Alex Chinneck turns dilapidated buildings into works of art. In his own words, his work "is largely about surprise - taking something familiar and doing something with it that distorts our perception of the world around us."
The US Treasury has sanctioned two German companies involved in an elaborate counterfeit currency scheme. "Hundreds of millions of dollars" in Yemeni bank notes were likely made with the help of Iran's elite Quds Force.
A shrinking population and tighter household budgets mean that operators of short-stay hotels for amorous couples need to provide new experiences and seek out a new generation of clients. Julian Ryall reports.
Some cultural projects manage to become an actual brand. Each year, the Cultural Brand Awards honor the people and institutions that go one step further in promoting Europe's cultural identity.
The Communist Party may still be the largest opposition party in the Russian parliament, but as Russia marks the 100th anniversary of 1917, celebrations of the Bolshevik Revolution have been decidedly muted.
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