FILE - A consortium plans to build the world's fastest undersea cable, using fiber optic wire, connecting the United States and Japan.
Restaurants called “diners” can be found throughout the United States. They make simple, low-cost food. But traditional diner food is often unhealthy. One group of diners is cooking healthier food for their customers and, surprisingly, they love it.
The "slow food" movement is growing in the Western world, but not in Africa. Group works to help people in Uganda and other countries grow local, healthy food. | Agriculture Report
A new company offers a new kind of loan, and teaches farmers how to protect the soil and feed the nation. And it protects them from “loan sharks” | As It Is
Boeing, South African Airways, Dutch biofuel company working together to make biofuel; tobacco farmers may have a new market for their crop | As It Is
Hunting big game in South Africa is big business. Some argue that this helps the animal populations. Others are not so sure. The issue is anything but black and white.
The Panama Canal opened 100 years ago, on August 15, 1914. It is 77 kilometers long. It joins the Atlantic and Pacific oceans at Panama. It made the world smaller -- cargo ships no longer had to sail around South America.
The Vietnam government says it is working to solve the country's economic problems so it can bring in more foreign investors. Officials admit that they will have to work hard to try to return Vietnam to its former standing as a popular investment in Asia’s growing markets.
Gabriel Mandujano operates a cleaning service called Wash Cycle Laundry. He opened the service four years ago in the American city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the time, Mr. Mandujano had three goals: earning a profit, developing community and staying “green” – not harming the environment.
This kind of training is important to companies and governments. They want more young people to enter the information security field to help defend against online criminals. Just one attack can cost a companies millions of dollars | American Mosaic
Many Vietnamese are still angry about the oil rig dispute with China. The dispute led to increased feeling of nationalism and campaigns to boycott Chinese goods. One advertising slogan reads “Vietnamese People Give Priority to Vietnamese Goods."
Exxon and Rosneft's move of the oil drilling rig to the Artic had been planned for some time. But increasing tensions between the U.S. and Russia mean that it has attracted international observation.
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
China is continuing an anti-corruption efforts by targeting officials who have family members and property outside the country. People in China are asking how many officials have moved money out of the country, and how likely it is that they will be caught. More
Work on $300 million project to begin immediately; five Asian companies and Google involved in the project, which will link US West Coast and Japan. | In the News More
Two Americans who became sick with the deadly Ebola virus have been released from the hospital in Atlanta. Tests showed they were free of the disease. Islamic State group demanded $132 Million ransom for executed U.S. journalist. New president in Indonesia and new Prime Minister in Thailand. More
As the Little League World Series celebrates its 40th anniversary of letting girls play, two take to the mound. And one has a fastball that is leaving the boys at the plate score-less. More
The racial violence in the city of Ferguson, Missouri is an important issue for Barack Obama, the first African-American president. Mr. Obama has asked protestors to stop fighting with police. And he has called for calm and understanding. But violent protests continue. More
The artist also announced that a new album, '1989,' will be out in late October. Swift says the sound will be all pop | American Mosaic More
Democrat Stephen Douglas was seeking re-election as a U.S. senator from Illinois. His opponent was a lawyer from the new Republican Party, Abraham Lincoln. | The Making of a Nation More
While we sleep, our brains are doing much more than getting ready for the next day. Researchers at the University of Rochester found that the brain may be busy cleaning house -- cleaning out harmful waste materials. More
The huge home in North Carolina was built at the end of the 1800s. The man who owned the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina was George Vanderbilt. Biltmore has 250 rooms and the house is now open to the public. | This Is America More
Robin Williams was a humorist and a highly-trained actor. We look at some of his most famous movie lines from a Learning English angle | American Mosaic More