December 15 & 18: from Rio de Janeiro - Democratic Republic of Congo - Mexico City - Russia - Delhi
A view of the construction underway at the fabled Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Locals are upset that the stadium is being "upgraded" for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, saying it is losing its character and becoming more elitist.
In a stadium in Brazil reside the memories of a nation. But in trying to make it better are they about to make it worse?
Congo elects a new president. Or is it two? That's not supposed to happen.
Inside a Mafia State. Russia's efforts to intimidate journalists, one break-in at a time.
And, a swing through a city on a swamp. Never mind New Orleans. Mexico City's sinkin', man.
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Supporters of Congolese president Joseph Kabila take to the streets in celebration in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Friday Dec. 9, 2011, after the electoral commission declared their candidate the winner. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Jason Steans (Photo/Carolyn Dunn)
A Domino's Pizza outlet stands next to Tikka Town at the DLF Mall food court in Delhi. (Photo/Faiz Jamil)
A protester wearing a mask of Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, attends a sanctioned rally in Moscow to protest against the results of the December 10 parliamentary elections in Russia. (Photo: REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin)
The wrath of Putin's Mafia StateJournalist Luke Harding went back to his Moscow apartment one day and found the phone off the hook.
A view of Sara Gomez' apartment building (Left) in Mexico City. Inside, every wall seems slanted, the floors uneven. It's a victim of the widespread sinking of the city, due to the unstable earth below. (Photo/Myles Estey)
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- Analysis Why the spy trade is such a booming industry: Brian Stewart
- The alleged Russian plot that targeted the U.S. presidential election has raised concerns we’re headed for Cold War levels of spying, but there’s actually plenty of evidence the world soared past that point years ago.
- Trump pulls U.S. out of TPP, will renegotiate NAFTA 'at the appropriate time' video
- The new U.S. president made good on one of his campaign promises Monday, formally withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal, and signalling his intention to renegotiate NAFTA 'at the appropriate time.'
- Dutch PM, trailing anti-immigration lawmaker in polls, says integrate or leave
- Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte sought to lure voters away from anti-immigration lawmaker Geert Wilders, as campaigning for the March 15 national elections heated up on Monday.
- Day 1 of Syrian peace talks have rocky start, but show progress from earlier meetings
- Talks between the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions got off to a rocky start Monday after their first face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan marked a major shift in the war's dynamics and confirmed Russia's role as regional heavyweight.
- Opinion Let us hope for a Donald Trump disaster
- If Trump’s success transfers from politics to governing, his dark and guttural ways will become entrenched and ubiquitous.