Business, Finance & Economics

How Spain’s rent control is failing locals

Lifestyle & Belief

A one-year-old law in Spain meant to control soaring home rental prices has had the opposite effect: Prices have continued to climb. It’s part of a trend going back a couple of decades now. But this year alone, in some cities, rents have jumped by more than 20%. Experts – and renters – say finding an affordable place to live is now next to impossible. The World’s Gerry Hadden reports from Barcelona on why Spain’s rent control law has backfired.

Fuels are not just for transportation in Nigeria, many people also use fuel to power their generators in order to get electricity at home and also run their businesses.

Nigeria’s low-income communities bear the brunt of faltering economy

Russia’s wartime production fuels its economy 

Conflict & Justice

Toronto is experiencing a car theft epidemic

payment screen with options for credit, debit and Pix

Brazil’s innovative Pix banking system is replacing cash and credit cards

Arts, Culture & Media
Students at the all-female Effat University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia participate in a driving skills workshop run by Ford.

Will Saudi women drive once ban is lifted? US car companies want to find out.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a decree last year that lifted a decades-old ban on women driving in the Kingdom. The announcement caught many — including auto manufacturers — by surprise.

People build a snowman outside the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., March 21, 2018.

House approves government spending bill despite conservative revolt

The Republican-led chamber backed the measure 256-167, sending it to the Senate ahead of a midnight Friday deadline. But 90 of the 238 House Republicans ignored pleas for support from House Speaker Paul Ryan and voted against it.

A man is silhouetted against a molten orange background.

US open to tariff exemptions for more countries

Brazil, Japan, South Korea, Australia and Europe clamored for special treatment, just a day after the tariff measures were formally announced.

Man at microphone speaking with hands up

It’s Trump versus California, but immigrants and employers already feel the fallout

Calls to hotlines to assist immigrants are skyrocketing, while employers brace themselves for more inspections.

One person inspects a piece of metal, while another person holds a cart containing a more of the same pieces of metal.

New NAFTA talks aim to clear pathway to toughest issues

Officials say they’re unlikely to address any of the major changes demanded by the Trump administration