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Global Observer

Foreign dispatches from correspondents around the world.

technology

France: the land of wine, cheese, and millionaires

PARIS -- Global report by Credit Suisse counts more French millionaires than in other European nations as French individuals hold more wealth than most

government

Perception of public sector corruption in Mexico worsens

Perceptions of public sector corruption in Mexico remain dismal despite the government's five-year war on organized crime. Mexico ranked No. 100 out of 183 countries surveyed in Transparency Internati...

design

Database helps design better headwear for Asian consumers

HONG KONG -- Designing sunglasses and snowboarding helmets for the Chinese market just got easier--and more accurate.