The Cuban government recently announced that it's laying off 500,000 state workers. A Cuba scholar helps people figure out what it means.
The governor of Ohio has banned foreign outsourcing to countries like India in a wave of protectionism in the economic crisis.
The United States has collected a massive amount of biometric data on Iraqis during the Iraq war. Some say that data is dangerous.
Funerals are meant to be solemn affairs, according to the Catholic Church in Australia, and only religious music is allowed.
A new project could bring better sight to remote areas of the world using smartphones.
An Iraqi refugee discovers how to use the skills he learned under the Iraqi embargo to create a new life in the United States.
Marriage is expensive in the Arab world, and a tough economy is changing relationships in Morocco.
France may soon institute a ban on wearing burkas in public. A French real estate developer and his wife are trying to help people ignore it.
Soap operas from Turkey are forging trust and curiosity among residents of Bulgaria, its long-time foe.
China and the United States are battling for economic trade and investment in Indonesia's skyrocketing economy.