Why is China so obsessed with America's backpack-wearing, coupon-clipping ambassador?
Some of the world's most ruthless leaders have had surprisingly close -- if deeply troubled -- relationships with their mothers.
A global guilt trip in honor of Mother's Day.
It's not just those liberal Northern Europeans who have embraced homosexual unions.
Rupert Murdoch isn't the only titan of industry who may have stayed on the job a bit too long.
Islamic scholars are prepared to answer questions and issue fatwas on almost any realm of modern life. Sometimes, it can get a little kinky.
Twelve women challenging their societies to change the status quo.
"The biggest company you never heard of," as Reuters once put it, Glencore does business in dozens of countries on every continent except Antarctica. Here's a snapshot of this global empire -- and some of its murky local alliances.
Let’s get real, script kiddies: It's time to stop defacing websites and start going after the good stuff.
If it really wants to reduce poverty, the bank will have to slaughter some of its sacred cows.
Argentina's fiery president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, summarily took control of the country's biggest oil company. Here's a five-step guide for would-be dictators and leftists.
The 6 countries where everyone runs the other way when the tax man comes knocking.
For 60 years, North Korean dictators have promised their people prosperity and progress. But even the best of what they can offer amounts to pretty slim pickings.
Summits in Latin America may not achieve many concrete results, but they sure do keep us entertained.
Omar Suleiman is running for president of Egypt -- but are voters really looking to elect a member of the former regime's inner circle?
During the bruising Republican primary, front-runner Mitt Romney has talked himself into a corner on some key foreign-policy issues. He's going to have to shake the Etch-a-Sketch one more time if he's going to win the election and actually govern as president.
Mitt Romney claimed grits, David Cameron staked out meat pies, and now Rick Santorum's trying to turn the jelly belly red.
The United States has a long history of inadvertently (and sometimes not so inadvertently) training future coup plotters around the world.
Something strange is going on in Beijing. Here are the five most virulent conspiracy theories making the rounds -- and a stab at the likelihood of them panning out.
The Republican presidential candidate may be a party-switcher, but he's no flip-flopper.
Now that the war is officially over and most U.S. forces have withdrawn, what are the most important takeaways?
The Republican candidate has boosters in unlikely places -- from Canada to the Congo.