Egypt has said it will meet its peace treaty with Israel, but there is pressure within the country to reflect anti-Israeli sentiment.
As if they didn’t already have a lot to worry about, residents in Athens had to contend with temperatures in the neighborhood of 108 degrees Fahrenheit.
Kosovo’s contested statehood has made the International Olympic Committee not allow Majlinda Kelmendi to represent her country at London 2012.
Meb Keflezighi is the oldest man to win the US Olympian marathon trials.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for July 16, 2012. Artists featured are: Kila, Generation Bass, Kalaban Coura, Habib Koite & Bambada, Ry Cooder, Ali Farka Toure, Afrolicious.
Forty-three years ago, US Army Sergeant Steve Flaherty wrote a letter home to his mother from the jungles of Vietnam. On Saturday, his letters arrived home.
A Korean web entrepreneur, who made it big in Silicon Valley, says China is the next place to make it big, but he says China has to learn to allow innovation.
Name a new Middle East pipeline that bypasses the strategic Strait of Hormuz is up and running in the United Arab Emirates.
The Nizami Bandhu, who sing Sufi music as a form of worship, have been passing the music down to younger generations.
Spain’s miners have become a symbol of government budget-cutting run amok. Also, a new film shows how baseball is a path out of poverty for some athletes in the Dominican Republic but also how the major leagues see the island as a place to sing up players on the cheap. And head over to Mongolia for Naadam.
In recent years, in more prosperous times, people in Spain have tended to bad mouth coal. It’s dirty, it’s polluting, it’s unsustainable as an energy source. Coal is an anachronism as we move toward a world of renewable energies. The sooner we wean ourselves off the stuff, the better.
People across Europe are struggling to make ends meet these days. British technologist Ken Banks wants to build apps to help those people do things like barter and time-swap.
Experts now say that nine out of 10 species of lemur should be on the ‘red list’ of endangered species. Some species are down to less than two dozen animals.
Each year in mid-July, communities across Mongolia participate in three sporting events: wrestling, horse racing and archery.
British newspapers are full of complaints about the dreary weather, security costs, and chaos on the roads and subway.