A new poll shows a modest drop in the percentage of Nigerians who support a draconian law against homosexuality. But advocates say a long road lies ahead.
The fighting marks the most intense rebel attack in three years in the bitterly contested city.
'Cartel Land' and 'Kingdom of Shadows' reveal a complex world of crime – and justice.
The two oil-producing giants seem to have made a breakthrough last month in their often adversarial relationship, signing several cooperation pacts. But incompatible foreign policies may yet cool the new warmth.
Diplomats underscored their uncertainty about reaching any deal, two days after missing a self-imposed deadline. Still, the talks have witnessed progress that would have been impossible to predict even a few years ago.
History will repeat itself Sunday when the US women's national team faces off against Japan in the World Cup final.
Since the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage, some are reasoning that if there are other authorized individuals available to issue licenses within a county office, those individuals with religious objections may not have to. The idea has drawn fire.
President Obama sang in public again this week, hung out with the Girl Scouts, and made fun of the large Republican presidential field.
According to his campaign, Bernie Sanders has received contributions from some 250,000 individuals. Ninety-nine percent of the donations were for $250 or less.
US and Russia may have their differences, but both cheered when the rocket launched Friday bearing much-needed supplies for the crew of the International Space Station. The launch follows two failed attempts.
A round-up of global commentary for the July 6&13, 2015 weekly magazine
Letters to the editor for the July 6 & 13, 2015, weekly magazine.
A coming UN special session on drugs will be a timely help for the center of the rising global trade in heroin, Afghanistan. The world must unite to set a norm against addiction.
A Christian Science perspective: Let freedom ring!
For too long, the issue of Muslim and Jewish access to their holy sites in Jerusalem’s Old City has been seen as intractable. But a new report suggests religious leaders can help solve what is at heart a religious issue.
Insurance policies vary, but they contain all kinds of hidden coverages. From rodent damage to vacations to vacations and hot tubs, read on for more surprising things your insurance policies may cover.
To accompany your July 4 hot dog, chew on these 10 fun Independence Day factoids. You'll never guess how much we spend on American flags.
How last week's Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide affects a specific couple’s financial situation depends on their current civil status and where they live.
Find a place to stay that has a refrigerator, and eat out for lunch instead of dinner, and you'll save a lot on food expenses while you're traveling. Here are more ways to save.
This week's five featured clothing sales are the best all year from each retailer, and many include free shipping.
With fire seasons getting worse, the US Interior Department is expanding the scope of its efforts to improve key areas' resilience to wildfires.
Canada hopes new emissions rules will get the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline one step closer to US State Department approval. The pipeline would carry 830,000 barrels of Canadian oil sands to US Gulf Coast refineries daily.
The US nuclear industry has looked abroad for business as demand in the US has fallen. But without the Export-Import Bank's backing, some say it would be harder for US companies to seal nuclear deals abroad.
The deadline for Iran nuclear talks is looming, and a successful deal would mean must more Iranian oil on the world market. As Nick Cunningham writes, Western oil majors are among those clambering to invest.
Estimates on the cost-benefit ratio of the EPA's regulations on pollutant emissions differ drastically, making it difficult to determine the real value of the cost to power plants.
Facebook announced a ‘suggested videos’ feed on Wednesday after launching a ‘recommended videos’ feature last month.
Facebook recently updated its 'real name' policy, but many regular accounts are still being reported and deactivated. Critics of the policy see this as an attack on identity.
Researchers in Japan have discovered how to safely project 3D images we can touch and play with.
Researchers warn that using technology is making us more forgetful. But is that really such a bad thing?
Apple launched its streaming service on Tuesday. Here's a hands-on experience of a user's first day with Apple Music.
Analysis of a 48-million-year old lizard skull could shed light on how tropical species respond to climate change.
NASA’s New Horizons mission releases color photos of the lonely dwarf planet, finding different patterns on each face.
NASA reveals plans to test the 'Prandtl-m' plane for future use on the red planet.
Scandinavian scientists say a new food-preservation method can keep organic foods fresh for up to 30 days. The discovery, called superchiling, has the potential to lower food waste in developed countries.
Large pits discovered on comet 67P by ESA’s Rosetta mission are actually sinkholes, researchers say.
'Magic Mike XXL' is currently narrowly ahead of 'Terminator Genisys' at the holiday weekend box office. Both movies are looking to take down 'Jurassic World,' which has become a box office behemoth.
Kick off the holiday weekend with a Fourth of July themed breakfast of red, white, and blue.
'Terminator Genisys' is battling 'Jurassic World' at the box office this weekend. 'Genisys' has gotten poor reviews so far and if it fizzles at the box office, does that matter in Hollywood, or will the story be revived again in a few years no matter what?
James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury star in 'Driving Miss Daisy,' the cookbook 'Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream' lets you make flavors like black sesame at home, and more top picks.
A glimpse into Zimbabwe's past as an unrecognized state under colonial rule. Monitor archive images from the InPictures weekly print edition reveal Rhodesia.
A Christian Science perspective: Let freedom ring!
'The House Tells the Story' is a beautifully illustrated coffee table book that takes us into the personal spaces of former US presidents.
Malta is poised to be featured in upcoming crime novels thanks to a very original tourism promotion scheme.
Former Chief of Staff for Tony Blair Jonathan Powell says we must talk and negotiate with our enemies. Bloviating politicians to the contrary, says Blair, we have repeatedly done so throughout history and will continue to do so.
The latest installment of Colin Cotterill's 'Siri Paiboun' mystery series includes a beguiling trip north.
An appeals court upheld a lower-court ruling that Apple violated antitrust laws to upset Amazon's control of the e-book market.