Global Observer

Foreign dispatches from correspondents around the world.


Hong Kong customs officials seize record haul of rhino horns

HONG KONG -- Customs officials made an astounding discovery in a shipping container arriving from Cape Town.


Mexico City bike activists paint 'Wikilane' for cyclists

MEXICO CITY -- Bike activists painted a "Wikilane" near Mexico's national congress to highlight their demand that 5 percent of the country's transportation budget be directed to bike infrastructure.


Green, whimsy, irony: environmental theme for Hong Kong's hippest design exhibition

HONG KONG -- Green is a hot topic, and designers want to be part of the conversation at Detour 2011.