Features by Christopher Werth

Small island has big ambitions in space

The Isle of Man lies in the Irish Sea between Britain and Ireland. The tiny tax haven is drawing in companies involved in the space tourism industry.
Posted In: Science

EU at a crossroads: Restrict borders or keep them open?

Leaders from the EU are meeting to discuss border controls within Europe.

Vaccine conference seeks funds

Representatives from the developing world, drug makers and countries have gathered in London today to pledge money to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, or the GAVI Alliance -- an organization that helps provide vaccines to children in poor countries.
Posted In: Health

Tracking consumers' eyeballs to find out how they shop

Consumer products makers spend billions to find out what sells and why. Now, technology allows companies to see exactly what catches the eye.

FIFA chairman re-elected but controversy persists

Sepp Blatter today was re-elected to lead the world soccer body, but allegations of bribery and corruption still tarnish FIFA's reputation.
Posted In: Sports

Sports organizations try to tackle match fixing

Big sports organizations like the IOC, FIFA, and UEFA are grappling with how to tackle corruption as it becomes more widespread.
Posted In: Crime

Financial woes don't stop annual Cheese Rolling festival

In Gloucestershire, England, renegade cheese rollers hold an unofficial version of the age-old race that involves hurling yourself down a 600-foot hill after a block of cheese

EU considers possible Greek debt restructuring

European finance ministers are considering "reprofiling" Greece's debt. The soft-restructuring could help the struggling country repay its debt and avoid defaulting on loans.

IMF head expected to be arraigned

International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is expected to be arraigned in New York this morning on charges that he sexually assaulted a maid over the weekend. What will that mean for bailout negotiations in Europe?
Posted In: Banks

In the U.K., Big Brother has a driver's license

A growing fleet of surveillance cars are plying the streets of London and other British cities looking for scofflaws. But a group of citizens on motorcycles is looking to thwart them.
Posted In: Crime


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