The Panama Papers have been making headlines around the world, except in China. Censors have been working double time to erase any mention of the leaked papers or the connections to Chinese President Xi Jinping's family members.
They've been called "the Panama Papers." That's because Mossack Fonseca, the financial firm that helped thousands of clients avoid taxes and launder money is based in Panama. So what makes Panama the perfect spot for firms like these to operate?
Much of the city of Fort Lauderdale, in south Florida, sits just two feet above sea level and already floods multiple times a year. Yet developers are cashing in on new housing near the sea, and there seems to be no shortage of buyers. Will this someday give new meaning to the phrase ‘burying one’s head in the sand’?
Sure, President Barack Obama's about to make a historic visit to Cuba. But it's also the climax of a string of events that could lead to significant trade and immigration policy adjustments between the US and the Cuban nation — which in turn may affect international business and domestic politics for the US.
Leaf rust is eating away at coffee trees in Central and South America. Hundreds of thousands of people are out of work because of it. Now, an unlikely coalition of American coffee chains, coffee shops and bankers are coming to the rescue.
The rum we're all familiar with has a cousin that's got a lot more flavor, a lot more personality, and it's only now coming onto the US market. But this rhum has been a hit in the bars and restaurants and France.
The Pentagon has made it clear that its "Buy American" policy will be in effect for solar panels — which means Chinese-made solar panels are no longer acceptable for US military installation in the US and abroad.
Cambodian police have killed at least three people during protests by garment workers in the nation's capital, Phnom Penh. Garment workers have launched a national strike to demand higher wages. Kate O'Keeffe of the Wall Street Journal says there is a political dimension to what's going on as well.
In the Philippines, sari-sari stores serve as neighborhood anchors —a combination of convenience store and stand-up pub. Now, nearly two months after the typhoon, Filipinos are trying to revive these small, but important shops.