Food & Travel
The world’s tastes and treasures.
These nations are using food to project power around the world. And it's working.
The way to hearts and minds, it seems, is through the tummy.
Here are the cheapest and most expensive places in the world to get your vice on
Where's the cheapest place in the world to buy weed? Who's got the most over-priced cigarettes? Where can I get a beer for a dollar? We attempted to answer these questions and more with this breakdown of things that are bad for us.
Archaeologists unveil two colossal pharaoh statues in Egypt
The two quartzite statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III can be found in Luxor.
The restaurant that invented tiramisu is closing forever
The Italian economy takes dessert down with it.
The best MH370 conspiracies according to the MH370 conspiracy generator
OK but if it happened it would be crazy.
How rocky US-Malaysia relations may be impacting the search for Flight 370
Malaysian authorities have been reluctant to accept large-scale American assistance. That might be down to history.
Watch these hilarious Swedish guys bake a cake while electroshocking themselves
It goes really poorly but they can't stop laughing.
Would a cheese by any other name taste as good? 10 foods that can’t be called anything else… by law
European negotiators say you can only buy Parmesan in Parma, Cheddar in England and Brie in France.
5 of history's most mysterious airplane disappearances and crashes
As the search expands for the missing AirAsia Flight 8501, here's a look back at history's strangest plane crashes and disappearances.
5 of the most SXSW things happening at SXSW so far
If the 80,000-volt taser drone doesn't kill you, try out the real-life Mario Kart course.
7 of the world's worst cruise ship disasters
Otherwise known as, a list of reasons why that cabin in the woods doesn't sound so bad after all.
Malaysia says missing plane may have turned back
The mystery of the disappeared Malaysia Airlines plane continues.
Malaysia Airlines plane vanished at sea with 239 people aboard
The plane disappeared without giving a distress signal after reaching 35,000 feet.
Things rich people do: paint every room in their house purple
Myanmar’s upcoming census could spark anti-Muslim violence
The poll is sorely needed by a nation that has no idea of its population size. But rights groups urge that it be suspended.
What's the better party? Mardi Gras or Carnival?
Hundreds of thousands of revelers cast inhibitions aside for the biggest parties on Earth.
The same plastic chemicals in yoga mats and shoes are found in nearly 500 foods
Azodicarbonamide, also known as ADA, was found as an ingredient in breads, bagels, tortillas, hamburger and hot dog buns, pizza, pastries, and other food products.
Bhutan goes from no TV to all about electric cars
The tiny kingdom, famously the last country to get television, signed a deal with Nissan on Friday to import a fleet of battery-powered cars.
Bye-bye, Uncle Sam: This is where Americans go when they renounce their citizenship
The US is still the top destination for immigrants, but plenty of Americans are leaving too.
37 motorbikes carrying everything, including crocodiles
The things we carried. On mopeds.
Indians pulled this baby elephant out of a sinkhole
What was your good deed for the day?
Just how well are foreigners coping in Sochi?
'I feel safer here than I do in Detroit or Atlanta,' says one American.
Paris 'ghost' stations: Swimming pools and nightclubs could soon be found underground
Paris mayoral candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet has dreamed up a striking new plan to convert shuttered metro stations into fun public spaces.
Seen in Sochi
Reporting from the Olympics venue, GlobalPost correspondent Dan Peleschuk takes in some of the more unusual sights.
The French press corps went to the White House and acted like total teenagers
They came, they saw, they selfied.
These are the most photographed places in the world
New York City takes the top spot. But Europe wins in the end.
Spirit fingerssssss!! Sochi brings out the wacky in fans (PHOTOS)
From unicorn hats to macrame beards, fans in Sochi get creative with their team spirit.
Food fight: Thailand’s crisis boils down to a battle over white rice
Thailand scraps a subsidy gambit that could topple the prime minister — and explains why Thai rice isn’t as tasty anymore.
This intense first-person video shows just how crazy the Sochi downhill ski course is
Don't eat while watching it.
Sochi's Olympic mountain 'paradise': Here's what oligarch money can buy you
A photo tour of the multibillion-dollar showcase resort area Russia hopes will last long after the Olympics.
Children watched as a giraffe was euthanized and fed to lions
The fate of 18-month-old Marius shocked animal lovers around the world.