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We publish new articles and stories all the time on Intelligent Travel, but there are a few that really got your attention last year. In case you missed them, here are the 14 most popular posts of 2014.
From: National Geographic | By: Leslie Trew Magraw | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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From: Power Line | By: Steven Hayward | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Greece's new leftist prime minister says his government's top priorities are negotiating with creditors to resolve the country's debt problems and dealing with what he describes as a humanitarian crisis....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The Jan. 25 Greek election results may be about ending fiscal austerity and heavy debt burdens. But any relief needs to be coupled with a boost for Greek abilities to be better entrepreneurs – and be competitive enough to pay off debts....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Deficits are predicted to rise somewhat in the near future: The U.S. deficit will fall to its lowest level since 2007, but it is expected to begin rising quickly after 2018, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office. The difference...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Following the success of the Syriza party in Greece, another populist anti-austerity party is topping political polls in Spain, and could win power in elections this fall.
From: NPR | By: Lauren Frayer | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Following the success of the Syriza party in Greece, another populist anti-austerity party is topping political polls in Spain, and could win power in elections this fall.
From: NPR | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Irresponsible lending might have been one of the many causes of the financial crisis -- but not just irresponsible lending to poor people, according to a new study. "The large majority of mortgage dollars originated between 2002 and 2006 are obtained...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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A harmless, small surveillance drone flew onto White House grounds this morning, prompting a lockdown. In the wake of the Supreme Court taking up cases about how Oklahoma executes its prisoners, the state’s attorney general is asking to postpone the...
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Serve this from-scratch chicken and rice soup with chive muffins and you'll have a meal that will warm your belly and soul. Freeze some to have on hand for a quick dinner. ...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s new cabinet includes Yanis Varoufakis, an economist who has called the eurozone austerity policy “fiscal waterboarding.”...
From: New York Times | By: JIM YARDLEY | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Richard Linklater's indie classic came out two decades ago, marking the beginning of the 'Boyhood' director's grand experiments with time....
From: The Atlantic | By: David Sims | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Anti-austerity party's big win has global elites sweating -- but they should worry more about what could come next...
From: Salon.com | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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French finance minister says Greek debt relief is not an option as countries line up to say Syriza leader's suggestion of 1953-style "debt conference" to write-off loans is out of the question...
From: Telegraph | By: Szu Ping Chan | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Athens (AFP) - Greece will seek a "fair, mutually beneficial" deal with its EU creditors on renegotiating its multi-billion bailout and huge debt, newly-elected Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Monday.Among Greece's priorities is "a new renegotiation...
From: Business Insider | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras outlined his new government’s top priorities, saying that the coalition is ready to launch negotiations with international creditors to cut the country’s massive debt pile without any “catastrophic” clashes....
From: Wall Street Journal | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The Blowout Victory of Syriza has taken on some new meaning outside of Grexit possibilities.Please consider Greeks Rebuff EU Call for More Russia Sanctions. A spokesman for the ruling coalition of Alexis Tsipras, prime minister, said Greece had not approved...
From: Global Economic Trend Analysis | By: Mike Mish Shedlock | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The Debt Non-Spiral - Paul Krugman Ending Unemployment Insurance Extensions... - Rortybomb Beware of Woolly-Minded Attacks on the Fed - Alan Blinder U.S. Survived 9/11, Iraq War, Great Recession in Horrible Decade - Noah Smith Stupid Politics Is the...
From: Economist's View | By: Mark Thoma | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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War returns to eastern Ukraine
From: Reuters | By: Mike Peacock | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Athens (AFP) - Greece's new radical left-led government prepared to meet Wednesday for the first time to hammer out a strategy for renegotiating the country's giant bailout, after storming to power on a promise to reject years of harsh austerity policies.The...
From: Business Insider | By: Guy Jackson and John Hadoulis | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Greece's new leadership is against budget cuts imposed by the European economic zone in return for bailing it out. Renee Montagne talks to Tom Nuttall, of "The Economist."
From: NPR | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The International Monetary Fund has refused to comment on calls for Ireland to be given a debt write-down if any deal is struck with Greece, after the opposition urged action to be taken on the issue....
From: Irish Examiner | By: IrishExaminer.com | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Payback of Greek DebtGreece has something like €315 billion of public debt.Forget about that. Instead focus on liabilities as presented in Revised Greek Default Scenario: Liabilities Shifted to German and French Taxpayers; Bluff of the Day Revisited.The...
From: Global Economic Trend Analysis | By: Mike Mish Shedlock | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The new Greece of Alexis Tsipras will run out of money by early March.
