Egypt's tourism industry has already been struggling following years of political instability and sporadic terrorist attacks. The latest air crash is just one more reason potential tourists will stay away.
The investigation into what brought down the Russian plane over the Sinai peninsula in Egypt continues. But there is a growing consensus that the plane was brought down by militants sympathizing with the terrorist group, ISIS. In the Sinai peninsula, there's considerable support for the extremist group.
The picturesque town of Crickhowell in Wales does not have a reputation for global finance and accounting. But recently a group of independent shopkeepers decided to take an unusual step: create the town's own "offshore" tax haven as a political protest.
Twenty-seven years ago, Tracy Chapman’s debut album launched her career as a popular singer songwriter. She has since released eight top-selling albums and maintained a world-wide following. Now, she’s releasing an album of her greatest hits. It’s intended to be a crowd-pleaser, she says.
Around the world, Aung San Suu Kyi is seen as the symbol of the fight for freedom in Myanmar. But inside the country, she shares the spotlight with her father, who won independence from Britain but was felled by an assassin.
The pro-separatist parties that control the government of Catalonia are pushing decisively for a split from Spain. But opinion polls show the Catalan public split pretty much down the middle on the issue. And Spain's prime minister says he simply won't allow the country's break up.
Photojournalist Shane Thomas McMillan was in his friend's apartment in Paris last Friday, right across the street from the Bataclan concert hall, where gunmen killed 89 people and injured about 200 others. A week later, he looks back at that experience.