Pope Francis urged the world Saturday to shed its apathy in the face of what he characterizes as a third world war, intoning “war is madness” at the foot of a grandiose monument to soldiers killed in World War I.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk believes Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn’t just want to take eastern Ukraine — he wants the whole country.
The Australian government on Friday raised its terrorism threat level to the second-highest warning in response to the domestic threat posed by Islamic State movement supporters.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election bid Friday as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen, ending a campaign he had pursued despite persistent calls for him to quit amid drug and alcohol scandals.
New European Union sanctions against Russia announced Friday toughen financial penalties on the country’s banks, arms makers and its biggest oil company, to punish Moscow for what the West sees as efforts to destabilize Ukraine.
The Obama administration slapped more sanctions Friday against the Russian financial, energy and defense industries as punishment for Moscow’s continued military aggression in eastern Ukraine.
The Taliban militants responsible for shooting teenager Malala Yousafzai for fighting for women’s rights and for equal access to eduction have been arrested, Pakistan authorities said on Friday.
A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but declared him not guilty of murder.
Worried that the U.S. is abdicating its global leadership role, nearly two dozen Japanese policymakers have formed a self-described conservative political party focused heavily on pushing their country to confront the rise of China.
Russian president Vladimir Putin told senior Kremlin officials Wednesday that the nation can expect large-scale weapons purchases for the foreseeable future.