Stephane Hessel inspired the Occupy Wall Street movement with his writing, and powered protest movements around the globe. But as those movements seemingly sputter out, Hessel had one more book of advice, specifically for protesters in Spain. It's set to be released now, shortly after his death.
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.
Lebanon has a problem with violence, so an entrepreneur has created an app to let family members know you're safe. Meanwhile, India had a problem with the International Olympic Committee and couldn't field an Olympic team, until now. And a French filmmaker wants men to better understand the problems women face.
Europe issued a ban on leaving dead livestock in the fields to prevent the spread of mad cow and related diseases, but that measure has caused some unintended problems for Spain's vultures: they're starving,