Hollywood celebrities are making a splash in Russia — and it's not for their blockbuster movies.
Two Liberian women shared this year's Nobel Peace Prize with a woman from Yemen. The news provoked celebrations and pride in many parts of Liberia, though not everyone is happy.
The influx of cash that accompanied foreign aid agencies, diplomats and private security firms led to the growth of business in Kabul, but security is still a big hurdle for the city.
In recent years, J1 workers have reported that their stays in the US were characterized by menial jobs, low wages, filthy living conditions, and a lot of economic exploitation.
The Chinese government issued $30 billion in credit last year to its top solar companies, more than 15 times what the US government provided to American solar manufacturers.
Plane tickets through Europe may get more expensive soon, as airlines may start paying for carbon emissions. Some American carriers have called the charges illegal.
A proposed bill before the US Senate puts duties on goods from China that the US deems artificially cheap -- China says passage of the bill would trigger a trade war.
According to UNICEF, more than 30 percent of children of elementary-school age are working on the streets in Afghanistan and are often their family's sole breadwinners.
A survey conducted in Victoria, British Columbia revealed that quality of community and environment played a very big part in determining the degree of happiness people felt.
Teams from around the world converged on Washington DC to compete in the Solar Decathlon, a competition to see who can build the most energy-efficient solar powered home.

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