Haiti has shut down international adoptions because of suspicions of child trafficking in the post-quake chaos.
Iceland hopes to "reboot" the country after its banking bust, with leaders founding a Ministry of Ideas whose best recommendations are aired on a popular radio show each Friday morning.
How places like China, Brazil, and Israel are taking aggressive steps to encourage more start-ups – and what that means for the US.
Russian officials handpick a ‘Golden 100’ group of young people to shake-up an aging bureaucracy.
Evangelicalism sweeps through churches, leading some to say that Latin America is emerging as the new center of Christianity.
While a backlash persists in some nations, others are including Muslims in debates on national identity.
A growing number of critics urge Beijing to relax the one-child policy to counter an aging population.
The world’s leader in robotic technology is creating machines that do everything from cooking pancakes to guiding shoppers at malls.
Foreign interests buy up cheap agricultural land across Africa to grow tomorrow’s food. But will any of it benefit Africans?
A decade into the new millennium, here are six trends to watch – from Africa's possible emergence as the next breadbasket, to Russia’s strange leadership hunt, to the evangelical boom in Latin American pews.
After the first week of global warming talks in Copenhagen, disagreements between nations are still evident, particularly between industrial heavyweights the US and China.
On eve of the global warming summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, an informal global survey shows that public interest in the issue is waning. But many people are taking individual steps to curb global warming.
The Copenhagen summit on climate change is looking less likely to produce a binding CO2 emissions reduction agreement as a new study finds that global carbon dioxide emissions increased 29 percent in the past nine years.
New war crimes ambassador Stephen Rapp exemplifies Obama's deeper engagement on international law. His résumé includes prosecution of those who promoted genocide in Rwanda.
Northeast Passage through the Arctic slashes time and money for mariners and could be a boom for Russia. But it raises concerns about ice loss induced by global warming.
Ten Northeast states already have their own greenhouse-gas emissions regime. It's one model for the federal plan.
There are no paddles or speed-talking auctioneers, and bidding in an auction takes only about 20 minutes.
It chaired a special meeting Monday of the Security Council that endorsed the idea of holding a Middle East peace conference in Moscow this year.
Charles Simonyi returned to Earth Wednesday. It was the last trip on which nonastronauts could hitch a ride on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft.
The arrest warrant for Sudan's president is indicative of the mounting pressure on the International Criminal Court to show results.