Global Observer

Foreign dispatches from correspondents around the world.


Madrid has record-breaking air pollution

MADRID -- Spain's capital city has ever-increasing levels of air contamination, with no solution in sight.


Fake Paris project revisited after decades of obscurity

PARIS -- New archive information sheds light on a fake "Paris" constructed during World War I to divert German bombers


Beijing's tech-firms find workspace, for the price of a coffee

BEIJING -- A garage cafe is an incubator for a raft of tech-companies on the lookout for investment.