Europe's six city-states have a collective population of less than a million people, but together they span sin and salvation in equal measure. The smallest among them is Vatican City, home to the pope and the holiest spot in Christianity. Scattered across Western Europe, the other five — Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Andorra, San Marino and Monaco — share the notoriety of being viewed as tax havens for wealth that isn't always legitimate.

This Is Where People Live Longer Than Anyone Else

The longest-living people tend to be in really small countries.

Best Ways to Get Weird in Europe’s Tiny City-States

If you want an offbeat afternoon in any of the continent’s microstates, try these.

The Vatican's In-House Astronomer

Guy Consolmagno is a respected planetary scientist on the tenure track to Heaven.

You Can Be King

One eccentric Brit declared statehood atop a World War II fortress.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

The Debt-Free Country You’ve Never Heard Of

These tiny, obscure places don’t owe anyone anything.

Nations That Survive Without Militaries

Did you know some countries don’t have a single soldier on the payroll?.

Grace Kelly’s Fateful Trip to Cannes

Six decades ago, actress Grace Kelly journeyed to the Cannes Film Festival, setting in action a chain of events that would find her trading her Hollywood throne for a real one.