Foreign dispatches from correspondents around the world.
BUENOS AIRES -- Argentina's capital just held its 39th Book Fair, the largest in the Spanish speaking world. But largely missing was the item revolutionizing publishing everywhere else: the e-book.
3 | May 17, 2013 3:00am |
BERLIN -- Could a troupe of classical performers help rejuvenate patronage for opera?
2 | May 16, 2013 3:00am |
MELBOURNE -- Wish someone had taught you how to be confident or how to find a job you love? Melburnians are picking up some life lessons and new skills as part of a trend in "altucation."
4 | May 15, 2013 2:30am |
A new survey shows that a middle-class is taking root in Soweto, a historically poor South African neighborhood. But the growth masks some lingering economic problems.
May 14, 2013 3:00am |
BARCELONA -- Ear plugs that you can actually hear through. Cubes of silence in the middle of busy squares. Peace from the city racket is coming to a Spanish city near you.
2 | May 13, 2013 3:06am |
PARIS -- Musical theater from the likes of Rodgers, Hammerstein and Sondheim is seducing Parisians with a little push from one theater's daring director.
May 10, 2013 3:00am |
HONG KONG -- Leisure farms just outside this gritty city cater to the weekend farmer.
1 | May 9, 2013 3:00am |
MEXICO CITY -- As the government promises to open up markets long dominated by one or two companies, investors are showing optimism for Mexico's economy. But can competition crush the monopolies?
9 | May 8, 2013 3:00am |
DELHI -- A recent Indian Supreme Court ruling set tough patent standards on drugs, dropping the price of a cancer medicine that costs $2,600 a month to a $175 monthly charge instead.
3 | May 6, 2013 12:00am |
BUENOS AIRES -- Known as the "Paris of South America" for its Belle Epoque architecture, Argentina's capital is also home to prime examples of Brutalist buildings designed by Clorindo Testa.
7 | May 3, 2013 3:00am |
BERLIN -- Specialists preserving the German capital's complex past and present say construction groups could save time and money by opting for second-hand materials.
5 | May 2, 2013 3:00am |
MELBOURNE -- At NEW13, the annual exhibit of works by rising Australian artists, technologies turn light into sculpture and transform computer programming into poetry.
May 1, 2013 2:30am |
JOHANNESBURG -- A three-year-old push by to circumcise men throughout South Africa has given rise to a slew of new circumcision devices that some argue cause more problems than they solve.
12 | April 30, 2013 3:00am |
BARCELONA -- The Madrid-based IOU Project joined 10 changing-the-world start-ups in the Unreasonable at Sea program, which is giving a new meaning to the phenomenon 'EntrepreneurShip.'
April 29, 2013 3:04am |
PARIS -- An upcoming exhibit on Chanel No.5 explains how this particular perfume became such a global icon.
April 26, 2013 3:00am |
HONG KONG -- Alarming at the time, the deadly virus left the Hong Kong public with cleaner habits and greater preparedness for future outbreaks.
1 | April 25, 2013 3:00am |
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's beaches beckon as increasing numbers of U.S. couples plan their weddings south of the border.
1 | April 24, 2013 1:42am |
DELHI -- The non-profit Smile Train performs surgeries for free India, changing the destinies of children born with clefts.
April 22, 2013 12:00am |
BUENOS AIRES -- Ecologists were having a hard enough time preserving Argentina's El Impenetrable forest before the owner of one of the last untouched parts was murdered.
April 19, 2013 3:00am |
BERLIN -- The popularity of handcrafts in Berlin sees the emergence of innovative craftsmanship.
1 | April 18, 2013 1:35am |