The PR-firm Ketchum, was involved in placing Russian President Vladimir Putin's op-ed in the Times. Ketchum counts the Russian government as one of its clients. It scored a victory and struck PR gold by landing the piece in America's paper of record.
Pope Francis has a new car. He's been seen driving it around the Vatican, and it's not the kind of bullet-proof Popemobile previous pontiffs used. This one is 20-year-old used Renault utility car with 170,000 miles on it that a priest donated to Francis.
Aides to Israel's PM are working on a new plan to recruit college students to spread the government's message. The online public diplomacy would be conducted by about 550 kids, who wouldn't be required to identify themselves as working for the government.
The head of US tire maker Titan, Maurice Taylor, has said it would be "stupid" to invest in France. In a letter to a French government minister, Taylor claimed that French workers only put in three hours a day.
A volcano in Iceland features in our Geo Quiz. It's been erupting for a few days now. So far, the volcano's spectacular displays of smoke and lava have mostly been a boon for tourism. Bjorn Eriksen manages a hotel within sight of the volcano.
The beef you buy at grocery stores must now be labeled with the country where it's from. Proponents of the new rule argue it gives Americans more information about the beef they're buying. But some say the labels are hurting business.
An Italian supermarket chain is urging its customers to stop buying bottled water from far away sources because of the pollution caused when the water is transported. Megan Williams reports on the campaign, and why some are skeptical about the motives.
The strength of the Chinese auto market is translating into design. Increasingly, Chinese tastes are influencing the cars consumers buy in other parts of the world too. The World's Alex Gallafent reports.
It has been nearly 20 years since the Soviet Union dissolved, but that hasn't stopped some Russians from using an Internet domain called .su, which stands for the Soviet Union. Jessica Golloher has the details from Moscow.