Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto's 5 mountainous challenges for 2015
Mexico's leader, who meets Obama this week, enters his third year in office with his lowest approval rating yet.
The devastating legacy of unexploded US ordnance in Iraq
Iraq is one of the most bombed-out places in the world, where an estimated 50 million landmines and other munitions that could detonate at any time.
Actually, North Korea might not be guilty in the Sony hack
The Christmas release of 'The Interview' didn't attract the blowback that some feared. Maybe that's because the hermit kingdom isn't playing so big a role after all.
N. Korea calls Obama 'monkey,' blames US for blackout
The isolated dictatorship threatened the US with 'inescapable deadly blows.'
This map shows you just how many prisoners are in each US state
Four of the states in the US have a higher prison population per 100,000 than any nation abroad.
This map shows you all the countries that have legalized same-sex marriage
Will 2015 be the year that the US legalizes gay marriage completely? How about Ireland?
Cambodians still live with the painful legacy of US 'secret war' (VIDEO)
As funding decreases for programs that serve amputees and landmine victims, some Cambodian officials are calling on Washington to pay more to fix a problem largely of its own making.
In some U.S. churches, you can now take communion gluten-free
They're responding to the increasing prevalence of people with gluten intolerance.
Terrorist nation status would be a ‘big deal’ for North Korea
Following the Sony hack, Obama is weighing whether to add Kim Jong Un’s regime to its list of shame.
Police officers' slaying raises pressure on New York mayor
The union for New York police officers said that Mayor Bill de Blasio had blood on his hands after Saturday's shooting.
8 great stories to help you understand what's going on in Cuba
It’s a busy time of year for a big news story to break. But we've got you covered.
North Korea threatens 'ultra-harsh action' on US soil over hacking allegation
The North vowed to surpass the 'proportional response declared by Obama.'
Cuba says US must respect its communist system
President Raul Castro warned that Cuban-American exiles might try to sabotage the rapprochement.
Deadly Debris: The US legacy of unexploded remnants of war
The US has a spotty record of paying for cleanup in areas where its military inflicted damage.
North Korea says did not hack Sony, wants joint probe with US
North's foreign ministry said there would be 'grave consequences' if Washington refused to agree to the joint probe.
The Cuban expats are celebrating — the ones in Mexico, that is
Mexico has one of the biggest Cuban immigrant communities after the US. Many are happy Obama's restoring diplomatic relations with Havana, and hoping for an end to the trade embargo.
How Hugo Chavez helped bring the US and Cuba closer together
News analysis: It's going to be a bad year for Venezuela's leader Nicolas Maduro.
Americans, here's what you've been missing in Cuba all this time (PHOTOS)
A new era in US-Cuba relations could see a travel ban lifted. Here are some of the sights US citizens could be visiting soon.
No, Putin doesn’t know how to fix Russia’s economy
But don’t worry, he says, things will get better. Seeking to calm fears, the president blames the West for his country’s crisis.
Obama just sanctioned Venezuela. Here's what he needs to consider
Analysis: The US president imposed sanctions on Venezuelan government officials. He needs to take these not-so-small issues into account.
Thousands demand justice in Washington over police killings
The families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner were expected among the protesters at the 'Justice For All March.'
The 4 most interesting things about the freed Guantanamo prisoners in Uruguay
The small South American country looks like home for the four Syrians, one Tunisian and one Palestinian — at least for now.
US drops murder charges against death row mother
A US court dropped murder charges Thursday against a German-born woman who spent 23 years on death row over allegedly orchestrating the murder of her four-year-old son, news reports said.
CIA chief admits agency used 'abhorrent' methods on detainees
But CIA Director John Brennan rejected the report's conclusion that the agency had deceived the White House, Congress and the public about its interrogation program.
Read the full text of the bill the US Congress just passed to punish Venezuela
And Barack Obama is expected to approve it.
Read in full: The US Senate Intelligence Committee's summary report on the CIA's use of torture
The report details the harsh interrogation techniques used by the CIA against captives in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.
Tensions run high over US Senate's release of CIA torture report (LIVE BLOG)
The report includes details about the interrogation techniques the CIA meted out to captured militants in the years after the 9/11 attacks.
The US Senate is about to blow the lid off the CIA's tortured recent history
Details like sexual threats and other heinous torture techniques used by the CIA are about to go public. US security personnel around the world are gearing up for a possible backlash.
With freed prisoners, Uruguay also receives a high-profile Guantanamo force-feeding case
One of the arrivals, Abu Wa’el Dhiab, is leading a legal battle against the United States for force-feeding him while he was on hunger strike.
Six Guantanamo detainees sent to Uruguay
Uruguay's leftist leader made the 'humanitarian' gesture to help Obama fulfill his long-delayed promise to close the US military prison.
Additional 1,000 US troops to stay in Afghanistan
President Barack Obama approved the move despite an earlier plan to limit the US force to a maximum of 9,800 troops in 2015.