| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| May 30, 2014
| 11:11 PM
The nearly 2 million acres in the Democratic Republic of Congo encompass some of the world's most biodiverse topography: glaciers, tropical rain forest, acacia savanna, lakes and active volcanoes. It's home to mountain and lowland gorillas, chimpanzees,...
| May 11, 2014
Why, many are asking, did it take the world so long to pay much attention to the kidnapping of more than 300 schoolgirls by Muslim fanatics in Nigeria?
For starters, the buck stops with President Goodluck Jonathan, among other Nigerian political leaders...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 7:14 PM
WASHINGTON — The U.S. made clear this week that it wants the International Monetary Fund to be the emergency lender for countries like Ukraine, but American lawmakers have persistently refused to give the IMF the additional financial firepower...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:44 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — At least 12 people were killed when an armed mob overran a United Nations peacekeeping camp in Bor, South Sudan, in an attack targeting ethnic Nuer.
South Sudan was torn by ethnic violence when the country's ruling...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:26 AM
WASHINGTON — The latest report from the United Nations climate change body, released this week, makes clear the good, the bad and the ugly about one of the world's most intractable problems.
As things stand today, the world will be hard pressed to...
| May 8, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Certain foods taste just like summer, and corn on the cob is one of them. What many people don’t know is that ethanol isn’t made from corn you’d put on the grill. It’s produced from No. 2 yellow corn, and it’s getting you...
| May 9, 2014
It's hard to convey China's transformations to two kinds of people: people who have never been there and people who have just been there for the first time. Experiencing China in 2014 for the first time, many Americans are struck by the modernity of...
| May 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
With Egypt's former defense chief Abdel Fattah Sisi on a glide path to the presidency, virtually every day brings an ominous new sign of what is likely to emerge as the greatest threat to his rule.
And it's not his archenemy, the Muslim Brotherhood....
| May 21, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Wim Wenders' mastery of the documentary form is again on display in "The Salt of the Earth," a stunning visual ode to the photographer Sebastiao Salgado, co-directed by the shutterbug's docu-helmer son Juliano Ribeiro Salgado. Long recognized as one of...
| May 3, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Ah, commencement season, time for pomp, circumstance and controversy.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has become the latest public figure embroiled in a commencement spat, announcing Saturday that she would not give the graduation address...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:13 PM
The CIA has made plans to close its network of secret bases in Afghanistan and pull its personnel back to Kabul this summer, an unexpectedly abrupt withdrawal that the U.S. military fears will deprive it of vital intelligence while thousands of American...