The logo of Russia's top crude producer Rosneft is seen on a price information board of a gasoline station in Moscow July 17, 2014.
Last week, Malaysia Airline flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine killing all 298 passengers and crew. On Wednesday, July 23, two Ukrainian military planes were shot down in the same airspace. And now an Air Algeria plane crashed in Mali.
Chinese police have arrested five employees of a Shanghai-based food supplier. This food supplier is accused of selling old, or expired, meat to several fast food chains in China. These fast food chains include two of the biggest -- McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken.
A jury in the southeastern U.S. state of Florida has ordered the country's second largest cigarette maker to pay $23.6 billion to the widow of a smoker.
The jury also ordered the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company to pay $16.8 million in compensatory damages.
Chinese officials have been campaigning for the establishment of two new trade routes they call the Silk Roads. One of the routes would be a land-based road. The other would be for trade ships at sea.
Canadian, Chinese and Russian buyers are said to make up the majority of non-U.S. investors in Manhattan’s pricey neighborhoods. Some paid tens of millions of dollars or more for a condo they have never even visited.
President Barack Obama has launched a new effort to protect parts of the Pacific Ocean from overfishing and environmental damage. He announced his plan in a video message to an international conference on the oceans.
China or India? A recent study has some experts predicting one of the two countries will become the world's largest economy this year. | As It Is
American Bill Gates serves as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The private foundation is working to end deadly diseases and poverty. | As It Is
Commuting is often a major issue in America’s big cities. Many people live outside cities, and spend a lot of time just going to and from work. Now, some San Francisco area commuters are beating the traffic by taking ferry boats.
Increased interest in organic and locally-produced food has some Americans living in cities interested in raising chickens. | As It Is
Hundreds of thousands of tons of fish are poached every year along the coast of Senegal. Sea Shepherd is helping the country protect against illegal fishiing. | As It Is
Local spaza owners are struggling as immigrant-owned and foreign retail companies increase their share of the South African market | As It Is
Unemployment remains high in South Africa, so many young people are starting their own businesses. But not everyone who opens a business is successful. | As It Is
Six years ago, astronauts in space saw only darkness when they looked at western North Dakota and eastern Montana. But the area can now be seen from the International Space Station because of thousands of intense fires. They are the oil fields fueling a “red hot” energy industry in the U.S.
In India mangoes are considered "Food for the Gods." And now that prices have dropped, gods and ordinary people can enjoy them! Read why. | As It Is
The European Court of Justice recently ruled in a case involving the Internet search engine Google. The court ruled that Google must sometimes, on request, remove links to reports containing personal information.
India's GDP has been growing by more than five percent a year. But will this growth help ease child malnutrition? And, Somalia is working to rebuild its economy | As It Is
Researchers are finding new ways to ease hunger problems and improve nutrition in Africa. And, a new farm bill in the United States could help more needy people around the world. | As It Is
A comic book that teaches you how to think your way rich. And some ideas about saving money, if that doesn't work. Or just learn some great idioms about making and saving money. | As It Is
The Vietnamese media industry is changing as it faces growing competition from the Internet. One website has come up with a way to reach out to young people. It uses rap music to report the news. More
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said her country is closing most of its borders. The government has also banned public gatherings and demonstrations in an effort to stop the spread of the Ebola virus. More
President Barack Obama says the new actions are meant to increase pressure on those responsible for what he called Russia’s “illegal actions” in Ukraine. The measures are directed against Russia’s energy, arms and banking industries. More
Uranium now in a less-dangerous form that is more difficult to use for nuclear weapons; US to release billions in Iranian property More
An aid group reported this week that Ebola has infected a second American medical worker in Liberia. The American-based group, Samaritan’s Purse, has medical experts working in the country. More
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Congress had no power to ban slavery in the new territories. The 1857 decision involved a man named Dred Scott. More
People who support legalization of marijuana say some kinds of the plant offer extraordinary help for human health. For example, one kind of medical marijuana is reported to ease effects of epilepsy, a disease of the nervous system. More
Hundreds of newly-identified plants and animals in Southeast Asia are in danger. Poachers killed a famous elephants in Kenya. And scientists are working to save polar bears population in Alaska and the Bering Sea. More
Maryland’s so-called 'Ice Cream Trail' is 460 kilometers long. The state's agriculture secretary says itl brings valuable attention to the state’s dairy farms | American Mosaic More
Buchanan was the last president before the North and South divided into civil war. More