Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe seemed almost untouchable for much of his nearly four-decade rule. Shrewd and ruthless, he stayed in power despite advancing age, growing opposition, international sanctions and the dissolving economy of a once-prosperous nation.
Now that it seems to finally be here, the abrupt end of the Mugabe era is launching Zimbabwe into the unknown. read more
After 30 years of fraught attempts to make France's labor market more flexible, the government announced sweeping changes on Thursday with the potential to radically shift the balance of power from workers to employers. read more