Berlin's reluctance to act militarily on moral grounds is well known. But over the past week, a series of investigations and the release of a confidential government report have shown that the German military is in a sorry state.
The agreement reached Sunday between Iran and world powers merely formalizes the November Geneva accord. But it's notable that they defied fierce US congressional opposition.
Emergency relief aid poured in immediately after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. But as the UN turns to long-term recovery, there is little money floating around.
British and unionist Northern Irish officials expressed dismay over the collapse of an IRA bombing trial in London over a letter informing the suspect he was not to be tried.
One cartel king behind bars is reason to celebrate. But the outlook is complicated.
Conditions attached to the offer could place Ukraine once again at the center of tug-a-war between the West and Russia.
The Obama administration had previously used 'dismantle' to describe a final deal on Iran's nuclear program, but this went down badly with Iran. Obama said he would veto any new sanctions.
UN peacekeepers are talking to military representatives on both sides of the border after the first fatality in three years.
The Catalonian government announced today that it will hold an independence referendum next November. But that may not even be legal.
Only 14 percent of ordinary Chinese and 1 percent of military respondents hope their country will become the single world leader, according to a study released today.
Territorial disputes and China's air defense identification zone have focused new attention on the question.
French President Hollande promised a short intervention. But the killing of two French soldiers signals a tough task ahead.
Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority will exchange water from filtration plants to feed thirsty towns and agriculture. A more ambitious plan for a new canal is still up in the air.
A massive aid effort is underway in the Philippines to help the survivors of a destructive storm.