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The EU promises to slash carbon emissions
But critics of an ambitious plan to tackle climate change ahead of a key summit next year question whether its goals are realistic.
Vietnam's dog thieves now resort to homemade tasers to catch their prey
Though grilled canine is sold legally in roadside stalls, dog snatchers are deeply reviled.
Why Beijing cracked down on Halloween
It turns out Zombie walks and political summits don’t mix.
Time running out to reach 2 C warming target: UN experts
UN climate experts warned Sunday that current trends in carbon emissions will lead to disaster.
Are Germans really obsessed with austerity?
As Europe braces for another possible recession, Germany is coming under pressure to allow more spending. A lot of Germans believe that won’t help.
Why Venezuela’s looking at a world of pain, in 2 easy charts
If there’s one thing the president of South America’s top oil exporter doesn't need, it’s plunging crude prices.
Women in Singapore are embracing pole dancing (PHOTOS)
This seductive and demanding art is not just for strippers anymore.
This weekend, Hungarians threw computer parts at government buildings
Don't mess with net neutrality.
Brazilian presidential vote begins with Rousseff as narrow favorite
Polls gave Rousseff between a 4- and 6-percent lead over her rival, though the election remained too close to call.
Brazil candidates trade final barbs before vote
Aecio Neves asked Dilma Rousseff about a report claiming she "knew everything" about an alleged multi-billion-dollar kickback scheme at state oil giant Petrobras.
5 ways drones are making the world a better place (without killing anyone)
Drones are used for killing, but many are also making the world a better place.
Heroin use is so high in Myanmar that syringes now serve as currency
Shopkeepers dispense needles as small change. Addicts prefer them to dirty, worn bills.
The world's third largest democracy is now run by a populist neophyte
Despite the ovations, Jokowi's challenges are as massive as his public appeal.
If this generation continues to stumble, the economy will fall
Analysis: Millennials will not be the only ones suffering the consequences if we let youth unemployment rates soar unabated.
International collaboration emerges as key to youth unemployment crisis
Will it be enough to put hundreds of millions of young people to work?
China pivots to Europe
Beijing is snapping up investment bargains in struggling European economies. Is that threatening their future security?
Europe is getting dangerously close to euro crisis 2.0
Political uncertainty in Athens is triggering turmoil in the continent's nervy markets.
This celebrity scientist wants Germans to stop recycling. Here's why
Eco-warrior turned chemist Michael Braungart is trying to kickstart a new industrial revolution.
Rio’s poor are being priced out. Here’s where they’re going (VIDEO)
Thousands of Brazilians are sheltering in a squalid abandoned plastics factory in Alemao favela because they say their rent became too expensive.
Mr. Putin goes to Belgrade
The Russian leader's visit this week is highlighting Serbia's east-west dilemma.
India embraces soft power — or maybe it’s bakshish power
Project Mausam is Prime Minister Modi’s answer to China’s charm offensive.
Thailand’s junta bribes traffic cops to stop taking bribes
Amid rampant corruption, police can score $300 just for turning down payoffs.
Most US nurses say their hospitals aren't prepared for Ebola
Well that's disconcerting.
India evacuates 150,000 as cyclone Hudhud intensifies
Cyclone Hudhud threatens to devastate farmland and fishing villages when it hits the coast Sunday morning.
Watch what happens when some dude on an airplane jokes about having Ebola
Russia could put a deadly freeze on Ukraine this winter
Moscow appears to be slashing gas exports to countries that supply fuel to the war-torn country.
There's a new threat to endangered rhinos in South Africa
Like poaching, it could make some people very rich. Unlike poaching, it's legal.
These time-lapse GIFs of Earth are terrifying, courtesy of NASA
The Aral Sea is almost completely dried up. The Amazon rainforest is still going away at scary rates. And the Earth is getting seriously hot.
Britain’s Big Society is smaller than you may think
The UK’s Conservative leaders are overhauling the welfare system with austerity and promises of tax cuts. But as the economy is booming for the fortunate, the poor are getting poorer.
Threats to the post-war order are fueling a European malaise
New leaders at the EU and NATO are facing unprecedented challenges at home and abroad.
Gay in Aceh? Brace for 100 lashes in front of a jeering crowd
The Indonesian province is also now authorized to punish homosexuality with 100 months in jail or 1,000 grams of gold.