After receiving little help from the European Union, Italy is considering closing down its "Mare Nostrum" operation. The operation was designed to rescue immigrants stuck out at sea. Now countries in the European Union say they can't afford to support this operation.
Many Africans are headed north, to the European Union, looking for better jobs and a better life. One of the easiest ways to get into the EU is without even leaving Africa. Many migrants are coming to Europe by ways of Spain's exclaves in North Africa
Encounters between hungry bears and people are increasingly common in Russia. But one encounter had an unexpected twist — and suggests a new use for that outdated computer. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, the city's top leader says the city's poor can't be trusted with the right to vote. And Rwanda starts screening Americans for Ebola. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.
Cave art has long been viewed as an illustration of the emergence of human culture, with most of the oldest findings coming in Europe. But a new finding in Indonesia raises questions about when cave art first emerged, and whether art may have been a fundamental part of humanity dating to its days in Africa. That story and more in today's Global Scan.
A Spanish nurse has become the first person known to be infected with Ebola outside of West Africa during the current outbreak. Spanish health officials are baffled why their anti-infection procedures failed, but workers at the hospital complained last year that their infection training wasn't good enough.
India's Mars mission keeps grabbing headlines — including this week, when the probe took this remarkable photo. Meanwhile, the US is shipping more of its oil overseas than at any time in the past 50 years, and that's a good sign gas prices are heading down. And ISIS thwarts US airstrikes with a speedy change in its tactics, in today's Global Scan.
Hundreds of thousands of Catalan nationalists and their supporters rallied in the streets of Barcelona Thursday to celebrate the vote for independence from Spain they have organized in November. But unlike in Britain, which supports the Scottish referendum, the vote in Catalonia is opposed by Spain. In fact, Madrid says it won't take place.
Nicaragua is suffering under a terrible drought, which is reducing food stocks and raising food prices. That's made it increasingly difficult for Nicaraguans to have an adequate diet. So government officials are encouraging Nicaraguans to raise and eat lizards. Meanwhile, if you've seen a popup ad recently, the man behind them wants you to know he's sorry. That and more in today's Global Scan.
This might just be a case of "don't knock it until you try it." Guinea pig, or "cuy" in Spanish, is a delicacy in parts of Latin America. But just how hard is it to find good quality cuy in the United States?
There's nothing like a little American exceptionalism to roil some feelings in Europe. Perhaps you've seen the latest Cadillac ad — a tour de force in American pride. But it's engendering a pretty cold reaction from reporter Gerry Hadden's French in-laws.
When the New York Police Department encouraged its followers on Twitter to share photos of themselves with NYPD officers, the result was not what they expected. Two days later, the hashtag has been mimicked in a half dozen cities around the world to showcase police brutality. But the social media effort has had another consequence: it has started a global dialogue about the perception of police and policing in different cities.
The United States was among the first foreign nations to move in to help the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan's devastation. The US has long had close, though not always happy, ties with the island nation.
In Spain, people are still talking about a TV program that aired Sunday and promised to rewrite a key chapter in modern Spanish history. More than 5 million viewers tuned in for an expose about an attempted coup in 1981 that nearly ended Spain's fledgling democracy.
Scientists are establishing a worldwide network of deep-sea listening posts connected to the Internet. It allows researchers -- and the public -- to hear whales, ships, and other underwater sounds. But the US Navy is uneasy.
Who would see promise in a bankrupt Detroit and invest in an infamous factory abandoned 60 years ago? A Spanish developer who lost everything in 2008 and proved he could rebuild himself and a city, in Peru.
If America defaults on its debt this week, it won't be the first economic superpower to do so. Imperial Spain was a chronic defaulter in the 16th and 17th centuries, and this helped lead to its downfall.
Many basketball fans hang on the words and wisdom of hoopshype.com to find out what's really going on in their sport, but not many realize that the site is run by three Spanish guys in Madrid, as The World's Gerry Hadden has their story.
Spain has the highest jobless rate in Europe. And just how is the government proposing to deal with it? By floating a controversial plan to eliminate visas for foreign workers. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.
Spain's construction industry has been hit hard by the country's economic downtown. Now the socialist government there has unveiled a 15-billion dollar economic rescue plan to help get people back on the payroll.
In our Global Hit today is from a Spanish singer who was thought to be a flash in the pan after her successful first recording. But as The World's Marco Werman tells us, some pop stars work better when they take the time to create.
The head of the International Monetary Fund gave Spain a vote of confidence today, saying the country is taking the right steps to tackle its growing public deficit. The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Barcelona.
Thousands of protesters from across Europe are taking part in demonstrations against spending cuts by EU governments. Trade unions say EU workers may be the biggest victims of a financial crisis set off by bankers. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.