The US military had begun shifting its Afghanistan logistics network away from Pakistan and toward Central Asia even before the latest tensions between Washington and Islamabad.
Russia's Nord Stream pipeline bypasses Ukraine, which transports about 80 percent of Russian gas exports to Europe, and could give Moscow greater political leverage in dealing with Kiev.
Estonia's Singing Festival, which happens every five years, has become a symbol of the country's triumph over domination, oppression, and hardship.
Now that Germany is turning away from nuclear power, it is more reliant on renewable and traditional energy sources – both of which comes with problems of their own.
British historian Michael Burleigh offers a sweeping assessment of the ethical dilemmas posed by World War II, faced by everyone from world leaders to soldiers in foxholes.
Baltic Sea letter in a bottle: A 13-year-old boy found a 24-year-old letter in a bottle on a beach by the Baltic Sea and traced the letter back to it's surprised author.
Strikes at a French deicing fluid factory led to a shortage that grounded planes at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport as the rest of Europe's transportation system slowly dug out of snow drifts.
Police in Belarus arrested more than 600 activists protesting Sunday's election that handed President Alexander Lukashenko a fourth term. He told opponents Monday, 'You are messing with the wrong guy.'
High winds and subzero air temperatures have caused waves to crash and freeze onto the Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse near Cleveland on Dec. 14.
A girl celebrates at Souk Waqif in Doha after the announcement that Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup. Summer temperatures which can soar to above 50 degrees Celsius and a concern about lack of infrastructure did not deter FIFA on Thursday from awarding the 2022 World Cup to the tiny Gulf state of Qatar.