The two Koreas took a great stride toward unity when they agreed to consider fielding a joint women's Olympic hockey team. If successful, the unified Korean Olympics team would be monumental in reconciling the alienated sister countries and reducing frontline hostilities.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with US allies to discuss cooperation in heightening pressure on North Korea to discontinue weapons development. Russia and China, though closest diplomatically with North Korea, were not invited to the talks.
Pakistani Muslim clerics have banded together to issue a fatwa, or religious ruling, against suicide bombing. The ruling, contained in a book published by a state-run university, opposes extremist action and supports moderate Islam within the country.
A false missile alert sent Hawaii into a panic on Saturday with many people unsure of how to respond. The incident fueled skepticism of the government's ability to alert residents during a real emergency.
Hundreds of thousands of migrants from Puerto Rico continue to arrive in Florida in the aftermath of hurricane Maria. The state is working to resettle these new arrivals, many of whom plan on staying permanently.
Secretary Zinke's decision to remove Florida from a list of states being considered for offshore drilling has led some lawmakers to question whether the administration has violated federal law. Florida has not opposed the drilling measure, unlike several other states.
Inspired by the #MeToo movement in the United States, a former student of Beihang University in Beijing spoke out against her professor. Her actions, in turn, inspired students from more than 50 universities around the country to do the same.
Greece's implementation of a series of new reforms has galvanized thousands of Greeks to protest and shut down the city's ability to function. Hospitals, shipping grounds, and transportation systems have been abandoned in the turmoil.
Officials faced the difficult task of determining evacuation zones during this week's California mudslides. The mudslides, many in places with voluntary evacuations or no alert at all, killed at least 17 people and destroyed dozens of homes in Santa Barbara County.
In a country stunted by recession and a Byzantine bureaucracy, small businesses suffer. Despite this, some Venezuelans have found a way to stay afloat: gourmet chocolate. The country's richness in cacao reserves has created a new economic lifeline for its people.
The Trump administration announced a policy shift that would allow states to enforce work requirements for Medicaid recipients. Ten states have already applied for waivers to require work or community involvement.
British lawmakers announced last week that they were considering a tax on disposable coffee cups. Now, British Prime Minister Theresa May wants to take environmental efforts further by ridding Britain of avoidable plastic waste within the next 25 years.
The recent saga of sexual misconduct scandals that has rocked American society has brought to light a subgroup of women: mothers of boys. These women seek to raise their sons to shun sexist mindsets with the hope that as men they won't condone sexual assault.
Three pro-independence Catalan political parties support self-exiled Carles Puigdemont for president of Catalonia, though he has not returned from Brussels since October for fear of arrest by Spanish authorities. The legality of a Puigdemont presidency remains unclear.
A new report by congressional Democrats highlights Russia's increasing interference in Europe and the US who feel the meddling has failed to be addressed by President Trump, despite aggressive countermeasures by other Western democracies.
The communities of Montecito and Carpinteria, which were subject to massive wildfires in the past month, have been hit hardest by recent mudslides in California. Rescue efforts are expected to continue as storms pass and search conditions improve.
Last week Israel gave Eritrean and Sudanese migrants an ultimatum: leave or face imprisonment. Israel has offered to pay thousands of African migrants living illegally in the country to leave, prompting the UN to urge resettlement in other countries.