McChrystal's battlefield assessment, leaked Sunday, says that the US will likely fail in Afghanistan if his mission doesn't get more resources.
Two decades later, a journalist remembers the rapid crumbling of European communism.
President Obama and defense secretary Robert Gates fired back at conservatives and security hawks who have decried the decision as a dangerous capitulation to Russia.
Proposal for partnership follows Obama's decision to nix a missile shield based in Europe.
The Shahab-3 and Sejil-2 have shorter ranges than missiles the European defense shield was meant to thwart.
More than 800,000 people have lost their livelihoods in a four-year dry spell exacerbated by climate change and rising food prices. Almost half of them live in urban makeshift camps.
Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's comments coincide with report that IAEA withheld evidence about Iran's nuclear weapon capabilities
Italy's prime minister said Italy will try to withdraw its 3,100 soldiers soon but with NATO input. Debate over the war has grown recently in Germany and Britain, too.
The connections of the old Habsburg Empire have reappeared, post cold war, but regional identity has not.
Photographer Charlie MaHoney offers a window on the lives of African migrants in Barcelona, Spain.