A former UN nuclear inspector says China is too lax to adequately prevent Iranian buyers from acquiring materials and equipment for nuclear development.
One year after Haiti's devastating earthquake, Pittsburgh entrepreneurs aim to help Haitians turn garbage into high-performance fabric.
A southern Sudanese man with his face covered in mud attends a rally in Juba. Sudan is heading for an acrimonious split but while southern leaders want political independence from the north, economic realities may keep them uncomfortably dependent on their former foes. Most analysts expect the south -- which produces almost 75 percent of Sudan's 500,000 barrels per day of oil -- to secede after January.
A family lights sparklers in front of a cathedral during the Orthodox Christmas Eve in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Kathryn Bolkovac talks about sex trafficking, military contractors, and her book "The Whistleblower."
Iran's invitation to Russia, China, and other nations to visit its nuclear facilities is seen as an attempt to magnify divisions in the international community ahead of talks later this month.
Snow covers bicycles on a bridge in Amsterdam's city center. Most schools in the Netherlands will close their doors Friday for two weeks of Christmas holidays.
South Korean Christians sing a hymn in front of a Christmas tree on top of the Aegibong Peak Observatory just south of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas in Gimpo, South Korea, on Dec. 21. South Korean military allowed Christians to erect a Christmas tree on top of the observatory controlled by South Korean marines, which is located about 1.9 miles south of North Korean territory, while the North warned against it, according to local media.
Russia's prime minister, Vladimir Putin, cuddles a Karakachan (Bulgarian shepherd) dog after receiving him as a present from Bulgaria's prime minister, Boyko Borisov, (not pictured) in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Nov. 13. Mr. Putin said on a live TV broadcast on Dec. 16 that he loves his new puppy, despite the messes he leaves around the house.