Netherlands hearses 07 25 2014
Interconnected economies give European countries strong weapons against Moscow — if they dare to use them.
Afghanistan farmland crops
It hasn't worked.
Thailand food cart
Does bad Thai food depress you? There’s an upscale Mango Tree coming to a city near you.
A German entrepreneur aims to revitalize a moribund town in the former East by renovating an Art Nouveau icon.
Traffic economic indicator 372013
The US sits 13th among 16 major economies. Who's on top?
Berwick 07 11 2014
In a region with a turbulent past, an upcoming Scottish vote on independence raises concerns that new border constraints will make life a lot more complicated.
Heroin myanmar 2
Why pastel-colored smack is being produced in the wilds of Myanmar.
India new delhi monkeys
So residents have concocted creative (and sometimes nasty) ways to combat them.
India rape economy tourism
The aftermath of the Delhi gang rape has been particularly hard for tourism and working women.
Germany apprentices 07 16 2014
So why is it struggling to attract young workers?
India punjab pesticide spraying
As the economy grows, so does the suffering.
China elderly exercising
Life is rough for retirees in the world’s second largest economy.
Uruguay antismoking 2014 07 15
Smoking is on course to kill 1 billion worldwide this century. Could this South American country help turn that around?
India mumbai dabbawalas
In a country not exactly known for promptness, 6 million meals each day get delivered through Mumbai traffic with flawless precision.
Messi 2014 07 11
It’s not the first time the country has mixed politics and the World Cup.
Who says these emotionally manipulative ads only sell life insurance?
Australia sri lanka refugees
A leading refugee expert debunks Tony Abbott’s refugee myths.
South korea seoul insect hotels
It's part of his plan to improve life in the Korean capital.
Winn suborbital
Disclaimer: This offer is currently limited to intrepid billionaires.
Berlin factory 07 03 2014
You read it right. Berlin may finally be living up to its hopes of becoming Europe’s startup hub.
Argentina holdout 2014 07 02
Foreign ‘vultures’ and Argentines alike are demanding their money back. But will their quest for compensation push the country to default again?
South stream 07 02 2014
The Kremlin is seeking to isolate Ukraine by strengthen Europe's dependence on Russian gas.
India punjab heroin
Not long ago Punjab was one of India’s success stories. Now half the state’s youth are addicted to drugs.
Thailand myanmar migrants
Despite the army’s denials, workers speak of harassment and arbitrary raids.
Maid baby doll
They are on display and marketed as 'sweet-natured and compliant.'
Fish shopping mall 3
Headed to Bangkok this summer? This will be your coolest stop. If you can find it.
Australia drought
The bad boy of weather is 80 percent likely to strike this year. Here’s what to brace for.
Water pipe gun market kirkuk
Sales at the gun market are booming due to the Iraq crisis. But no Arabs are allowed.
Google germany 06 24 2014
Germans start challenging the internet search giant after a landmark EU ruling on internet privacy.
Facebook secret study
The social networking site altered the feeds of 700,000 users to study 'emotional contagion.'
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.