Among the many culinary treats Italy has given the world is gelato, a frozen dessert with roots in ancient Mesopotamia. Gelato lovers from all over the world are flocking to a university outside Bologna, Italy, to master the art of gelato-making. Here's a free lesson: Don't call it ice cream.
Iranians elected Hasan Rowhani, a reformist-backed cleric, as president — a surprise to many who expected an ultraconservative candidate to win. Former NPR foreign correspondent Mike Shuster provides analysis and responds to opinion pieces about what has changed after the election.
Economists are hoping the G-8 leaders of major economies gathering in Northern Ireland will discuss expanding global trade. Since interest rates can't be lowered much further, analysts say, trade will be a key catalyst for growth.
This is the latest revelation to come from documents leaked by Edward Snowden. They purportedly show that Britain and the United States spied on their allies during G-20 summit meetings in England in 2009.
Chen Guangcheng says the work of Chinese Communists in the American academic circle is far greater than people realize. New York University, which helped defuse a diplomatic crisis Chen sparked last year, denied the allegations.
Moderate cleric Hasan Rouhani replaces Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has been in power since 2005. David Greene talks to Thomas Erdbrink, a reporter for The New York Times in Tehran, about Iran's newly elected president.
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan drew hundreds of thousands supporters to Taksim Square, where he celebrated the successful eviction of protestors by riot police using teargas and water cannons. Unions have called for a national strike to protest Erdogan's increasingly authoritarian rule.
Jordan is hosting major military exercises known as Eager Lion 2013. More than 15,000 soldiers from 18 countries, including the U.S., will be participating. The war games kicked off as Syria's civil war rages next door.
More than 40,000 scientists in Spain have signed a petition calling on their government to freeze budget cuts blamed for an exodus of the country's best and brightest researchers. As the Spanish government struggles to avoid a bailout, it has cut the number of university jobs and research grants.
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