Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announced plans to nationalize an affiliate of a Spanish oil company, which delighted the left in her country. The move provides a peek at what emerging populists might look like in Latin America, just as older leftist leaders appear to be fading.
In a massive investigation, The New York Times reported Saturday that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. silenced a vast bribery effort carried out by top executives of its Mexican subsidiary in order to build stores across the country.
The IMF went into this weekend's meetings with a goal of raising enough funds to deal with the European debt crisis. China, Brazil and other countries helped surpass that goal, but there's something they want in return.
The shelling in Homs has stopped for the moment. A small advance team of United Nations observers are visiting the country. On Friday, thousands turned out for anti-government protesters across Syria. NPR's Kelly McEvers reports that activists say at least 16 people were killed.
Much of the French presidential campaign has played out on the far right, around the issues of security and crime and immigration. Even President Nicolas Sarkozy has spoken of limiting immigration and deporting foreigners. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley visited a French town still haunted by ghosts of its far-right past.
Last weekend's meeting on Iran's controversial nuclear program didn't produce any breakthroughs, but the envoys from six world powers and Iran suggested that the talks in Istanbul began a process that could lead to an eventual compromise. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports that Israel was not happy with the results from Istanbul.
Photographer Paul Conroy survived the attack in Syria that killed journalist Marie Colvin and her colleague Remi Ochlik. Conroy would rather talk about others who don't survive — those with stories that don't get told in the news.
The death of a 77-year-old Greek man who shot himself in front of parliament recently underscores the spike of suicides in debt-burdened Greece, Ireland and Italy. In Italy alone, there have been 23 crisis-related suicides since January.
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