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Are any countries seriously trying to tackle the climate crisis?

With floods, droughts, forest fires and extreme storms on the rise, President Barack Obama has been attempting to reassert U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change. So, as negotiators frantically attempt to agree on a new United Nations climate treaty, due to be inked in Paris late next year, how does the rest of the world stack up to the U.S. when it comes to tackling the climate crisis?... Read more»

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Why World Cup soccer players can’t have sex

Mexico’s soccer team coach may have made heads spin when he said he wanted players to avoid having sex at next month’s World Cup in Brazil. But to coach Miguel “El Piojo” Herrera it made perfect, if not totally scientific, sense: Abstinence will make his men maximize their performance on the field.... Read more»

Mexicans squeezed by soaring lime prices

The citrus fruit has become such a precious commodity that gangs of thieves are even stealing 'green gold' by the ton.... Read more»

Analysis

Five myths about the Venezuela crisis

Hugo Chavez’s legacy polarizes left and right like few other issues. Here, GlobalPost unpacks five of the more contentious claims about Venezuela.... Read more»

Global carbon emissions hit record levels in 2011

The world is producing too much carbon dioxide to limit global warming to a few degrees, reports the AP.... Read more»

How an accused Guatemalan war criminal won U.S. citizenship

In May 1985, a Guatemalan Army lieutenant named Jorge Vinicio Sosa Orantes deserted, flew to San Francisco and requested political asylum, asserting that leftist guerrillas in his war-torn homeland were gunning for him.... Read more»

Australia home to 60,000 illegal immigrants

A report out Monday — that that nearly 60,000 foreigners are in Australia unlawfully — should give pause for thought. It's not the 4,700-odd "boat people" accepted by Canberra each year. These illegals are (mainly) Americans, Britons, Chinese, Malaysians and South Koreans.... Read more»

N. Korea, U.S. to hold nuclear talks

Stalled six-nation talks to discuss North Korea’s nuclear disarmament will reportedly resume next week in Geneva, according to a South Korean news report.... Read more»

Comic: Riots in Great Britain

The history of social media as a tool to incite violence

The British government is exploring ways in which it might restrict the use of social media.... Read more»

Comic: France

Beat the wife, kick the poodle

When President Barack Obama addressed the British Parliament last week, he called the United States and Britain "the greatest catalyst for global action".... Read more»

Opinion

As security costs soar, it's time to share the load

Recent events bring to light the ability, and need, for countries to work together for a stable global atmosphere.... Read more»

Analysis

Bin Laden's death further complicates U.S.-Pakistan relationship

The United States and Pakistan both have their own agendas in battling extremist terrorism.... Read more»

Yemen protesters urged to leave bin Laden posters at home

Pro-democracy 0rganizers in the ancestral homeland of Osama bin Laden tell street protesters not to raise banners of the al-Qaeda leader.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

What Egyptian democracy means for the U.S.

Democracy is good for Egypt. It's bad for the U.S., but that's our fault. As Egypt reorganizes under some form of religion-dominated democracy, it is also inevitable that they will turn away from the United States. We’re getting ready to eat the fruit of the poisonous tree we nurtured. ... Read more»

Analysis: Could WikiLeaks start a war?

If anyone has any doubt about the potentially devastating consequences “leaked” diplomatic cables can have, the opening sentences of the infamous “Zimmerman Telegram” should lay them to rest.... Read more»3

Fat and fatter: the world's 10 fattest countries 2010

The WHO projects that in 2015, the number of overweight adults will balloon to 2.3 billion, up from 1.6 billion in 2005. And the number of obese will rise to 700 million, up from 400 million.... Read more»

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