Worldcrunch.com / CLARIN BOGOTA — The significance of Uber goes well beyond its specific function, which is to connect willing drivers with people who need to move around in a safe, comfortable and punctual manner.
Worldcrunch.com / GAZETA WYBORCZA MOSCOW — There's a book being published exclusively in the United States entitled, Brothers Armed: Military Aspects of the Crisis in Ukraine, written by Russian experts of the well-known, Moscow-based Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies. The word "brothers" may sound like it's taken from Communist propaganda, but the word is actually apt.
"The double-blackout threat," Veja, Jan. 28-Feb 3, 2015 For months now the southeastern region of Brazil has been experiencing the most severe drought in living memory.
Worldcrunch.com / LE MONDE PARIS — It’s a cold spring day, near the end of the 1980s. Nicole Wisniak directs a magazine photo shoot with British photographer Max Vadukul in front of the famous Fontaine de l’Observatoire in Paris’ Jardin du Luxembourg.
EGYPT’S ISIS TARGETS MILITARY At least 26 people were killed yesterday in a series of attacks by an ISIS-affiliated group in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, Al Jazeera reports.
The traditional pavement in front of Funchal's 17th century Igreja do Colégio can be found throughout Portugal but also in the country's former colonies.
Alwatan Alane, Jan. 29, 2015 The Jan. 29 front page of Morocco's weekly magazine Alwatan Alane features French President Francois Hollande wearing a Nazi outfit, complete with a swastika armband and Adolf Hitler's trademark mustache.
Worldcrunch.com / ECONOMIC OBSERVER BEIJING — China is one of the world's top investors in technological research, having spent $193 billion in 2013.
Worldcrunch.com / KOMMERSANT MOSCOW — An alarm went off in the American section of the International Space Station (ISS) on Jan.
Worldcrunch.com / LES ECHOS PARIS — Biotechnology Professor Frédéric Sannier is almost disconcerted by the success of the university degree he created at the University of La Rochelle in 2007.
Worldcrunch.com / SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG -OpEd- MUNICH — It's understandable that Alexis Tsipras wants to savor the revolutionary frenzy a little while longer after his impressive electoral victory in Greece.
HEZBOLLAH SENDS MESSAGE OF RESTRAINT While many feared that yesterday’s deadly clashes between Hezbollah and the Israeli Defense Forces on the Lebanon border might ignite a new war, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Israel had received a message from Hezbollah in which the Lebanese group said it was retreating from further violence, Haaretz reports.
In 1960, I was able to afford a trip to faraway Norway, because I'd just won the first prize at a radio show trivia contest — 1,280 new francs, the currency that had just been introduced in France at the beginning of the year.
Worldcrunch.com / DIE WELT BERLIN — It takes several years for a human body to decompose in soil. But it takes a resomator just three hours to do the job.
Worldcrunch.com / LE MONDE PARIS — One winter afternoon, Ahmed left to run an errand. The 26-year-old who hails from Hauts-de-Seine, on the outskirts of Paris, was supposed to pick up something his ex-girlfriend Dounia, the mother of his children, had purchased online.
Worldcrunch.com / EL ESPECTADOR -Essay- BOGOTA — How can something be disgusting, unacceptable and damnable to some people, and natural if not entertaining to others?
SHANGHAI — The most important recent piece of economic data in Shanghai is the number that's missing.
ISRAEL-LEBANON-SYRIA SKIRMISHES INTENSIFY An anti-tank missile was fired at an Israeli military vehicle near the Lebanon border Wednesday, wounding four soldiers, Reuters quoted a military source as saying.