Brazil, China, India, South Africa in push for climate financing
Brazil, China, India and South Africa voiced disappointment Sunday over the failure of rich countries to come up with billions of dollars needed to help them sign on to a landmark climate change deal.
Netflix to expand into Italy, Portugal in October
Netflix will debut in Italy and Portugal in October as the Internet video service accelerates its international expansion.
Report reveals challenges of UN's new sustainable development goals
More than 1.6 billion people are living in multidimensional poverty around the world, according to new analysis from the OPHI (Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative), a research centre at the University ...
In Beijing, does a desire for status mean Chevrolets over Senovas?
Everyone in China knows global automobile brands such as Ford and Chevrolet. But do those brands really sell better than local ones such as Senova or Eado? The answer is yes, and the reason lies in a complicated mix of brand ...
Mobile phones the pathway to Internet in Africa
There is abundant evidence that poorer people in Africa are now using the internet. In South Africa, most new users come from low income households, many of them living below the poverty line. ...
UN climate effort under pressure for pre-pact action
As frustration grows with the protracted political process of penning a world climate pact for 2020, rich nations face ever-louder calls to take action in the coming five years to stop planet warming spiralling ...
Report says rich nations face rising risks of cyberattacks
Wealthy nations face a high and fast-growing threat of cyberattacks while risks from terrorism increasingly are confined to poorer, conflict-stricken countries, according to a defense outlook report by the ...
Foreigners entering Canada to undergo biometric screening
Canada will collect finger prints and digitals photos from all foreigners traveling on a visa under a new security measure.
Pace of climate talks far too slow: UN chief
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that negotiations on climate change were moving too slowly and urged governments to quicken the pace ahead of the December conference on reaching a new global ...
China's Xiaomi launches online store in US, Europe
Leading Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has launched an online accessory store in the United States and major European countries as it expands into lucrative Western markets.
Insights from the European Social Survey shed light on wellbeing
Does parenthood make us happy? Can we migrate to become happier? How does gender inequality influence depression rates? And how do we define and measure individuals' wellbeing across Europe?