Words like 'crippling' and 'collapse' and 'lethal' are being used by US proponents of tougher sanctions ahead of an IAEA report on Iran's nuclear program. Is that smart diplomacy?
In a shootout over the weekend, Mexican officials seized Familia commander Hector Russel Rodriguez Baez, alias 'El Toro,' dealing a serious blow to the already reeling criminal group.
The Chinese government orders 'entertainment' programs to be replaced with more uplifting fare - such as a senior citizen Lady Gaga cover band. Does this bode well for the China channel coming to the US?
The latest Ease of Doing Business Index found the vast majority of sub-Saharan countries have improved their business environments in the past year, and six made the top 15 most improved.
Ballroom dance instructor Pierre Dulaine helps kids from all backgrounds in New York City and around the world gain confidence and other life skills through ballroom dancing.
Ahead of an IAEA report on Iran's nuclear program, China, Russia, Germany, and France have all urged calm.
Thailand's devastating flood has made for countless memorable images. But some journalists appear to be staging their own scenes without disclosing that to viewers, undermining the purpose of journalism.
Today's papers ask why Obama's economic policies appear to be foundering, and why the rise of political Islam across North Africa gives Washington the shivers.
The terrorist Carlos the Jackal went on trial today for his role in four bombings in the 1980s that targeted trains and a newspaper office, killing 11 people. The native-born Venezuelan was once the most sought-after fugitive in Europe, a mysterious figure who killed two French secret police and an informant before being apprehended in Sudan in 1994. The Jackal’s real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez. He first gained headlines and notoriety for an attack on an OPEC meeting in 1975 on behalf of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in which he took some 60 hostages, including 11 oil ministers. His current trial follows the discovery of evidence against him in communist-era files from Hungary, Germany, and Romania. He is suspected in a dozen other cases for terrorism spanning three decades. Today in a Paris court, Ramirez said he was a “professional revolutionary,” according to the Associated Press. He claims involvement in some 100 terrorist attacks. What is the Jackal's story?
Excavations in the middle of downtown Mexico City have unearthed sacred Aztec sculptures, giving archaeologists a glimpse into ancient rituals.
Rwanda’s help in handing over conflict minerals smuggled from Congo seems like a sign of improved relations, but many Congolese accuse Rwanda of profiting from the trade.
Israel's fear of a nuclear Iran is deeply felt, and an IAEA report this week could add to it. But it's still hard to see a military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities any time soon.
The 'Arab Spring' has largely not spread south of the Sahara, but Africans are now less willing to stand by and accept stolen elections, gross abuses of power, and flaunting of inequality.
More than 50 percent of Guatemala's population lives in poverty, and the country has an alarmingly high murder rate. But Otto Pérez Molina is in a better position than his predecessors to deal with those problems, says guest blogger Mike Allison.
Young Afghans, cynical after a decade of US presence in the country, have turned to music, film, and art to express themselves.
Otto Pérez Molina ran his presidential campaign on an 'iron fist' platform, promising to crack down on the crime and high murder rate that have been plaguing Guatemala in recent years.