The Education Revolution Began Before The Pandemic

Technology is turning education into a data-driven, personalized learning process. It's up to humans to be sure it serves the needs of students, and societies.


The Latest: Navalny To Hospital, Train Crash in Egypt, Mars Helicopter


Happy Birthday, COVID: The Moments Missed We'll Never Get Back

When I blew the candles on my 29th birthday cake, on March 27th 2020, it was only 10 days after the first lockdown had begun in France. Still, I felt lucky. I remember telling myself ...


The Latest: Olympics At Risk, Sanctions On Russia, Magic Mushrooms

Welcome to Thursday, where Japan says the Olympics could still be cancelled, the U.S. is set to impose sanctions on Russia and there's a wild new treatment for depression. We also have ...


The Latest: Sep. 11 Troop Withdrawal, Vaccine Doubts, Even Bigger Christ In Brazil

Welcome to Wednesday, where Joe Biden chooses a major anniversary for the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout is stopped and there's an even tall......


In Algeria, Ramadan Comes With COVID And Water Shortages

With water rationing, soaring food prices and an economic crisis brought on by COVID-19, Algerians begin the month of fasting in difficult conditions.


The Latest: Aggressive China, Fukushima Wastewater, Spanish Beach Lessons

Welcome to Tuesday, where Japan is set to release Fukushima wastewater into the sea, Prince Harry remembers his grandpa and Spanish children swap classrooms for lessons on the beach. We'v......


The Latest: Iran Vows Revenge, New Ecuador President, Remembering Gagarin

Welcome to Monday, where Iran vows revenge for the attack on one of its nuclear sites, Ecuador elects a new president and Russia celebrates the 60th anniversary of its pioneering space mission. Fre......


The Latest: Prince Philip Dies, Kim Jong-Un's Famine Warning, Lost Pharaoh City

Welcome to Friday, where Prince Philip dies, Kim Jong-un warns of upcoming hardships, and archeologists unearth a "lost golden city" in Egypt. German daily Die Welt also looks at the probl......


The Latest: Myanmar Embassy Trouble, N. Ireland Violence, Superman Record

Welcome to Thursday, where Myanmar turmoil reaches London, violence flares in Northern Ireland, and Superman sets a super record. Meanwhile, Italian weekly magazine L'Espresso un......


The Latest: COVID Records, Sudan Clashes, Ketchup Shortage

Welcome to Wednesday, where Brazil and India both hit grim COVID records, Sudan clashes kill dozens and a French judge fake-marries her ex to prevent him from getting hitched. Egyptian on......


A Smoking Ban On Balconies? Warsaw Tests The Edges Of Freedom

Proposals to ban smoking on private balconies are led by activists trying to modify citizen's lifestyles and fight "ideologically different phenomena," even when the real harm of these divergent behaviors is negligible.


Long Lines, Mixed Message As Egypt's Vaccine Rollout Sputters

Only about 150,000 of the country's 100 million people have been vaccinated so far against COVID-19, and in some crowded health centers, people wait hours only to be turned away.


China And Russia, Or The West? Latin America Must Choose A Side

The region's democratic states must close ranks and work with the United States to protect the rule of law at home and abroad against "an authoritarian onslaught," Rubén M. Perina* writes in Clarín.


The Latest: Taiwan Train Crash, Gay Marriage Anniversary, Salty Mountains

Welcome to Friday, where a train crash in Taiwan leaves dozens dead, Niger has historic peaceful transfer of power and Egypt has a salty new tourist attraction. Ukrainian news website Livy Bere......


Bad Mourning, Relatives Of France's COVID Victims Seek Solace

Family members who lost a loved one in the early months of the pandemic, at the height of the restrictions, are now demanding a national day of mourning.


The Latest: Myanmar ''Bloodbath'' Warning, Jimmy Lai Guilty, Pricey Airline Food

Welcome to Thursday, where WHO chides the EU's slow vaccination rollout, two of Hong Kong's best-known democracy leaders are convicted and Japan has a pricey solution for those missin......


Neverending Lockdowns: The Ultimate Victory Of The Virus

The French have been under a strict curfew for months. Now they're being ordered back into lockdown, but with little evidence that these Draconian measures even work.


The Abundance Conundrum: Becoming Victims Of Our Own Success

In this era of plenty (even in the midst of a pandemic), humanity faces a key question: How can we cope with excess without sinking into decline?


The Latest: Brazil's Crises, Pfizer For Kids, Nuclear Gibberish

Welcome to Wednesday, where Brazil's Bolsonaro faces the worst crisis of his presidency, Aung San Suu Kyi makes a "healthy" appearance, and a kid gets nuclear (tweeting) powers. And thanks to L......


Turkmenistan Leader Pens Song To Celebrate Birth Of A Horse

What's the deal with strongmen and their horses? Whether its Kim Jong-un galloping through the snow or shirtless Vladimir P......