The COVID-19 pandemic created a shortfall in foreign workers when their visas weren't approved to return to the US. A decline in the number of Americans willing to take service sector jobs doubled the impact for small business owners.
In Istanbul on Friday, refugees from Syria clamored to board buses to Bulgaria. Other migrants are heading for the Greek islands, and hope to enter the European Union by boat.
With cemeteries filling up and the rising cost of traditional burials, cremation is a preferred option for a growing number of Greek citizens, but the church considers cremation a sin.
For decades, there’s been a steady drip of racist incidents in soccer stadiums across Europe. Now, the pace seems to be increasing — particularly with abuse hurled against black players.
These other countries don’t look threatening. They look like democracies. But they’re not.
Bitcoin's energy draw is probably somewhere between Google's and Bulgaria's.
Each week on The World, we feature a unique selection of musicians, and every week we put it together for you here.
A rare collection of refugee camp reports chronicle journeys through Turkey and across the Mediterranean by refugees trying to leave Europe.
If the mere mention of the word bagpipe causes your mind to wander off to the windswept Scottish Highlands, hang on! There's a group of passionate bagpipe campaigners on a quest to show there's more to the pipes than playing on the heath in a kilt.
Canadians gathered along an Ontario highway Friday to say goodbye to the reservist who was shot and killed while standing guard at the country's War Memorial. That story and more in today's Global Scan.
Monuments showing heroic Soviet soldiers dot many of the former USSR satellite countries. And since the end of the Cold War, they have been refashioned by activists into political statements, infuriating Russian officials. In Africa, social media networks have been spreading a folk 'cure' for Ebola. And the Israeli government has kept independent human rights investigators out of Gaza. That and more, in today's Global Scan.