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Mussel growers harvest mussels by passing beneath the docks on small barges, pulling up the ropes and cutting the harvest loose.

Unusually warm seas kill off mussel harvests in Spain, leaving restaurant owners with limited options

Most Mediterranean mussels are grown in the Ebro Delta, in Spain’s northeast, and often enjoyed by consumers nearby. But this year’s Mediterranean harvest was nearly wiped out by unusually warm seas, forcing restaurant owners to import their mussels from other countries.

Unusually warm seas kill off mussel harvests in Spain, leaving restaurant owners with limited options
A view of a courtroom inside Rome's tribunal Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, during the first hearing of a trial of involving politicians and businessmen.

The Italian job: Part I

The Italian job: Part I
Far-Right party Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni shows a placard reading in Italian "Thank you Italy" at her party's electoral headquarters in Rome

Italy shifts to the right as voters reward Meloni's party

Italy shifts to the right as voters reward Meloni's party
Ryanair strikers protest unfair working conditions, Barcelona, Spain.

As summer travel kicks off in Europe, airline strikes could thwart holiday plans

As summer travel kicks off in Europe, airline strikes could thwart holiday plans
The Ukrainian Classical Ballet company holds up the Ukrainian flag onstage during curtain call while the Ukrainian national anthem plays as part of a performance in Bucharest, Ukraine.

Ukrainian ballet dancers displaced by war find a home on international stages

Ukrainian ballet dancers displaced by war find a home on international stages
People walk past a currency exchange office screen displaying the exchange rates of U.S. Dollar and Euro to Russian Rubles in Moscow's downtown, Russia

Ruble plummets as sanctions bite, sending Russians to banks

The Russian ruble has fallen about 30% after Western nations placed sanctions against the government over its invasion of neighboring Ukraine, prompting anxious Russian citizens to withdraw their money from ATMs.

Ruble plummets as sanctions bite, sending Russians to banks
Pizza shop customers eat their meal in downtown Milan, Italy, on the first day a super green health pass went into effect

Unvaccinated Italians face new restrictions as holidays near

Italian police now have the authority to check whether diners in restaurants or bars have a “super” green health pass certifying that they are either vaccinated or have recently recovered from the virus.

Unvaccinated Italians face new restrictions as holidays near
A National Park Service boat navigates the waters in Biscayne National Park, Florida, July 8, 2014. Federal officials are seeking to ban commercial fishing in the park which is offshore from suburban Miami. Officials say cutting off commercial fishing wil

How governments finance the ruin of our oceans 

The World’s Southeast Asia correspondent Patrick Winn spoke with marine bioloigst Dr. Daniel Pauly, asking him what can be done to reverse the crisis around overfishing and creating "dead zones" in the oceans.

How governments finance the ruin of our oceans 
Italian Americans celebrating during a Christopher Columbus Day parade.

How Columbus Day contributes to the cultural erasure of Italian Americans

Given Italian history, US descendants of Italian immigrants have reason to reject their association with Columbus and stand in solidarity with Indigenous groups as they reclaim their histories.

How Columbus Day contributes to the cultural erasure of Italian Americans
The shoreline of a village on the Greek island of Evia is shown with massive plumes of dark smoke rising in the distance.

Discussion: Climate change and a deepening global health crisis

Climate change is driving extreme weather events across the globe and exacerbating health conditions and disparities. The World's Environment Editor and Correspondent Carolyn Beeler moderated a discussion with Harvard T.H. Chan School's Renee Salas, who explored the deepening crisis at the intersection of climate change and health.

Discussion: Climate change and a deepening global health crisis
England's Jadon Sancho is shown on the soccer pitch holding his hands to his face.

Police investigate racist abuse of three England players

British police opened investigations Monday into the racist abuse of three Black players who missed penalties in England's shootout loss to Italy in the European Championship final.

Police investigate racist abuse of three England players
A waiter wearing a mask and an apron with her hair pulled back tends to a dining table.

England indoor dining resumes, but where are all the staff?

More than 1 in 10 hospitality workers in the UK have left the industry over the past year due to COVID-19. Between Brexit and the pandemic, owners are short-staffed, now that indoor dining is back.

England indoor dining resumes, but where are all the staff?
Migrants wearing face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 sit at a pier as Italian police officers stand by.

Some migrants crossing the Mediterranean say they prefer death to being returned

At least five migrants have drowned off the coast of Libya, including a woman and child. The journey to a better life is often harrowing. Some migrants crossing the Mediterranean say they prefer death to being returned

Some migrants crossing the Mediterranean say they prefer death to being returned
A large crowd of people are shown scattered in the Al-Aqsa Mosque as tear gas is shown surround the area.

Hundreds of Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli police in Jerusalem

Top of The World: Weeks of mounting tensions between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in Jerusalem’s Old City culminated in another violent clash on Monday. And, more than 1,000 migrants landed on Italy’s southern island of Lampedusa on Sunday in a span of a few hours. Also, a series of bombings at a girls’ school over the weekend in Afghanistan has left 85 people dead — many under the age of 15 — and more than 125 wounded.

Hundreds of Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli police in Jerusalem
TV and movies are one way we understand people and places we’ve never had direct contact with – and maybe never will.

Netflix’s big bet on foreign content and international viewers could upend the global mediascape — and change how people see the world

An Italian media scholar raised on American TV assesses Netflix's ambitious strategy to create original productions in Italy, Japan, Brazil and beyond — and distribute them globally.

Netflix’s big bet on foreign content and international viewers could upend the global mediascape — and change how people see the world