Global Observer

Foreign dispatches from correspondents around the world.


In Korea, old brews get new life

SEOUL -- Regulatory change, globalization and a taste for lighter, organic drinks have ignited a renaissance in traditional rice ales and artisanal beers.


Citizens harness the power of data in a blacked-out Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES -- During one of Argentina's worst ever power crises, a swiftly built project highlights the growing use of open data to connect citizens.


Global farmers go batty for fertilizer

ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR -- Worldwide interest in organic farming has made an unlikely winner of an African startup whose main product is bat poo.