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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban walks next to a giant flag in front of the parliament in the center of Budapest on March 15, 2012 as he arrives for an official ceremony commemorating the 164th anniversary of the 1848-1849 Hungarian independence war. (ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)

Hungary Seeks to Avoid International Isolation in 2015

Budapest will struggle to maintain its policies without completely alienating Russia or the West.

The magazine Le Miroir published a photograph of a front line trench in 1914. (Unknown press photographer/Wikimedia Commons)

Remembering Trench Warfare in World War I

A century ago, Allied and German troops clashed in the First Battle of Champagne, marking the beginning of the extensive use of trench warfare on the Western Front in World War I.

A worker welds together pieces of the South Stream pipeline in 2013. (ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Europe and Russia After South Stream

The pipeline project has been laid to rest but both sides are already considering replacements.