The Georgetown-Chinese Army basketball brawl is pretty tame compared to these five geopolitical ballgames that spilled over into off-field violence.
From Angry Birds to crowd-sourced science, the "micromultinational" corporation is here.
From Alberta to the Brazilian Coast, a tour of the new American oil frontier that could eclipse the Middle East.
What numbers can we trust? A second look at the death toll from some of the world's worst disasters.
The coming attraction at multiplexes worldwide? American bad guys, from torturing soldiers to evil Army doctors.
A look at yesterday's Next Big Things, from the Japanese rising sun to Dow 36,000.
Japan's Fukushima coverup is only the latest government hush job when citizens' lives are at risk.
It's not just a double-dip recession we should be worried about. Here are ten ways the world could get a whole lot scarier ... and why Barack Obama shouldn't run in 2012.
Are the remaining countries with rock-solid credit scores as stable as they seem?
Five people, places, and things everyone's wagging their fists at as the markets crash.
To paraphrase the old adage, there are no atheists in NATO-besieged pleasure palaces. FP looks at the dictators and warlords who've embraced a higher power once they ran low on the earthly kind.
Think the debt ceiling gridlock was ugly? Congress is just getting warmed up. Here are eight more foreign-policy battles right around the corner.
The world is crowing over America's near-economic meltdown.
The debt ceiling debate is surely not Congress’s finest hour. But here are five times that the legislative branch has really gotten in the way of the White House’s foreign policy.
From peace-loving Captain Euro to Canada's killer lumberjack, Captain America's got company.
They may be cheering for democracy, but for most countries affected by the Arab Spring the economic news will have them crying.
The United States isn't the only country whose legislature just doesn't work.
Britain is in an uproar over the News of the World revelations. But Murdoch's controversial media empire extends far beyond the English Channel -- and it's been no stranger to scandal across the globe.
The end of the space shuttle program is a big step back for the United States, and a giant leap forward for everyone else.
No one has exactly covered themselves in glory during the arrest and aborted prosecution of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, but it's been particularly bad for some.
From blatant bribery in India to Hugo Chávez’s war on Domino’s pizza, here are the highlights from the last four months of the secret State Department cables.
Right, wrong, or otherwise -- these freedom fighters haven't let the powers-that-be block them, and we're (mostly) better off for it.
The 15 countries of the former Soviet Union have taken radically different political paths over the last two decades.
For millions, life in a failed state is a daily dose of misery. Here are seven countries that stand out for their wretchedness.