Indonesia corruption app
One reason graft is so rampant is that people don’t know when a gift is a bribe.
Espionage 11 18 2014
From typewriters to quantum cryptography, governments are exploring old and new ways of keeping information secret.
This seductive and demanding art is not just for strippers anymore.
China traditional medicine bee sting
A top Beijing surgeon challenges the multibillion-dollar traditional Chinese medicine industry to prove itself.
Brazil protest 2014 11 19
The country's first trial for insider trading and a major investigation at Petrobras oil company could change Latin America's powerhouse forever.
Juncker 11 19 2014
Just days into his tenure as president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker is facing calls to resign over tax deals in Luxembourg.
Indonesia female police officers
Young women are forced to undress in front of others. Fingers are 'inserted.'
Hong kong mong kok occupy camp
The Mong Kok camp braces for court-ordered destruction, exposing the movement’s angry, working-class underbelly.
Tomsk 11 11 2014
Russia wants to boost its lagging economy by developing its tech industry, but attracting the key ingredient — people — may be the most difficult part.
Afghan social media 2014 11 11
Read on, you'll see why.
Obama koala
The United States is a top consumer for petroleum, natural gas and coal.
Peru cocaine 2011 9 24
Can this Peruvian lawyer stop the world's $1 trillion-per-year problem?
Alan bollard apec secretariat
The APEC Secretariat head weighs in on the future trade landscape in the Asia-Pacific.
Berlin sex fair 11 05 2014
Kaufmich.com is promising a free market for prostitution.
Istanbul world city
Q&A: When you ask a leading architect to predict the future, this is what it looks like.
Piles of trash waste paper
But critics of an ambitious plan to tackle climate change question whether its goals are realistic.
Vietnam dog meat
Though grilled canine is sold legally in roadside stalls, dog snatchers are deeply reviled.
China halloween 2013
It turns out Zombie walks and political summits don’t mix.
China drone nov 2
China has successfully tested a homemade laser defense system specifically targeting small-scale drones flying at low altitude.
Merkel 10 30 2014
Yes and no.
Venezuela oil 2014 10 30
If there’s one thing the president of South America’s top oil exporter doesn't need, it’s plunging crude prices.
Kachin heroin user opium warfare
Shopkeepers dispense needles as small change. Addicts prefer them to dirty, worn bills.
Hungary internet lead
Don't mess with net neutrality.
India modi project mausam
Project Mausam is Prime Minister Modi’s answer to China’s charm offensive.
2014oct23 nigeria tayo
Will it be enough to put hundreds of millions of young people to work?
Brazil elections oct 26
Polls gave Rousseff between a 4- and 6-percent lead over her rival, though the election remained too close to call.
Brazil eve of elections
Aecio Neves asked Dilma Rousseff about a report claiming she "knew everything" about corruption scheme at state oil giant Petrobras.
Drone grapes 2014 10 24
Drones are used for killing, but many are also making the world a better place.
Indonesia jokowi presidential inauguration
Despite the ovations, Jokowi's challenges are as massive as his public appeal.
2014oct23 italy gentbd
Analysis: Millennials will not be the only ones suffering the consequences if we let youth unemployment rates soar unabated.
Cuba economy 8 31 2011
The Communist island loosens up a little. Here’s why.
Cuba 2012 7 31
The abrupt closing of a popular Havana business tests Raul Castro reforms.
Germany inflation euro crisis
Allowing prices to rise could help ease the euro crisis, but Germans just aren’t buying it.
Euro sign 08 24 2012
Why young Germans are down on the euro.
Mercedes sign 08 28 2012
The legendary German Mittlestand is opening to investment, but some worry its successful culture may be threatened.
Myanmar lights
As sanctions subside, a broken nation revels in the limelight and seeks to cash in.
Egypt nile grip 2012 4 6
Political uncertainty in post-revolution Egypt is allowing other Nile states to wrest control of the world’s longest river.
Shareholder spring occupy london 2012 05 10
Shareholders of blue-chip companies are rebelling against low dividends and excessive executive pay. And they're getting results.
Karen army myanmar
In resource-rich Myanmar, militias guard the goods.
Myanmar 2012 6 22
An electricity famine may strangle Myanmar's economic revolution.
Sea turtles swim to china
“Sea turtles,” or haigui, is the Mandarin term for overseas-educated Chinese who come home from abroad.
China college graduates
China can't promise employment to its young and educated either.