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At climate conference, vulnerable island nations are 'the ants trying to move the elephants'

The U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait blocked the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Poland from endorsing a landmark climate report. But small island nations, some of which are already shrinking, stepped up to the fight.

Ecuador faces a huge budget deficit because of loans it received from China

Ecuador’s former president Rafael Correa wanted to fast-track development projects so he took out billions in loans from China. But those borrowings have come back to haunt his successor, Lenin Moreno, who will go hat in hand to China this month to seek more flexible terms and some breathing space.

Aboard the longest trolleybus in the world in one of the most disputed places in Europe

Crimeans are proud of what they say is the longest trolleybus in the world. The Yalta-Simferopol trolleybus is 53 miles long.

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