The deadly floods in Russia's south have unleashed a groundswell of anger at the government. Could it shake the foundations of Putin's new presidency?
After torrential rains brought deadly flash floods, the unprepared and devastated residents of Krymsk are struggling to recover.
The Russians have dispatched a naval task force to Syria. As if the place wasn't enough of a mess already.
Hey, Mitt: Russia's not quite America's No. 1 geopolitical foe just yet, but keep up that talk and Vladimir Putin will be happy to oblige.
There are plenty of good yardsticks for the state of women’s rights around the world. Parliamentary representation isn’t one of them.
Inside the petro-fueled naval military buildup you've never heard of: It's Russia versus Iran, with three post-Soviet states -- and trillions of dollars in oil -- in the middle.
Good news! Gas prices could go down to $2 a gallon by autumn -- and that's bad news for Vladimir Putin.
From Angola to Yemen, eight countries whose futures are tied up in the land they occupy.
States don't fail overnight. The seeds of of their destruction are sown deep within their political institutions.
The strange-but-true life stories of seven Soviet spooks.
Egypt implodes (again), Greeks head for the polls, and Shiite pilgrims converge on a bloody Baghdad.
Why the West shouldn't expect Russia's policy on Syria to change anytime soon.
As Europe’s biggest sporting tournament kicks off in Ukraine, will political controversy and racism mar the country’s moment in the sun?
An ex-president is convicted, England celebrates, and Angela Merkel feeds a penguin.
Don't count the tyrants out. They've still got plenty of tricks up their sleeves.
Obama's ambassador to Moscow has gotten a rude welcome in Putin's Russia. But he's not going to take it anymore.
Stuxnet was a monster computer virus. Flame is 20 times larger -- and it's been out there, listening, for years.
What would happen if you took Mitt Romney's foreign-policy promises extremely literally?
The lowlights of Europe's annual tribute to trashy Europop.
Americans are wringing their hands about the grave threat that a nuclear Iran would pose to the United States. But the numbers tell a different story.
Why controlling the international arms trade can help to build stable societies.
France fetes a new president, Spanish activists take to the streets, and Ratko Mladic finally goes to trial.