Last week's gathering of top central bankers reflects how much governments have learned to work together since the Great Recession to prevent 'spillovers' of their economic and financial actions.
Iraq has tapped a new leader who represents a possible inclusive leadership that can heal religious and ethnic divisions, based on unity around constitutional rights.
By moving on Ukraine, Vladimir Putin looks to the past when he should be envisioning a fresh future for Russia.
The most diverse group of students ever will enter public schools this fall. With help from adults, they will shine.
Building trust can help prevent another Ferguson, Mo.
Experts are divided, but humans can still decide what will happen
... and that’s the problem
Maryam Mirzakhani has won the ‘Nobel Prize’ of mathematics to crack another glass ceiling. And she’s not alone.
A Sept. 18 referendum on independence raises questions about diversity and democracy.
Late summer has rewarded sky-watchers with visual wonders. But there’s even more out there to ponder.
To keep ahead of an aging society, Britain now has an 'older workers' champion.' The big task, as more people in advanced nations put off retirement, is to shift attitudes about what is 'old.'
Global progress in seeking justice after mass atrocities gained a step with the first verdict against senior Khmer Rouge leaders.
By encroaching on others' territories, China, Russia, and Islamic terrorist armies challenge the norms of state sovereignty. How should the world respond?
The third war between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza reveals how much each side has little empathy for each other even as they seek empathy from the world for their civilian suffering.
President Obama's summit with African leaders mainly focuses on business ties. Yet the continent's outsized youth population may really determine Africa's future.
Health officials say they must act as much to calm fears of Ebola as to contain the outbreak. Media-driven hysteria about Ebola doesn't help.
For this Israel-Gaza war, Hamas relied on better rockets and tunnels. Now Israel won't settle for a truce without a plan to disarm Gaza. Are there precedents for this idea to work?
By charging a former head of internal security, China's Communist Party suggests that no top leader is immune from the law. Will it now also accept that the party itself should be held accountable?
Even as reports show a global rise in restrictions on religion, those of faith are defending those of other faiths. This helps confirm why freedom of religion is a universal right.
More farmers seem more open to new practices, leading to to higher crop yields, or doing more with less. The limits in agriculture are fading as farmers show greater willingness for today's innovation.