The premiere of New Zealand’s first season of The X Factor has topped TV3s previous ratings hit The Block.
The drug-related violence in Mexico is harrowing and depressing. It poses a growing danger to Mexican civil society, the Mexican economy and the U.S
The world economy has run into a brick wall. Despite countless warnings in recent years about the need to address a looming hunger crisis in poor countries and a looming energy crisis worldwide, world leaders failed to think ahead.
Every fall the professors at Beloit College publish their Mindset List, a dictionary of all the deeply ingrained cultural references that will make no sense to the bright-eyed students of the incoming class. It’s a kind of time travel, to remind us how far we’ve come
The uprisings sweeping the Arab world haven’t only toppled dictatorships. Gone, too, are the old stereotypes of Arab women as passive, voiceless victims.
Rising Chinese demand helped drive South Korea’s economy to its fastest growth in seven years in the third quarter, underscoring how Asia is leading the global economy and trade out of the worldwide downturn.
MME goes to Beijing this week to find out if the fabled Silk Route is making a comeback.
Some 30 years ago, the field of microfinance was born from a radical concept: poor people, when lent small amounts of money, will pay it back in a timely manner. In the meantime, that money can be put to use in ways that help boost incomegoat farming, say, or carpet weavingand, ostensibly, raise a family’s standard of living. Now another radical concept is starting to take hold: that the thing people really need, more than business loans, is a safe place to save their money.