Foreign dispatches from correspondents around the world.
PARIS -- As political parties battle it out before the French presidential election, an underdog environmentalist party fights to be heard.
February 16, 2012 12:30am |
HONG KONG -- Adding a room to your house without the government's approval is illegal in Hong Kong. How political rivals try to derail campaigns by uncovering unauthorized structures.
1 | February 16, 2012 12:18am |
MELBOURNE -- Just like the character of Don Draper in Mad Men, copywriter Ben Keenan is in the business of ideas. He claims that creativity is a learned skill not an inherent ability.
1 | February 15, 2012 5:46am |
MEXICO CITY -- Cielito Querido cafes are popping up across the capital, luring customers with a folklore-inspired design and traditional menu at time when Mexicans are craving more coffee.
February 15, 2012 5:00am |
BARCELONA -- The Spanish government is funding technology start-ups that use near-field communications tech to improve shoppers' experience through smartphones.
February 15, 2012 3:51am |
DELHI -- The global IT services company wants to be carbon neutral by 2017. A peek into its plan of action ranging from cave-styled cooling technology to sunlight lit buildings.
1 | February 15, 2012 3:20am |
PARIS -- Part II of a series exploring French voices in an election year. In Part II: Twitter, online news, and how to stay informed in a digital age.
February 14, 2012 12:05am |
BEIJING -- China is already producing world leading innovation, you just have to look for it in some unexpected places, researchers say.
3 | February 13, 2012 5:26am |
BERLIN -- Europe's day of protest against the controversial Anti-Counterfeit Agreement (ACTA) saw tens of thousands of Germans take to the streets following their government's reluctance to sign...
February 12, 2012 12:48pm |
HONG KONG -- On the menu are Facebook apps, mommy blogging and Twitter dating.
1 | February 12, 2012 5:40am |
MELBOURNE -- The Global Financial Crisis was driven by psychological failings and a culture of peer pressure and denial, according to a new book by psychoanalysts.
3 | February 12, 2012 4:07am |
DELHI -- The India-EU free trade pact could be concluded by autumn but activists are worried that it will weaken access to cheap medicines for millions of people in the developing world.
7 | February 10, 2012 1:06pm |
SANTIAGO DE CHILE -- Chilean vineyard Matetic is experimenting with biodynamics, a trend that takes organic farming to a new level by employing lunar cycles and the zodiac.
8 | February 10, 2012 6:53am |
BEIJING -- One Chinese firm has abandoned its foreign partners to make cellphones which double as videogame controllers and, erm, hammers.
6 | February 10, 2012 6:28am |
PARIS -- New rules of the road announced the increasingly bike-friendly French capital. The new measures aim to keep circulation flowing and to prevent fines for a common transgression.
February 10, 2012 12:05am |
BERLIN -- Some unusually intense blasts of Siberian cold have stunned eastern and central Europe, including many of Germany's all-important diesel-powered motors.
3 | February 9, 2012 5:08pm |
MADRID -- Spain's anti-downloading law, which silently passed, is now reaching legal hurtles before it takes effect on March 1.
February 9, 2012 4:15am |
JAIPUR/DELHI -- An Indian entreprenur's journey to make eco friendly paper from elephant poo.
5 | February 8, 2012 6:48am |
MELBOURNE -- Bicycles for Humanity (B4H) is a worldwide organization focused on changing communities through the re-distribution of disused bikes.
February 8, 2012 4:43am |
PARIS -- Annual competition seeks to find the most innovative and inventive young minds in Luxembourg.
1 | February 8, 2012 12:06am |