Major retailers in Germany this year began limiting sales of leading brands of baby formula. Parents in Britain, the Netherlands and Hong Kong have faced similar restrictions. The reason for the sudden shortage is a quirk of globalization — one that illustrates the complexities of supply and demand in a wired world.
Five years ago, Kyle Porter's anonymity evaporated. That tends to happen when a soccer player takes his career to a top-flight club in Germany — even an 18-year-old prospect whose only action would come in reserve matches.
When C.P. Snow arrived to lecture at Harvard in 1960, he was riding a wave of fame that followed his talk on "The Two Cultures" at Cambridge University the year before when he pointed out that the intellectual world was becoming increasingly divided between science and the humanities.
Switzerland agreed to limit the level of immigrants allowed from the European Union beginning this May, adding to caps that are already in place for eight other central and eastern states.
Germany can keep and maintain its anti-terrorism database with information on 17,000 people, the nation's top court ruled on Wednesday.
Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped all charges against Connecticut center Enosch Wolf stemming from a February domestic violence arrest on campus.
Ford, Volkswagen and Daimler all took deep hits in profits Wednesday, as industry first-quarter results indicated the European recession was dragging down car sales.
German customs authorities said Tuesday that Justin Bieber's monkey is going nowhere for now even though the singer has apparently asked that it be removed from an animal shelter where it is staying and be placed in a zoo.
It's turning into a procession for Bayern Munich in the Associated Press global soccer poll.