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· June, 2014

Stories about Western Europe from June, 2014

France Sees Escape From Russian Energy Dependence in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, wishing to reduce energy dependency on Russia, welcomes French president for talks.

Italian Footballer Giorgio Chiellini's Praiseworthy Words After Being Bitten

Uruguay's Bad Boy Footballer Luis Suárez Steals His Team's Thunder With Biting Sanction

Uruguay advanced, but everyone was talking about star player Luis Suárez chomping on Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder.

Revenge from the “Disgrace of Gijón” as Algeria and Germany Face Up Again at the World Cup

Facebook and Its Terms of Use

Goethe's Faust, Between Classicism and Romanticism

Trinidad & Tobago: Give Suarez a Menu

“Not All Opinions Deserve to be Respected, Some Must be Fought”

French Startup Companies Want to Make Your Home Smarter

Want a smart thermostat to control your home's heating? Or one that is hooked up to the Internet and measures your home's concentration of CO2? French start-ups are on it.

Debunking Rumors that Algerian Fans Burned Down a Church in Lyon, France after World Cup Win

China and Hong Kong Are Supposed to Be ‘One Country, Two Systems.’ Someone Remind China

The Sino-British Joint Declaration gave Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy from China. A recently released white paper from Beijing is seen as a threat to that autonomy.

Chile Sends Spain Packing in Stunning World Cup Defeat

In a duel of the "Reds", Chile defeated the defending world champion Spain, knocking the latter out of the World Cup.

‘When I Educate You, You Reeducate Me’

‘Inner Monologue, Turning Point in Spanish Prose’

Why Some Minorities in France Vote for the Far-Right Political Party Front National

Front National has a hardline position on immigration, but people of non-French origin did vote for the party. Some said they were concerned about the country's declining economy.

Why You Should Pick France as Your 2nd Favorite Team at the 2014 World Cup

10 Tips for Safer Online Purchases

This Photo From a “Litter Island” is Appalling

Spanish Bloggers, Share Your Posts with Global Voices Through #LunesDeBlogsGV

Share your posts with Global Voices on Mondays using the hashtag #LunesDeBlogsGV and we will spread them in many countries and languages!

Thousands of Spaniards Demand a Republic Following the King's Abdication

Many observers see an intent on behalf of the crown to maintain the monarchical system with this abdication.

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