Cuba on Thursday expanded the list of occupations open to the communist-ruled island’s fledgling private sector as part of a gradual reform of its Soviet-style economy.read more
The Indian holiday state of Goa says it has banned foreigners from working in beach shack bars and restaurants after receiving several complaints of discrimination against domestic tourists.read more
Economic reforms aimed at reanimating Japan’s sagging economy will be top of premier Shinzo Abe’s to-do list after his weekend victory in upper house polls tightened his grip on power.read more
In Kabul, many streets have no name and houses often have no number, meaning that postmen already braving the constant threat of suicide bombings must play detective to deliver mail.read more
The US budget crisis began as a side issue for financial markets, but is now centre stage and could get worse before a last-minute solution averts deep damage to global recovery, analysts say.
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai’s first thought was “Thank God I’m not dead” as she woke up terrified in British hospital after a Taliban gunman shot her in the head, according to extracts from her autobiography published in the Sunday Times newspaper.
Irish voters narrowly rejected a proposal to abolish the upper house of parliament that would have saved the bailed-out eurozone nation millions of euros, in a surprise referendum result announced on Saturday.
Students at a Hungarian university attended class wearing only their underwear Thursday to protest against a dress code ordered by the college head.
Germany on Wednesday gave an upbeat forecast for its public deficit this year, with the finance ministry saying it would hit 0.2 percent of gross domestic product.
An Al-Qaeda front group in Syria says girls in a village it controls will not be allowed to attend school unless they wear Islamic clothing, a monitoring group said Saturday.
The school bell rings and 10-year-old Alenka Jankovicova and her peers race out of their classroom like any typical fourth graders, all shouts and grins.
Cuba on Thursday expanded the list of occupations open to the communist-ruled island’s fledgling private sector as part of a gradual reform of its Soviet-style economy.
A Japanese court on Thursday gave a suspended jail sentence to a former basketball coach for repeated physical abuse of a teenage boy who later killed himself.
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen shot by the Taliban for championing girls’ education has stood by world leaders at the United Nations and called for books not guns.