In July 2015, former US president Barack Obama dangled the prospect of direct flights between Kenya and the US.
Over the past three years, Hong Kong has turned into an unexpected hub for the world’s best-known electric car.
In a far-ranging study analyzing data from 183 countries, researchers have pointed to a strong link between air pollution and preterm babies, estimating that one in five babies (pdf, p.4) are born prematurely because of their mothers’ exposure during pregnancy to high levels of PM2.5, fine particulate matter that can reach deep into the respiratory tract.
Chimamanda Adichie is vocal about many things and African literature ranks highly on that list. The Nigerian author, in a video by The Atlantic, says, without enough local alternatives, African children have to read books that don’t portray realities they can identify with.
Sharing a land border with the European Union comes with both perks and drawbacks. In a bid to boost trade with the EU and promote other aspects of integration, Turkey and Morocco have found that controlling the flow of migrants across their borders with the EU is a powerful bargaining chip.
Hindu and Jain temples dotted the landscape of Aurangzeb’s kingdom. These religious institutions were entitled to Mughal state protection, and Aurangzeb generally endeavoured to ensure their well-being.
I am what they call a “US Return.” After more than a decade living in the United States, I moved back to India for good.
North Korea has put its sole major ally, China, in an awkward position. Though the two countries are often aligned because of their opposition to the US, a series of recent actions from Pyongyang is now testing their relationship.
For early-risers in many Indian cities, the sounds of temple chants, calls to prayer from the nearby mosque, and the tolling of church bells often mingle together in the morning.
India’s bustling startup ecosystem is in a state of hysteria as e-commerce major Snapdeal implodes. In yet another attempt to shape up and survive, the company will lay off 600 people over the next few days.
Malaysian authorities are slowly getting to the bottom of the death of Kim Jong-nam. According to Reuters, police state that the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was poisoned with a substance known as VX nerve agent, considered to be (pdf, p.15) a “weapon of mass destruction” by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Society pays a heavy price for traffic. It leads to lost time, more pollution, and increased spending on gasoline.
While campaigning for US president, Donald Trump said marijuana legalization should “be up to the states.” But, in an about-face from the campaign trail, the Trump administration now appears to be planning to shut down legal recreational use.
Bathrooms are once more a political battleground in America. US president Donald Trump’s rollback of the Obama administration’s policy on transgender bathroom use yesterday (Feb.
US attorney general Jeff Sessions officially rescinded a memo issued by former president Barack Obama’s Department of Justice to phase out the use of private prisons for federal inmates.
The top two aides to US president Donald Trump have been trying to show the world that, despite reports about their “war for the White House,” they’re actually really, really good buddies.
The rich are just like everybody else, at least according to their car purchases. The Ford F-150 pickup truck was most popular 2016 vehicle for Americans with incomes above $200,000, according to a study by consumer-research firm MaritzCX.
Donald Trump has sent US-Mexico relations into a tailspin. To set them back on track, the countries’ top diplomats avoided any mention of the combative US president when they briefed reporters (link in Spanish) on their first meeting in Mexico today.
In a crowded convention center in San Jose, Calif., this past January during the Genesis 4 Super Smash Bros.
The sharing economy already allows people unfettered access to cars, apartments, and pets. Why not add grass-fed beef cattle to the list?