Europe has sanctioned Russian individuals in response to the Crimea crisis, but it confronts an inescapable fact when it comes to targeting Russia's natural gas and oil exports.
One of Europe's most comprehensive welfare states is trying to build a 'participation society' – asking people to do more to help each other before turning to the government for aid.
A visit to an online archive of newspapers of the 17th and 18th centuries shows how bloglike many of them were – for good or ill.
Antarctica and the Arctic are the focus of global hunger for untapped resources – and global warming has helped drive the polar rush.
Shale oil is poised to go international, Grealy writes. It’s already happening in Argentina, Australia and China, but the big prize is in Russia’s Bazhenov shale in Western Siberia.