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The Pacific trade deal has all kinds of protections for businesses — but not for workers
The secretive, humongous treaty won’t stop labor abuses in poor countries, critics warn.
Exclusive: Russia and the US are competing for a space partnership with Brazil
It's opening up yet another theater in their rivalry for allies and influence.
Venezuela has really cool speakeasy eateries for not-so-cool reasons
One Caracas clandestine restaurant serves 16 people under a mango tree, with retro artwork, and vintage vinyl records as place mats.
The quality of this 8K YouTube video is so good you probably won't be able to watch it
Is 'Ghost Towns' too real for you?
Some UK schools are using 'anti-radicalization software' to spy on kids, because terrorism
A child is never too young to start on the path toward violent jihad, according to the logic of Britain's Counter-Terrorism and Security Act of 2015. Well, there's an app for that.
South America’s soccer federation at heart of FIFA scandal somehow has diplomatic immunity
It always seemed a little odd that the organization was based in Paraguay, a small hard-to-get-to South American country.
Sure, Zara's owner just became the world's 2nd richest man, but what about the 'sweatshops'?
Amancio Ortega, owner of trendy clothing store Zara, certainly knows how to turn threads into dollars.
South African official casually mentions Iraq War in reaction to US-led FIFA investigation
'If these developments will leave us as the way we have left the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, then it was not a worthy cause to pursue.'
Sepp Blatter wins fifth term as FIFA president despite corruption storm
The election followed the the arrest on Wednesday of seven FIFA officials, including two vice presidents, accused by US authorities of taking tens of millions of dollars in bribes.
It’s not just the World Cup: FIFA’s other corruption scandal adds up to $100 million
US prosecutors outline a big scam in the Copa America, South America’s top soccer tournament.
Mexican taxis promise to 'hunt down' Uber drivers
The global turf war between app-order rides and traditional taxi drivers just got fierce in Mexico.
Russia wants the US to stop ruining soccer
According to Putin, FIFA executives are being investigated because of American imperialism.
Brazil’s corruption investigators want to dig up a ‘dead’ congressman
The world's other big fat bribery scandal — not FIFA, but at oil giant Petrobras — just keeps spreading.
Here's what FIFA's corporate partners are saying about the scandal
Coca-Cola, Visa, Adidas, etc. — care to comment?
FIFA officials arrested on racketeering charges
Famously corrupt, it looks like the world's governing body for soccer is about to be undone.
This fake Coca-Cola ad is going viral. Will it force them to pull out of World Cup 2022 in Qatar?
It's starting to look like the only parties happy about Qatar hosting World Cup 2022 are Qatar, FIFA, and the corporations sponsoring the event.
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.