Global Observer

Foreign dispatches from correspondents around the world.


Mobile apps pick up Spanish government's slack

MADRID -- Radiation detection, domestic violence prevention, cancer prevention -- with the government out of money, now there's an app for that.


Made in France? This group says, 'Non'

PARIS -- An increase in products stamped "Made in France" enter the market, but not everyone is convinced. How French are these goods?


Berlin's fledgling street food scene improvises

BERLIN — Food startups are stepping out of the shadow of Berlin’s hierarchical gastronomic scene. But can the movement survive Germany's lingering aversion to risk?