At Sapphire Bay in the Virgin Islands, the sunshine is warm, the beach is beautiful and the water sparkles clear as glass. It's close to paradise on Earth -- a spot where you can relax and leave the cares of the world behind.
If they can rouse themselves from a disinterested funk, Britons will be yawning their way to voting booths this week after what most people agree has been one of the dullest campaigns since ... since ... oh who cares.
Traditionally, the British liked their politics simple: There were two big parties, either one won most of the seats in the House of Commons at election time, and the party leader became prime minister.
Friends are hard to come by -- especially if you're an internationally isolated, highly sanctioned regime. But North Korea's foreign minister is on an international trip visiting its allies around the world after declaring that 2015 is the "Friendship Year" with Russia.