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Fossil fuels get a lot more global subsidies than public health does. Here's how much, in 4 charts
The IMF says this new data is 'shocking,' so we thought we'd check it out.
Aid for Nepal is falling way short amid concerns for corruption
The United Nations and others have raised only a small fraction of the money needed to help the people of Nepal.
Here's what minimum wage looks like around the world
Los Angeles voted to increase its minimum wage from $9 to $15 by 2020. Not bad, by global standards.
The US Congress has pretty much crushed the largest trade deal in history
It's a win for transparency. But not everyone's a winner.
Senate Democrats block Obama on free-trade initiative
In a setback to President Barack Obama's agenda, lawmakers on Tuesday blocked the advance of a measure giving him authority to swiftly finalize a historic Pacific Rim trade deal.
The US Senate votes today on whether to fast-track Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership
The controversial trade deal would be a global game-changer — for better or worse.
This US-backed Pacific trade deal could stop the poor from getting life-saving meds
The TPP will be the world’s largest ever trade agreement — and it's being negotiated behind closed doors.
2,000 Egyptian children crossed the Mediterranean alone last year
Children migrating alone now make up about half of the unofficial Egyptian migrants who reach Italy.
Cambodia’s prime minister is refusing to pay a $5,000 bet he made on the Pacquiao fight
Because it was fixed.
Someone stole $1 billion from Moldova. That's an eighth of its GDP
Cue the big protest.
Venezuela's medicine shortage is so bad that pharmacies are fingerprinting the sick
Critics call the new system medicine rationing.
Cameron's Conservatives have at least one New York billionaire's vote
But Mike Bloomberg also gave a couple of reasons some of the public won't be voting that way.
This man claims he stole Intel chip designs for China and Iran, with FBI approval
The new documentary 'El Crazy Che' tells the unbelievable tale of Argentine programmer Guillermo Gaede.
For once, here's some good news about the euro zone
It only took six years.
Mexico's drug cartels are making millions robbing multinational corporations
When gunmen in Mexico carried out one of the world’s biggest ever gold heists this month, Canadian pit operator McEwen Mining was left looking at $8.5 million in lost metal.
Bushwick is over. Time to move to Yangon
The largest city in Myanmar is on the cusp of a major hipster revolution. And it's hard to say if that's a good thing or not.
Watch the adorable thank-you video Moldovan winemakers made for their Norwegian customers
What they lack in Norwegian language skills, they make up for with heart.
France bans super-skinny models in anorexia clampdown
France will ban excessively thin fashion models and expose modeling agents and the fashion houses that hire them to possible fines and even jail, under a new law passed on Friday.
These are the places that are trying to put the brakes on Uber
Uber's worth $40 billion. Will that be enough to cover its legal fees?
Airbnb opens rental listings for US travelers to Cuba
Airbnb said it saw a 70 percent spike in US searches for rentals in Cuba, so it added more than 1,000 listings on the island.
Argentina has stopped keeping count of poor people for some strange reasons
The economy minister claims a poverty rate is ‘stigmatizing’ and gives opponents a way to trash the government.
Latin America divided between oil and green energy
Latin America spends billions of dollars subsidizing fossil fuels each year, but also has some of the world's largest renewable power programs, highlighting the energy-hungry region's divisions as it charts its future.
Brazil's economy is expected to shrink 1 percent. That's bad
If economists' new lower forecast is accurate, South America's biggest economy will have its worst performance since 1990.
Indonesia's answer to Buzzfeed has insane potential
The potential market in Indonesia for viral content is pretty much unparalleled anywhere else in the world.
Brazilian police arrest another executive in Petrobras probe
Nearly 100 have been indicted in the corruption scandal so far.
This North Korean is getting rich off capitalism
Black markets along the Chinese border are now spawning a new generation of entrepreneurs.
Not everyone is afraid of Ukraine’s economic crisis
Kyiv’s middle class isn’t letting one little economic crisis get it down.
Gates and Bloomberg set up global anti-tobacco legal defense fund
The billionaire philanthropists are looking to help poor countries defend anti-smoking laws against cigarette corporations’ ‘bullying.’
The air in this major city is way more polluted than the air in Beijing
And, oddly, it's the city's extremely harsh penalties for air pollution that might be the problem.
Here's how the Cambodians who stitch your clothes are routinely abused
A Human Rights Watch report calls out H&M, Gap and others for the exploitation of factory workers.
Britain's going to start regulating digital currencies. Here's why that's great news for bitcoin
Is a 'stamp of approval' from the UK government just what the cryptocurrency needs to take off?