Writer and satirist Karl Sharro — known as Karl reMarks on the Internet — blogs about some of the Middle East's heaviest issues. Recently, he's been navigating the difficult task of satirizing the tragic news coming out of Gaza.
All of the Netherlands, it seems, is in mourning. Although its citizens are known for being well informed about global events, Dutch journalist Margo Smit says many residents of Holland will now be following events in Ukraine much more closely.
Airlines have been criticized for flying over Ukraine — now they're being criticized for halting flights to Israel. Who decides where it's safe to fly? Pilot Patrick Smith says it's a multi-layered process.
The crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 on July 17 has forced Malaysia Airlines to find a new — safer — route to its destinations in western Europe. The airline tried a few options and seems to have found a less controversial flight path.
Senior Ukrainian separatist leader Aleksander Borodai may have handed over the black boxes from Malaysia Airlines flight 17 to Malaysian experts, but the crash site itself is still open and unsecured. And fighting continues in the distance.
If you've ever found some Lego figures and accessories, from dragons to swords to diving masks and more, on an Atlantic beach, there's a chance a child left them ... or they might have come from a storm 17 years ago. A woman in England told us the story of the Legos lost at sea.
George Clooney may have hurt the reputation of the Daily Mail more than the paper hurt his. After the Mail claimed the mother of his fiancée was unhappy with the engagement for religious reasons, he blasted back in his own article published by USA Today.
Haggis imports have been outlawed in the United States since 1971. The ban was put in place because one of the key ingredients of haggis - sheep lungs - are prohibited in food products here. Now there is a fresh press by the UK government to try and overturn the import ban on traditional Scottish haggis.
They were born minutes apart and they are both enviable craft brewers, so why won't these brothers drink a pint with each other? Journalist Jonah Weiner shares the story behind a rivalry that is delighting the beer world.
Germany says it has uncovered American spies, and Chancellor Angela Merkel is "unamused." But even after the Germans ordered the removal of a CIA official in Berlin, the flap is unlikely to change much in the US-German relationship.
You've heard about Parking Day, right? Well, the idea is to reclaim open space one parking spot at a time to demonstrate that cities are for people, not just for trucks and cars. Do you think this will go over well in one of Ireland's busiest cities?
The Soviet Union dissolved 20 years ago this Sunday. More than half of all Russians now regret that demise, according to a recent poll. Brigid McCarthy visited a restaurant in Moscow that lets nostalgic customers pretend they're back in the USSR.
The Irish language used to be a symbol of Catholic nationalism. But it's gradually becoming de-politicized, morphing into just another minority language in need of saving. You can see evidence of that change in community halls in Belfast.
President Barack Obama will be in Poland Friday, but people there may not be that happy to see him. Poles are frustrated that the United States still requires them to get a visa to visit the country. Dave McGuire reports from Warsaw.
A song from the 1970s has made a comeback among protestors in Portugal. "Grandola, Vila Morena" ;It's being revived by protesters, not in a fight for democracy, but to fight austerity measures from the government.