America leads the world in drug overdose deaths and opioid consumption. And it has a lot to do with the ways prescription painkillers are advertised and regulated in the US compared to other countries.
You may have noticed that more and more wine bottles — even expensive ones — are increasingly coming with screw tops and synthetic stoppers. You might not think much about the stopper when you make a purchase, but cork producers want you to start. They're mounting a campaign to show that real cork is better for the planet.
In 1498, Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama made history by becoming the first European to reach Asia by sea, ushering in the world's first episode of globalization. Naval archaeologists have just published their findings into one of his lost ships, providing insights into the earliest days of European imperialism.
The fate of the US national soccer team is still up in the air. After a heartbreaking draw against Portugal on Sunday, everything now rides on their final game against Germany on Thursday. Reporter and soccer player Anders Kelto explains what needs to happen for the US to make it to the next round of the World Cup.
You hear all kinds of musical fusion these days. But here's one you'd never expect. It's music by a quartet called the Stockholm Lisboa Project. Liana fronts the group and they perform Portuguese Fado with Swedish polska.
In the West African country of Guinea Bissau, cocaine traffickers teamed up with the military last year to topple the civilian government. Now that civilian government is in exile in Portugal, the former colonial power.
Spain's Catalonia region, in the northeast part of the country, wants its independence. It's been a goal of many for a while, but with Spain's economy continuing to languish, discord has broken out in visible ways, manifested Tuesday in a march that according to some drew as many as a million people.