BBC World Service - Most Recent
Mar 26, 2012
The Catholic church in Spain is trying to draw more members to its ranks by promising a "job for life," but that is problematic for a number of reasons.
Mar 23, 2012
President Obama has announced his choice for the U.S. nominee to lead the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim. Judging from history, Kim is likely to win the role.
Mar 21, 2012
How would the IMF and the World Bank really change if the new leader was appointed from a developing nation instead of the U.S.?
Mar 16, 2012
The cliche that cops like to eat doughnuts might be true in the U.K., where police officers could soon feet their unhealthy ways reflected in their paycheck.
Mar 13, 2012
The Obama administration is taking China to the World Trade Organization saying it's not playing fair with those crucial raw materials.
Mar 9, 2012
Last month, the jobless rate was 8.3 percent in the U.S. The new number comes out this morning, and we aren't the only ones watching.
Mar 8, 2012
Private bond holders have until this afternoon to decide if they'll take major losses on their investments in order to keep Greece out of a messy default, and avoid another global crisis.
Mar 5, 2012
Premier Wen Jiabao of China announced that growth would be only 7.5 percent, a number that falls below what is considered a critical growth rate for keeping the Chinese population happy.
Mar 1, 2012
North Korea has reached a deal with the U.S. to suspend its nuclear program in exchange for U.S. food aid. Because of sanctions, the U.S. hasn't sent food to North Korea since 2009, despite reports of significant malnutrition in the country.
Feb 29, 2012
The BBC's Roland Buerk is one of the few foreign journalists who has been allowed inside the Fukushima nuclear power station that melted down after the earthquake in Japan last year. He describes the atmosphere, and the steps for the future.