The controversial Unification Church founder, remembered for his eccentricity and wealth, also made some of the very first cracks in the Hermit Kingdom.
In 2004, professional hockey experienced an unprecedented full-season lockout before returning to profitability. So why are players being asked to take another cut?
Tyrannical regimes love to hire celebrities as entertainment and as a sort of indirect PR, but one African ruler's effort might have backfired.
Georgia Dream candidate Bidzina Ivanishvili discusses Russia, NATO, democracy, and President Mikheil Saakashvili.
The man who ruled this East African country through 20 years of oppression and rapid development has died.
On August 15, 1947, the British Raj became the two independent nations of India and Pakistan. The effects of that day are still felt.
After months of scattered but peaceful demonstrations, Sudanese security forces have attacked protesters for the first time, killing at least six.
When New Zealand's rugby team broke the international sports embargo on Apartheid South Africa, 28 African countries retaliated by sitting out that summer's Olympic games.
Since the early 1990s, Pyongyang-watchers have insisted the country's demise was just around the corner. That they've been so consistently wrong might say as much about the outside world as it does about North Korea.
The still-disputed accusations of French professor's alleged links to the 1994 killings, and the Obama administration's decision to finally cut aid to the post-genocide government, are reminders of this terrible event's power to still effect events today.
Since its 1950s founding, a Pyongyang-linked group called Chongyron has run everything from banks to newspapers, pushing propaganda out and pulling hard currency in. But now that's ending.
Shrewd, brutal, and a master at soliciting and spending aid money, Prime Minister Zenawi's 20 years of rule could be nearing its end.
The consequences of a website that spouts anti-Semitism entering mainstream discourse on Israel and Palestine.
A UN report seems to confirm Rwanda's role in the destabilizing M23 rebellion, so why isn't Obama following through on his 2006 law threatening to cut U.S. aid?
The new African country, founded in part to escape from the northern government's violence, is showing some hostility of its own.
Less than a year after declaring independence, a border state in the new African country is troubled by the return of hundreds of thousands of war refugees and a deteriorating relationship with the north.
When an athlete-turned-humanitarian and an energy executive tried to buy gold in Kenya, they found themselves mired in Congo's dangerous world of conflict minerals -- and totally outmatched.
International groups have long been using a 1789 tort to sue corporations for acts on foreign soil. An upcoming Supreme Court case might put an end to that.
OWS has media coverage, political support, and a sense of generational significance
On the margins during the revolution, the millions of impoverished Egyptians could play a larger role in the country's future