Castro's dream for Cuba's artists
Is the US military reliant on indentured workers?
01 Jan 2014 06:09 GMT | Europe
Greece has assumed the rotating presidency of the European Union.
The government is hoping that this will help the country rebuild its image after years of economic turmoil.
Al Jazeera's John Psaropoulos reports from Athens.
Source: Al Jazeera
Greece's parliament approves 2014 budget with 3 billion euros worth of cuts, as a few hundred people protest the plans.
Italians grow weary of asylum seekers amid the steady flow of migrants and the country's economic woes.
Migrants, Immigration, Italy
Allegations of major security failures surrounding submarines in Scotland put nukes on the radar.
War & Conflict, Science & Technology, Europe
Drug use has soared on the African island and women are the most vulnerable.
Drugs, Addiction, Health
Eight months later, friends and family of the disappeared are in the US to keep the fight to find the Mexicans going.
Human Rights, Latin America, Mexico
Decision to seek fifth term confirmed along with admission of "unprecedented" times for world football's governing body.
Sport, FIFA, Sepp Blatter, Football
Defence chief slams China's efforts to claim territory in disputed region and urges end to "militarisation" of dispute.
Politics, Asia Pacific, China, South China Sea, US
People & Power investigates how a match-fixer and his syndicate corrupted global football.
Sport, Football, Corruption
How Japan is using high tech factories to grow vegetables indoors.
Environment, Science & Technology, Food
A look at the country's changing media landscape and what it means for journalism in Cuba.
Media, Cuba, Fidel Castro
Can Kazakhstan become a world power and tourism hotspot despite its poor human rights record and steep prices?
Human Rights, Kazakhstan, Asia