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Global Observer

Foreign dispatches from correspondents around the world.

environment

South African business balks at solar rebates

JOHANNESBURG -- As South Africa prepares to kick off COP17 in Durban, a public-private battle illustrates the difficulties of coordinating the two around sustainable development.

cities

Real Madrid to have Europe's highest-tech stadium

MADRID -- Spain's number one soccer team Real Madrid will have Europe's most technologically-advanced, WiFi-enhanced stadium.

education

Prevention of re-admittance to Spanish hospitals

MADRID -- Part 2 of 2 on Spanish hospitals' innovative push for efficiency concentrates on lowering re-admission rates as a form of preventative care.