Feb 21, 2012 9:53AM ET
On May 2, the only privately-owned copy of The Scream will go on sale, where it's expected to fetch more than $80 million.
Feb 21, 2012 9:34AM ET
William McGurn on Rick Santorum, Ron Klain on gas prices, Richard Cohen on Saudi Arabia, Joe Nocera on governors and gay marriage, and Bret Stephens on the politics of memory.
Feb 21, 2012 9:05AM ET
There was only one candidate to become Yemen's next president on Tuesday's poll, and The New York Times describes the election as "hardly an exercise in democracy," but Yemenis took to polling stations despite reports of violence.
Feb 21, 2012 8:58AM ET
That deadly Mexican prison riot on Sunday was no random act of violence but rather a calculated escape plan carried out with the help of guards, authorities said, taking a lot of the power out of one of the country's main tools to fight drug violence.
Feb 21, 2012 8:22AM ET
Thousands of Aghans protested at Bagram Air Base, the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan, on Tuesday, as local laborers found out that NATO personnel had been burning Korans at the base.
Feb 21, 2012 6:19AM ET
Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have avoided criminal charges after sexual assault accusation in the United States, but he's now facing a different set of troubles thanks to his involvement in another scandal back in home country.
Feb 21, 2012 5:52AM ET
If you think you have Greece fatigue, imagine how the financial kingpins of Europe feel after 13 hours of talks to approve a new bailout deal for the trouble nation — one that isn't likely to end the hand-wringing anytime soon.
Feb 20, 2012 12:53PM ET
A Frenchman who claimed to be Adolf Hitler's illegitimate son died without being able to prove it, but his lawyer has come forward with a new stack of evidence, including a description of the awkward courtship of a teenage girl and a German corporal during World War I.
Feb 20, 2012 12:38PM ET
Counter-terrorism experts said Al Qaeda wouldn't vanish in a sweeping final act but in a gradual, winnowing decline. A new report out of Southeast Asia gives a sketch of what that looks like.
Feb 20, 2012 12:08PM ET
Iran's been dominating the news and it shows -- a Gallup poll found that 32 percent of Americans believe that Iran is the greatest threat to the U.S., followed by China, North Korea, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
Feb 20, 2012 11:16AM ET
Acknowledging that the world is watching and a lot of Western diplomacy depends on Nobel Peace Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi's political campaign and upcoming elections in April, Myanmar has lifted a rally ban just hours after Suu Kyi's party complained about fair elections this morning.
Feb 20, 2012 9:51AM ET
Two U.S. senators said the United States should arm Syrian rebels, a plan that got a dubious reception from the top military brass and preceded a sharp warning from China's national paper that Western support could lead to a civil war.
Feb 20, 2012 8:48AM ET
In one of the more disturbing things you'll hear out of Japan, the manager of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant is blaming the plant's sharply rising temperatures (a possible sign of radiation leaks) on a faulty thermometer, telling journalists on Monday that they'll hopefully allow people back to their homes soon.
Feb 20, 2012 7:02AM ET
A biologist has calculated that the tiny little shrimp may be the most costly animal you can eat when measured in terms of its negative impact on the environment.
Feb 19, 2012 5:30PM ET
At least 44 inmates at a prison just outside Monterrey, Mexico, are dead after a riot broke out in the early morning hours.
Feb 19, 2012 12:00PM ET
The North Korean military has warned of "merciless retaliatory strikes" should the South carry out as planned two hours of live-artillery drills.
Feb 18, 2012 3:00PM ET
Scientists have successfully mutated the H5N1 bird flu virus into one that could kill hundreds of millions. The World Health Organization would like them to keep quiet.
Feb 18, 2012 12:30PM ET
As 22 archbishops are elevated to the elite rank of cardinal, someone is leaking embarrassing Vatican documents.
Feb 18, 2012 11:40AM ET
Traces of cocaine were found on Costa Concordia cruise ship Captain Francesco Schettino's hair. Not in the hair, but on the hair.
Feb 17, 2012 2:49PM ET
If a report from a Russian newspaper is true, the North Korean dictatorship family resembles an Orange County reality show: the weekly Argumenty i Fakty has reported that young leader Kim Jong-un has cut off his older brother Kim Jong-nam's Visa Gold card as retaliation for name-calling.
Feb 17, 2012 10:41AM ET
Italian police have confiscated around $6 trillion of counterfeit U.S. Treasury Bonds on Friday, a number equal to almost half of the entire U.S. debt.
Feb 17, 2012 10:37AM ET
"Having a winning paper is the best answer to our critics," Rupert Murdoch wrote in an email to the embattled staff of The Sun as he announced a Sunday edition of the tabloid where five editors were arrested last week.
Feb 17, 2012 9:06AM ET
German President Christian Wulff, who resigned on Friday hasn't been prosecuted for any kind of corruption, but he already fell short of being what the BBC calls "a moral authority for the nation" just by opening himself up to messy allegations of back-room favors.
Feb 17, 2012 6:25AM ET
Thieves forced their way into an antiquities museum in southern Greece on Friday, making off with 60 to 70 items of "incalculable" value.
Feb 17, 2012 5:46AM ET
Anthony Shadid, who spent two decades covering conflicts and change in the Middle East as a correspondent for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and others, died yesterday while on assignment in Syria.
Feb 16, 2012 5:18PM ET
The prospect of a nuclear-armed Tehran has loomed over discussions about a military intervention in Iran for years, but only recently have the country's ties to Al Qaeda crept into the mainstream.
Feb 16, 2012 4:40PM ET
Haroon Aloko has been sent back to Kabul for either physically or emotionally mauling his colleagues. What really happened is up for debate.
Feb 16, 2012 10:42AM ET
The U.S. and Afghanistan governments have been in quiet contact with the Taliban, holding three-way meetings as the Taliban gets tired of carrying on its fight, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told The Wall Street Journal, but a Taliban statement says that's not true.
Feb 16, 2012 10:24AM ET
The investigation into corporate malfeasance and fraud at Japan’s troubled optical equipment maker Olympus, took a new turn on Thursday with the arrest of three former Olympus officials and four others on charges of violating financial filing regulations.
Feb 16, 2012 9:25AM ET
The big Bloomberg Businessweek profile on Kim Dotcom must have been an absolute blast to write, thanks to the outsize personality (and physical stature) of its subject.