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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.
The 500-billion-dollar reason the US Treasury has been soft on China recently
China is bleeding investor money. Here's what you need to know about it.
Australia just approved one of the biggest coal mines in the world
Tony Abbott might be gone, but the Australian government still loves coal.
A warning to the leaders of the rich world
Wealthier countries are not doing nearly enough to share the burden of taking in refugees, Amnesty International says.
The EU is propping up Spain’s ‘fiestas of blood.’ Is it time to let them die?
It might take the UN committee on children to limit bullfighting in Spain.
Fidgeting while you work might be good for you
Go ahead, do that super annoying thing your colleagues hate.
In these four countries, the TPP’s rules on generic drugs could kill people
The secretive mega-trade deal would bar some of the poorest citizens in Peru, Mexico, Malaysia and Vietnam from accessing life-saving medicines.
Why China doesn’t mind being left out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
The largest regional trade agreement in history is no big deal to China.
Major US companies are holding $2.1 trillion overseas to avoid taxes
The 500 largest American companies would collectively owe an estimated $620 billion in US tax if they repatriated the funds, according to a new study.
Trans-Pacific trade deal faces test in US Congress
US lawmakers cautiously welcomed a massive free trade deal sealed by 12 Pacific rim countries Monday, but the accord faces intense scrutiny in Congress which will vote on its ratification in 2016.
Trevor Noah’s Daily Show debut gets rave reviews — from South Africa, at least
Sept. 29, 2015: From Comedy Central's world news headquarters in New York, it's #TrevorDay.
Why rich Indian landowners are rioting to be seen as oppressed
Call it the Patel Uprising.
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 affects 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.