June 22, 2013 Brazil has become a global powerhouse when it comes to agriculture. Yet there's friction in the country's rural heartland: Cattle ranchers and soybean producers are facing off with indigenous tribes over who has rights to vast tracts of land.
June 22, 2013 Revelations that the NSA spied on foreign Internet communications are a particularly sensitive issue in Germany, where memories of privacy intrusions under Communist rule in the East remain vivid. But the German government itself is beefing up existing surveillance in the name of fighting terrorism.
June 22, 2013 Lots of obstacles must be overcome before the former NSA contractor can be returned to the U.S. for prosecution on espionage charges.
June 21, 2013 The Greeks have been eating octopus since ancient times, but there's an art to grilling these tentacled sea creatures. An octopus has to be dried in the sun for at least a day first. Otherwise, the flesh just steams and turns into "a rubbery mass."
June 21, 2013 The Guardian newspaper pins the revelation on more documents leaked by Edward Snowden. The paper says the British government collects a vast amount of information in an indiscriminate manner.
June 21, 2013 In some smaller Canadian communities, the damage is breathtaking. One video shows an entire home being dragged by a swollen river. More rain is expected today in the region.
June 20, 2013 Thursday's game against Spain was played in a stadium holding a crowd reported at 71,000 people — equal to a bit more than a quarter of the total population of Tahiti. The Pacific players have already met a goal, scoring against Nigeria.
June 20, 2013 Military planners for the U.S. Army have decided not to ship back more than $7 billion of equipment — about 20 percent of what the Army brought into Afghanistan. Much of the equipment is being dismantled and sold to the scrap market there — one of the largest military retrogrades in history.
June 20, 2013 Ziad Doueiri's film, based on a novel by Yasmina Khadra, is a surprisingly tender take on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His experience on the sets of Pulp Fiction and West Beirut has culminated in a masterfully paced and profoundly intimate picture. (Recommended)