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.
Next time you pass on a song in Rdio or listen to something on MTV.com, think about the digital trail you're leaving. That trail goes to a service called The Echo Nest, and it's helping companies from MTV to VRBO tailor the music they present to you.
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.
People across the globe are watching to see if there's ultimately a resolution to this US government shutdown. And what they're saying — and hearing — isn't great. Many folks around the globe say the shutdown looks crazy. It looks silly. It looks like lawmakers are arguing about something that doesn't entirely matter.
Turkey has opened a new underwater tunnel that links Europe and Asia via the Bosphorus Strait. It's being hailed as the world's first intercontinental rail tunnel, the "Iron Silk Road" linking Europe and Central Asia.
Contradictions abound in the Middle East. Israel announces new settlements, even as it releases Palestinian prisoners. Also, a man saw his investment in the digital currency Bitcoin grow more than 25,000 times, and Iceland's road policy is driven by elves, sort of. Here are the stories we are tracking in today's Global Scan.