Ken Lyons, in his 90s, has been one of the volunteers at Centennial Station in Washington State. He’s an example of how many seniors keep making a difference in their communities after their official retirement date.
Anh Nguyet Tranh, herself an immigrant from South Vietnam, founded a business in Michigan that employs some 250 interpreters and translators and can translate documents in 30 different languages.
The proposal is receiving widespread support and many are calling it a restriction of facial masking, rather than an infringement of religious freedoms.
While 75 percent of the world is experiencing an economic upswing, many are still suffering. Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, posed three suggestions to bridge inequality in an address at Harvard University.
As Bangladesh looks for room for the half million Rohingya refugees who have streamed across its border since August, the government has approved clearing 2,000 forest acres so aid workers can put up 150,000 tarpaulin shelters.
Portugal faces the reality of summer forest fires as local leaders push for forest management reform through consolidating abandoned plots of land, getting rid of undergrowth, and growing fire-resistant plants and trees.
Despite a history of fighting on opposite sides of countless conflicts, Russia and Saudi Arabia are strengthening ties. Talks between their leaders will address concerns over oil and the Syrian conflict. Some fear that Russia is trying to replace the US, but experts are not worried.
Iraq has declared another victory against the Islamic State even as the militants still control towns on the far west Syrian border. France has offered diplomatic help between Iraq's government and the autonomous Kurdish region.
As the nation searches for solutions to avoid future 'Car Wash' scandals, some critics worry this new fund could help politicians seeking re-election avoid persecution for corruption.
Women in developed countries have surpassed men in level of education. Other gender equality measures, however, including equal pay and women in leadership roles, still lag.