Ai Weiwei, who helped design Beijing's Olympic stadium, is recovering from brain surgery in Europe after being assaulted by an officer who broke into his hotel room in August. Mr. Ai has been a critic of China's handling of its 2008 earthquake.
The Obama administration is expected to announce Thursday it will shelve Bush-era plans to erect a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe, after Iran’s long-range missiles were deemed less of a threat than previously believed.
Germany, France, and UK are ready to impose oil and gas sanctions on Iran to stave off military strikes. But Oct. 1 talks about Iran's nuclear program will likely delay any moves.
The Monitor's language columnist considers how a particular term for measuring time has been hard at work lately.
Ice hung off a statue of a young boy and a frog at Water Works Park in Port Clinton, Ohio on Dec. 19.
Activists from the ecological group Greenpeace unload fake radioactive barrels in front of the Christian Democrats party (CDU) headquarters in Berlin, Germany on June 28. Greenpeace's Trojan horse was created to protest the party's atomic energy policies.
A man holds a portrait of slain Afghan translator Sultan Munadi during a prayer ceremony at his grave in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday. Afghan journalists blamed international troops Thurdsday for the death of their kidnapped colleague during a rescue operation and said that British commandos showed a 'double standard' while leaving his body retrieving a foreign New York Times writer.