How markets, people and power interact.
Across Asia, sex is a handy form of bribery
Trading sex for favors is often legal, or difficult to enforce. Vietnam is cracking down.
7 natural wonders that humans could destroy within a generation
Unless things change, say goodbye to the Great Barrier Reef.
These maps show you how many people are online in the world
Scandinavia is crushing it while developing nations fall behind.
US penetrated N. Korea computer systems in 2010
Hidden US software provided an 'early warning radar' that Pyongyang was behind the Sony hack, according to the New York Times.
These countries are for freedom of speech in France but not at home
It's a bit of the 'pot calling the kettle black,' wouldn't you say?
Is Ecuador’s ‘anti-imperialist’ president using US copyright law to censor online critics?
That's what rights groups accuse him of, after dubious complaints have prompted Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to take down posts criticizing Rafael Correa’s government.
Oil money is making pro soccer look a little different
Five of the 20 richest clubs in Europe are sponsored by a Gulf company.
China's latest bribery and sex scandals involve schoolgirls and Party officials
Forced child sex in return for business favors.
Watch as Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson finish their insane free climb up El Capitan
No one has ever done this before.
Freewheeling, prosperous Korea is a remarkably tough place for Western companies
Uber and Ikea are the latest victims of officials who just can’t help protecting the locals.
Robots, not immigrants, could take half of German jobs
As right-wing protesters march against immigration, industry looks to machines, hoping robots will add at least as many jobs as they take away.
AirAsia black box has been found, Indonesia authorities say: Reports
Search crews have located a data recorder that could help explain why Flight 8501 went down two weeks ago.
Brazil's cabinet now has a climate change denier and a 'chainsaw queen'
The new science and agriculture ministers are also known for backing controversial forest legislation that environmentalists say favors Big Agro over indigenous communities.
At 9, Aslam became a slave
At 13, he was rescued. Here’s his story.
Four large parts of crashed AirAsia jet found on sea floor
Authorities said the flight had violated the terms of its license for the Surabaya to Singapore route by flying on a Sunday, the day it plunged into the sea.
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13 species we might have to say goodbye to in 2015
We have only ourselves to blame.
5 reasons why 2015 may be an unhappy new year for Europe
From the Russian bear to Islamist lone wolves, Europeans will have to be wary in the year ahead.
N. Korea calls Obama 'monkey,' blames US for blackout
The isolated dictatorship threatened the US with 'inescapable deadly blows.'
Germany’s hipster scene meets precision engineering
A tattooed engine guru is bringing California hot rod style to Porsches.
Think it’s just Putin who runs Russia? Guess again
He gets by with a little help from his friends.
North Korea says did not hack Sony, wants joint probe with US
North's foreign ministry said there would be 'grave consequences' if Washington refused to agree to the joint probe.
The Cuban expats are celebrating — the ones in Mexico, that is
Mexico has one of the biggest Cuban immigrant communities after the US. Many are happy Obama's restoring diplomatic relations with Havana, and hoping for an end to the trade embargo.
What it’s like to be a rice farmer
Are those picturesque paddies a bucolic paradise, or a muddy, parasite-laden hell?
The truth about the Lima climate deal
Analysis: Some negotiators were jubilant. Many environmentalists were furious. What does the draft agreement reached by the UN climate talks actually mean?
No, Putin doesn’t know how to fix Russia’s economy
But don’t worry, he says, things will get better. Seeking to calm fears, the president blames the West for his country’s crisis.
Raul Castro to Obama: Thanks, Barack. Now end the sanctions
Cuban leader says his people want better relations with the US but won’t compromise their independence.
The ruble just crashed, but some Russians are kind of OK with it
For now, at least. Here's why.
Is Europe cursed by hard times?
EU leaders are struggling to find an escape route from ongoing economic stagnation.
Obama just sanctioned Venezuela. Here's what he needs to consider
Analysis: The US president imposed sanctions on Venezuelan government officials. He needs to take these not-so-small issues into account.
Lima climate talks fall short, making 2015 breakthrough less likely
The meeting ended with a far more modest agenda than many had hoped for.