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World Gone Right
World Gone Right
Anne Sophie Goninet

PARIS — Bob Dylan has long inspired musicians around the world, professional and otherwise, to sing his songs — and write their own. Some have done a bit of both, translating and singing versions of his masterpieces in different languages.

With the Nobel Academy awarding the 2016 Literature prize to Mr. Bob, it seemed times were a'ripe for Worldcrunch to make a video mix of them, in the languages that they used ... from a Dutch "Just Like A Woman" to a Spanish "Simple Twist of Fate" to "Blowin" in the Wind" in French, Chinese, Hindi and Polish.


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The war in Ukraine and the climate crisis have been devastating for food production. Here's a look at some of the traditional foods from around the world that might be hard to find on supermarket shelves.

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The consequences of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia have been far-reaching. A Russian blockade of the Black Sea has meant Ukraine, known as “Europe’s breadbasket,” has been unable to export much of its huge harvests of wheat, barley and sunflower oil.

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So even those thousands of miles from the battlefields have been hit by the soaring prices of basic necessities.

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