Beijing's severe treatment of Uighurs – and Tibetans, too – may be an attempt to prevent a breakup similar to that of the Soviet Union.
The nations meeting in earthquake-devastated L'Aquila are also likely to consider what actions to take on Iran, North Korea.
In the post-Bush era, the major industrial nations meeting this week face pressure to set firm temperature and emission-reduction goals.
The idea of a government-paid national healthcare system hasn’t gotten very far in the Washington debate.
Sea-level rise and sinking land mean the Mississippi River Delta's habitable land will shrink, a new study finds.