Why modesty replaced lavishness on the stalls at Europe's largest arms fair held in London, and Russia turns to the French and Dutch in search of four new warships after admitting its own shipyards aren't up to the task.
In the poor south side of Bogotá, many children don’t have access to a good education. Monocle meets two people trying to improve things. One is an architect who designs school buildings that pupils and their communities can be proud of. The other is a rubbish-truck driver, who has collected thousands of discarded books and opened a library and community centre in his home.
Around one in five adults in Mississippi will not be able to read this column. The poorest state in America, Mississippi also has the country’s lowest literacy rates, a historic problem within its educational system that…
Though many might not agree that the US should be in Iraq, Barack Obama’s recent show of firm leadership on the issue is a confident side of the US president that Monocle’s Phil Han would like to see more of.