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.
Portugal china
Beijing is snapping up investment bargains in struggling European economies. Is that threatening their future security?
renzi 10 17 2014
Political uncertainty in Athens is triggering turmoil in Europe's nervy markets.
Thailand traffic cop
Amid rampant corruption, police can score $300 just for turning down payoffs.
stop recycling cradle to cradle
Eco-warrior turned chemist Michael Braungart is trying to kickstart a new industrial revolution.
Brazil Tuffy Habib still 2014 10 14
Thousands of Brazilians are sheltering in a squalid abandoned plastics factory in Alemao favela because they say their rent became too expensive.
Nicholas ii
The Russian leader's visit this week is highlighting Serbia's east-west dilemma.
Isil kobane attack oct 13
Exclusive: British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond explains the grand strategy for Syria and Iraq.
Ukraine cold 2014 10 07
Moscow appears to be slashing gas exports to countries that supply fuel to the war-torn country.
Like poaching, it could make some people very rich. Unlike poaching, it's legal.
Alibaba wall street jack ma
Alibaba may be Wall Street’s wunderkind, but for dictators searching for thumb cuffs and shock devices, it's a great place to shop.
Inspiring photos 1
Facing repression and adversity, the students have demonstrated incredible restraint, hope and creativity.
North korea hwang pyong so
With the dictator’s disappearance and other odd developments, an unconfirmed report puts Kim Yo Jong in charge.
Cameron speech oct. 1 2014
As the economy is booming for the fortunate, the poor are getting poorer.
Indonesia aceh caning gay punishment
The Indonesian province is also now authorized to punish homosexuality with 100 months in jail or 1,000 grams of gold.
Hong kong 10 3 14 1 0
A standoff between students protesting for democracy and their opponents turned ugly.
Hong kong anti occupy riots
Violence erupted on Friday against Umbrella Revolution encampments. Here's who attacked and why.
Eu 10 02 2014
New leaders at the EU and NATO are facing unprecedented challenges at home and abroad.
China tiananmen police charge
Lesson #4: The riot police pullback is actually a dangerous sign.
Hong kong protesters children
After days of silence, Chinese media lash out at protesters. Mainlanders, in Hong Kong for the holidays, are shocked.
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.