Actor Leonardo DiCaprio narrowly escaped two plane crashes en route to a five-day tiger summit hosted by Putin, who is no stranger to derring-do himself.
An Iraqi woman is kissed by a nun at a funeral for two slain Christian brothers in Mosul, 225 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq. Gunmen shot and killed two Christian brothers Monday in a northern Iraqi city in the latest in a spate of attacks targeting the religious minority, Iraqi police said. A lawmaker called on Iraq's government Tuesday to better protect its dwindling Christian community and lambasted other nations that have offered asylum to fleeing Christians as meddling in Iraq's problems.
Mario Vargas Llosa is the first Latin American to win the honored literary prize in 12 years. Of the 102 awards presented since 1901, only eight have gone to Latin American writers.
Monitor correspondent Scott Peterson offers readers a comprehensive understanding of Iran.
France on Tuesday rejected a petition calling for it to pay $17 billion to help with Haiti earthquake reconstruction as a way to make amends for fees charged Haiti by the French crown 200 years ago.
China’s communist party: Light on ideology, heavy on control.
A nationalist last year took a sledgehammer to the marble face of Vladimir Lenin in Kiev, Ukraine. The Communist Party of Ukraine now guards the statue around the clock.