How markets, people and power interact.
South African official casually mentions Iraq War in reaction to US-led FIFA investigation
'If these developments will leave us as the way we have left the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, then it was not a worthy cause to pursue.'
Sepp Blatter wins fifth term as FIFA president despite corruption storm
The election followed the the arrest on Wednesday of seven FIFA officials, including two vice presidents, accused by US authorities of taking tens of millions of dollars in bribes.
It’s not just the World Cup: FIFA’s other corruption scandal adds up to $100 million
US prosecutors outline a big scam in the Copa America, South America’s top soccer tournament.
Mexican taxis promise to 'hunt down' Uber drivers
The global turf war between app-order rides and traditional taxi drivers just got fierce in Mexico.
Russia wants the US to stop ruining soccer
According to Putin, FIFA executives are being investigated because of American imperialism.
Brazil’s corruption investigators want to dig up a ‘dead’ congressman
The world's other big fat bribery scandal — not FIFA, but at oil giant Petrobras — just keeps spreading.
Here's what FIFA's corporate partners are saying about the scandal
Coca-Cola, Visa, Adidas, etc. — care to comment?
FIFA officials arrested on racketeering charges
Famously corrupt, it looks like the world's governing body for soccer is about to be undone.
This fake Coca-Cola ad is going viral. Will it force them to pull out of World Cup 2022 in Qatar?
It's starting to look like the only parties happy about Qatar hosting World Cup 2022 are Qatar, FIFA, and the corporations sponsoring the event.
Fossil fuels get a lot more global subsidies than public health does. Here's how much, in 4 charts
The IMF says this new data is 'shocking,' so we thought we'd check it out.
Aid for Nepal is falling way short amid concerns for corruption
The United Nations and others have raised only a small fraction of the money needed to help the people of Nepal.
Here's what minimum wage looks like around the world
Los Angeles voted to increase its minimum wage from $9 to $15 by 2020. Not bad, by global standards.
The US Congress has pretty much crushed the largest trade deal in history
It's a win for transparency. But not everyone's a winner.
Senate Democrats block Obama on free-trade initiative
In a setback to President Barack Obama's agenda, lawmakers on Tuesday blocked the advance of a measure giving him authority to swiftly finalize a historic Pacific Rim trade deal.
The US Senate votes today on whether to fast-track Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership
The controversial trade deal would be a global game-changer — for better or worse.
This US-backed Pacific trade deal could stop the poor from getting life-saving meds
The TPP will be the world’s largest ever trade agreement — and it's being negotiated behind closed doors.
2,000 Egyptian children crossed the Mediterranean alone last year
Children migrating alone now make up about half of the unofficial Egyptian migrants who reach Italy.
Cambodia’s prime minister is refusing to pay a $5,000 bet he made on the Pacquiao fight
Because it was fixed.
Someone stole $1 billion from Moldova. That's an eighth of its GDP
Cue the big protest.
Venezuela's medicine shortage is so bad that pharmacies are fingerprinting the sick
Critics call the new system medicine rationing.
Cameron's Conservatives have at least one New York billionaire's vote
But Mike Bloomberg also gave a couple of reasons some of the public won't be voting that way.
This man claims he stole Intel chip designs for China and Iran, with FBI approval
The new documentary 'El Crazy Che' tells the unbelievable tale of Argentine programmer Guillermo Gaede.
For once, here's some good news about the euro zone
It only took six years.
Mexico's drug cartels are making millions robbing multinational corporations
When gunmen in Mexico carried out one of the world’s biggest ever gold heists this month, Canadian pit operator McEwen Mining was left looking at $8.5 million in lost metal.
Bushwick is over. Time to move to Yangon
The largest city in Myanmar is on the cusp of a major hipster revolution. And it's hard to say if that's a good thing or not.
Watch the adorable thank-you video Moldovan winemakers made for their Norwegian customers
What they lack in Norwegian language skills, they make up for with heart.
France bans super-skinny models in anorexia clampdown
France will ban excessively thin fashion models and expose modeling agents and the fashion houses that hire them to possible fines and even jail, under a new law passed on Friday.
These are the places that are trying to put the brakes on Uber
Uber's worth $40 billion. Will that be enough to cover its legal fees?
Airbnb opens rental listings for US travelers to Cuba
Airbnb said it saw a 70 percent spike in US searches for rentals in Cuba, so it added more than 1,000 listings on the island.
Argentina has stopped keeping count of poor people for some strange reasons
The economy minister claims a poverty rate is ‘stigmatizing’ and gives opponents a way to trash the government.
Latin America divided between oil and green energy
Latin America spends billions of dollars subsidizing fossil fuels each year, but also has some of the world's largest renewable power programs, highlighting the energy-hungry region's divisions as it charts its future.