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Food Prize Laureate: Future of African Youth Lies in Agriculture, Not Europe

Food Prize Laureate: Future of African Youth Lies in Agriculture, Not Europe

Making agriculture profitable and “cool” for young people in Africa is key to lifting millions out of poverty and stemming...

Pakistani Farmers Get Tips via Text

Pakistani Farmers Get Tips via Text

The latest farm tools on the job in Pakistan are cell phones and satellites. A new program is using satellite...

Social Media Giants Join Together to Fight Terrorist Content

Social Media Giants Join Together to Fight Terrorist Content

Social media giants Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft say they are forming a working group to remove terrorist content from...

How the Federal Reserve Serves US Foreign Intelligence

How the Federal Reserve Serves US Foreign Intelligence

The Federal Reserve’s little-known role housing the assets of other central banks comes with a unique benefit to the United...

Study Shows Drone Investment Soars

Study Shows Drone Investment Soars

A study by aviation experts says the number of non-military drones will grow very quickly over the next 10 years,...

Vietnam Faces New Oil Dispute With China After Beijing Cuts Visit Short

Vietnam Faces New Oil Dispute With China After Beijing Cuts Visit Short

China and Vietnam face a stiff new test in avoiding a showdown over undersea oil drilling after Beijing cut short...

SpaceX Launches 10 Satellites

SpaceX Launches 10 Satellites

A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched...

Debt, Protectionism Could Drag Down Improving Global Economy

Debt, Protectionism Could Drag Down Improving Global Economy

The global economy has picked up and prospects for the next few months are the best in a long time....

Spyware to Tap Into Smartphones Puts Users’ Rights at Risk

Spyware to Tap Into Smartphones Puts Users’ Rights at Risk

Governments around the world are using surveillance software that taps into individual smartphones, taking screenshots, reading email and tracking users’...

Ford’s China Move Casts New Cloud on Mexican Automaking

Ford’s China Move Casts New Cloud on Mexican Automaking

A second U-turn this year by Ford Motor Co. in Mexico has raised the specter of Chinese competition for local...

One of China’s Richest Women Hopes to Keep Driving Culture of Philanthropy

One of China’s Richest Women Hopes to Keep Driving Culture of Philanthropy

After starting work in a hotel kitchen, Zhai Meiqin began selling furniture and built a billion-dollar conglomerate, but she took...

Women on the Frontlines of Cambodia Land Fight

Women on the Frontlines of Cambodia Land Fight

Cambodian activists fighting plans to transform Phnom Penh’s largest lake into a luxury development made a tactical decision when they...

‘Digital Democracy’ Turns Average Citizens into Influencers in Africa

‘Digital Democracy’ Turns Average Citizens into Influencers in Africa

From cashless payments to smartphone apps offering everything from taxis to take-out food – Africa’s digital revolution is gathering pace...

China Probe of Big Companies Could Redefine Their Role Overseas

China Probe of Big Companies Could Redefine Their Role Overseas

China is probing the loan practices of a group of big private sector conglomerates who have been on a high-profile...

China Takes Delivery of First Shipments of American Beef in 14 Years

China Takes Delivery of First Shipments of American Beef in 14 Years

China let through the first shipments of beef from the United States in 14 years on Friday, after the two...