Of countless ghostly abandoned factories and mines in Japan, this fortress island near Nagasaki is among the most notorious. It is also a source of national pride.
The man who decapitated his employer and hung the severed head surrounded by Islamic flags took two photos of the macabre scene and sent them almost immediately to a friend in Syria, a French prosecutor said Tuesday.
An Indonesian air force transport plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in the country’s third-largest city of Medan, killing at least 37 people.
The regime of longtime Syrian strongman Bashar Assad is struggling at levels unseen during the nation’s 4-year-old civil war, ramping up pressure on allies Iran and Russia to either abandon or double down on their support for the Syrian leader, U.S. intelligence officials say.
Two years after she canceled a state visit to Washington in a pique over revelations of U.S. spying on her office, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff no doubt will be glad to visit President Obama at the White House this week — if only to escape her mounting problems back home.
The Obama administration conceded Monday that international talks over Iran’s disputed nuclear program will carry on indefinitely past this week’s deadline for a final deal — and pushed back at critics who accuse the president of making last-minute concessions out of desperation to get a deal.
After piling up the most debt in U.S. history and vowing to exceed spending caps in Congress this year, President Obama had few solutions to offer Monday as escalating debt emergencies in Greece and Puerto Rico roiled global financial markets.
The governor is warning that Puerto Rico can’t pay its $72 billion public debt, delivering another jolt to the recession-gripped U.S. island as well as a world financial system already worrying over Greece’s collapsing finances.
Banks and ATM machines were shut throughout Greece Monday on the first day of capital controls, a dramatic twist in the country’s five-year financial saga.
As the U.S. and its world partners race to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, women and children in the Islamic republic struggle under harsh, discriminatory laws despite numerous calls for reform from human rights groups and the international community.