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The Most Complicated Tunnel in the World Finally Opens

Istanbul's $4 billion underwater rail project, which links its European and Asian sections, was nine years in the making. Even now, critics wonder whether it's safe.

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There's Only One City in Europe With Both Ample Jobs and Cheap Housing

At least, that's how it feels to Europeans, according to a new survey.

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Is Zurich's Drive-In Prostitution Facility a Flop?

The city's innovative approach to keeping women safe may have actually had the opposite effect.

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The Gross Reason Berlin's Dogs Are Overdosing on Human Drugs

The German capital is currently reeling from news of a newly identified source of illegal drugs in the canine food chain: junkie poop. 

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How Much Is Paris Worth? According to a New Estimate, Just $956 Billion

France is buzzing about a new book that tries to put a price tag on the city, while also tracing its pattern of property ownership over time.

A Fond Farewell to London's Insane Luxury Mega-Basements

The so-called "iceberg homes" of the city's super-rich have finally drawn too much ire.

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Welcome to Madrid! Here's a Long List of Things You're Not Allowed to Do

Spain's capital is banning everything from dangerous rollerblading to jumping in a fountain.

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The Fight Over Berlin's Charming Street Lights

The city wants to replace its century-old gas lamps with LEDs, but preservationists are crying foul.

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25 Years Later, Poland Is Still Trying to Rid Itself of Communist Street Names

Scores of places still bear the hallmarks of the country's brutal past.

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Prague: The Las Vegas of Europe No More?

The city just instituted new bans on outdoor debauchery. But will they just push tourists into once-quiet neighborhoods?

Would You Like a Bike With That Coffee?

A couple of cafes in the Czech Republic have created their own bare-bones bike-share, proving you don’t have to go big to succeed.

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Nighttime Revelers in Paris Get Shushed By a Bunch of Silent Clowns

It doesn't get much more French than this.

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In Paris, Thefts and Vandalism Could Force Bike-Share to Shrink

A whopping 9,000 bikes were damaged or stolen last year, costing the Vélib' system about €1 million.

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Are Cruise Ships Killing Venice?

They loom above the city’s rooftops like CGI monsters escaped from a disaster movie, and now they're arriving in record numbers.

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Could the City of Light Become the City of Height?

Paris has traditionally eschewed tall buildings, but a new wave of architects are looking to change that.

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The Strange Politics Behind a Berlin Neighborhood's Plan to Legalize Pot Dealing

It's the latest Northern European city to see pro- and anti-marijuana forces face off.

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The Search for a Better Delivery Truck System for Old, Narrow European Streets

EU ideas for reducing road freight-related congestion.

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How Bucharest Ended Up With One of the World's Worst Stray Dog Problems

64,000 feral dogs roam the Romanian capital's streets. But getting that population under control is a physical and political challenge.

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Yes, Amsterdam Really Did Banish an Entire Family to a Shipping Container 'Scum Village'

The city has sent a "socially disruptive" family to Zeeburger Island, an ex-industrial port zone monitored by a heavy police presence.