Today's Five Best Columns
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Jan 9, 2014 11:25AM ET
After completely losing it on CNN this week and then serenading North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un shortly after, Dennis Rodman is offering up an explanation for his behavior— he's blaming it on alcohol.
Jan 9, 2014 7:56AM ET
Two Libyan Islamist militant groups and one individual will be given an official "terrorist" designation, because of their suspected involvement in the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
Jan 9, 2014 2:16AM ET
The Obama administration granted the International Space Station a four-year extension on Wednesday, pledging to keep it in terrifying high-speed freefall orbit around the earth through 2024.
Jan 8, 2014 11:50AM ET
What's the best nation in the world to live in if you enjoy, ya know, staying alive?
Jan 8, 2014 11:12AM ET
Scientists have discovered the first dinosaur fossils in Saudi Arabia, where prehistoric remains are notoriously hard to find.
Jan 8, 2014 8:50AM ET
The Worm took a moment to sing "Happy Birthday" to his best buddy, Kim Jong-un.
Jan 8, 2014 3:34AM ET
After a number of setbacks concerning security in Syria, the mission to rid the country of deadly chemical weapons is back on track.
Jan 7, 2014 11:47PM ET
American officials suspect a former Guantanamo Bay detainee and possible former member of al-Qaeda of leading the attack on the consulate in Benghazi, the Washington Post is reporting.
Jan 7, 2014 3:22PM ET
Canada will soon lose one of her own when Ted Cruz and his legal counsel get around to renouncing his citizenship. But Canada will not mourn her lost son.
Jan 7, 2014 3:03PM ET
In which cities can you find the cheapest beer? What if it’s on tap at a restaurant, or in the bottle at a market? Here’s what we found.
Jan 7, 2014 11:37AM ET
Imagine you're at the Vatican, hanging out with Pope Francis today. "Hey pope," you might ask, "How was your Epiphany on Monday?"
Jan 7, 2014 11:00AM ET
While D.C. and Taiwan were busy fighting over whose brand new panda is the most adorable, Canada brought in a veteran presence to usurp both countries and claim the title of January's cutest panda.
Jan 7, 2014 10:34AM ET
China officially lifted its 14-year-old ban on selling foreign-made video game consoles, confirming rumors that the likes of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are once again welcome to its nearly $14 billion gaming industry. For now.
Jan 7, 2014 10:03AM ET
Dennis Rodman gave a rather odd satellite interview from North Korea this morning that quickly devolved into an angry rant about Kenneth Bae and who the real criminals or heroes are or are not. Or something.
Jan 7, 2014 7:42AM ET
The UN acknowledged on Tuesday that it has stopped updating its death toll estimates for the years-long Syrian conflict.
Jan 6, 2014 5:30PM ET
With the Sochi Olympics coming up next month, it's time to get to know the potential new stars of Team USA.
Jan 6, 2014 12:02PM ET
Everything is terrible... so why not check out these photos of Taiwan's new baby panda and try to forget?
Jan 6, 2014 7:33AM ET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered a skiing injury while on vacation in Switzerland and has cancelled several meetings scheduled over the next three weeks.
Jan 3, 2014 3:54PM ET
Terrorist groups associated with al-Qaeda have faced a new wave of opposition in both Syria and Iraq this week, as rebel and tribal groups have turned on their sometime "friends."
Jan 3, 2014 2:59PM ET
A driver of a bulldozer was killed in the western German town of Euskirchen on Friday when a yet-to-be-identified World War II bomb exploded during construction work.
Jan 3, 2014 12:38PM ET
Vodafone is being investigated by Egyptian officials on suspicion that it used well-known Egyptian puppet Abla Fahita to transmit a coded message to Muslim Brotherhood terrorists in a recent TV commercial.
Jan 3, 2014 12:04PM ET
Five staffers for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) were taken from a Syrian home on Thursday night, "apparently for questioning," according to a statement from the organization on Friday.
Jan 3, 2014 10:35AM ET
A disturbing new rumor has emerged about the fate Jang Song Taek, the recently deceased uncle of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
Jan 2, 2014 11:59PM ET
On New Year's Day, Supreme Commander Kim Jong-un took a break from lonely chairlift rides and uncle executions to call for a "favorable climate" and "improved relations" with South Korea. South Korea is dubious.
Jan 2, 2014 4:15PM ET
The truth is that for most of its history, China has struggled to overcome a number of chronic difficulties that have usually kept it from global preeminence.
Jan 2, 2014 12:46PM ET
The combined net worth of the richest people in the world climbed $524 billion in 2013 — an amount far more than you will ever see in your entire life. Allow us to do the math for you.
Jan 2, 2014 10:41AM ET
Japan may be ahead of the curve in dealing with the problems of an aging population and not enough babies, but it is not alone.
Jan 2, 2014 9:55AM ET
An explosion in the southern suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon, has many fearing more casualties, less than a week after a deadly car bomb killed six people in the center of the city.
Jan 2, 2014 9:50AM ET
All of the 52 passengers aboard a ship stranded in the Antarctic ice were safely transferred by helicopter to a nearby Australian icebreaking vessel.
Jan 2, 2014 7:48AM ET
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, 85, a divisive leader who spent years as a military hawk before shifting his political views to the left, is in critical condition.