The principle of “net neutrality” was struck down by a federal appeals court on Jan. 14. Here’s an explanation of the issues involved.
Former allies in its war for independence have turned on each other and the world's youngest nation faces the danger of a prolonged war. What you need to know about the conflict.
It can be difficult to grasp the concept of Bitcoin and other 'cryptocurrencies.' Trust us, it's a challenge to explain it clearly, too. Here's a primer on what Bitcoin is and how it works.
The controversy over Russian charges against Greenpeace activists rages on, but ultimately it's all about Russia's aspiration in the thawing north.
An audacious attack on Beijing's Tiananmen Square has cast attention on the ethnic minority that China often calls terrorists. That label does not apply to most Uighurs.
Recent cases of alleged child abduction in Greece and Ireland have brought new attention to stereotypes about the Roma, as well as their ability to integrate into society.
Nobody, including President Obama, is sugarcoating the problem-riddled launch of HealthCare.gov, where uninsured Americans can buy health coverage. Here are five questions about what’s happened.
Detroit is a city in continued crisis, facing, among other things, pending insolvency that would make it the largest US city to declare Chapter 9 bankruptcy. Here are five things to know about the Motor City.
Two-and-a-half years after the disaster, the nuclear plant continues to pose problems. Here's what you need to know now.
Golden Dawn, a far-right, racist political party in Greece, has been the target of a major crackdown by the Greek government. Why?
A historic phone call today between Presidents Obama and Rouhani could signal a new chapter in US-Iran relations.
Too many people is a big problem, but too few is a concern as well.
The chancellor remains immensely popular among the public, but the German electoral system means that she still faces hurdles in this weekend's election.
President Obama unveiled a plan Aug. 22 to make college more affordable. “We can’t price the middle class and everybody working to get into the middle class out of a college education,” he said. Here’s a look at the plan and affordability efforts.
Under President Obama, seven people have been prosecuted under the Espionage Act for leaking classified documents to the news media, compared with three during all previous presidencies. Here's a breakdown of prosecutions by administration.
The shooting of dozens of striking miners shocked the nation, and continues to reverberate through South Africa's labor movement and economy.
Beijing vows to end corruption – but on its own terms.
The EU allowed the arms embargo to expire in June, but said it would not take action until August. That day is here.
A spate of car bombings and simultaneous attacks on two Iraqi prisons, which freed 500 prisoners, could end the vestiges of restraint preventing political tensions from exploding.
How a food fight could derail talks on a lucrative free-trade treaty.
A leaked report reveals new details, as well as a nation's vulnerabilities.
More than 300 Shiite Muslims have been killed in four major attacks in Pakistan since the start of 2013. Country-wide protests among Shiites and supporters have, however, yet to result in a full-scale crackdown on extremist militants.
The unrest is unlikely to become a “Turkish Spring,” but it is testing democracy in Turkey.
In his speech today in Berlin, President Obama called for the US and Russia to cut their strategic nuclear arsenals by a third. But the proposal may meet a chilly reception in Moscow.
US intelligence agencies are gathering massive amounts of US telephone calling data and social media data on both foreigners and citizens. Here are seven questions and answers about what is known so far.