Actor Christian Bale, in China to promote 'The Flowers of War,' tussled with thugs as he tried to visit Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng. Was the encounter a bit self-promotional or helpful?
But the standoff in Congress over food exports and family travel to Cuba is a reminder, writes guest blogger Anya Landau French, of how far some are willing to go to punish Cuba's leaders.
Two new human rights reports detail abuses by the Assad regime, but also show a growing use of violence by the opposition.
International Criminal Court prosecutor Ocampo is asking the UN for authority to investigate the death Libyan leader Qaddafi as a war crime.
Sky Apples? Motorists in England were pelted by apples falling from the sky, and were left to speculate as to the cause.
The loss of a stealth drone that was spying on Iran isn't the disaster some make it out to be. And if you think Obama's request for it back was awkward, remember what JFK did after we lost a spy plane.
As the summer kicks off in the southern hemisphere, the Chilean government is encouraging men to not wear ties, in an effort to decrease use of air conditioning – and thus energy.
Ayman Joumaa was indicted in Virginia this week for laundering Hezbollah money and helping smuggle drugs out of Latin America. Blogger James Bosworth argues this is not a reason to worry.
That the Iraqis were in a position to kick the US out is probably the main accomplishment of the Iraq war.
This week's death toll of more than 100 in the Indian state of West Bengal point to India's well-intentioned motives but mixed record in restricting the sale of alcohol.
The world's biggest bike manufacturer runs a hotel with bike-friendly hallways and elevators, and staff who do repairs and tune-ups.
Through Viva Farms, Sarita and Ethan Schaffer introduce newcomers to farming and teach sustainable techniques as an alternative to 'factory farms.'