World at a glance

Aerial view of the Maracanã Complex, a Rio 2016 Olympic Games venue

Rio de Janeiro adapts as it prepares for the 2016 Olympics

Jul 28, 2015
Rio de Janeiro has changed since it agreed to host the Olympics.
Posted In: brazil, Olympics, Rio de Janeiro
Cecil, one of Zimbabwe's most popular lions.

Lions, and Tigers, and Bears! Well, just Lions

Jul 28, 2015
Or how not to have the Internet turn against you.

Let's Roomba!

Jul 24, 2015
Drones, artificial intelligence and robotic vacuums. Tell us what you think.

Russian native finds asylum in Los Angeles

Jul 24, 2015
In the past few years, Russia has instituted new anti-gay laws.
Posted In: Asylum, Russia, LGBT, Immigration

UN says Syria donors aren't paying their pledges

Jul 24, 2015
The country's civil war is 4 years old, and there is no end in sight.
Posted In: UNHCR, syria, refugees

US companies adjust to a more mature Chinese economy

Jul 23, 2015
Some Wall Street investors are leaving as China's growth slows.
Posted In: China, General Motors, consumer demand
A European Union flag and the Union Jack hang in front of the European Union's headquarters.

Exit Grexit, enter Brexit. Could the UK quit the EU?

Jul 23, 2015
Many Brits are unhappy with Europe, maybe enough to vote for leaving the union.
Posted In: Grexit, Brexit, UK, Europe, European Union, greekcrisis

American foodmakers see new market with TPP

Jul 22, 2015
The Trans-Pacific Partnership talks have renewed a fight between the U.S. and EU.
Posted In: Food, food labels, labeling
Emad Hafez in his shop.

Without tourists, Egyptian business owners adapt

Jul 21, 2015
Some Egyptian business owners shift to exporting to make up for lost tourists.
Posted In: Egypt, Arab Spring, tourism
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