The daughter of the Monitor's Europe bureau chief visits her Basque relatives in Bilbao, Spain, for the first time.
Sightseeing in Spain reveals just how down in the dumps the economy is there. If the rest of Europe doesn't come to the rescue, a debt crisis in Spain could move like a tsunami across the Atlantic, possibly engulfing the US economy – and sinking Obama's reelection bid.
Patriotism applies to countries, while 'civicism' applies to cities – where more than half the world's population lives. As the world urbanizes, a new class of global cities is competing for the affection of residents and tourists. There are several reasons to welcome this development.
Many say the successful rescue of 'Los 33' after their 69-day plight is made for Hollywood, but Chileans are cautious about how their society will be portrayed.
A motorist tows his boat on the road heading north off of Hatteras Island as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Buxton, North Carolina on Thursday.