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Mexico bans wild animals in circuses — but there's no place for them to go
A new law in banning the use of tigers, elephants, zebras, lions and other exotic animals in circuses comes into effect next week.
Greece might accept bailout terms after all
After missing a key loan payment, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras appears suddenly willing to move forward on a bailout, which would buy the world some time.
Greece doesn't really need the EU
Here are 6 potential future scenarios for Greece.
Greece is falling apart and it could affect us all
This basic rundown will get you up to date on what's happening and help you sound smart at parties.
Big business on winning side in US top court's major rulings
The two major rulings mask the fact that the business-related rulings this year have been a mixed bag for corporate interests.
Germans are trolling Greece with 'Grexit' vodka cocktails
Greeks say they can handle a bit of dark humor, even from their leading creditors.
You’re running out of time to pay for sex in Tibet
For years China has allowed prostitution to fester across Tibet. But a looming anniversary has finally forced the government to begin cracking down.
French cabbies burn cars to protest Uber
They also blocked access to airports and train stations.
New Blackbeards of Malacca Strait: Southeast Asia’s pirates are getting bolder
Forget Somalia—the seas around Indonesia are some of the most preyed-upon waters on the planet.
Foodmageddon could be just 3 steps away
This report of hypothetical scenarios is kind of scary — and that's good business for the insurance company that commissioned it.
Here's why you shouldn't be celebrating the new $10 banknote
Sure, it will feature a woman. But she will have to share the honor with a man. And there's more.
Wal-Mart apparently has $76 billion stashed in offshore tax havens
The corporation has built a network of 78 subsidiaries and branches in 15 offshore tax havens to minimize taxes, said a report by tax reform group Americans for Tax Fairness.
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.