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How TV Series Can Help Us Understand Geopolitics


Worldcrunch.com / LES ECHOS -OpEd- PARIS — Some say that television shows are to our time what serials were to 19th century literature, an inexhaustible source of entertainment and conversations.

Save The Children Pushes Congolese Teens To Keep Their Babies


Worldcrunch.com / SYFIA INTERNATIONAL GOMA — The girls, all of them under 18 and all pregnant, are taking the courtyard outside the Murara Hospital by storm.

Germanwings Pilot Crashed Plane Intentionally


INVESTIGATORS SAY ALPS CRASH WAS DELIBERATE The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps Monday, killing all 150 people on board, took sole control of plane and intentionally started the descent, officials say.

Crash Was Deliberate, Saudi Jets Strike Yemen, Erdogan Vs. Cartoonists


INVESTIGATORS SAY ALPS CRASH WAS DELIBERATE The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps Monday, killing all 150 people on board, took sole control of plane and intentionally started the descent, officials say.

Spain-Latin America Migration: A Two-Way Track


Worldcrunch.com / CLARIN BUENOS AIRES — More than five years of recession in Spain have sent thousands of Spaniards migrating in search of jobs across the world.

The Donkey That Wanted To Be A Chameleon


That shade of blue you often find on the Greek island of Santorini was also perfect for this donkey's saddle.

Extra! Chile Hit By Floods, Mudslides


El Mercurio De Antofagasta, March 26, 2015 Northern Chile was plunged into chaos yesterday as the worst rains in 24 years hit the regions of Antofagsta, Coquimbo and Atacama, typically one of the world's driest areas.

March 26

Caribbean Tourism Faces Growth Or Green Dilemma


Worldcrunch.com / AMERICA ECONOMIA -Analysis- Tourism in the Caribbean is at a crossroads. Both governments and tour operators increasingly agree that the fragility of the Caribbean's natural environment is of urgent concern, and are looking for new ways to promote conservation and sustainability as part of the region's tourism strategy.

Egyptian Dwarfs Fight For Their Rights


Worldcrunch.com / MADA MASR ALEXANDRIA — Ahmed Fouad is an employee at the Health Ministry in Alexandria.

Amazon, Beware: How Print-It-Yourself Technology Could Save Publishing


Worldcrunch.com / LE MONDE PARIS — This was without a doubt one of the main attractions of this week's 35th annual Paris Book Fair.

Crash "Inexplicable," Ukraine Oligarchs Feud, X-Files Truth


BLACK BOX EXAMINED AFTER GERMANWINGS CRASH  Photo: Maxppp/ZUMA A search and recovery operation continues in the French Alps, as investigators have started examining the black box of the Germanwings flight travelling from Barcelona to Düsseldorf that crashed yesterday with 150 people on board.

Europe In Mourning After Germanwings Plane Crash


"Nothing but debris and bodies" reads French daily Libération's front page, conveying the state of shock and disbelief around Europe the day after an Airbus A320 carrying 150 people crashed in the southern French Alps.

Turning Back The Clogs


These Dutch klompen in Volendam bring back a precise chidhood memory: In 1940, when I was about the age of the boy on the left of the picture, I fled from my hometown in zone occupée to the village of Lacrost in the region of Bourgogne — then in zone libre ...

March 25

China Demographics: Boost Birth Rates, Not Retirement Age


Worldcrunch.com / CAIXINMEDIA BEIJING — An aging demographic usually implies a low birth rate and people living longer.

Mayhem In Mumbai, The Antithesis Of A Smart City


Worldcrunch.com / LES ECHOS MUMBAI — Malik Abdullah is an industrialist from the slums. Installed in two rooms of Dharavi, a blighted neighborhood in the heart of Mumbai, his company collects used plastic and grinds it before selling it to a recycling factory.

For Orchid Lovers, Global Warming Giveth And Taketh Away


BOGOTA — Researchers at Colombia's Universidad del Valle recently discovered a new species of orchid as part of their investigation into how global warming affects the plant.

French Alps Plane Crash, Israeli Spying, Flushing Gold


“NO SURVIVORS” EXPECTED IN ALPS PLANE CRASH Photo: A Germanwings Airbus A320 — Xinhua/ZUMA An Airbus A320 carrying 148 people crashed in the southern French Alps near the town of Digne this morning, and French President François Hollande has said officials expect no survivors in what represents the first crash of a low-budget airline in Europe.

China's Military-Style Rehab For Teen Addicts Of Gaming, Chat And Cybersex


Worldcrunch.com / PortalKBR BEIJING — A military-style boot camp in Beijing's suburbs is at the front line of China's battle against Internet addiction, a disorder that the government claims is afflicting millions of its children.


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