To become a truly prosperous and democratic nation, Russia must be willing to abandon cultural obstacles to progress. Based on a meeting I had with Russia's president last month, Moscow may not be ready to do that.
A young boy lands a bubble on his head at a park on Tuesday in Seoul. South Korea has one of the world's lowest birthrates despite the government promotion of incentives to encourage people to have children.
At an official OECD welcome of Israel in Paris today, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touted the economic benefits of membership. Palestinians say the OECD has effectively legitimized Israel's occupation.
A new study shows that child mortality rates have plummeted over the past two decades. While the US has also seen improvements, 123 other countries improved more.
Despite progress, trouble looms in Bosnia, Serbia, and Kosovo. Better engagement now by NATO and the EU can prevent backsliding.
Our Estonian baby sitter met us with a sing-song ‘Hello, hello!’ and listened to tales of our day.
Budapest Zoo's newborn giraffe calf rests on hay while mother Santana walks by in Budapest, Hungary, on March 5. The gender of the baby, born on Wednesday, is still not known. The zoo plans to show the calf to the public next week.
Winner: NORWAY – Norway experienced Europe’s greatest gains, with house prices bouncing back more than 11 percent from one year go.