COVER

EUROPE

Sicilian Scorcher

After weeks of grumbling, Mount Etna blows its stack, wreaking havoc and threatening nearby towns

Read Any Good Fruit?

The E.U. approves tough new labeling for GM food, pleasing activists and complicating trade relations

A Whale of a Fight

Norway and Japan lead poor nations into battle for commercial whaling

BUSINESS

The Taxman in the Sky

A Dutch entrepreneur wants to install wireless tracking devices in cars as a way to tax drivers

ARTS

Mies is More

Two exhibitions put flesh on the man who perfected bare-bones architecture

AFRICA

The Hunter-Litigators

Southern Africaĺs San tribes are challenging the right of commercial interests to profit at their expense

PROFILE

Messenger to Moscow (Asia)

They didn't like all that Condoleezza Rice had to say, but the Russians loved the way she said it

SPORTS

Play and Pay (Sport)

European soccer's big leagues are eager to recruit Japanese players — and not just for their ball skills

SOCIETY

A Flawed Beauty

The focus on desirable, prize-winning looks has created purebred dogs in Britain with a slew of health problems

BRIEFING