Building booms, easy credit, and predictions that it can only get better from here. Shades of 1996.
The US energy boom will boost jobs and capital spending, cut imports and carbon emissions, according to a new report. But the energy boom is not a panacea for the climate –or US foreign policy.
US missiles killed 18 suspected militants near the Afghan border, just a day after the Pakistan government summoned a US diplomat to protest the use of drone attacks.
Iran, largely isolated from the West and a steadfast ally of Syria's President Assad, has a lot to lose if the regime in Damascus falls.
Japan couldn't trick its way out of an economic meltdown, and neither can the US.
In the wake of Argentina and Brazil's formal recognition of a Palestinian state, some are calling on the US to step in with a peace plan of its own.
After giving the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama last year, the Norwegian Peace Prize Committee may opt for a more conventional winner this Friday.
Alexander McQueen was Britain's most celebrated, controversial and outrageous designer.