If America defaults on its debt this week, it won't be the first economic superpower to do so. Imperial Spain was a chronic defaulter in the 16th and 17th centuries, and this helped lead to its downfall.
In 1963, at the height of the Cold War, a hotline was set up to enable communication between the world's two biggest powers. First established by President Kennedy and Soviet Premier Khrushchev, it provided a vital link between the leaders of two nations.
For Wednesday's Geo-Quiz, we take you to Vienna, in search of a famous museum. Recently, this museum featured a special exhibit featuring nude men. And, it turns out, quite a few people wanted to see the exhibit...in the nude.
Anyone who owns a dog knows that each one is a little different, with a distinctive personality. At the Clever Dog Lab at the Veterinary University of Vienna, scientists are trying to figure out where that personality comes from -- and how it can be tapped.
German Dietmar Machold lived the high-life in Vienna as one of the world's foremost experts on violins. But it was all a ponzi scheme. And Friday, an Austrian court convicted him of embezzlement and fraud. Aaron Schachter tells the sad tale.
What makes a dog bold or shy, eager or sullen? The Veterinary University of Vienna's Clever Dog Lab aims to find out. The results could improve the training and selection of dogs that serve society. Ari Daniel Shapiro of our partner program NOVA reports.
For Filipinos looking for a taste of heir homeland, Jollibee is ubiquitous. With more than 900 locations in the Philippines and a growing number of branches abroad, the fast food chain blends American style fast food with a uniquely Filipino culture.
Peter Max was 3-years-old when his family fled Nazi Germany to seek refuge in China along with thousands of other Jews during WWII. Now at age 74, the American pop artist tells The World he's returned to China for the first time.