Twenty years ago today, Hungary decided to test its allies' mood by opening its border, allowing thousands of East Germans to escape.
In a working-class area of Paris, a multiethnic crowd gathers along a canal to kayak, practice tai chi, and enjoy the summertime.
After Katrina, the Big Easy is slowly attracting newcomers and rebuilding its economy.
Ahead of G-20 summit, Czech and Polish leaders say their banks have no toxic debt and auto factories are humming.
The Nabucco pipeline, scheduled to start construction in 2010, would ship gas from the Caspian region and the Middle East.
The opium trade helps fund the insurgency but also provides farmers livelihood.
Prospect of Afghan-Taliban peace talks gains currency
Paul Theroux retraces his epic railway journey, 30 years later.