Global Observer

Foreign dispatches from correspondents around the world.


Through the eyes of the first Google Glass surgery

MADRID -- Spain stands at the forefront of Google Glass-enabled medicine.


Researching the Mediterranean by kayak

Two French students brave 10,000 kilometers of the Mediterranean in a kayak for a very different sort of vacation, hoping to raise awareness of the sea's issues.


Hong Kong's online sellers and buyers make novel use of subway

Want to buy something online in Hong Kong? Forget the mail. It's all about furtive underground meetings.