The monarchy's greatest strength is its outward display of unity. That's also its weakness.
Tomorrow is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which this year marks the passage of 70 years since the January 27, 1945 liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland by Soviet soldiers.
The apparent murder of Haruna Yukawa may compel Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to press for re-militarization.
Even the shale oil revolution can't wean Washington off its despotic Middle Eastern ally.
At least 29 people are dying every day in eastern Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels are only promising more violence.
This week we have scenes of India's preparation for Republic Day, a new image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from ESA's Rosetta spacecraft, a Chinese home-made mechanical horse, K-Pop hopefuls in Seoul, a volcano that has been creating a new island near Tonga, and much more.
Renters cannot be held accountable for urine-related damage to their bathrooms, a German court has ruled.
King Abdullah has died at age 90. His death comes at a tumultuous moment in the Middle East.
A bloom of Noctiluca scintillans, a large, green marine dinoflagellate that exhibits bioluminescence when disturbed, shows an eerie glow along the seashore in Hong Kong.
According to the Doomsday Clock, calamity is two "minutes" closer. We were farthest from disaster in 1991.
Hours before prosecutor Alberto Nisman was to deliver damning testimony against the Argentine government regarding the 1994 Buenos Aires AMIA bombing, he was found dead in his home.
In his State of the Union, Obama asked Congress and the public to support a campaign that none of them want to own—not even him.
Four months after sweeping into Yemen's capital, rebels seized the presidential palace, but didn't overthrow the president.
Bahrain's anti-government protests, violently put down in 2011, continue in different forms to this day. Opposition leaders face jail time for speaking out, while protests continue on the streets.
Speaker John Boehner invited the Israeli leader to address Congress—and rebut President Obama—for the second time in four years.
Gunshots outside your window "are not the end of the world," and other tips from Lithuania's new manual for resisting foreign occupation.
This year, Obama's domestic-policy narrative reached its crescendo, while his foreign-policy narrative quietly collapsed.
There's no evidence of extremist takeover of areas in Europe or the United States. So why do the claims continue?
In a metaphor related to natural family planning, the pontiff provoked progressive Catholics and—yes—bunny breeders.
American officials have backed down on declarations against the Syrian dictator.
Until last week, The Sun, Britain's most-read newspaper, featured daily pictures of topless women. The tradition's demise is worth celebrating.