As rich countries snap up farmland in developing world, calls grow for regulation to prevent what many see as neocolonial behavior.
World leaders can't agree on whether to tackle debt or recession first, look ahead to G-20 meeting in September.
In the post-Bush era, the major industrial nations meeting this week face pressure to set firm temperature and emission-reduction goals.
His administration isn't that interested in a missile shield in Europe, but seems unlikely to concede it in upcoming talks.
With women having an average of eight children each, the ultra-Orthodox communities of Beiter Illit and Modiin Illit are case studies in why the settlement issue is not getting any easier.