The prosecution and brief institutionalization of a muckraking journalist, and a proposal to rein in academic freedom, stir memories of Latvia under Soviet rule.
Iran was not pleased with Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning 'Argo,' so it is planning its own take on the diplomat rescue drama. Political retaliation through moviemaking is an established practice.
'Killer dolphins' escape: A story of highly-trained killer dolphins escaping from a Ukrainian military facility has turned out to be a hoax. But there is such a thing as a military dolphin.
North Korea's declaration that the armistice is 'null and void' overlooks the significant point that China is also a signatory – and that it's not saying anything about nullifying it.
Russians have embraced beauty pageants since the end of the Soviet era, but in recent months at least two beauty queens have triggered media scandal over their criticisms of Russia.
International Women's Day has been a popular holiday in Russia since the Soviet era, when women played a major role in work and politics. But they have been largely sidelined by men since.
Israel's youth villages, first created in the country's earliest years for Holocaust survivors, are now tasked with integrating children from places as disparate as Ethiopia and Russia.
NORAD evacuated 1,500 employees after employees discovered five suspicious packages. Staff were allowed back into NORAD after the packages were scanned and removed for further testing.
In a legacy of the cold war, Britain still maintains 20,000 troops in Germany. It's now accelerating troop withdrawals.
Many in and out of Cuba wonder if the loss of Chávez is the death knell of the Castros’ Revolution, or if it could inject urgent momentum into Raul Castro’s reform agenda, just in the nick of time.