Nearly 25 years after Soviet troops left Afghanistan in defeat, Russia may return – in order to service the Russian equipment that makes up the backbone of the Afghan military.
The Spanish Oscar winner and social activist found himself in hot water after his family's restaurant took advantage of Spanish layoff laws that he personally campaigned against.
While appearing to be yet another victim of Europe's debt crisis, Cyprus is suffering in part due to unique characteristics including an oversized reliance on foreign depositors and a tiny economy.
Fears of bank runs proved unfounded Thursday, as Cyprus's banks ended their nearly two-week closure amid bailout negotiations with Europe. But Cypriots remain worried.
The Black Sea naval operation, called for in an order delivered to the defense minister at 4 a.m., is seen by experts as a demonstration of Russia's growing capacity for quick responses.
With the US reluctant to sign on to an arms trade treaty being negotiated this week at the UN, Britain – as both treaty advocate and major arms dealer – may be best positioned to sway its ally.
Even as the House of Lords passed legislation that would create a new, independent press watchdog, British editors lined up to condemn the body as a threat to basic freedoms.
As many as 5,000 NGOs across Russia have been raided in recent months, a harassment campaign that some activists say is the canary in the coal mine for future attacks on Russian civil society.
Some experts suggest Putin is quietly punishing the use of offshore tax havens; others argue that most Russian money has already been spirited out of Cyprus.
Italy's highest court has ruled that Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito must face a retrial in the murder of Meredith Kercher. It's unclear if Knox will return for the trial.
While European leaders spoke approvingly of the bailout plan, experts say that it will deal a 'brutal hit' to the country's banking sector that will require a long, slow recovery.
Cypriots are bracing for a transformed country in the wake of a bailout deal that could cause the economy to shrink as much as 10 percent. Already, banks are limiting cash withdrawals.
Russians see the oligarch, who was found dead this weekend in Britain, as a slash-and-grab businessman and founder of Russia's 'model of criminal capitalism.'
Meet Alejandro Cao de Benós, the only non-Korean employee of North Korea’s foreign ministry. The Spaniard is taking the PR message of North Korea's greatness across Europe.
Whatever the outcome of the crisis talks in Brussels, many Cypriots say that the prospect of bank accounts being raided had destroyed all confidence in the island’s lucrative banking industry.
Dogs from the REDOG rescue program, based outside Berne, have seen duty worldwide, from Japan to Turkey to Costa Rica, to sniff out victims buried in the rubble of earthquakes.
Politician Angel Carromero confessed to manslaughter last year in Cuba, saying his driving killed Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá. But now he claims Cuba was behind it all.
China's new President Xi Jinping chose Moscow, where he arrived Friday for a three-day visit, to be his first foreign destination, highlighting strengthening ties between China and Russia.
With the banks closed while the Cypriot government and Europe try to hash out a bailout plan, people lined up to get what money they could from the ATMs -and to vent about the crisis.
Justin Welby, installed Thursday as head of the Anglican church, has cheered the left and riled the right in the UK with his willingness to criticize banking practices and government cuts.