April 23, 2013 A car bomb took out the front wall and the reception area of the French Embassy in what some suspect was an attack related to France's military intervention in Mali.
April 23, 2013 That tasty cup of java from your favorite gourmet coffee shop began life on a farm thousands of miles away. Farmers who cater to the specialty coffee market compete on quality. And some use the higher prices their beans fetch to reinvest in their businesses and improve conditions for workers.
April 23, 2013 China's one-child only policy and historic preference for boys has led to a surplus of marriageable Chinese men. Young women are holding out for better apartments, cars and the like from potential spouses. And prospective in-laws are socking away savings to try to appeal to a future daughter-in-law.
April 22, 2013 In a statement issued in Luxembourg by the bloc's Foreign Affairs Council, the EU said the arms embargo on the country will remain in place. Human Rights Watch criticized the decision to lift sanctions.
April 22, 2013 Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was charged today in his hospital room, is eligible for the death penalty.
April 22, 2013 Canadian authorities have disrupted an alleged plot to derail a passenger train line near Toronto, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced Monday. The two accused, Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, are charged with "conspiring to murder" in an act linked to a terrorist group. The authorities say the suspects are not connected to last week's attack on the Boston Marathon.
April 22, 2013 More than 180 people reportedly have died following Saturday's strong temblor in Sichuan province. Aftershocks and landslides are making difficult to get to the villages and other places that were hit hard.
April 22, 2013 Coffee is social stimulant, solitary pleasure, intellectual catalyst. It also connects us to far corners of the globe. From small specialty farms in Guatemala to large, industrial operations in Brazil and unexpected corners of the world, like Vietnam, the world's morning cup of joe makes quite a journey.
April 22, 2013 In the U.S., 3 percent of the CEOs at top companies are women; in India, that figure is 14 percent. Economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett says women in India and other emerging economies, like China and Brazil, are surpassing their American and European counterparts. They're "pointing the way," she says.
April 21, 2013 Landslides and congested roadways are hindering rescuers' progress as they make their way to rural communities in Sichuan Province. The earthquake Saturday, which killed at least 186, is a test of the new leadership's response to natural disaster.
April 21, 2013 "What has changed?" That is the question echoing through Delhi on Sunday. Public frustration over sexual crimes against women is erupting again, this time over a gruesome sexual assault of a child.
April 21, 2013 When the only known poem Winston Churchill wrote as an adult went up for auction in London recently, it was expected to fetch a pretty penny. But the poem failed to fetch a buyer, and now its fate is unknown. New Yorker Poetry Editor Paul Muldoon takes a critical look at "Our Modern Watchwords."