US-Cuban affairs dominated the confirmation hearing of Roberta Jacobson, acting assistant secretary of state for western hemisphere affairs, showing how "out of step" the US is as Cuba forges ahead with reform, writes blogger.
On Veteran's Day 2011, the mood is decidedly somber, with stories of one family of a US fallen soldier fighting for truth of how their son died, and another soldier's family adopting the Iraqi puppy he left behind.
A short ESPN documentary focuses on the torture of soccer-team athletes in Bahrain, home to the US Navy's 5th Fleet, for their faith and political beliefs.
Some 80 percent of Korea's high school students go on to further education. And to ensure students have the best chance, one day every year Korea changes its plane schedules, redirects traffic, and holds its breath.
The abduction of Washington Nationals player Wilson Ramos seems to be the first of a Major League Baseball player in Venezuela, although both homicide and kidnapping have soared.
US lawmakers have pushed for crippling sanctions on Iran's nuclear program, citing this week's report as reason for urgent action. But veto-wielding Russia and China are likely to block new UN sanctions.
China is the world’s biggest creditor, with foreign exchange reserves of around $3.2 trillion. Europe would like Beijing to use some of that money to lend a hand and help bail out the eurozone. China has stressed it will not be a savior to Europe, and there are a reasons it won't. However, there are a few reasons China could change course and come to the rescue. Here are three:
So says President Obama's State Department, arguing that conditions should not be put on aid to Egypt.
American hipster culture is gaining popularity in Jakarta, most evident in the flood of bespectacled bikers on 'fixies' on the city's clogged streets.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has survived more than 50 no-confidence votes in his political career, surviving yet another at least implicit one on Tuesday. But he is still headed out the door, he says. Over the years, charges of corruption, accusations of soliciting underage prostitutes, and alleged involvement with the mafia were not enough to sink the indomitable Mr. Berlusconi – but charges of mishandling the economic crisis seem to have done it. Here’s a look at the many things that would have taken down many other world leaders.