Mexico's drug cartels are making millions robbing multinational corporations
When gunmen in Mexico carried out one of the world’s biggest ever gold heists this month, Canadian pit operator McEwen Mining was left looking at $8.5 million in lost metal.
Just a couple more giant steps until the US and Cuba are truly friends again
Obama announced the US and Cuba will open embassies in each other's capitals. But it isn't all Cuba libres just yet. Here's what comes next.
Obama's taking Cuba off the terror list
Lawmakers now have 45 days to oppose the decision.
The next US president could be dangerously clueless about foreign policy
All of the big candidates so far have said some pretty dumb things about the world.
You know exactly why Russian TV put an 18+ rating on Hillary Clinton's campaign video
Two men holding hands and talking about marrying each other was too much for one network fearing Russia's law against gay 'propaganda.'
Australia imposes penalties on anti-vaxxers
Parents in Australia who won't vaccinate their children will no longer qualify for government welfare programs.
Deal or not, many US states will keep sanctions grip on Iran
State-by-state US sanctions on Iran could complicate any warming of relations between the long-time foes.
Hillary Clinton: 'I'm running for president'
Hillary Clinton launched her bid Sunday to become the first woman to win the White House, and announced a campaign tour to showcase her support for 'everyday Americans.'
There are hundreds of 'micronations' you've never heard of
Countries that exist almost entirely online, or are comprised of one person, come together today at MicroCon 2015.
The DEA gets sued for spying on Americans' international phone calls
Human Rights Watch wants to make sure the US drug agency terminates and never restarts its bulk phone data collection.
Women-only public transportation really isn't going to solve sexual harassment
It's just another innovative way of placing the blame on women, according to some feminists.
Human rights groups are already freaking out over the killer robots of tomorrow
Keep one eye on your Roomba.
GlobalPost is hiring a Deputy Social Media Editor
If you're a world news junkie with a love for making things go viral, we want to hear from you.
Obama and Castro will break Cold War ice in person
US President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro will have a historic face-to-face encounter at the Summit of the Americas this week, breaking the ice after decades of glacial relations.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev found guilty in Boston marathon bombing
He faces the death penalty.
A giant statue of Edward Snowden appeared overnight in a Brooklyn park
The NSA whistleblower was on John Oliver's TV show this weekend. That wasn't the only place he showed up.
Venezuela’s Maduro is racing to collect 10 million signatures against Obama
Even school kids are reportedly signing the petition, which the Venezuelan president plans to deliver in person to Obama next week.
These are the places that are trying to put the brakes on Uber
Uber's worth $40 billion. Will that be enough to cover its legal fees?
Lifting US sanctions to Iran's satisfaction won't be easy
Negotiators have made headway on a deal with Iran, but it doesn't mean they know anything more, for certain, about the country's nuclear plans.
Airbnb opens rental listings for US travelers to Cuba
Airbnb said it saw a 70 percent spike in US searches for rentals in Cuba, so it added more than 1,000 listings on the island.
6 stories that sound like April Fools’ Day hoaxes but aren’t
It’s so hard to know what to believe these days.
Constipation emergencies on the rise
US-CONSTIPATION-EMERGENCY:Constipation emergencies on the rise
The US isn’t the only country that sentences innocent people to death
40 percent of the world's capital punishment nations realized they had the wrong suspects last year, a new Amnesty International report finds.
Trevor Noah breaks the internet in South Africa after 'Daily Show' announcement
Here's how South Africans reacted to the news that the Johannesburg-born comedian will take over from Jon Stewart as the host of 'The Daily Show.'
Almost all the nations trying to keep Iran from a nuclear bomb have lots of nuclear bombs
With the exception of Germany, the countries negotiating with Iran right now — The United States, the United Kingdom, France, China and Russia —account for almost all of the world's nuclear weapons. Oh, and Israel too.
Report highlights 'deficiencies' at Philadelphia police
Philadelphia's police is riddled with "serious deficiencies" in its use of deadly force, the US Justice Department said Monday, amid a national debate about relations between law enforcement and African Americans.
Sao Paulo will now fine people who shame breastfeeding moms
The rest of the world still needs to catch up.
Gates and Bloomberg set up global anti-tobacco legal defense fund
The billionaire philanthropists are looking to help poor countries defend anti-smoking laws against cigarette corporations’ ‘bullying.’
Kerry says US will have to negotiate with Syria's Assad
The rise of a common enemy, hardline militant group Islamic State, appears to have slightly softened the West's stance towards the Syrian leader.
It turns out communist Vietnam loves capitalism more than the US does
Polls show the 'American Dream' is alive in Hanoi. In America? Not so much.
Here are 15 places around the world where your selfie stick is no longer welcome
The 'wand of narcissism' is considered a threat to people and priceless artworks.