The Haiti earthquake, on top of the Haitian toll, has the United Nations confronting the largest single loss of life for its own personnel in its 65-year history.
Less ideological than Bush, Barack Obama pursues a more traditional approach to foreign affairs, marked by a narrower definition of US interests.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that troubled countries like Yemen illustrate the need for development aid – as well as diplomacy and air strikes – to fulfill US security interests.
An American in Accra finds the local cooperative spirit a stark contrast to his homeland's love of self-reliance.
Hunger and food insecurity can destabilize whole regions. That dimension is raising new interest in tackling the issue, says Kanayo Nwanze, the new head of the UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development.
Activities around the world Saturday focused on the need to reduce carbon emissions. But a new Pew survey shows that fewer and fewer Americans believe there is solid evidence the earth is warming.
2009 Nobel Peace Prize to Obama reflects European appreciation for his cooperative, engaged approach to world politics.