Articles by Mathilde Hamel
- Germans Like Merkel, But She May Encounter Electoral Surprise
August 07 2013 12:44 PM
The chancellor ranks high in polls surveying her fellow Germans. But the only poll that counts is on election day, 45 days away.
- Yes, Even Afghanistan Enjoys Reality Shows
July 31 2013 6:08 AM
The Voice Of Aghanistan has sparked some outrage recently has some conservative politicians.
- Serbia Is Seeking Advice On Economic Affairs
July 30 2013 12:11 PM
Serbia's government is hoping to see Dominique Strauss-Kahn join as an adviser as the country is trying to enter the European Union and get its economy back on track.
- A Pike, A Russian President And The Internet
July 30 2013 10:13 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin may or may not have caught a big fish while in Siberia.
- Woman Attacked Online For Campaigning For Jane Austen On British Currency
July 29 2013 12:43 PM
Caroline Criado-Perez received rape threats on Twitter after she launched a campaign to have Jane Austen appear on the British 10-pound notes.
- Murder Of Opposition Leader In Tunisia Triggers Protests
July 26 2013 3:00 PM
Mohamed Brahmi, the leader of the opposition party in Tunisia, was killed with the same gun that was used to murder Chokri Belaid, his predecessor.
- A Blue Rooster In Trafalgar Square Is Facing Some Criticism
July 25 2013 3:53 PM
A contemporary sculpture representing a blue rooster was inaugurated on Thursday by London's mayor, Boris Johnson.
- Why World Toilet Day Is A Big Deal
July 25 2013 12:06 PM
The U.N. decided the world needs a Toilet Day. That's because more than 2.5 billion people do not have access to decent sanitation.
- Majorca: A Revolution For A Good Reputation
July 24 2013 3:49 PM
Majorca will soon undergo a profound transformation - replacing young binge drinkers with a wealthy clientele.
- Political Crisis In Bulgaria Intensifies After Parliament Siege
July 24 2013 1:22 PM
On Tuesday, hundreds of Bulgarians asking for the prime minister's resignation trapped MPs and journalists in the parliament building.
- Tunisian Feminist On Trial For 'Defaming' Prison Guards
July 23 2013 5:23 PM
Amina Sboui, a Tunisian FEMEN activist, is on trial this week, after she accused prison guards of mistreatment.
- Child Marriage In Iceland? It's Not Real, And It's For A Good Cause
July 23 2013 12:30 PM
One-hundred-forty-million children will get married between 2011 and 2020 in the developing world. People in rich Iceland want to do something about it.
- In France, Identity Check Triggers Riots
July 22 2013 4:46 PM
An identity check on a full-face veiled woman triggered riots in the French small town of Trappes.
- Is Germany Threatened By Terrorists?
July 19 2013 12:46 PM
On Wednesday, a European-wide raid was organized to dismantle a far-right movement called "werewolf."
- Scores Killed In Guinea Ahead Of Crucial Legislative Elections
July 18 2013 2:48 PM
The murder of a Konianke youth triggered massive clashes between two rival ethnic groups in mineral-rich Guinea.
- West Africa Hurt By Maritime Piracy
July 18 2013 8:44 AM
The International Maritime Bureau says that piracy is declining around the world, except off the coast of West Africa.
- A French Postage Stamp Inspired By Femen
July 17 2013 12:26 PM
A new postage stamp partially inspired by Inna Shevchenko, FEMEN movement leader, has caused an uproar in France.
- Ireland Legalizes Abortion … Sort Of
July 16 2013 12:54 PM
Last Friday, Ireland passed a bill on abortion: Women can now have an abortion if their lives are in danger.
- Fabulous Fab, Ex-Goldman Sachs Trader, Is On Trial
July 15 2013 2:24 PM
Fabrice Tourre, also known as "Fabulous Fab," is heading to court on Monday after being accused of knowingly selling bad investments.
- Never Heard Of Bastille Day? Neither Have The French
July 14 2013 7:12 AM
A holiday by any other name is just as French. Even in Wisconsin, it turns out.