If you're in Russia, forget ordering a French Bordeaux or a California Merlot with your dinner. Try the Usadba Divnomorskoye instead, Russia's most popular wine these days. A collapsing ruble and US and EU embargoes on products to Russia have made foreign wines too expensive.
The UN, along with many humanitarian assistance agencies, have been helping Nepal in the aftermath of major earthquakes. But aid workers warn that people there need more help before the monsoon season arrives.
Many students from immigrant families go to diverse schools. But diversity itself doesn't guarantee understanding. Self-segregation and stereotypes persist, even in communities that pride themselves on their multiculturalism. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, middle-school teachers build empathy among classmates by teaching "the danger of a single story."
No other country in the world has had a popular vote to allow same-sex couples to marry — and that's just fine with some LGBT activists. They say minority rights aren't a question for popular votes, and they're afraid of rejection, even in Ireland.
Sam Neher was on vacation in Turkey when his passport was stolen. Months later, he found out it was being used by smugglers in Turkey as a potential way to get Syrian refugees to countries where they could seek asylum.
As ISIS grows its reach into new countries, the US and its allies are debating whether those affiliates should be attacked. And that decision has a lot to do with who's considered a part of ISIS at all.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a major free trade deal, has turned into a hot and divisive political battle. But no matter what the critics say, most economics believe the treaty will be good for most Americans, even poor ones.
The news that ISIS has taken Ramadi hits home for veterans like Tom Daly. As a Marine, he helped US forces take the capital of Iraq's Anbar province by building an alliance with Sunni nationalists who are now targets for ISIS fighters.
Men and women from all over the world have joined ISIS, many are zealots with little or no expertise. Now the group is trying to reach out to those with specific set of skills, and it's adjusting its methods to appeal to to the smart and well-educated.
A new plan announced by the US government would restore seven million acres of lost habitat for the monarch butterfly and other pollinating insects like honeybees, and scientists says the plan comes not a moment too soon for the troubled insects.
Amnesty International says Qatar is failing to act fast enough to improve conditions for migrant workers building its World Cup soccer stadiums. But critics says it's only when sponsors like Coca-Cola and VISA speak up that soccer's governing body, FIFA, pays attention.
Self-published is usually seen as a last resort for the rejected author, but don't tell that to photographers. Self-publishing has become a huge hit for photographers looking to get their work out, and the limited editions are valuable commodities for collectors and even museums.
The plight of Rohingya migrants stranded at sea puts a spotlight on conditions in the country they fled. Staffers from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum were on a fact-finding tour to Myanmar this spring and found what they call a genocide in the making. Andrea Gittleman, program manager for the Museum's Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, says recent violence and persecution of Rohingya could be early warning signs of greater atrocities to come.
Renowned Latino cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz is hitting the screen as a writer for a new Seth MacFarlane show set in a town on the US-Mexico border. And while issues of immigration and identity are old stuff for him, he's happy they're getting an airing — especially a sharp-edged one — on TV.
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