The mayor of a small Spanish town cleaned out supermarkets to give food to the hungry and draw attention to their economic plight. But now he's facing a potential jail stint.
Russia has faced few repercussions for its intervention in Crimea and President Vladimir Putin has not revealed his larger intentions in Ukraine.
The U.S. has announced several moves, including a visa ban on some officials and the potential to freeze the assets of individuals and institutions involved in the unrest.
To stay competitive, Europeans need cheaper natural gas but they also need to be less dependent upon Russia. They're looking at fracking as a solution, but opponents have environmental concerns.
Brazil faced major protests last year, an ominous sign for a country preparing to host the World Cup and the Olympics. The streets of Sao Paulo are once again packed, but this time it's to party.
The U.S. has threatened sanctions following Russia's actions in Crimea, but European countries have been more circumspect. Part of the reason: Europe's dependence on Russian money and energy.
Scotland will vote Sept. 18 on whether it wants to break away from the United Kingdom. NPR's Ari Shapiro provides the basics on the likelihood of secession and what it might mean.
A new bloom of activist movements have been spurred by the election of President Hassan Rouhani. And women — many of them educated but without job prospects — are at the forefront.
The international community is expected to pump billions into Ukraine in hopes of stabilizing a country with a record of economic instability and widespread corruption.
NPR's Deborah Amos had a recent run-in with the "morals police" in Tehran. Her three-hour confinement revealed the gap between the enforcers and a generation chafing under strict behavior codes.