Iran has stepped up arrests and told Iranian journalists that they'll be dealt with as 'spies' if they work for foreign news outlets, in an apparent attempt to tighten information flows ahead of Green Movement protests scheduled for Thursday.
The host of the Munich security conference, which opens today, says Europe must step up and help its main ally, the US, and tackle pressing global security needs like Afghanistan and Iran.
While Obama remains a ‘rock star’ in many countries, skeptics don’t see much tangible change in US policy.
Less ideological than Bush, Barack Obama pursues a more traditional approach to foreign affairs, marked by a narrower definition of US interests.
With the Doomsday Clock resetting Thursday, many see reasons for hope. Plus, here's how to watch the announcement live on the Web.
Former dissident and Czech president Vaclav Havel visited the Chinese Embassy in Prague this week in support of Liu Xiaobo, a Charter 08 author and democracy activist who received an 11-year prison sentence last month. Mr. Havel was a principal author of Charter 77, which targeted suppression in the Soviet East Bloc.
A member of the winter and ice swimming club 'Seehunde Berlin,' or Berlin Seals, takes a dip in the frozen Oranke lake in Berlin, Germany, on Dec. 25. Every Christmas, club members meet for a swim at the lake.
A worker pulls himself through a bed of 'Wishing Spheres' in Singapore on Jan. 4. People wrote their wishes for 2010 on the spheres, which were illuminated in the marina as part of the city-state's New Year's celebrations.