In the midst of a financial crisis with inflation nearing 2,000 percent, Venezuelans are using bitcoin to pay for groceries, medical bills, even honeymoons. Unaffected by the economic crisis, bitcoins gives users an alternative to black market worthless government currency.
Poland's new prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki met with EU leaders for the first time in an effort to strengthen ties between Poland and the EU. Poland's controversial stance on refugees and issues of governance and rule of law have strained relations in recent years.
During South Korean President Moon Jae-in's visit to China, Chinese President Xi Jinping reaffirms his commitment to maintaining stability on the Korean peninsula, aiming to denuclearize the peninsula through diplomatic talks.
Despite President Trump pulling out of the talks, US cities concerned with the rising number of migrants are asking for a seat at the table in international negotiations regarding migrants and refugees set to start next year.
Mahmoud Abbas has insisted the US is no longer fit to serve as mediator following President Trump's US embassy move announcement. Mr. Abbas called for the UN to replace the US for the remainder of the negotiations.
Knowing that mentors can make all the difference for youths, Gisela Bushey designed the organization Critical Bridge. In October, it was named a recipient of the $50,000 Encore Prize.
While it denies state-sponsored doping, Russia's Olympic Committee announced its support for the athletes who choose to participate in the 2018 Winter Games under a neutral flag. The ROC urged them to 'achieve victory for the glory of Russia.'
Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced a partial pullout of Russian troops. The visit marked the first visit by a foreign head of state to Syria since its civil war began in 2011.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Brussels to ask EU leaders to join President Trump in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Many EU foreign ministers continue to criticize Mr. Trump's decision and its ramifications for the peace process.
The arrival of movie theaters in Saudi Arabia will mark the latest cultural change as a result of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's efforts to liberalize the conservative country.
Though they will not be able to compete under the Russian flag, a majority of Russian athletes still want to compete at the upcoming Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.
Polish lawmakers approved two bills that give the ruling party more power over the courts, despite warnings from EU officials that the laws is not common democratic practice.
Earning the top score on exams in Kenya earns students national recognition and a spot on national television. This year the honor went to a young girl with albinism who has overcome prejudice and threats to her life, breaking down cultural stereotypes along the way.