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Nigeria’s electricity crisis is so bad that people are spending three times more running back-up generators

Electricity, electricity, electricity. This is the number one issue Nigerians want the new government of Muhammadu Buhari to improve above all else.<p>When you look at the cost of electricity in Africa’s largest economy, it immediately becomes clear why.<p>On average Nigerians spend about NGN3,374 ($17) …

Africa

American culture, from fast food to actors, seeps into Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Shortly after Iran reached a nuclear deal with world powers, a local newspaper in Tehran published an image that many outside the …

South Asia

German ally calls rejection of Iran deal a 'catastrophe'

“We are convinced that this deal makes Israel safer,” German official says.<p>A top German official warned Thursday of a “nightmare” and a “catastrophe” if Congress derails the Iran nuclear deal, and cited Germany’s unique relationship with Israel as a reason why it would not accept an agreement that …

Europe

China's Christians angry as removal of church crosses continues

Officials break up month-long sit-in at church in Zhejiang province, while distraught protesters fear religious persecution will spread nationwide<p>Anger has risen over a Communist party campaign that has seen crosses stripped from the roofs of at least 1,200 Chinese churches after authorities …

China

What it's like to rub shoulders with Chinese student spies

I got to mingle with a lot of interesting people while majoring in political science at Columbia University.<p>As someone who served in American special-operations units and who studies these types of units all over the globe, I tend to think I'm pretty savvy on the topic.<p>Of course, you don't know …

Mexico's Juvenile Drug Dealers

"Are you looking for my grandma? She's not home. But if you want stuff, I can sell it to you," said the boy who opened the apartment's door.<p>"Are you looking for my grandma? She's not home. But if you want <i>stuff</i>, I can sell it to you," said the boy who opened the apartment's door. He was gone for a …

Russia Defends Imported Condom Ban, Says Lovers to Become 'Strict and Discriminating'

Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry has defended proposals to ban foreign condoms as a part of an overall embargo on foreign medical products, The …

How Russian energy giant Gazprom lost $300bn

It was not too long ago that Gazprom, Russia’s state-controlled energy conglomerate, was one of the Kremlin’s most powerful weapons. But those days now seem like a distant memory. Today, Gazprom is a financial shadow of its former self.<br>The speed of Gazprom’s decline is breathtaking. At its peak in …

Oil

Russians shocked as banned Western food destroyed

<b>The sight of vast amounts of banned foreign food being bulldozed, buried or burned is causing controversy in Russia.</b><p>Tens of thousands of people have joined a protest petition to President Vladimir Putin.<p>For the past year, Russia has banned most fresh produce from countries imposing economic …

Russia

One jarring stat reveals just how vast Mexico's wealth gap has become

Slim's wealth is so immense that it equals 6.3% of Mexico's gross domestic product, a percentage greater than the <i>combined</i> <b>income of the poorest 20% of Mexicans</b>— nearly 25 million people — who account for just 4.9% of the country's GDP, according to a report from El Daily Post.<p>Admittedly, net worth …

Income Inequality

Stifling freedom of expression in UK schools | Europe

<b>London, UK -</b> Schoolchildren in the UK who express support for Palestine face being questioned by police and referred to a counter-radicalisation programme for youngsters deemed at risk of being drawn into terrorism under new laws requiring teachers to monitor students for extremism.<p>One schoolboy …

Radicalization

One blunder too many, Buhari fumbles again - Post-Nigeria

A shade of old mistakes has resurfaced after President Muhamamdu Buhari again forgot the name of the party that brought him to power in the March 28 …

Africa

The future of the nuclear deal could hinge on an internal power struggle in Iran

Yet when he and other officials visited Khamenei's home a few hours later, the Supreme Leader did not say anything about the deal apart from a few lines thanking the negotiators.<p>This reticence signaled to hardliners that they should increase their attacks on the agreement.<p>On July 15, in order to …

El Chapo's Prison Escape Represents Yet Another Failure of the Mexican Government

The director of the new documentary "Cartel Land" describes how Mexican citizens have been driven to vigilantism because the police and military are unable or unwilling to help.<p>The trailer for 'Cartel Land'<p>The escape of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the head of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, from …

Russia's recession is so bad it's changing people's smoking habits

The drop in oil prices and sanctions imposed by the west have put the nation into an economic tailspin. GDP growth is negative and trade is on the decline.<p>It's even gotten so bad that it's started to impact one of Russians' favorite activities: smoking.<p>According to the Wall Street Journal, some 44 …

China might end its one-child policy

On Wednesday, The South China Morning Post reported that a story in the mainland, Chinese-language China Business News pointed to multiple government sources that seem to indicate that the policy will be relaxed by the end of the year.<p>According to The South China Morning Post, families may be …