Leaks and Hacks
Putin tells Swiss TV that Sepp Blatter deserves the Nobel prize
Turkey vows to press ahead with strikes on Kurdish militants
Greece's Varoufakis confirms covert plan to hack tax codes
Foreign hunter may face criminal charges for killing much-loved Zimbabwe lion
US blasts Thailand, rewards Malaysia on trafficking
Britain, France see euro reform as possible 'win-win'
Key official questions whether FIFA will allow an 'independent' investigation
China stocks plummet because of poor economic data
The US says it's okay for Turkey to bomb the Islamic State and anti-IS Kurds at the same time
'These are two separate things,' a State Department spokesperson said of things that don't seem separate at all.
This crazy Ukrainian election shows the country has a ways to go toward reform
Welcome to electoral district 205, where votes can be bought with sunflower oil.
Now that Boston's out, who should host the Olympics?
They may be nine years away, but the competition to host the 2024 Summer Games is already hot.
Anywhere but Lebanon: Why the Palestinian girl Angela Merkel made cry doesn't want to leave Germany
Reem Sahwil's family still lives in Lebanon, a place where Palestinian refugees like them live in hardship.
Afghanistan's model city is also its kidnapping capital
The kidnappers in Herat are not usually members of the Taliban or any other armed opposition group. Their motives are not ideological.
What Americans have been missing out on in Iran
A lot has happened in 35 years.
China stocks plummet because of poor economic data
Hong Kong stocks also slumped.
When Terror Gets Old
Even terrorists get older. Then what happens? (VIDEO)
Northern Ireland's retired militants grapple with a brutal past.
The US and Turkey are going to try to create an 'Islamic State-free zone'
It's not as simple as it might sound.
Obama said some weighty things in Kenya
As Barack Obama jetted off to Ethiopia, ending his first and likely only visit to Kenya as US president, a hashtag trended here: #NowThatObamaIsGone.
Assad says Syrian army 'fatigued' but will prevail
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad acknowledged the shrinking ranks of his government's army in a rare public speech on Sunday.
Islamic State recruiters are coming for Russia’s best and brightest
Officials hope hotlines and psychology courses will help.
Obama is a proud Kenyan-American
The US president leaves Kenya for Ethiopia today, ending his visit with a tough-love message only family can get away with.
Meet George Obama, the US president's half brother on the sidelines
Barack Obama's visit to Kenya had the trappings of a family reunion. Just a selective one.
A rap anthem called 'F*ck Communism' is going viral in Vietnam
The US-based, 24-year-old rapper behind the song could face jail time when he returns home next year.
The drug war isn’t the only battle Mexico is losing
The country now has 2 million more poor people than it had in 2012.
Politico says Kenya is Obama's 'most dangerous trip yet.' Everyone else says, what?
Call it the cringe heard 'round the world.
Obama disappoints Kenya's bombing survivors
Barack Obama laid a wreath today for victims of the 1998 US embassy bombing in Nairobi. But some Kenyan survivors of the attack were hoping for much more.
Kenyans welcome Obama as their own 'son of the soil'
But as the US president nears the end of his time in office, what legacy does he leave in Africa?
A Global Church
Pope Francis and the revolution in Vatican foreign policy
Francis assembled a "progressive" brain trust of mayors this week to focus on climate and modern-day slavery.
Turkey has finally joined the fight against the Islamic State
Turkey has started launching airstrikes against Islamic State positions. And it says the US is now welcome to use its bases to do the same.
US Foreign Policy
US President Barack Obama begins landmark Kenya visit
US President Barack Obama arrived in the Kenyan capital Nairobi late Friday, making his first visit to the country of his father's birth since his election as president.
If you thought NASA's New Horizons mission was done blowing your mind, you were wrong
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza wins controversial third term
The United States, European Union and former colonial power Belgium said the vote lacked credibility.
The sad story behind the world's cheapest Big Mac
This isn't just about burgers.
The UK’s pedophilia scandal is even worse than anybody thought
New papers may supply a missing piece of evidence supporting allegations that British officials knew senior members of government were sexually abusing children.
A reality show thought it was a good idea to send contestants to a Syrian war zone
Disaster tourism gone a little too far.
The internet's greatest reactions to CNN calling Kenya a 'hotbed of terror'
'The most trusted name in news.'
Iraqi forces gear up to take back Ramadi
First Ramadi, then Fallujah. The two cities now under Islamic State control are only a few dozen miles outside of Baghdad.
Berlusconi thinks he's going to be Putin's next economy minister
The Kremlin says Putin's offer was more 'figurative' than real.
Israel and Palestine
This man is bringing surfing to Gaza's dangerous seas
Shark attacks might be scary, but here surfers worry about raw sewage and gunfire.
A group of artists found the perfect way to protest anti-homeless spikes
As homelessness has increased in London, so have the spikes.
Don Winslow's crime fiction about Mexico's drug violence is as painful as the true story
Do novels about the drug war glorify violence? The best-selling author of 'The Cartel' says he wrestles with the question constantly.
A lot of the Arctic is engulfed in a ‘river of smoke’ right now. Check out NASA's photos
Wildfires in Canada, Russia and Alaska are sending plumes of smoke across the globe.
White House finalizing plan to close Guantanamo prison
The White House is in the "final stages" of drafting a plan to close the contentious Guantanamo Bay prison and will submit it for review by lawmakers, spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday.
Thailand isn’t always the LGBT paradise it appears to be. Just ask these gay dads
The surrogate mother now refuses to sign documents giving them full custody of the child.
China just gave Ai Weiwei his passport back
Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist and dissident, has been banned from traveling abroad since 2011.
Turns out people get angry when you say white Americans are terrorists, too
There's a common post-9/11 assumption about terrorism in the United States — that it’s mainly the work of Muslims and foreigners. It’s not.