Jan 15, 2013 11:25AM ET
With more and more defectors heading south, the North Korean regime spent $1.66 million on over 16,000 border-security cameras in the first 11 months of 2012, as it continues to build a spy network on its own citizens.
Jan 15, 2013 10:50AM ET
Alan, the adorable dachshund who became a social media celebrity, was killed in a revolving door accident at Vogue House, the London home of Tatler magazine.
Jan 15, 2013 9:54AM ET
Jeffrey Toobin on Obama's gay marriage stance, David A. Bell on France's domestic malaise, Matthew Yglesias on dueling hedge-fund managers, Dana Milbank on Obama's new bad-cop routine, and Mark Frazier on an aging China.
Jan 15, 2013 9:50AM ET
Authorities are still trying to figure out why a rail-company cleaning lady stole, conducted, and crashed a commuter train into a three-story apartment outside Stockholm Tuesday morning. But we do know how she did it, and it all sounds a little too easy.
Jan 15, 2013 6:19AM ET
Things are growing tense in the Pakistani capital on Tuesday as the Supreme Court ordered the arrest of the nation's prime minister, even as thousands of demonstrators descended on Parliament looking to bring down the government.
Jan 14, 2013 10:07PM ET
In his first media appearance since visiting President Obama in Washington, Hamid Karzai announced that the United States had agreed to give his country a fleet of drones.
Jan 14, 2013 11:57AM ET
The United Nations wants to remind everyone that while the world was busy worrying about North Korea's terrible nuclear missiles they were ignoring North Korea's even more terrible human rights abuses.
Jan 14, 2013 9:53AM ET
The former Prime Minister of Italy argued (not so persuasively) that he would be too busy campaigning to pay attention to a child prostitution trial. A judge on Monday thought otherwise.
Jan 14, 2013 9:40AM ET
Antonio Villaraigosa on immigration reform, George Packer on Southern Republicans, Jennifer Welsh on France's intervention in Mali, Chris Cillizza on the Senate losing its lions, and Gary Younge on Obama's Iraq amnesia.
Jan 14, 2013 9:26AM ET
France continued its attack on Islamist rebels in northern Mali today as the nation suddenly finds itself taking the lead in the war against al Qaeda terrorists in Africa.
Jan 14, 2013 9:05AM ET
As you may have heard, Prince William and Kate Middleton are having a baby. And now we have a due date!
Jan 14, 2013 6:18AM ET
Chinese officials have shut down factories and ordered cars off the roads to try and save their capital city after spending three straight days under a cloud of toxic smog.
Jan 13, 2013 9:59PM ET
The scene in Bulomarer, Somalia on late Friday night was like the end of Zero Dark Thirty gone terribly awry, as a clandestine hostage extraction mission turned into an hours-long shootout.
Jan 13, 2013 12:28PM ET
Hosni Mubarak will be retried by an Egyptian court. The former ruler's life sentence appeal was granted by an Egyptian court, though this time it seems the prosecutors might have new evidence that could give them the death penalty they were looking for.
Jan 13, 2013 11:24AM ET
Police have arrested six men after a woman riding a bus in India was gang raped Friday evening, less than a month since the death of an Indian woman who was gang raped and brutally beaten while riding a bus sparked protests and calls from reformed rape laws.
Jan 11, 2013 5:17PM ET
Under current federal funding guidelines, international HIV/AIDS programs have to adopt anti-prostitution policies if they want U.S. money. But in taking up a new case Friday, the Supreme Court decided to put that mandate to the First Amendment test.
Jan 11, 2013 1:09PM ET
As President Obama danced around questions about troop levels, he and Afghan President Hamid Karzai continued to press their message at this afternoon's press briefing — American soldiers are about to be in support mode, and the withdrawal is coming... soon enough.
Jan 11, 2013 12:52PM ET
In an attempt to defend the troubled government from Islamic extremists threatening to bring it down, French military forces have entered the West African country.
Jan 11, 2013 11:47AM ET
In yet another sign that the opposition to Bashar al-Assad's military may be able to fend for themselves, rebel forces in Syria say they've taken full control of the Taftanaz air base.
Jan 11, 2013 10:25AM ET
Alex Koppelman on Joe Biden's gun talks, Kimberley Strassel on gun control roadblocks, Paul Krugman on why we should mint the trillion-dollar coin, Stephen Carter on why we shouldn't, Eleanor Clift on Obama's chief of staff search.
Jan 11, 2013 7:39AM ET
A report on the sexual abuse allegations made against ex-BBC host Jimmy Savile found that the beloved TV star was accused of sexually abusing more than 450 people during his lifetime, yet was never formally charged with any crimes.
Jan 10, 2013 4:45PM ET
After a series of unrelated bombings, more than 100 people were reportedly killed and over 200 reportedly injured in Pakistan Thursday.
Jan 10, 2013 4:12PM ET
Vladimir Franz has more face tattoos than Lil Wayne, but that hasn't hurt his poll numbers. The odd man out in the Czech presidential race has earned a sizable chunk of the vote by calling out ruling parties on corruption.
Jan 10, 2013 11:17AM ET
Photos reveal a wild site that you would certainly not want to behold in person — especially not with the new year full of even wilder weather Australians are suffering right now.
Jan 10, 2013 10:42AM ET
Three deadly incidents in last five days have raised fears of a new major conflict between India and Pakistan as the their armies continue to challenge each other in the disputed region of Kashmir.
Jan 10, 2013 9:58AM ET
Amy Davidson on the platinum coin, Edward Kleinbard on Obama's plan B for the debt ceiling, Ezra Klein on Joe Biden in 2016, Meghan Daum on Hillary Clinton in 2016, and Liel Leibovitz on violent video games.
Jan 10, 2013 9:28AM ET
After suggesting that his defense would center on blaming the New Delhi gang-rape victim for her own rape, Manohar Lal Sharma is now claiming that his clients were tortured into giving a confession.
Jan 10, 2013 8:06AM ET
We're using past tense because, unfortunately, the snake did not make it to its final destination this morning.
Jan 10, 2013 8:01AM ET
A dozen killer whales are stuck under a large sheet of sea ice off the coast of Canada, and officials and scientists are scrambling to find a way to lead them to open water. (Update: They're free!)
Jan 10, 2013 7:01AM ET
A car bomb exploded in the Israel city of Tel Aviv on Thursday, but despite the obvious assumption, police say the explosion was not an act of terrorism.