The first storm of the Atlantic Season

Hurricane Arthur strengthens to the east of the US.


Laying down tracks for the new season

Usain Bolt will be missing the IAAF season-opener in Doha but there are plenty of rivalries on show for the months ahead

Business & Economy

Cuba investment in the Caribbean islands

Development of new Cuban port aims to attract international investment.


Hurricane Sandy one year on: What have we learned?

Investing in disaster preparedness has saved countless lives, but further investment is necessary.

by Heraldo Munoz


Swimmer completes Cuba-Florida crossing

Veteran US swimmer Diana Nyad completes marathon crossing from Cuba to Florida without protective shark cage.


Bondarenko triumphs in men's high jump

Ukrainian clears meet record of 2.41 to take the title as Sweden's Aregawi stuns defending champion to seal 1500m gold.


Murray hungry for more titles

Wimbledon champion chasing more grand slam titles rather than the number one ranking, ahead of Montreal Masters.

US & Canada

The key elements of a successful immigration policy

When writing immigration policy in the US, legislators should pay attention to international human rights standards.

by Tanya Golash-Boza

US & Canada

Can shark conservation salvage the blue economy?

As long as there is a continuous demand for shark fin soup, the shark population will remain in danger.

by Anna M Clark


Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

The US National Weather Service report on the 'superstorm' which devastated parts of the Caribbean and US.


Partitioning the "two-state solution"

Semantic acceptance of the term 'State of Palestine' is of fundamental importance to the peace process, writes author.

by John V. Whitbeck


Cargo ship sinks off the Netherlands

Rescue workers resume search for seven crew missing after cargo ship sinks in North Sea, with little hope for survivors.

US & Canada

The world has spoken

Despite the nine countries that voted "no" against Palestine in the UN, it is clear the majority of the world disagrees.

by John V. Whitbeck