RED RIVER ORTHODOX: ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY IN THE RED RIVER VALLEY AND NORTH DAKOTA American Orthodox Christianity Series 2: Engaging the Other as a Path Ahead
In this post, I thought I'd combine a couple of angles into one. First, of course, continuing with this series, I wanted to explore some minor ways in which Orthodoxy is significant for the American R... Posted on 9/10/12 at 2:48 AM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES Flensburg Files News Flyer 5 September 2012
There were a lot of events that happened while I was on hiatus for a few weeks, two of which were spent back in Flensburg and the surrounding area with my family. Most of the events have a zero at the... Posted on 9/5/12 at 8:25 AM
NEW PLATEAUS New Plateaus Geography Spotlight # 3 - São Tomé and Príncipe
*This article was co-written with the help of the talented and intelligent, Thomas Brandt. If you're ever interested in contributing ideas or material to New Plateaus, please express it. :)
Gosh, wit... Posted on 7/29/12 at 10:06 AM
STORM TRACKER Snowy Eurasia
It would likely surprise no one to learn that the percentage of the lower 48 states with snow on the ground is well below average. Overall the North American continent is running roughly one million s... Posted on 2/13/12 at 5:55 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Travel alert for Europe
How will the travel alert for Europe affect your plans?
From the U.S. State Department:
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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October 3, 2010
The State Department al... Posted on 10/3/10 at 9:44 AM
A group of European mill owners and managers is in North Dakota this week to learn more about the state's hard red spring wheat crop. The North Dakota Wheat Commission says the officials are from Spain and Italy, which together import about 36 million bushels of U.S. wheat each year.
EU foreign ministers have slapped sanctions on the wife and other close relatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad, freezing their assets and banning them from traveling to the EU in a continuing attempt to stop the violent crackdown on opposition, officials said today.
As automakers prepare to roll out new models this week at the Geneva Auto Show — one of the major events in the automotive calendar — they are being forced to fight for a slice of an ever-shrinking European market stricken with austerity and recession.
The announcement came as the government reported more grim economic news: a big rise in claims for jobless benefits last month and a new forecast that Spanish economic output will fall 1.7 percent this year, worse than the 1 percent forecast recently by the EU and the 1.5 percent predicted just weeks ago the Bank of Spain.
Daniel Woolls and Gabriele Steinhauser
, March 02, 2012
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton blasted Russia and China on Friday for opposing U.N. Security Council action on Syria, calling it "despicable," and predicted an internal coup in the Arab nation.
In its latest projections, the European Commission, the European Union's executive body, forecast a 0.3 percent contraction in the eurozone economy for 2012, with Greece's economy leading the way downward with a massive 4.4 percent decline.
Gabriele Steinhauser and Pan Pylas
, February 23, 2012
Greece's finance minister says a new €130 billion ($172 billion) bailout deal "binds Greece to euro" and will shield the country from default. Evangelos Venizelos made the remarks today after the government conceded that a new round of austerity measures will deepen the recession and cause the country to miss its target of generating a primary budget surplus in 2012.
A meeting of the finance chiefs of the 17 euro countries to discuss Greece's second multibillion bailout planned for Wednesday was called off Tuesday night after Athens failed to deliver in time on several demands made by its partners in the currency union. The last-minute cancellation of the meeting shows the eurozone wants much tougher guarantees now from Athens before giving it an extra $171 billion in rescue loans.
Gabriele Steinhauser and Juergen Baetz
, February 14, 2012
The Dow Jones industrial average is finishing down 89 points, or 0.7 percent, at 12,801. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 is down nine points to 1,343. It is the first losing week for the index this year.
Playford V. Thorson II, a UND history professor for 35 years who specialized in Scandinavian and immigrant studies as well as the broad sweep of modern European history, died Thursday in Grand Forks. He was 86.
A severe and snowy cold snap across central and eastern Europe has left at least 36 people dead, cut off power to towns, and snarled traffic. Officials are responding with measures ranging from opening shelters to dispensing hot tea, with particular concern for the homeless and elderly.
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