Sleeping alternatives: Bunking with the locals

    These days, when I travel to Europe, I usually sleep in hotel rooms or bed-and-breakfasts. But in my early travel days, I routinely found places where I could sleep for free or very cheap. In Austria, I had "dear parents" who were actually the parents...
  • Rail travel in 2013: A waiting year

    Rail travel in 2013: A waiting year
    Overall, 2013 is shaping up as a "more of the same" year, with only modest technical improvements and just the usual sales and promotions. Rail systems in many parts of the world are working on improvements, but you won't see any big projects completed...
  • Brussels: The would-be capital of Europe

    Last October, the Nobel Peace Prize was given to 500 million people who have, for the last 65 years, made a conscious decision to live together in peace and harmony: the European Union (EU). In the words of the Nobel Committee, "The EU has helped to...
  • Taking Europe slow, with limited mobility

    Let's face it: Compared to the United States, Europe is not very accessible to those with limited mobility. In fact, many of my favorite sights -- castles and hill towns -- were actually designed to be inaccessible. But I'm inspired by the fact that...
  • 'Road Trip, Road Trip' -- in Europe!

    There's plenty to know before you drive a car in Europe, where road signs, fuel names, and hidden traffic cameras can be intimidating to tourists. But driving in Europe is really only a problem for those who make it one. Admittedly, some places are...
  • Mixing cruising with independent travel

    Mixing cruising with independent travel
    I used to think there were independent travelers and cruise passengers -- two mutually exclusive categories. But now, with cruising shedding its newlywed and geriatric stereotypes, all kinds of tourists are finding shipboard travel to be appealing....
  • Investigators seek clues in Scotland helicopter crash

    Investigators seek clues in Scotland helicopter crash
    LONDON — Authorities began combing through the wreckage of a Scottish pub Saturday for clues as to why a police helicopter plunged onto its roof, killing at least eight people, including all three on board, and seriously injuring 14. "A full and...