Sao Paulo is a city stuck in traffic. Gridlock sets in during rush hour. The quickest way to get around the city is by bike, but it's incredibly dangerous. Few people bike, and those who do are always in danger of being struck by a speeding, or merely passing, automobile.
In the European Union, every language is an official language. Government officials speak in the official language of their country, and those comments are then translated into 22, soon to be 23, other languages. All of that costs $1.4 billion per year — and that total will increase when Croatian becomes an official language later this year.
Two men are in custody, accused of hacking British solider Lee Rigby to death on the streets of London. As law enforcement try to make sense of the brutal attack, being referred to as a terrorist attack, Londoners are trying to get life back to normal.
Peru's economy has long run on the extraction of minerals from beneath the earth's surface. And that has come at a cost to the environment and the health of people. But environmental activists are heartened to see the government make tentative steps to rein in environmental excesses.
In Spain, olive oil might as well be considered one of the food groups. And, often, that olive oil comes in unmarked, unlabeled containers from small orchards. But the European Union wants to make sure consumers know exactly what they're eating, which means big changes for the olive oil industry.
The Justice Department has launched an unprecedented crackdown on leaks within the government -- going so far as to seize the phone records of several AP journalists and searching the personal email of a Fox News correspondent. The crackdown has prompted an outcry from media and civil rights advocates.
Syria has been embroiled in a bitter civil war for more than two years. That prompted one Syrian woman, Ahlam, to come to America to give birth to her daughter, near her family. But now, with her husband unable to leave, she's preparing to return to the violence that is Syria today.
Search and rescuers were combing through the rubble of Moore, Okla., after a devastating tornado "tore the heart out" of the suburban Oklahoma city. At least 24 people were reported dead, with that toll expected to continue to rise as the rescue turns into a recovery.
There's been relative peace and quiet between Israel and Syria for years. Sure, Israel would occasionally strike out at what it saw as Syria threatening its security, but things have mostly remained quiet. But, recently, as Syria's civil wars devolves into mayhem, the peace had been punctured with threats and missile strikes.
Many domestic workers get stuck in jobs that pay them low wages, subject them to long hours and sometimes even expose them to physical abuse. And because many are undocumented, they don't, or can't, speak up. But some states are trying to change that.