American beer has long been derided in Europe as light, low-flavor and mass-produced. But the ascendancy of craft beer here is opening some minds, and some mouths, in Europe.
Human-rights activists are challenging Saudi Arabia's commitment to allow women athletes to compete in the Olympics after the country's only female candidate was disqualified. Saudi Arabia has never sent women to compete and as a policy, bans women from playing sports.
Dozens of people have been killed in a month of violent clashes between Rohingya Muslims and Burmese Buddhists. Thousands more have fled their homes, seeking refuge in nearby towns and neighboring countries.
In 2009, Ari Vezene opened his own a restaurant in Athens. His experience in the restaurant industry has taught him many lessons about the Greek financial crisis and how it came to be.
Egypt's newly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, may present new challenges for President Obama. The Obama Administration has voiced support for Morsi, but political experts say a power struggle may lead it to back the Egyptian military.
More than 100 journalists sit behind bars in Turkish prisions, the most of any country in the world. As the country's government continues to stifle dissent, experts worry that what they once considered a model of Middle East democracy is turning into a model of oppression.
Guatemala's former de facto president Jose Efrain Rios Montt is on trial for charges of war crimes and genocide committed under his brutal rule in the 1980s. After avoiding prosecution for nearly 30 years, Rios Montt faces a list of charges that shines a spotlight on the country's unpleasant past.
South Africa's tribal courts have a long history of deciding disputes among the nation's people, particularly in rural areas. But critics say they also have a long history of discrimination and corruption. Now there's a movement to bring those courts into the mainstream court system, while also reforming them.
As Spain wrestles with its economic troubles, attention is focusing on the community banks, the cajas, that for a long-time were the lifeline of communities, making small loans to businesses and individuals. But somewhere along the way, those banks got into trouble and are now as much of a threat to Spain's economy as their larger cousins.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday asked Ecuador for asylum. Police in London said he will be arrested for violating the terms of his bail, but for the moment he's protected at the country's embassy in London. Assange said he ultimately fears eventual extradition to the United States and a politically motivated trial.

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