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'Star Wars' crosses $1 billion globally at record pace
US-USA-BOXOFFICE:'Star Wars' crosses $1 billion globally at record pace
UK doctors and nurses beat Bieber to top Christmas pop charts
It was all thanks to Bieber himself, who urged his fans to buy the NHS Choir's charity single.
Russia is 'warming 2.5 times quicker' than the rest of the world
The climate change alarms are ringing. Russia is heating up more than twice as fast on average than the rest of the world, the environment ministry said Friday.
Russia will start building 2 nuclear reactors in Iran
Russia and Iran, relations to watch in 2016.
South Africa's hashtag campaigns are getting results in real life
#ZumaMustFall is the latest social media movement to galvanize broad support and pressure the president.
Is Argentina really over the Kirchners? Don’t be so sure
Presidente Mauricio Macri was sworn in with a 'Let's Change' program. But Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's allies still dominate Argentine politics.
A quick and easy guide to the Paris climate deal
Should you believe the hype? Yes and no.
Here are some of the weirdest things that happened in the US in 2015
This is surely not an exhaustive list.
According to the draft climate deal, we've still got options
Like this one: We could phase out fossil fuels sooner and have less global warming, or wait longer to do that and heat things up a little more.
The draft text of the climate treaty is ludicrously complicated
And yet, every word in its 54 pages matters.
IMF approves China's yuan as prized reserve currency
The International Monetary Fund's welcome of China's yuan into its elite reserve currency basket recognizes the ascendance of the Asian power in the global economy.
The Paris climate talks and the future of planet Earth
Are world leaders ready to get serious about climate change?
Uh oh, copper has fallen to its lowest price since the financial crisis
Market analysts call the metal 'Dr. Copper' because it's such a useful barometer of the global economy. Here's what it's saying right now.
Argentina’s election was a huge victory for frackers and capitalists
For fans of lefty populist ways, not so much. But there is one thing they agree on.
Women will start earning as much money as men do in 2133
The World Economic Forum says it will take a few more generations to close the global gender pay gap.
These 6 major companies keep popping up in Brazil's biggest corruption scandals
GlobalPost analyzed Brazil's recent corruption cases to find a handful of the same engineering firms named.
Iraq Kurd leader announces the 'liberation' of Sinjar from IS
Iraqi Kurdish regional president Massud Barzani on Friday said the town of Sinjar was freed in a major operation against the Islamic State.
Dirty-money Benz and yachts are up for auction in Brazil, and proceeds go to the state oil empire
These BMWs, Mercedes and yachts are the bounty of one of Brazil's biggest corruption scandals ever.
Myanmar’s state-backed militias are flooding Asia with meth
A GlobalPost investigation tracks the narco-armies in Myanmar’s highlands fueling the region's worst addiction.
A new Amazon highway threatens some of the rainforest's last uncontacted tribes
Its backers say it'll bring development to remote communities. Environment officials warn it will help illegal miners and loggers.
China's online shoppers just smashed the single-day world record for sales
11/11 may have started as a holiday for bachelors, but these days it's about making billions off of bargain-hunters.
Why Australia is running out of baby formula (Hint: China)
The shortage is so bad that supermarkets and pharmacies have resorted to rationing.
Myanmar Emerges: Revisit GlobalPost's award-winning series
As Myanmar votes in landmark elections, understand why the country’s emergence is so significant.
Lawmakers attack Pentagon funding sports teams as 'paid patriotism'
Since 2012, the Pentagon paid out at least $6.8 million in contracts to pro football, baseball, hockey and soccer teams, a Senate Armed Services Committee report found.
Brazil’s 400-percent credit card rates ‘would shock Tony Soprano’
In the midst of financial crisis, banks are making hay off at least some of their customers.
There have been fish guts in your Guinness this whole time
But that's about to change.
Malaysia has become Asia’s vaping wonderland
In Islamic Malaysia, where booze and premarital canoodling is taboo, the primary vice is food — and homegrown vape juice flavors reflect that.
India is learning what happens when you treat sanitation workers like garbage
No wonder they're refusing to pick up the trash.
Mexico's Supreme Court just ruled in favor of marijuana for recreational use
Activists say it won't put the drug cartels out of business, but it will protect marijuana users from criminals.
Tanzania has figured out a way to make charcoal and save trees at the same time
In a country where millions use charcoal for cooking fuel and its trade supports more than a million jobs, a new project aims to produce the stuff without decimating forests.
Why rich people in Austria want to live in housing projects
Vienna's affordable housing experiment is a social democrat's Shangri-La that Bernie Sanders could only dream of in the US.