France's proposed burqa ban is seen by many as a way to raise the issue of Islam in a secular society where religious identity is not a public subject. The bill is expected to pass.
Kenya's members of parliament voted to give themselves a 40 percent pay hike, to more than $175,000 a year in a country where the average national income is $1,600. That's more than US lawmakers make.
As the Tour de France gets under way, defrocked 2006 winner Floyd Landis has put forward fresh, detailed doping allegations against Lance Armstrong. But Armstrong has become as famous for deflecting scandal as for leading the peloton.
Hillary Clinton criticized Russia's description of Georgia and Ukraine as part of Russian 'zones of influence.' During her five-nation visit to the region she also signed a missile defense deal with Poland. Why is Russian reaction so mild?
Ahead of today's Netherlands vs Uruguay semifinal, Holland fans swarmed into Cape Town, South Africa, draping themselves in bright orange and appearing to outnumber their South American counterparts by at least 5 to 1.
The World Cup schedule restarts at 2:30 pm ET, with Uruguay vs Netherlands. Diego Forlán leads the last remaining South American team against a favored Dutch team.
Chinese activist-lawyer Ni Yulan, who helped Beijingers defend their homes from demolition, has been jailed, beaten, and disbarred, and her own home was bulldozed by authorities. Recently released from prison, she is being helped by hundreds of supporters.
The Dutch team that dispatched of Brazil in the quarterfinals is heavily favored to beat a weaker South American team in today's Netherlands vs Uruguay semifinal. Here's why.
Uruguay is not favored to win today's Netherlands vs Uruguay semifinal, but they should be. Here's why.
President Obama hosts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House today for the first time since March, when he humiliated Mr. Netanyahu amid a US-Israel flap over settlements.
Thailand's state of emergency will continue for another three months, the government decided Tuesday, saying red-shirt protesters remain active. Critics argue the law hinders reconciliation.
The success of the Netherlands' World Cup soccer team is cause for celebration for the many South Africans with Dutch ancestry, but that dynamic leaves a bad taste in the mouths of some blacks.
Voters brave enough to cast ballots for governors amid gruesome drug violence in the run-up to Sunday's Mexico election helped the former ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) to win nine states handily.
Something of a rock star among business school teachers Srikumar Rao offers a class that gives his students broader perspectives on their lives.
Acting president Bronislaw Komorowski edged out Jaroslaw Kaczynski, opposition leader and twin brother of the late President Lech Kaczynski, with just over 52 percent of the vote in Sunday's Poland election.
Turkey's foreign minister Ahmet Davutoğlu says that Turkey will break diplomatic ties with Israel unless it apologizes or accepts an international probe for its deadly May 31 raid on a Gaza flotilla.
The victims of shifting borders, politics, or the happenstance of birthplace, the world's 12 million stateless people and their need to become citizens are rising on the international human rights agenda.
Andre Jean explains the plight of those who need to become a citizen – a need that 12 million stateless people have around the globe.
Israeli Jew Maoz Inon saw a wealth of unrealized potential for Christian travelers in the lush Galilean hills, where Jesus once walked. He opened an inn and published an English guidebook, attracting Christian travelers to the 'Jesus Trail.'