The Greek economy is in shambles and not really showing any signs of improving. That's led many to look abroad for opportunities — but a lot of times the landings abroad aren't much better. It's also put a crimp in the plans of many who'd gone abroad with hopes of one day returning.
At this point, it's just talk, but more people are talking about what was once unthinkable. The only way for Greece's economy to recover may be to abandon the euro entirely and re-instate its own currency. But even if it does that, there will be no end to the short-term pain the country is facing.
In Juarez, Mexico, the once-bustling nightlife had been dead for years as violence erupted in the city. But, in recent months, as police have setup checkpoints and drug violence has stabilized and perhaps even subsided, the nightlife is returning.
Some Somalis in America are concerned that the famine that's battering the nation isn't getting the level of coverage that other recent disasters, like the Japan tsunami or Haiti earthquake, have gotten.
New research out of the United Kingdom has found that sound can have a striking impact on how people taste food they're eating. Depending on the music playing, people can view the same food entirely differently, in terms of whether it's sweet or bitter.
A hard-charging holdover from the Hosni Mubarak government in Egypt is leading the prosecution of non-profits in Egypt that has so roiled American politicians and could be leading to the worst rupture in relations between the United States and Egypt in 30 years.
As Europe's economy struggles through more bad news — debt downgrades, economic contraction and political unrest — at a meeting in China on Tuesday European leaders were told China would help them with their economic problems. But the promise was backed with few specifics.
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park was recently named one of the Seven Wonders of Nature in a less-than-scientific online poll. Still, tourists flock to the site and it often evokes amazing reactions from those who visit.
The Embassy of God church in Ukraine has attracted a number of adherents, as well as a number of detractors. While founder Sunday Adelaja insists he's out to save souls, an attorney said he's out to swindle and scam.
Dozens of books have been banned in India because of their themes and topics. The country is trying to get Google and Facebook to devise a means of pre-filtering religiously objectionable content. All this, taken together, has many saying the country's freedom of speech is disappearing.

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