Limited centrifuge operations: Iran’s Natanz enrichment facility.
(File photo from 2008.)
How can the international community be sure Iran is living up to its end of the new nuclear deal?
Champagne being served in a bar on McCarthy Street in Lagos.
It's easy to dismiss Africa as a place that is, at best, a provider of commodities, land and labour. A closer look shows that the continent is innovative and offers a lot more opportunities.
Negotiations between members of the United Nations Command and North Korean counterparts in 2013.
U.S. forces in South Korea are on high alert after North Korea claimed to have tested a hydrogen bomb last week. But China may be better positioned to curb North Korea's menacing behavior.
Laurent Fabius has brought the gavel down on a successful deal.
The Paris deal has laid the foundations for real global progress on climate change. On that score, it must be judged a huge success.
Delegates might have to work late at COP21, but we can be confident a deal will be delivered by the weekend.
Progress is being made at the Paris climate talks, as negotiators being to accept the limits of what can and can't be delivered.
Manifestation de militants écologistes devant la Maison-Blanche (Washington), en février 2013.
Si Washington s’oppose à un accord sur le climat qui serait, à l’image du Protocole de Kyoto, juridiquement contraignant, il insiste sur la nécessaire « transparence » des engagements nationaux.
I returned from a brief trip to Paris two days before the horrific events of November 13, which shocked and saddened civilised people everywhere. I was in Paris for discussions regarding climate change…
Students across campuses are protesting against racial injustice.
A former activist turned professor says previous student movements may have opened the door for people of color to have greater opportunity but fell short of changing the power structure.
Asian and African leaders march together, with China’s President Xi at the center.
China has been spreading its wealth around to increase its influence, but what can the recipients of its largesse learn from its actions in Africa?
Polio vaccinators carry boxes of polio vaccine drops as they head to the areas they have been appointed to administer the vaccine, in Karachi October 21 2014.
Researchers are piloting a smartphone app to collect better information about who is getting vaccinated and to design better incentives for health workers on vaccination drives.
What would an environmental economist do?
Environmental economists have long argued a carbon price is the best way to factor in the social cost of climate change. Did Obama effectively use a carbon price to nix the Keystone XL pipeline?
Crucial to Paris is a system to monitor and verify countries' pledges to reduce emissions.
Behind the US pledge to cut carbon in Paris climate talks lies a bigger effort to build a durable system to verify all countries' emission cuts.
The Bedouin poet Muhammad Fanatil al-Hajaya.
Laden with animals, conspiracy theories and apocalyptic visions, Muhammad Fanatil al-Hajaya's poetry reflects how many Arabs – urban and rural, rich and poor – view the world.
The Chinese have helped build more than 300 dams in Africa, like this one on the Congo River.
China's economy has continued to slow despite efforts by its leaders to give it a boost, which is very bad news for an increasingly dependent Africa.
Like in Monopoly, the rents keep on rising.
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About a quarter of all renters are spending at least half of their income on housing, and the situation is projected to get much worse over the next decade.
Got milk? China joins the lactose lovers.
Ignore the gloom around prospects for emerging markets. There are diamonds in the rough.
The atmosphere in classrooms in Finland is more relaxed.
October 5 is World Teachers' Day. How about paying some attention to how teachers experience their work? Do teachers in Finland have more autonomy when compared to those in the US?
Rouhani addresses the UN General Assembly, September 28 2015.
Increasing trade and commerce will make it easier to verify the Iranians are keeping their promises under the nuclear agreement.
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Kids today face a variety of digital stressors –from negotiating how much communication to have with close friends to digital abuse.
Fast, cheap and easily available.
From deciding when and what to eat to how much food you actually put on your plate, the average person makes over 200 food-related decisions each day, most of which are automatic.