The Gangster Disciples,Latin Kings, and Vice Lords were born decades ago in Chicago's most violent neighborhoods. Now their graffiti is showing up 6,400 miles away in the worlds most dangerous neighborhoods - Iraq.
How bad is inflation in Zimbabwe? Well consider this: at a supermarket near the center of this tatterdemalion capital, toilet paper costs $417.
[So, I guess any future foreign investment is out.] "This is just the start ... tomorrow or the day after it will be mining, then the forestry sector, and eventually all the natural resources for which our ancestors fought," Morales told a
One of the defining myths of modern China - that it has a bottomless well of unskilled, low-wage laborers - is coming apart at the seams. And hardest hit are the southern coastal cities that produce much of America's consumer bounty. What bega
The leftist candidate in Mexico's presidential election vowed to put immigration reform at the top of his agenda. Lopez Obrador is promising to end 2 decades of free market reforms in Mexico and create jobs by spending heavily on infrastructure p
The Government of Puerto Rico ran out of money Monday, forcing the US Commonwealth to close public schools and shut down government offices, putting almost 100,000 out of work.
A senior Pakistani scientist suspected of helping leak nuclear weapons technology to Iran, Libya and North Korea has been released after two years in detention, an army spokesman said
Russia - fed up with pandering to the US and Europe - is undergoing a fundamental shift in foreign relations. Now it will focus on ties with countries, such as Brazil, India and China, that it sees as being on a similar path of development to itself.
When terrorists blew themselves up in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula this week, the radical Palestinian group Hamas quickly joined Arab governments and Western leaders in condemning a "criminal attack against all human values."
The leftist leaders of Cuba, Venezuela and Bolivia have signed a trade agreement to counter a US-led drive to forge a Pan-American free trade area, in a show of unity for the strongest critics of the US in Latin America.
Yahoo Inc. has been cited in a Chinese court decision to jail a dissident Internet writer for 10 years for subversion in 2003 —the 4th such case to surface implicating the US Internet giant.
Chinese modern art has been pushing the borders of the acceptable. But just as limits seemed to fall, the local culture police struck back, albeit politely. Three galleries at the chic Dashanzi art area were told to remove more than 20 paintings in r
Mexico's conservative presidential candidate Felipe Calderon has taken the lead for the first time ahead of the July election, a new opinion poll by the Reforma newspaper showed.
As Chinese leaders fret over rising peasant protests, political instability, and a decay of traditional values, the Communist Party is experimenting with multiple new messages - designed to capture the hearts and minds of ordinary people.
The European Commission is set to recommend on Wednesday common European sanctions against counterfeiting and piracy of goods, including at least four years in prison and a 300,000 euro ($372,700) fine.
Britain said it had freed over 1,000 foreign prisoners, including murderers, rapists and paedophiles, who should have been considered for deportation at the time of their release.
North Korea could suspend food rations for ordinary citizens in Pyongyang next month due to its worsening famine. “Pyongyang is no longer a safe zone in food supply. Food supply officials in Pyongyang say food rations lasted only 10 days in April and
No drug users, no tattoos, no heavy snorers. China's military is tightening its standards for recruiting potential officers as it adjusts to changing social trends, ordering drug and psychological tests, among other new requirements,
In a rare dispatch from Robert Mugabe's tightly controlled country, the Guardian has found a land heading towards collapse. Shift your gaze to the plain that stretches towards the city and you see a small forest which swiftly thins and gives way
Oil-rich Saudi Arabia and energy-starved China signed defense, security and trade agreements on the first day of Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit, a trip both sides expect will enhance burgeoning relations.
I was intrigued with the Chinese protestor who stood up to two presidents. The mainstream media tried to denigrate her as a "heckler" and some sort of crazy fringe cult member. The fact is, This chinese protestor is a journalist and a medi
Economic powers gave the world's financial firefighter, the International Monetary Fund, the green light to remake the 61-year-old institution so it can better prevent and cope with crises. The strategy was embraced by the IMF's steering comm
Nepal's royal government imposed an 11-hour curfew in the capital, as another protester wounded a day earlier at a rally against King Gyanendra's rule died making the number of demonstrators killed by security forces to 14. Those who violate
Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo faced growing pressure with militants in the oil-producing south killing 2 people in a car bomb attack and thousands of opposition supporters rallying against him in the capital.
t's the third time a Kurdish satellite station has tried to beam news into Turkey, whose laws restrict Kurdish programming within the country. The first two were shut down. Now the Turkish government is lobbying Denmark to rein in Roj, accusing t
As Iran faces international pressure over developing the raw material for nuclear weapons, Brazil is quietly preparing to open its own uranium-enrichment center, capable of producing exactly the same fuel. Brazil — like Iran — has signed the Nuclear
Iran's Islamic authorities are preparing a crackdown on women flouting the stringent dress code in the clearest sign yet of social and political repression under President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Fines for people with TV satellite dishes rise from £
During his five years at the Commission, Prodi also oversaw the completion of the biggest single expansion of the European Union, from 15 to 25 countries in May 2004.
Chinese President Hu Jintao stood firm against U.S. demands to significantly revalue China's currency as a way of reducing his country's vast trade surplus with the United States.
Yesterday a justice ministry spokesman said that digital copies of the records would be handed over to all 11 countries including Israel, the US and Britain. They had not been released earlier because of Germany's strict privacy laws.