How markets, people and power interact.
The internet is crucial for refugee journeys — and for the smugglers who profit off them
It's one of the main reasons refugees rarely set out without a smart phone.
For China’s Kardashian-like rich, the era of bling may be ending — in prison
A high-flying socialite gets five years behind bars.
Why an increase in US interest rates matters to the whole world
The Federal Reserve's decision this week will affect everyone. Including you.
Brazil is becoming a bargain destination
For those fortunate enough to earn US dollars or euros, Brazil has transformed from rip-off to reasonable in just two years.
Buenos Aires is becoming a mecca for gay marriage tourism
‘No one judges you. We were able to walk hand in hand, and even kissing, in public, and no one said anything.’
In Canada you could soon be walking around with tiny gay couples in your pocket
What do you see on Canada's new coin design?
You know how Ukraine’s becoming more Western? Now it’s got craft beer
They're even drinking Obama stout.
White House clinches support for Iran nuclear deal
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday earned sufficient congressional backing to ensure the Iran nuclear deal does not get blocked, when a veteran Democrat became the crucial 34th senator to back the controversial accord.
Congress is warming to the nuclear agreement — but what about Iran's politicians?
Analysis: The ultimate winner in Iran's domestic battles between reformists and hardliners will help determine if Iran actually implements the nuclear accord.
How bad is the Chinese economy right now? That's a good question
No one really knows, and it's freaking out investors.
Germany gasses or shreds 45 million newborn chicks each year. And it's not alone
Farmers and animal rights activists are not convinced by the agricultural authorities' plan to stop the practice.
Tampon tax is real. Women everywhere pay their governments extra to have periods
How exactly do women pay to have periods? And which countries make them do it? Read on, sisters.
China is having a terribly bad week
Its economy is in a tailspin. And now the results of a loosely regulated industry is having tragic results.
China's sudden currency devaluation is a really big deal — and here's why
Let's read the tea leaves.
China's economy is the stuff of suspense novels
After rocketing growth, China's economy is slowing down. It just devalued its currency two days in a row as a result, which is making everyone anxious.
This is what it sounds like when a government is tanking
Brazilians don't hold back in their pot-banging protests against the authorities.
Despite a glut, British supermarkets are suddenly running out of milk
This is all the result of a global domino effect.
DIY sailor in flooded Myanmar invents boat made from trash
Seats two, has a working motor and boasts a hull made of empty bottles.
Children around the world already know the tune to Beijing's Winter Olympics song
At least, that's what music-loving internet users claim.
China's craze for fancy chairs is killing the world's forests
Conservationists at home, opportunists abroad.
The UN has set itself some ambitious new goals
No. 1? End poverty in all forms everywhere.
Delta, United, and American Airlines to big game hunters: We're not shipping your 'trophies' anymore
Effective immediately, the airlines are banning freight shipments of lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies.
The number of African millionaires is set to grow by nearly 50 percent over the next 10 years
The rich are getting richer, but inequality is on the rise.
It’s insanely expensive to bribe Russian officials these days
Want to beat that speeding ticket? It'll cost you double.
Kenya's new Westgate mall opened with more security guards than shoppers
Westgate shopping mall was the site of one of Kenya's worst terrorist attacks two years ago. But analysts don't think that will keep customers from coming back.
Myanmar braces for a sleazier breed of tourist
Sex, drugs and backpackers — oh my.
Why US hedge funds are attacking struggling Puerto Rican schools
Billionaire hedgefund managers have a message for debt-stricken Puerto Rico: Shut down your schools and pay us back.
The drug war isn’t the only battle Mexico is losing
The country now has 2 million more poor people than it had in 2012.
The sad story behind the world's cheapest Big Mac
This isn't just about burgers.
Clinton's capital gains tax plan aims at long-term investment
US-USA-ELECTION-CLINTON-CAPITALGAINS:Clinton's capital gains tax plan aims at long-term investment
This drama with Greece might finally be over, for now
European and Greek leaders say they've reached a deal to give Greece another huge bailout.