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France commits $2 billion to tackle its 'economic emergency'
The eurozone's second-largest economy is hurting from high unemployment. President Hollande says he'll fix that, finally, without tax hikes.
There’s a huge reason US voters should care about Taiwan’s first female president
Tsai Ing-wen will preside over a simmering feud that, if ignited, would suck the United States into a very nasty conflict.
Walmart is closing 269 stores, including 115 in Latin America
US retailing giant Walmart announced Friday it is shuttering 269 stores inside and outside the United States, with Latin America the hardest-hit foreign market.
Why South American parents are hiding their kids from the sun
'Extreme' UV levels have doctors warning people to stay out of the sun for most of the day.
The lowest oil prices since 2003, explained
US crude oil fell below $27 a barrel on Wednesday. Here's what that means and why it matters.
5 countries spew more plastic into the oceans than the rest of the world together
And they're all in Asia.
We can’t blame El Niño for all the world’s weather problems
Bad decisions are also making South America more vulnerable to the extreme weather phenomenon.
Gunman fires on student protesters at South America's oldest college
And there's an explosive allegation that the gunman was paid by the head of school.
Two years later, Uruguay still has no legal marijuana for sale
The pot revolution that never happened.
China isn't the only threat facing the global economy in 2016
If another financial crisis were to erupt this year, China would be just one of the triggers.
Iran will protest Saudi 'bombing' of its Yemen embassy to UN Security Council
Iran accused Saudi warplanes of deliberately bombing its embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.
Sometimes a day at work goes so wrong, it only lasts 14 minutes
That's the length of time active trading was open on China’s stock markets Thursday — making Jan. 7, 2016 its shortest trading day ever.
Macau has gone from the world's fastest-growing economy to its biggest loser
Luck has turned for Macau, China's gambling mecca.
Apple will pay Italy $348 million to settle tax fraud probe
Apple has agreed to pay Italy $348 million to settle a tax dispute after the US tech giant was investigated for suspected fraud, the country's tax agency.
'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.