In the first 6 months of 2014, China added 3.3 gigawatts of solar capacity, more than Australia has installed altogether (3.2 gigawatts).
Due to continuing fighting in Tripoli and Benghazi, the Chinese evacuated nearly 900 workers from Libya to Greece.
In addition to drug trafficking, Mexican cartels are currently stealing crude oil from Pemex, the nationalized oil company. This practice claims victims in the crossfire between the criminals and the police who try to prevent them.
Panama, a country with only three million citizens, has more ships flying its flag than do the United States and China combined. Why is this so, and what are the implications of such a small nation regulating such a huge quantity of cargo ships?
A water pipe break occurred in Los Angeles, California near UCLA’s campus raises questions about the quality of local and national infrastructure.
Ghana’s healthcare system leaves many, including pregnant mothers, waiting in lines for 6 to 8 hours. However, 10.1 million of its 25 million citizens are enrolled in the National Health Insurance Scheme, which provides them subsided, and sometimes free, healthcare and prescription medication. But what are the downsides?
In a country that formerly levied the death penalty for “serious homosexual offenses”, a pride parade was held. This was in light of the anti-homosexual law being invalidated by a Ugandan court because “it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum.”
The first tweets were sent shortly after Armenian forces attacked and killed several Azerbaijani servicemen. Tension between the two countries has existed since 1988, and has been focused on the disputed area of Nagorno-Karabakh.
(A team from Seattle, Washington won a competition for the best commuter bicycle design. The bike, which they call “Denny”, has an onboard computer that automatically changes gears and a lights system with automatic sensors that adjust brightness based on light conditions outside.
After intervening in the country last January, French forces have launched a sustained military campaign against Al-Qaeda operatives in Mali.