culture / society

United States

Time Magazine Cover On Truth And Trump

This week's edition of Time magazine It's a looming question for any reader of the news and follower of current events:Time magazine's “Is Truth Dead?” cover this week does well to capture ...

Germany

How A Website Used Anti-Immigration Fears To Sell Guns

MUNICH — On Oct. 5, German doctor Alexander Haase* opened his web browser and dropped merchandise he wanted to purchase into a checkout basket. He paid 590,99 euros — money that went into a ...

Argentina

Seniority TV! Why We Need More Old Folk On The Small Screen

Innovative television programming could be challenging the dominance of youth on television in Ar...

China

Chinese Single Women Flock To U.S. To Freeze Their Eggs

BEIJING — For rich and single Chinese women who want it all, America is there to help. The Beijing-based website Tencent Finance reports that U.S. fertility clinics are increasingly catering to ...

Norway

Happiness Ranking: From Oslo To Addis Ababa And Beijing

It's official: Norway has toppled Denmark to become the world's happiest country in 2017. Or, to put in local linguistic terms, the world's lykkeligste country. This year’s rankings, which came ...

Germany

Generation Porn, How The Internet Shapes Youth Sexuality

Many adolescents watch hard-core pornography online long before having their first sexual experie...

Democratic Republic of Congo

Want To Teach In This Congolese City? Better Get Baptized

There is a religious litmus test for teachers in schools in this eastern stretch of Democratic Re...

Brazil

Shooting Blind, How I Mastered Photography After Losing My Sight

After a work-related accident that progressively made him blind, Vladir da Silva discovered an un...

Spain

Sign Of The Times: Trophy Killing Of Protected Spanish Wolf

This eternal battle in Spain in not just between man and nature, but among humans. The freshly slain body of a still bleeding wolf was found hanging from a signpost along a highway in northern ...

Netherlands

Can This City Predict The Fate Of The Dutch Elections?

ALMERE — Founded in 1976, this city 30 kilometers from Amsterdam offers a glimpse into the future of the Netherlands. Leaving behind the tourist droves of the capital, a 20-minute ride on an ...

Germany

Animal Traffickers Have German Zoos On High Alert

Investigators in Mannheim, in southwestern Germany, have a real whodunnit on their hands, a brutal kidnapping-murder case — but with a twist. The victim is a five-kilogram Humboldt penguin whose ...

India

India's Punjab State Plagued By Opiate Addiction

The northern state of Punjab is known as India's bread basket. But in recent years, it has be...

Spain

"Impossible" Soccer Comeback On Barcelona Front Page

L'Esportiu, March 9, 2017 FC Barcelona's stunning victory over France's PSG last night at Camp Nou earned a succinctly shocked (and triumphant) front-page headline in the Catalan-language ...

China

China Looks To Japan As Model In Battle Against Obesity

The Japanese diet is rich in carbohydrates, but widespread obesity has not occurred even through ...

Democratic Republic of Congo

Electricity And Jobs Help Save Congo’s Wildlife Reserve

MUTWANGA — At the foot of mount Rwenzori, locals erupt in joy when they see their homes lit with electric light bulbs for the first time in their lives. Meanwhile, at the nearby Pic Hotel in ...

Romania

In Romania, Where Infant Mortality Meets Anti-Vaccination Movement

Romania has Europe's highest infant mortality rate. The main causes of death are infectious d...

Germany

A Real Sleeping Beauty Wakens To Fairytale Romance

Beth sometimes sleeps for months. She suffers from a rare disorder — the "Sleeping Beauty" ...

France

A French Town Aims For Total Food Self-Sufficiency By 2020

ALBI — During a walk through the heart of the cathedral city of Albi, fruits and vegetables seem to be planted everywhere. And for good reason. A year ago, the city was given the objective of ...

Algeria

In Algeria, Berbers Fight For Equal Amazigh-Arabic Language Status

Amazigh is spoken by around 10 million in Algeria. Despite its new official status, it is not man...

South Korea

Korean Fried Chicken, How Seoul Owners Are Winging It

South Korean fried chicken franchises are popping up all over the country. Tight competition is s...

Egypt

Egypt's Kafkaesque Rules For Christian Marriage

Restrictive and sometimes contradictory rules continue to govern issues of marriage and — h...

Argentina

Buenos Aires Wakes Up To The Importance Of New Age Siestas

Companies and universities in Argentina are encouraging naps to boost the productivity and mood o...