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EU States Make It Easier to Limit Visa-Free Travel

By Lorne Cook | May 20
European Union nations agreed Friday to make it easier to suspend its visa waiver program with some countries, just as Turkey is trying to secure visa-free travel for its citizens.

Romanian Millionaire Priest Running for Euro Parliament on Anti-Gay Platform

Iulian Capsali, a former U.S. lawyer turned Romanian Orthodox priest worn €1.6 m has gathered over 120,000 signatures to be registered as an independent candidate for a Member of European Parliament to represent "traditional family values."

EU, Russia Shrink Planned Summit to Short Meeting

INTERNATIONAL | By Juergen Baetz | Jan 16
A long-planned summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the European Union leadership has been reduced to a short meeting in the wake of their confrontation over Ukraine’s future.

EU Court: Gays In Civil Pacts Have Same Benefits

The European Union’s highest court has ruled that in EU countries where gay couples can’t marry, they must get the same benefits as married people if they enter into civil partnerships.

EU Commissioner to Boycott Winter Olympics

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 10
European Union commissioner Viviane Reding announced on Tuesday that she will not attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in February because of the country’s anti-gay law.

EU Court: Homosexuality Can Be Grounds for Asylum

INTERNATIONAL | By Juergen Baetz | Nov 7
Refugees facing imprisonment in their home country because they are gay may have sufficient grounds to be granted asylum in the European Union, the 28-nation bloc’s top court ruled Thursday.

Moldova Overturns ’Gay Propaganda’ Law, Hopes to Join EU

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 15
The Moldovan government has overturned the country’s "homosexual propaganda" ban on Friday in order to gain membership to the European Union.

EU Survey Reveals Many Gays Live in Fear

The European Union is calling for action to counter discrimination and violence against homosexuals after a major survey revealed many gays are living in fear across the 27-nation bloc.

Berlin’s Restaurants Reach for More Michelin Stars

Berlin is Germany’s gourmet capital, with the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the country. The 2013 Michelin Guide awarded twelve Berlin restaurants with the prestigious stars, including four two-star establishments.

More Than Mustard: A Dijon Weekend

By Mark Thompson | Oct 30
The "route des Grands Crus" is the "Champs-Elysees" of Burgundy, home to some of France’s most famous vineyards. Located approximately 20 miles from Dijon, the Cote de Nuits wine region is 90 minutes by train from Paris - perfect for a weekend getaway.

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