The E.U. is worried about Russia’s human rights record, rubber barons deforest Cambodia and Laos and attempts to introduce a …
French President François Hollande responds to a financial scandal by obliging Cabinet members to publish details of their personal holdings — an unprecedented requirement
New Zealand legalizes gay marriage, the U.S. proposes a human rights monitor in Western Sahara and organized crime in East Asia is worth around $90 billion.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in China and the U.S. are working together to develop a vaccine for the “bird flu,” and Uruguay becomes the third country in the Americas to legalize same-sex marriage
Former French Minister responsible for hunting tax dodgers and enforcing austerity acknowledges claims he has a secret Swiss bank account, dealing another blow to President François Hollande’s slumping fortunes as appeal of extreme-right rises.
China is the world’s fifth largest arms exporter, Cossacks are expanding their role in Russia’s public sphere and Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is scheduled to meet Pope Francis on Monday
The Czech Republic is polarized over joining the euro zone, Africa needs to push more ambitiously for faster progress and Libya’s government said that the Lockerbie bombing case is closed, despite British and American hopes for a …
Child labor remains a problem in India, information about soil pollution is a state secret in China and thousands of Colombian coffee growers have gone on strike
The Brazilian Congress picks leaders who are accused of corruption, the BRICS nations agree to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis together and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad makes an historic visit to Egypt
New Delhi’s air pollution was worse than Beijing’s on Thursday, China’s surplus labor will disappear by 2025 and Argentina refuses to hold talks over Falkland Islands
On deck for Tuesday: Vietnam’s Communist Party apologizes for corruption, the Ibrahim Prize for good governance in Africa has no winner this year, Gary McKinnon’s extradition to the U.S., Cuba lifts travel restrictions and …
For a government that prizes stability, using online fervor to bring down corrupt individuals can be a dangerous exercise.
On deck for Wednesday: The Italian government fires an entire city council for suspected ties with the mafia, the IMF lowers its global growth forecast, and the U.S. military reportedly gets more involved in the Syria crisis.