A journey with the men who make their living on thin ice.
Which passports allow the greatest travel freedom?
Some countries allow all prisoners to vote, while others have a partial or blanket ban. A few places ban ex-prisoners from voting even after they've been released.
Censorship in the U.S.S.R. was draconian. Nearly 25 years since its disintegration,
many former Soviet republics still lack press freedom. How do they compare with
each other in 2016, according to the World Press Freedom Index?
In 2015, the European Union imported most goods from China (20%), the United States (14%), and Russia (8%).
France was the only European state with a fertility rate above 2.0 in 2014
Each person in the EU generated 475 kg of municipal waste in 2014. Here are the bloc's top waste producers.
There's wide speculation that the next UN secretary-general will come from Eastern Europe. What do the United Nations' unofficial regional groups look like?
More than 60% of GDP in most countries comes from urban-based economic activities.
By the year 2050, 65% of the world's population will be living in cities.