World at a glance

My First Job: Printing professional

May 25, 2015
When Shahrouz Varshabi couldn't find work in Iran, he started a business.

Insuring governments against disease outbreaks

May 22, 2015
The idea is to help protect against the costs of pandemics.
Posted In: pandemic, Ebola, Ebola training
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with leaders from the Trans-Pacific Partnership at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing in November 2014 in Beijing.

Currency control sits uneasily in trade deal

May 20, 2015
Adding currency rules to the Trans-Pacific Partnership is mired in controversy.
Posted In: Trans-Pacific Partnership, currency controls, trade deals
Working for a dating service taught Melissa O'Neil a lot about love.

My First Job: Video dating service

May 20, 2015
Before dating sites took to the internet, video dating was king.
Posted In: dating, first job, video
Breakdancers in Cambodia.

The global influence of hip hop and breakdancing

May 19, 2015
Filmmaker Adam Sjöberg chronicles the lives of b-boys and girls around the world.
Posted In: hip-hop, youth, poverty, dance, international
FIFA president Joseph Blatter (R) speaks after Qatar is chosen to host the 2022 World Cup at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich in December 2010.

What Qatar doesn't want you to know about the 2022 World Cup

May 18, 2015
BBC journalist Mark Lobel was detained for investigating Qatari labor camps.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) talks with Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General Cong Peiwu as he disembarks from his airplane upon arrival at Beijing International Airport in Beijing on Saturday.

China's not building islands for mere economic gain

May 15, 2015
We look at the basis of the most complex territorial dispute in the world.
Posted In: south china sea, territorial dispute, Spratly Islands, John Kerry
Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation near McKittrick, California.

How much is a 10-year forecast for cheap oil worth?

May 11, 2015
OPEC predicts oil prices will hang below $100 a barrel for as long as a decade.
Posted In: oil prices, OPEC, crude oil
U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal smiles while speaking during his retirement ceremony at Fort McNair on July 23, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal on what makes a good leader

May 11, 2015
The retired general has some suggestions for American businesses.
Posted In: Iraq, U.S. Army, technology
Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis (L) and French Finance Minister Michel Sapin speak together at the start of a Eurogroup meeting at the European Council in Brussels on Monday.

Greece manages to make IMF repayment

May 11, 2015
Greece has authorized repayment of a multimillion dollar loan to the International Monetary Fund, but the country's problems persist.
Posted In: Greece, IMF, bailout
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