Global Observer

Foreign dispatches from correspondents around the world.


Getting it on in the boudoir, naturally

PARIS -- While organic baguettes and locally grown cucumbers attract concerned food shoppers, the French are increasingly opting for eco-friendly choices in other phallic purchases.


Most frustrated on Hong Kong's streets: pedestrians

HONG KONG -- Designing the city around traffic has created an inferior environment for those on foot.


Can Mexico live up to its economic promise?

MEXICO CITY -- The country is struggling to reform itself to spur growth, but there are challenges ahead -- and Mexicans are anxious for real results.