Iceland, with a population of just 330,000, took on soccer royalty Monday and handed England a big loss in the Euro 2016 tournament. It would seem this marks Britain's second exit from European affairs in under a week.
The old camp was a humanitarian disaster pitched on muddy flats. The new one is on dry ground, with numbered cabins and plenty of showers and toilets for everyone. But the new comforts can't erase the anguish of its inhabitants.
The melting of the Antarctic ice sheet is happening far faster than anyone previously thought. New research suggests Antarctica is releasing enough ice each year to make 9.8 quadrillion one-inch ice cubs — and that's contributing to a major increase in sea levels. Meanwhile, the violence in Nigeria is getting worse and French Catholic leaders are looking for donors. That and more in today's Global Scan.
If you've ever struggled through Marcel Proust's seven-volume epic, "Remembrance of Things Past," you have C.K. Scott Moncrieff to thank. Moncrieff introduced the French novelist to the world with his translation, while also living lives as a poet, soldier and spy in his own right.
Remember the last time you saw a foreign language film? You sat down in the dark, popcorn in hand, and for the next two hours you read all those subtitles. But even if you've seen a lot of subtitled movies, you've probably never thought of who wrote those fleeting words on the screen?
It turns out that the late fall and winter of 1970 was a turning point in America's culinary world. Three cooking legends met in the south of France by accident, and helped define a new American food scene.
The ISIS attacks on France and Belgium exposed weaknesses in Europe’s approach to borders and information sharing that counterterror officials had warned about for years. The vulnerabilities remain largely unaddressed.