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France

Why Europe Shouldn't Follow Biden's Lead On China

With new targets, the United States is trying to impose more of the same binary thinking that set...

France

Fake News: A Threat To Democracy, But Also To Big Business

Phony press releases are a big thorn in the sides of many multinational companies. These big shot...

France

Work → In Progress: Redefining Our Work-Life Balance

Telework, telework, telework … The concept may seem like old hat at this point. And yet, there are also new elements to the phenomenon that keep cropping up — new words, shifting workplace ...

Peru

China's Future Gateway To Latin America Is A Mega-Port In Peru

Despite local opposition, Chinese investors are pumping billions into the Chancay project, a mass...

Palestinian Territory

The Many Reasons Erdogan Plays The Palestinian Card

Even as other Muslim leaders were treading more carefully on the Palestinian question, Turkey's l...

China

Inside The Himalayan Hideaway Of Chinese Bitcoin Mines

In remote — sometimes unmapped — regions of China, thousands of computers are "mining" bi...

Italy

Why Italy Is So Slow In Protecting LGBTQ From Violence

Proposed Italian legislation to punish public acts of homophobia continues to be blocked by both ...

Ecuador

Latin America Needs New Deal With China, For The Planet's Sake

Pummeled by the pandemic, the fragile economies of Latin America are desperate to recover. But is...

France

Crypto Tipping Point: Is Digital Currency Too Big To Fail?

Now that central banks are opening to the idea of digital currencies, there may no turning back. ...

Algeria

In Algeria, Ramadan Comes With COVID And Water Shortages

With water rationing, soaring food prices and an economic crisis brought on by COVID-19, Algerian...

Italy

How Crime Is Mutating To Cash In On The Pandemic

Across the globe, mafia syndicates, white-collar criminals, hackers and scammers are finding nove...

Germany

Achtung Tesla! German Automakers Try To Compete With Elon Musk

Volkswagen and other German car companies want to develop their own software systems and thus clo...

France

Roaring 2020s? Here's The Post Pandemic Best-Case Scenario

Could the 2020s be an era of prosperity? The pandemic has paved the way for digital, biological, ...

Peru

Biden On Trade: Trump-Like Protectionism, With A Smile

The Democrat Joe Biden may not sound as aggressive as Trump in protectionist policy to support Am...

Lebanon

Lebanese Diaspora Extends To Africa, Easing Crisis Back Home

Funds sent back by emigrants to Africa are helping residents in Zrariyeh, about 75 kilometers sou...

Argentina

Venezuela's PDVSA, Mixing Big Oil And Leftist Politics

Venezuela's PDVSA, once among the world's most powerful oil firms, was transformed and largely gu...

United States

The GameStop Moment: Wall Street's Emperors Have No Clothes

One month after the insurrection on Capitol Hill, here are the rebels of Wall Street, a place of ...

Chile

Piling Up Public Debt, Risks Of A COVID Economic Consensus

The pandemic has prompted financial authorities to take a more relaxed approach to debts. For Lat...

Egypt

How Egypt Fell In And Out Of Love With Uber

Uber launched with an excited bang in Egypt in 2014, promising work and new income for a country ...

France

Post-Brexit, Tech And Trucks Make Port Of Calais "Smarter"

The customs border between the UK and the EU is back, with new rules and regulations, an influx o...

Brazil

Like U.S., Brazil May See Strong Economic Bounce After COVID

The price, however, is being paid in lost lives.

France

Worldcrunch's 20 Most Popular Articles Of The Year

COVID Death Toll At 1.5 Million: A World United By Those We Lost WORLDCRUNCH Abidjan Postcard: Black Lives Matter, But They're Different Here JEUNE AFRIQUE Pandemic ...