A parliamentary report estimates the UK throws away 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups each year, “enough to stretch around the world roughly five and a half times.” Fewer than 1 in 400 are recycled. The report recommends a 25p (about 33-cent) levy on coffee cups, part of a trend of European lawmakers addressing the growing problem of single-use plastic waste.
Last month, the US men’s national soccer team lost a game that knocked the US out of the 2018 World Cup. One prominent commentator called it “the most surreal and embarrassing night in US soccer history,” and its economic consequences will be significant and long-lasting.
McDonald’s announced a partnership with a Chinese state-funded conglomerate and a US private equity firm. The $2 billion deal reflects economic and cultural realities in China and is evidence of McDonald’s willingness to depart from its traditional domestic strategies when doing business across borders.
This week's Global Glance looks at what's really involved in moving to Canada after an election and how a Cape Breton DJ's website went viral.
Recently elected Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's tactics and temperament are already profoundly affecting his country's economy. Here's what Duterte's presidency means for foreign investors in a country that's been a rising economic star in South East Asia.
This week’s Global Glance looks at gay bars around the world, and why some are on the decline and some are emerging and resemble US gay bars of old.
This week's Global Glance looks at smoking in France and the global legislative trend that strips tobacco companies of branding privileges while forcing them to include disturbing images on their packaging.
This week's Global Glance looks at new allegations that VW employees “at the highest levels” were involved in the defeat-device deception; and what you should know about the unrest in Kashmir.
This week we look at the UK’s quirky pedestrian etiquette and the importance of food in India.
This week's Global Glance looks at the Pew’s new digital economy survey; how Senator Warren’s speech on the gig economy sparked a global debate; and France's ongoing labor unrest.
Welcome back to Global Glance. This week we look at two good interviews about the UE-US Data Privacy Shield, a government takeover of Turkey’s largest newspaper, and how the current whisky boom is leading to a single malt drought.
Welcome back to Global Glance. This week we look at Apple begging in Brussels; swearing in the US and the UK; and a cleric's declaration that chess is the work of the devil.