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Putin is much more cynical than you think
Column: But his ban on Western food may be a bigger risk than he thinks.
The two big lies about pot in Uruguay
There's a lot of outrageous buzz about the country's marijuana revolution. Let's take a sober look at some rather implausible claims.
Did you know the world is close to landing on a comet? Here's why that's a really big deal
Rosetta, a European Space Agency spacecraft, is right now orbiting a distant comet. And that's amazing.
This is how inequality hurts the US economy
A new report by Standard & Poor's highlights the growing risks.
8 reasons we should all pay more attention to this crazy place
Bootleggers, human smugglers, problem priests and purported extremist funders? Something's rotten in this Paraguayan city — so, of course, we had to visit.
Starbucks storms China with its most aggressive overseas expansion yet
But can it succeed in a country where people drink three cups of coffee a year?
China denounces pet dogs as filthy imports from the West
Dog lovers fall prey to a 'ludicrous imitation ... of a Western lifestyle.'
Why India's 'pro-business' prime minister trashed a key WTO pact
And what it says about his supposed economic outlook.
In newly liberated Myanmar, hatred spreads on Facebook
After multiple episodes of rumor-triggered violence, some question whether freedom of expression has arrived too quickly.
This map shows why we must save rain forests to stop climate change
Peru’s jungles warehouse more than 7 billion tons of carbon. They'd better not go up in smoke.
The three reasons why Western businesses fail in India
With a huge English-speaking population, India seems an obvious place for the world’s biggest companies to set up. It’s not that easy.
Scientists revolt against one of Europe’s most ambitious research projects
Dissenters are threatening to boycott a $1.6 billion attempt to simulate the brain’s workings.
These maps show from where the US and the EU import all their fuel
The fuel trade fuels a lot more than just trade.
These ladies love the Israel Defense Forces this much
Sacrificing midriff for country.
Here’s the scandal that an Australian court has banned from the media
WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange says the gag order is about 'preventing embarrassment' in the highly sensitive money-printing business.
The towns that EasyJet killed
As British tourists head to sunnier climes, it’s dark days for Britain’s seaside resorts.
Putin doesn't look like he's about to give in
New US and EU sanctions may hurt Russia, but experts believe they probably won’t work.
As the West exits, Japan and Korea seize opportunity in India
Amid hype about India’s new business-friendly government, expat executives in Delhi are more likely to come from the East than the West.
This unholy Portuguese banking mess took down a financial dynasty
Debt, scandal, and losses look set to topple the powerful Espirito Santo empire — and threaten Europe's recovery from the euro zone crisis.
EU edges toward new sanctions against Russia's economy
Interconnected economies give European countries strong weapons against Moscow — if they dare to use them.
These maps show the deadliest climate-related disasters for every part of the world since 1970
The Ethiopian drought remains one of the world's worst climate disasters ever. Are more like it in our future?
Good news! One of the world’s richest women is getting a raise
As wages lag for ordinary workers, the British queen’s salary is going up. Not everyone’s amused.
The Grand Budapest Hotel is actually a department store in Germany, and it’s about to become much grander
A German entrepreneur aims to revitalize a moribund town in the former East by renovating an Art Nouveau icon.
The US has invested tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to try to get Afghans to eat soybeans
It hasn't worked.
Asia’s heroin now sold in lemon yellows and cotton-candy pinks
Why pastel-colored smack is being produced in the wilds of Myanmar.
This graphic shows the costliest climate events in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean
In total, the top 10 disasters have caused $388.23 billion in economic losses.
Even China and India are more energy efficient than the US, a new report says
The US is 13th among 16 major economies. Who's on top?
This German program offers some of the world's best paid job training. So why is it struggling to attract workers?
Despite its great success, the country’s apprenticeship system is battling to keep young people interested.
This one species of penguin is actually thriving despite global warming
But climate change deniers can't rejoice quite yet.
Why Uruguay’s David and Goliath fight with big tobacco really matters
Smoking is on course to kill up to 1 billion worldwide this century, most in poor nations. Could this little South American country, in a legal fight with Philip Morris, help turn that around?
This TV ad exploits Argentina’s Messi to promote more than just soccer
The state-run energy company uses the soccer star to get fans pumped about drilling for oil and gas. It’s not the first time the country has mixed politics and the World Cup.