Germany has a bold plan for a clean-energy future. A majority of the public is on board even though they're paying a steep price - but industry is balking.
In Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro controls the TV remote. A week after he turned off Colombian television station NTN24, he threatened to pull the plug on CNN.
Venezuelan opposition leaders condemned the government for its heavy-handed attempt to subdue a protest movement with nighttime sweeps that have turned many parts of the country into dangerous free-fire zones.
Government slashes social spending . The reforms are necessary to fix the country's economy, but are eroding social services and have not led to increased productivity.
Work on the Panama Canal expansion project, already nine months behind schedule, was stopped Wednesday after talks to resolve a dispute over $1.6 billion in cost overruns broke down.