From: Irish Independent | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Oh, we have people who take that stance and mention that the austerity movement as a whole has been disastrous for the European economy. The New York Times did reveal that the new Greek president attended a jovial meet-and-greet with a similarly populist...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By Jon Carroll | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The results of Sunday's elections in Greece pose major challenges to Europe
From: Time | By: Bryan Walsh | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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ATHENS — Alexis Tsipras, Greece's new prime minister, took over an official residence stripped of documents, computers and soap. Outgoing conservative leader Antonis Samaras left the safe open and empty Perhaps symbolic, the gesture points to the enormous...
From: Mashable | By: Paul Mason | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Creating euro zone is members’ second-worst monetary idea, a break-up is the worst
From: Irish Times | By: Martin Wolf | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Brunch City is a photography series created by artist Bea Crespo and photographer Andrea Garcia Portoles, which was started two years ago. The concept behind the collaborative project is to showcase meals typical to a city by using the actual food...
From: Hypebeast | By: Hypebeast | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Syriza Party says it would be unrealistic to expect Greece to fully repay its huge debt.
From: Press TV | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Your morning will result in drama, brunch, or just a hardcore hangover.
From: College Candy | By: College Candy | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Greece's debts won't be forgiven, but they could be extended pretty much indefinitely...
From: Telegraph | By: Andrew Lilico | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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THIS week: The implications of the Greek election and Davos deconstructed ...
From: The Economist | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The decisive victory of Syriza, the Coalition of the Radical Left, is a historic event for the Greek left. Still, it would be a mistake to interpret Syriza's win as reflecting an ideological shift among Greek voters, rather than an act of desperation...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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As speculation builds about a Greek tomb's potential connection to Alexander the Great, archaeologists are pushing back and urging patience.
From: National Geographic | By: Kristin Romey | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Markets are relaxed that the anti-bail out Syriza government can cut a new deal with creditors. But pressure points lie ahead, with 6.6 bln euros due in the middle of the year. Getting over the hump will need quick progress on tackling Greece’s big,...
From: Reuters | By: Neil Unmack | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The EU needs more than pretty rhetoric and good intentions to stay glued together. (Image via Shutterstock)Europe won the Cold War. Not long after the Berlin Wall fell a quarter of a century ago, the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States squandered...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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You may have heard people referring to the blizzard that’s bearing down on the East Coast as “Juno.” Personally, I thought Juno was a name better left to the excellent 2007 film, but the Weather Channel decided in 2012 to start naming winter storms....
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Harry Enten | Monday, January 26, 2015
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As Greece's Syriza party takes charge, NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute For International Economics, about what this means for Greece and the Eurozone.
From: NPR | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Rolling coverage of all the day’s political developments as they happen, including David Cameron’s and Ed Miliband’s morning interviews, Labour’s health launch and Sir Jeremy Heywood being questioned by MPs about the Iraq inquiryCameron’s morning...
From: The Guardian | By: Andrew Sparrow | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Volunteer-run services are plugging holes left by cutbacks in Greece and may have helped focus support for the radical Syriza party...
From: New Scientist | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Following Syriza’s election triumph in Greece, the coalition that will confront international creditors is an unholy alliance of two parties that couldn’t be further apart The case of a former kebab restaurant owner accused of fraud said to be worth...
From: Financial Times | By: FT | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The new Greece of Alexis Tsipras will run out of money by early March. It will then face a series of escalating crunch points that will end in default and a return to the drachma unless it can reach a deal with EU creditors. Greece must repay €3.4bn...
From: Free Republic | By: UK Telegraph | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Greece’s new prime minister named his cabinet, including bailout critic Yanis Varoufakis as finance minister, a signal the Syriza-led government will take a tough line in debt negotiations.
From: Wall Street Journal | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The appointment of harsh bailout critic Yanis Varoufakis to the Greek cabinet signals the new government will take a tough line in upcoming debt negotiations with international creditors...
From: MarketWatch | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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CBO’s  new budget projections are an opportunity to take stock of the country’s fiscal situation. At the risk of oversimplifying, the report contains one piece of good news, and two of bad news.  The bottom line: The sky is not falling but policymakers...
From: TaxVox | By: William G. Gale | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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NEW YORK (Real Money) -- Is a market healthy or is it sick? Does it have a pulse, or is it just lurching back and forth? I think that this tape is remarkably healthy and let me tell you why. I have a handy way to calculate health vs. weakness. Here are...
From: TheStreet | By: Jim Cramer | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Rolling coverage as Greece’s new prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, picks government ministers Latest: the official announcementLeaked! The Tsipras cabinetTsipras cuts back Greek governmentYanis Varoufakis is finance ministerProfile: Varoufakis is Keynes...
From: The Guardian | By: Graeme Wearden | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Ten people have died after a Greek air force F-16 jet crashed at a base in Los Llanos in southeastern Spain, a senior Spanish defense official told CNN....
From: CNN | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Athens art gallery owner Christina Androulidaki says she's not sure Alexis Tsipras can live up to his promises to renegotiate the bailout.
From: NPR | Monday, January 26, 2015
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