Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promises to make steep cuts in climate pollution while still increasing the flow of dirty tar sands oil. It's a high-wire act that has him taking fire from both sides.
Over a third of Venezuelan voters turned out Sunday in an unofficial referendum — and nearly all voted "No" to President Nicolás Maduro's plans to rewrite the constitution. Now the opposition is calling a nationwide strike.
Inside vast white tents erected in a former military zone on the outskirts of the tiny village of Conetta, some 1,400 men from across Africa while away their days, packed onto endless rows of bunks as the temperatures rise.
The tanks and refineries of the huge oil and gas infrastructure that Texas is famous for leave the city of Houston at risk for devastation and massive loss of life from storm surges if a major hurricane were to hit.
Most perks and services have already disappeared from air travel, but there's still more to come: Airlines are planning even lower categories of service, saying it gives customers more choice. But it may also disguise more serious cost-cutting measures in places.
Adults in Switzerland could be in for a windfall, under a proposal set for a national referendum. The government would provide every adult $2,750 a month, every month, in what's known as a "basic income." One economist says it's not as whacky as it may seem to us.