1. Germany (75m German language speakers) / 2. Austria (7,4m) / 3. Switzerland (4,5m) / 4. USA (1,3m) / 5. Brazil (900,000) / source: World Almanac
A citizen's initiative to revive an endangered language spoken in six Indian states is paying dividends. The indigenous Gond community will soon have their own dictionary and a standard script. Murali Krishnan reports.
Moscow is mulling whether to ban or limit imports of US medicine in retaliation to Washington's new sanctions. But restricting access to vital medication is not necessarily a popular idea among all Russians.
US House Speaker Paul Ryan's long-rumored decision not to seek re-election is not a huge surprise. But that doesn't cushion what is a big blow for a beleaguered Republican Party ahead of the midterm elections.
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