In Japan, large corporations are using "downsizing rooms" as a humiliating pressure tactic to force their employees to quit their jobs.
Venezuelan right-wing opposition receives substantial support from a not-often mentioned source: United States taxpayers.
Ten years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, pretty much no one is optimistic about the prospects for democracy and a decent life for the people in that cradle of civilization.
Violence, instigated by the right wing opposition, has broken out in Venezuela after leftist candidate Nicolas Maduro narrowly won the special election necessitated by the death of Hugo Chavez.
His mandate runs until 2019 and he has promised to continue the socialist policies of his predecessor.
BERLIN - The late, late snow has finally disappeared from Berlin's streets. Visible once again, here and there, are the "stumble stones" -"stolpersteine" in German - with their brief, tragic messages.
Venezuelan right wingers appear to accept Capriles will lose, but they may question the election's legitimacy and somehow have the results overturned with U.S. help.
The body of the Nobel laureate poet Pablo Neruda is being exhumed in an effort to clear up four decades of suspicion about how he died.
On April 14, Venezuelans will elect a new president replacing Hugo Chavez Frias, who died on March 5.
Hundreds of Egyptian students angered by a mass outbreak of food poisoning at a Cairo university stormed the offices of the country's top Muslim cleric today.