world affairs

South Africa

Watch: OneShot — Mandela's Walk To Freedom

The world is marking the centennial of one of history’s towering figures. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born 100 years ago, on July 18, 1918, in a small village on the eastern cape of South ...

Cambodia

For Cambodia Anemia Crisis, The Limits Of A 'Lucky Iron Fish'

They're cute, affordable and simple to use. But upon further review, Lucky Iron Fish aren'...

United States

How Recycled Wastewater Could Pump New Life Into Tucson

The Santa Cruz River, once the city's lifeblood, has been bone-dry for the past 70 years. But...

United States

Future Defense, Europe Must Get Equipped For Post-U.S. Order

-OpEd- WASHINGTON — After many weeks of claiming, dishonestly, that European allies "owe us a tremendous amount of money for many years back" — in fact, Europeans spend far more money on ...

Tunisia

Merkel, May And A New Wave Of Women Mayors Around The World

PARIS — When they met Thursday in Berlin, Angela Merkel and Theresa May were two leaders in crisis: the German Chancellor trying to salvage her governing coalition in the face of criticism of her ...

Italy

In Sicily, Documenting Mediterranean Deaths Of Migrants

Meet the Italians driven by a sense of history and humanity to identify the refugees and migrants...

Mexico

Will Mexico's New President Be More Lula Or Chávez?

Andrés Manuel López Obrador promises to give Mexico an extreme socialist makeover. ...

Germany

From Jet Set To Prison Time, Advice From A Fallen German CEO

AUGSBURG — One moment you’re the globetrotting head of a corporation with an army of subordinates to execute your every order, the next you’re behind bars and required to file requests for items ...

Lao's

At Thailand-Laos Border, A Shadow Economy Thrives

In northwestern Laos, Chinese businesses dominate the Ton Pheung district, a special economic zon...

Mexico

Poverty In Mexico, The Roots Of López Obrador​'s Victory

The bulk of Mexico's 122 million people remain mired in poverty, and with little chance to es...

Germany

Why German Turks Can't Get Enough Of Erdogan

BERLIN — They lined up in motorcades, honking horns, waving flags. It was as if Turkey had just won the World Cup, except that Turkey isn’t even in the tournament this year. Instead, these ...

Russia

Why Russia Is Not Like Venezuela — Yet

MOSCOW — Nicolas Maduro has been reelected as Venezuela's president for a new six-year term. Alexei Kolesnikov in the Moscow-based independent magazine The New Times looks at international ...

North Korea

Pyongyang Potential: Could North Korea's Economy Take Off?

With its mineral resources and cheap labor, the country has significant potential for growth, but...

United States

Why World Cup As Marketing Tool Scores Best In Latin America

Proportionally, the World Cup has more followers in the Latin American marketplace than any other...

Turkey

Muharrem Ince, Can A Former Science Teacher Beat Erdogan?

Ince, a social democrat, is now the opposition's leading presidential candidate. With support...

Colombia

Iván Duque, New Colombia President Is Likely Trump Ally In Latin America

Colombia's next president may deepen divisions in his country and align Bogota with the belli...

Argentina

The World Cup, Not Quite A Mirror Of Our World

The global soccer competition features teams from a fascinating mix of developed and developing n...

United States

Some Hard Truths About California's Water Woes

The populous Golden State will need more than short-term emergency funding to solve its groundwat...

North Korea

North Korean Defectors Watch Summit With Hope, Trepidation

SEOUL - They are the simplest of dreams. To see familiar streets once more. Or walk along a river at the center of childhood memories. Or throw a big party with wine. These dreams belong to ...

Venezuela

Another Consequence Of Venezuela Crisis: A Sex Trafficking Boom

The economic collapse has created opportunities for Colombian gangs to exploit Venezuelan women a...

Italy

In Southern Italy, A City's Perfect Storm Of Populism

The populist Five-Star Movement and the right-wing League won over half the vote in the strugglin...

Colombia

From Colombia, A Passionate Defense Of Casting A Blank Vote

The choice of two radical candidates in Colombia's second round of presidential elections doe...