November 13, 2012 Denmark plans to abolish its so-called fat tax after barely a year, citing hardships on business and the poor. And while some Danes might celebrate by spreading on the "toothbutter," other countries are watching closely for signs of whether regulating food works as a way to get people to eat healthier.
November 13, 2012 When Golden Dawn arrived on the political scene three years ago, many Greeks dismissed the party as neo-Nazi thugs. But in June, Golden Dawn won 18 of the 300 seats in Parliament, after campaigning on an anti-immigrant and anti-establishment message. Polls now show the party would double its share of seats if elections were held today.
November 12, 2012 The moves come just days after the BBC's director-general resigned over a news program that wrongly accused a former lawmaker of child abuse. The scandal, which follows another one involving a late BBC star who's been revealed to be a pedophile, has raised big questions about journalistic standards in the modern age.
November 12, 2012 Oberhausen — Germany's most indebted city — borrows nearly $500,000 daily. It needs the funds not just to keep itself afloat but also to make regular payments intended to revitalize former East German cities. Critics say the payments are unwarranted when Oberhausen itself is in such dire straits.
November 12, 2012 U.S. and NATO forces will still be around for about two more years. But some Afghans fear a return of the Taliban, a civil war or economic collapse will follow a pullout by Western forces. Afghanistan also has a presidential election in 2014 that could reshape the country.
November 12, 2012 The man who is about to become China's new leader, Xi Jinping, is well-traveled. In his current role as vice president, he's been to 41 countries, more than any other Chinese leader-to-be. In all his globetrotting, he's kept a soft spot for Muscatine, a small town in Iowa.