Romney and Bain Capital: The secrecy is killing him "Romney insists he wasn't responsible for any of the actions the firm took after early 1999. If it turns out that he was actually running the business - or helping to run it - for several years after that date, his credibility will be shot."
Romania in trouble "Since winning office on an anti-corruption ticket in 2004, President Traian Basescu has disappointed his fans. His public utterances are sometimes erratic or foul-mouthed. His centre-right Democratic Liberal Party seems as mucky as any. Yet his political rivals' behaviour looks worse."
At a sperm bank in Bihar, caste divisions start before birth "Naturally, couples using donated sperm want to know all they can about the donor. In many parts of the world, that would include where a donor went to school, his medical history or what kind of job he had. In Bihar, couples' primary concern is caste."
A thorny racial problem in South Africa "When white artists satirized President Zuma's infamous philandering, they hit on some of their country's touchiest issues... South African President Jacob Zuma's genitals have gotten a lot of attention lately."