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Global Observer

Foreign dispatches from correspondents around the world.

cities

As the global economy slows, Beijing's recyclers take a hit

BEIJING -- An army of street recyclers are beginning to feel the pinch as the global economy slows.

cities

Mexico City security: 'Big Brother' is watching

MEXICO CITY -- Some 13,000 video cameras capture this city's every move, making the Mexican capital one of the most surveilled cities in the world.

technology

Paris welcomes robots to upcoming tech and travel conference

PARIS -- The third annual Tourism Technology Conference in the French capital will highlight robots among other industry issues, innovations, and debates.