As UN negotiators meet in Lima to work out a plan for dealing with rising temperatures, Matt McGrath visited a community paying a high price for water supplies threatened by climate change and increasing
By late last week, the students who turned central Hong Kong into a sea of demonstrators at the beginning of the month had largely folded the umbrellas with which they fended off teargas and pepper spray,
Dueling projections of population growth present different visions of the world's future. Warning: The 21st century may get a lot more crowded than previously thought. In a paper published Thursday in
By Rick Noack Rick Noack Foreign affairs reporter focusing on Europe and international security Email Bio Follow Given Europe's complicated history and cultural diversity, the existence of independence-minded
city-journal.org - Edward L. Glaeser is a professor of economics at Harvard University, a City Journal contributing editor, and the author of Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier.
Around the world, older generations are becoming the dominant demographic groups. ASPEN, Colo.—Throughout human history, plotting populations by age group has yielded a pyramid. Across societies, the (the
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A wooden boat carrying up to 200 migrants has sunk just one kilometer (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, the coast guard said on Saturday, and most passengers were feared drowned.
We used to be partners, fighting alongside each other, part of the free world together. Then something changed. But, as Benny Morris reminds us, its enemies are still our enemies Half a century ago, relations
By Ishaan Tharoor Ishaan Tharoor Reporter covering foreign affairs, geopolitics and history Email Bio Follow It's tragic that the world pays attention to largely forgotten communities only in their moments
Just like the UK, the United States is struggling to control the surge of migrants seeking a better life Wherever you happen to stand on immigration, almost everyone can agree that Britain’s current policy
Since it is 100 years ago this week that Britain entered the first world war – and at the moment the world seems to be especially ridden with conflict – it’s an opportune moment to reflect on why human
The child migrant crisis has some roots in a seemingly unrelated policy: the war on drugs. Since October, 52,000 children from outside the country have come to the US without an adult and strained the
Sub-Saharan Africa has the fastest population growth projected between now and 2050 and the highest youth population in the world. It is crucial that governments factor this 'youth bulge' into national
The "danger zones" in Asia which are vulnerable to a deadly bird flu have been mapped by scientists. The virus, called H7N9, has infected 433 people mostly in China and has killed 62. The study, published
With a bandana on her head and a three-month-old baby at her feet, Azeb Brahana stands in the gardens of Catania’s train station and looks a little lost. The 25-year-old Eritrean left her country in 2012,
STORY HIGHLIGHTS China plans huge industrial seaport in protected region of ocean and land in Jamaica • Wendy Townsend: Goat Island mangroves may be clear cut and coral reefs dredged • Townsend: Area home