The budget presents a thorny political challenge for congressional Republicans: Fiscal hawks call for a tighter focus on debt reduction, while defense hawks say a strong US military is paramount.
Syria's largest city is contested by various rebel groups, including anti-US jihadists. A UN envoy is trying to broker a temporary cease-fire so that humanitarian aid can reach civilians.
Western powers are concerned that the fractured nation in North Africa is fertile ground for Islamic State militants.
Police are investigating sightings of several drones above the French capital over the past two nights. While their appearance is puzzling – and concerning for security reasons – such craft could become a regular sight in Europe's future.
The No Child Left Behind Act is overdue for a rewrite. The House takes up floor debate on a mostly GOP version Wednesday, and Senate committee leaders are working toward crafting a bipartisan proposal.
In the United States, the use of drones so far has been relegated to hobbyists. That may change.
The House of Commons today legalized a procedure that advocates say will prevent an often-lethal genetic disorder. But it raises numerous ethical and medical concerns.
President Kirchner says rogue Argentine spies were responsible for the death of prosecutor Nisman, who was buried Thursday in Buenos Aires. She told the nation that a change to the Intelligence Secretariat is the best way forward.
The left-wing party's anti-austerity platform has resonated widely across Greece. But European creditors, especially Germany, remain wary of its implications as they head into a new round of negotiations over the country's bailout.
France’s large and diverse Muslim population is increasingly assimilated – despite radicalization at the margins. But it must still navigate cultural echoes of France’s colonial past as well as its fierce embrace of secularism.
The threat of European jihadis returning home from fighting in the Middle East has been thrust back into the spotlight after last week's attacks in Paris. Your assumptions about who they are may be wrong.
The historic opening between the two countries could have an impact on travel and business in the long-term, though changes are likely to happen gradually.
Between Western sanctions and plummeting crude oil prices, things are looking grim for Russia's economy. But Russians appear prepared to weather the storm.
In the wake of the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases, questions have arisen regarding the grand-jury system and whether working relationships between prosecutors and law enforcement complicate the process when it comes to cases involving officers.
Republicans say President Obama's executive action on immigration violates the Constitution. This Q&A explores the legal and political questions raised by the move.
For 57 hours in mid November, a squat lander with spindly legs made history as the first spacecraft to visit the nucleus of a comet – sending a wealth of information on the object to solar-system scientists back on Earth.
The centennial of the start of World War I has captured the imagination of Britons and others across Europe. Why has the poppy become a test of patriotism?
HBO and CBS go streaming, leading many to wonder if a la carte options will be the future of TV.
The search for 43 college students who vanished in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico, has dragged on for more than a month. How the crisis is resolved will have a profound impact on confidence in President Peña Nieto.
Since 2011, the civil war in Syria has been the biggest driver of displaced populations. And renewed strife in Iraq and sectarian tensions in Nigeria have meant refugees on a scale that is taking even experts in the field by surprise.
Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong turned chaotic this weekend, as police used tear gas on crowds seeking a greater say in the region's governance. But the confrontation has long been in the works.
Britain's three major party leaders vowed to devolve more power to Scotland in the run-up to its independence vote. But why should Scotland have both more say over its own laws and on legislation that affects only the English?
Scotland voted against independence from Britain, but its example nonetheless is inspiring other separatist movements both in Europe and beyond.
Pentagon officials have a mantra when it comes to taking on the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL: The US military may be able to use American weapons to blunt the advance of IS, but any lasting change will have to come through political reform.
The World Health Organization just warned that Ebola cases could top 20,000, while Nigeria cited its first deadly case outside Lagos.