Contemporary Events Discussions
Below is a list of suggested sources, although this is by no means a comprehensive list; any European media source in English is acceptable. After you have familiarized yourself with these sources, you will need to choose two articles from two different sources on two different topics. Any subject relevant to modern Europe – politics, international relations, domestic affairs, culture, et cetera – is acceptable. Also, if your search leads you to “older” articles, that is fine; any article published since 2000 is acceptable.
You will need to complete a three-four paragraph write-up (double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 font) that briefly explains the content of each article as well as its significance to contemporary Europe. You may write this explanation in either first or third person. Unlike the research paper, you will only need to submit a hard copy of this assignment; there is no online submission. You will, however, need to provide a complete citation for each article, including its URL.
BBC News: http://www.bbc.com/news
EU Observer: https://euobserver.com/
France 24: http://www.france24.com/en/
The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/us
The Moscow Times:
New Europe: http://neurope.eu/
Russian News Agency: http://tass.ru/en
The Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/
The Times: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/