How would you like to stay the night in a former military bunker in Switzerland? With the threat of foreign invasion relatively unlikely in the modern peaceful era of Europe, thousands of military bunkers and fortresses in Switzerland have been decommissioned and over the years put to commercial use — as everything from hotels to cheese factories.
Venezuela's late Socialist leader Hugo Chavez picked his own successor as the country's president and left his party firmly in control of the National Assembly. That allowed the Chavistas to stifle the opposition for a long time. But that changed in December, when voters handed the opposition a majority in the National Assembly.
When French Jews were advised to remove their skullcaps to reduce the risk of anti-Semitic violence, social media responded in a surprising way. Two friends in particular decided that what was needed was not fewer skullcaps, but more. Many more.
Record producer and DJ Michael Brun is from Port-au-Prince, but is now based in Miami. For his latest project, Brun wanted to go back to Haiti and record a song. He recorded the song with students at an arts institute and connected with a non-profit that helps raise money for the arts in Haiti.
In eastern Ukraine, the scene of Europe’s first civil war in a generation, a new group has found a home. Russia’s infamous ultra-nationalist Night Wolves biker gang has established an armed base near the rebel-held city of Luhansk.
"You are the best in the world," the druglord tells the actress. The texts published by a Mexican newspaper show his flattery, her fear of authorities and their negotiation over a pink or gray BlackBerry.