Not only are single women emerging as a growing and critical aspect of the economy in cities around the world, they are also driving increasingly unaffordable real estate markets. But women at the other end of the income spectrum, particularly single mothers, bear the brunt of gentrification.
Jailed Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong spent his 21st birthday in court Friday where he was found guilty of contempt for obstructing the clearance of a major encampment during the city's 2014 mass Umbrella rallies.
Carrie Lam was selected as the new chief executive on Sunday by a committee dominated by pro-China voters — the first woman picked to govern Hong Kong. Now police are cracking down on democracy activists.
A new investigation finds that toxic electronic waste from the US is still being shipped to unsafe recyclers and dumps overseas, despite efforts to clean up the industry. Ken Christensen reports from Hong Kong.
When Australian singer-songwriter Kelly Dance moved to Hong Kong, she visited her local library and became immersed in Chinese science fiction. The strange, outlandish tales influenced her to write songs now appearing in her debut EP, "All That's Gained."
Pro-China candidates in Hong Kong did well during recent elections. Democratic political reformers had hoped to tip the scale with mass protests. The World's Mary Kay Magistad tells host Marco Werman that education was one of the key issues for voters.
The United States government has begun a criminal investigation in response to data program leaker Edward Snowden's actions. While President Barack Obama declined to address Snowden specifically, in a national TV interview Monday night, he mounted a spirited defense of the NSA surveillance program at large.
The hunt is still on for Edward Snowden. The man who released classified NSA documents to the media was expected to depart from Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow Monday, but as the media bunched up around his gate, it became increasingly clear he wasn't coming. Russia's president says he hasn't left the airport.
When Facebook went out in Hong Kong, residents quickly blamed Beijing. Hong Kongers believe the mainland is behind a recent series of attacks targeting both pro-democracy websites and a hugely popular referendum that's demanding more political freedom for the city.