In Iceland, marriage isn't an institution; it's not even a hobby. Instead, Iceland is a country with tons of divorce and the highest percentage of working mothers. Sound like a formula for social ruin? Hardly.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Russia on Thursday to disarm separatists in Ukraine within "the next hours" as the European Union prepared to discuss deeper sanctions against Moscow.
Infographic reveals which nations have the best access to the world (clue - Britain trumps the USA, Canada AND Australia)
The pope informally excommunicated sanctimonious mobsters, and threatens their finances. And the Mafia isn't exactly known for its restraint...
Russia is considering banning state companies and other strategically important firms from holding accounts at foreign-owned banks, a governmental source familiar with the proposals told Reuters on Tuesday.
A herd of hippopotamuses once owned by the late Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been taking over the countryside near his former ranch - and no-one quite knows what to do with them.
A Sudanese Christian convert who was released from death row on Monday was detained as she and her family sought to fly out of the capital on Tuesday, her lawyer and the U.S. State Department said.
Third Briton in ISIS recruitment video identified as Abdul Raqib Amin Former Aberdeen schoolboy described as keen footballer who enjoyed drinking and going to nightclubs He was filmed with fellow Brits Nasser Muthana and Reyaad Khan in ISIS clip
Think monarchies are bad? Think again.
The deadline passed on June 16th for Ukraine's payment for gas already provided and upfront 'pre-payments' for ongoing deliveries.
The U.S. government and French bank BNP Paribas are close to a settlement over alleged sanctions violations that would require the bank to plead guilty, pay almost $9 billion in penalties and face other sanctions, a person familiar with the matter sa
Russian President Vladimir Putin's claim he is not trying to put together the old Soviet Union, even though he constantly bullies old Soviet states and satellite states if they attempt close ties to Europe, weren't helped by the Russian Defense Minis
A Polish magazine said Sunday it has obtained recordings of a private conversation in which the foreign minister says Poland's strong alliance with the U.S. was worthless and "even harmful because it creates a false sense of security."
Nearly 600,000 votes have been cast in three days of an unofficial referendum on democratic reforms in Hong Kong, part of a civil campaign that has been branded illegal by the former British colony and by Communist Party authorities in Beijing.
Ecuador said on Thursday that talks with Britain on a standoff over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange were at an impasse as the Australian prepared to spend a third year holed up at the country's London embassy.
US scientists took thousands of unauthorized blood samples from an indigenous group known for a unique genetic profile and disease immunity, and some of the samples have been sold, Ecuador charged on Monday.
On Wednesday, June 11th, CNN headlined "U.S. Sends B-2 Stealth Bombers to Europe," and reported that "they arrived in Europe this week for training."
BP and ExxonMobil have both ordered staff to leave Iraq, and China is considering pulling some of its 10,000 workers from projects following the turmoil caused by jihadist rebel group ISIS, which has rocked the country and threatened security.
An unnamed top administration official says that President Obama, in announcing his planned military intervention in Iraq, was not ruling out airstrikes against targets inside Syria as well.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa is "totally out of control," according to a senior official for Doctors Without Borders, who says the medical group is stretched to the limit in its capacity to respond
Intense fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russia insurgents were losing the battle with government forces and begged the Kremlin for military help. NATO's chief accused Russia of resuming a military buildup along the border
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Chinese recycling tycoon who has been angling to buy the New York Times Co aims to throw feasts for 1,000 homeless Americans, starting with a lunch in New York City's Central Park next week, where he also plans to perform a son
We Are Change: New Mass Movement in Berlin to End the Fed!
The planet is not a peaceful place, and the U.S. no longer ranks in the top 100 most peaceful nations.
Saudi Arabia warned Wednesday of the risks of a civil war in Iraq with unpredictable consequences for the region, after Sunni militants seized large areas from Shiite-led government forces.
"You can play the 'what if' game over and over again, but I think it's pretty clear in his case the presence of this man and his ability to take very quick and very decisive action prevented a further tragedy," East Peoria Police Chief Dick Ganschow
"Sykes-Picot is dead," Walid Jumblatt roared at me last night – and he may well be right.
Do you have a bank account that you don't actively use or a safe deposit box that you have not checked on for a while?
Ukraine on a Prepayment Plan, And Didn't Prepay for Any Gas
The Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod or "Brotherhood" natural gas pipeline in the Poltava region of central Ukraine has gone up in flames.