A team of three scientists and five assistants found 33 billion tons of carbon locked up in a Congo ecosystem – the equivalent of 20 years of current US fossil fuel emissions. The discovery is a key step in ensuring this carbon-storing area is protected.
Turkey, which has been helping fight the Islamic State in Syria, is stepping up its domestic anti-terrorism efforts after a year marked by dozens of attacks linked to the terror group or Kurdish militants.
John Kerry, secretary of State under Barack Obama, declared the Monroe Doctrine to be over. It seems already to be experiencing a resurgence under President Trump.
The far-right candidates' campaign promises include drastically curbing migration, expelling all illegal migrants, and holding a referendum on France's European Union membership.
Hou Yifan, the world’s top female chess player, walked out on her final match at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival.
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said he will back Japan's claims to islands also claimed by China. Will this be seen as a new signal of aggression by Trump administration toward China?
USA Wrestling will not be attending this month's Freestyle World Cup, after Iran responded to Trump's executive order on immigration with a ban of its own.
Shoppers took to social media at signs of the '#vegcrisis,' after bad weather in southern European sharply diminished the supply of greens.
The troops were part of Operation Sentinelle, whose value as a security force is often questioned, though some see it as reassuring.
Commentary: For the first time in two decades, Turkey is again the largest jailor of writers and publishers in the world. A PEN International delegation tried to visit a prison where most are incarcerated.
Patrick Arbore saw a need to give older people an alternative to traditional suicide prevention hotlines – one that offers a conversation rather than potentially a confrontation.
Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has established a criminal and financial network across the region, and while the US has taken steps to disrupt these resources in the past, more needs to be done.
Meeting with Turkey's president, the German Chancellor expressed hope that Turks could safeguard their democratic institutions. 'Opposition is part of democracy,' she said.
The new US Defense secretary said that the United States would stand 'shoulder-to-shoulder' with South Korea against the threat posed by North Korea.