The conflict between South Korea and Japan has been going on for decades, but the past few months are somewhat uncharted territory for the two countries, which have nevertheless enjoyed robust trade. Today, six in 10 South Koreans are currently participating in the “No Japan” boycott.

Italy outraged by allegations that it bribed the Taliban not to attack soldiers, which might have led to the deaths of French soldiers.
The Romanian born author Herta Müller is renowned for her books based on life under the harsh regime of the dictator Ceausescu.
Subsidizing worker pay and parental leave, and collective payroll are some of ways Germany is helping its workers keep an income.
What the US and President Obama can learn from Canada's long and difficult road to universal health care.
A series of pictures shot by Peruvian photographer Milagros de la Torre feature some fancy clothes that carry a well hidden secret.
Peter Galbraith, recently dismissed from UN mission in Afghanistan, accuses Karzai's government of 'blatantly stealing an election.'
China has grown beyond recognition in the past sixty years, and its government is trying to spur innovation to insure continued growth.
A sleeping-bag-like incubator, the Embrace, was created to help save low-birth-weight or premature babies.
Sixties icon Marianne Faithfull on her new covers album, what's on her iPod and the music she calls the soundtrack of her life.
A project in Iceland aimed at removing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it beneath the earth’s surface shows promising results.

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