While decrying rising educational costs – a phenomenon that’s shaken campuses throughout the world – students in South Korea are increasingly worried about landing a job after college.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said this week's tremors have hit the same parts of the city that were devastated by the Feb. 22 earthquakes. He hinted that parts of the city may have to be permanently abandoned.
After three major blackouts in three months, Venezuela says consumers will have to pay surcharges if they don't reduce their usage. Critics, like guest blogger Miguel Octavio, say that the government is placing the blame on others when it should place it on itself.
Fatah and Hamas are meeting in Cairo today to choose the leader of the Palestinian unity government. But strong disagreements could derail their reconciliation pact.
Polls suggest that Thailand's opposition Puea Thai Party (PTP), which is loyal to former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and led by his sister, will win the largest share in a divisive July 3 parliamentary vote.
The embattled Indian government says the challenge is getting notorious tax-haven nations to help. But international experts say the most common obstacle nations face in trying to recover money is their own governments.
Darwish Mohammed Fidou deserted his unit after he was given orders to fire directly on civilians. His story bolsters growing reports of dissent within Syria's military.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was swept into office for a third term Sunday when his Justice and Development Party (AKP) won 50 percent of the vote in parliamentary elections. He has been credited with presiding over an economic growth spurt and strengthening Turkey’s role on the world stage. But some Turks say the AKP has become increasingly authoritarian, compromising civil liberties. Who is Erdogan, and what are his policies?
African leaders could allow freedom of expression, or they could mimic the Chinese model of building a 'Great Firewall of China' to shut down Internet systems that allow critical thinking.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi admitted defeat amid a large voter turnout and rejection of a ballot question to give government ministers immunity from appearing in court. Berlusconi is facing three fraud trials and a sex scandal.
Dirk Nowitzki, the German forward who led the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA title, delights home audience with German grit, American glamour.
A US destroyer forced back a North Korean freighter ship that was possibly on its way through the South China Sea to Burma (Myanmar) with military cargo. It is not clear if the cargo was nuclear or conventional weaponry.
Have our propaganda detectors been dulled?
Bearing the brunt of the exodus of Libyan refugees, several countries in the Sahel region – including Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania, and Chad – have called on Qaddafi to step down.
Around the world children are forced to serve in military groups or as laborers or worse. UNICEF's Ironside has set some of them free.
There were no reports of serious casualties this time earthquakes hit New Zealand, except the faith of some of us who hoped a little too hard that our scientific prophecies of doom might go the way of Harold Camping's predictions.