Global Observer

Foreign dispatches from correspondents around the world.


Paris metro makes conversion to driverless trains

PARIS -- Metro line 1 undergoes the transformation to new automated trains bringing much-needed upgrades to Parisian mass transit.


Engulfed by air pollution, Beijingers turn hi-tech

BIEJING -- Faced with hazy information on their city's smog, Beijingers are taking to the internet and their mobile phones in search of the facts.


Taking selection out of Spanish grocery-shopping

MADRID -- Spain's Mercadona grocery store fights the crisis with store-brand focused selling.