The Polish economy enjoys the fastest growth rate in all of the EU. The former Communist country is committed to joining the eurozone in the future, but for now it does not use the euro as its currency.
The latest winner of the Barbershop Harmony Society's quartet competition is Swedish. The quartet are the first champions from outside North America. They won the competition in Portland earlier this month.
Traveling from the U.S. west coast to West Africa, a Portland-based musicologist set out to record traditional guitar music. But once he arrived, he discovered a specific cell phone technology had become a major component of the Saharan music culture.
Throngs of protesters turned out at airports over the weekend to criticize President Donald Trump's Friday executive order suspending entry of all refugees to the US and blocking entry for citizens of seven specific countries.
Micronesians have come to the United States in larger numbers since 1986. Most settle in nearby Pacific islands, like Guam or Hawaii. But a few come a little farther. To Missouri, for example, where a large Micronesian population has grown up.
For the past three years, our reporter in London, Leo Hornak, has kept in close touch with two brothers from Somalia, both refugees. They fled the violence of the extremist group al-Shabab. But their fates have diverged. One got lucky, receiving a US green card. He's now living in Maine. The other is still waiting to get refugee status in the US. But with Trump's immigrant and refugee ban, it's not looking good.
Many Somali transplants in the US feel that their homeland is being ignored by international donors and different group around the country are trying desperately to raise money to help famine victims back home.
That's exactly what happend to Kayla Smith, a bartender in Vancouver. A thief stole her $1000 Masi road bike. A friend spotted it the next day on Craigslist. But she didn't call the Mounties. She set-up her own ambush.