Many Puerto Ricans are calling a new debt rescue bill passed by US Congress a form of neocolonialism. It's an interesting time on the island for sure, a time when many are questioning their collective identity.
Venezuela's continuing struggles with economic malaise and the low price of oil are spilling out in the open with serious consequences — babies dying, consumer product shortages and a national leader being threatened with ouster.
What if instead of increasing spending on the military, that money was spent in other ways. Use our interactive and find out how a cut in global military spending could fund projects like climate change mitigation or ending world hunger.
You may have noticed that more and more wine bottles — even expensive ones — are increasingly coming with screw tops and synthetic stoppers. You might not think much about the stopper when you make a purchase, but cork producers want you to start. They're mounting a campaign to show that real cork is better for the planet.
Chinese people spend more time and money learning English than people in any other country in the world. More than 300 million people are learning English there. Put into perspective, that's roughly the population of the United States. And these aren't just children learning in school. More and more adults are hitting the English books in their spare time.
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.
A Muslim convert from the Houston area was appalled that many of his friends had never tried real Texas BBQ, because it wasn’t halal. So, he and a partner have started selling “authentic halal Texas BBQ” out of truck near Sugar Land, Texas.
Italy is a fiercely anti-GMOs. It's one of a handful of countries to ban them outright. But European law is trumping them, and it has opened a window for one Italian farmer who is growing GMO corn anyway.
Economists at the London School of Economics say denial of the risks of global warming — from rising seas to droughts to civil unrest — is promoting the overvaluation of certain financial assets — in other words, a bubble.