From Russia to your local gas station, the consequences of low fuel prices are clear. But the consequences of those consequences are less apparent.
"For a young pilot who is looking for a career in the industry, the low-cost market is not a viable long-term option. Many of us are burning out because our employers are treating us in the same way that they treat the aeroplanes." A European pilot on ramifications of the Germanwings crash.
And votes out a sitting president for the first time
Tactically, the 1968 Tet Offensive was a huge loss for the North, but it marked a significant turning point in public opinion and political support, leading to a drawdown of U.S. troop involvement, and eventual withdrawal in 1973.
Fifty years ago, in March 1965, 3,500 U.S. Marines landed in South Vietnam, the first American combat troops on the ground in a conflict that had been building for decades.
A technologist says the day of airliners flown by remote control is closer than we think. Is that good news or bad? Plus, why it's better to be a co-pilot and other lessons from the latest crash.
Prince Buruji Kashamu, believed to be the leader of the trafficking ring featured in Orange Is the New Black, has been wanted in the United States for 17 years.
With the South African comedian replacing Jon Stewart, The Daily Show gets younger, more diverse, and more global.
Ali Abdullah Saleh, ousted in the Arab Spring protests, has re-emerged as the country's most influential man.
A good deal makes the Middle East a safer place. A bad one makes matters worse. Here are some issues to keep in mind if nuclear talks lead to a provisional agreement.
Cost pressures, alcohol as the only "approved" anti-mental-illness drug, and other ramifications of this murder/suicide
The New York Times journalist, who wrote his last article on Thursday, was a master at conveying the bravery of ordinary humans.
But the relatives of Meredith Kircher are no closer to learning the truth about her death.
"When people start looking for whom to blame, the answer is simple: Joe-six-pack who wanted a $99 flight from New York to L.A." A veteran pilot on cost pressures in flight-crew training.
The growth of linguistic tourism from Louisiana to Ireland
News reports are focusing on the Germanwings pilot's possible depression, following a familiar script in the wake of mass killings. But the evidence shows violence is extremely rare among the mentally ill.
This week, we have photos of the Germanwings flight crash scene, preparations for launch at the Baikonur cosmodrome, a sinkhole in New Jersey, unrest and airstrikes in Yemen, Alaskan Wood bison returning to the wild, the last Jew in the Turkish town of Edirne, a memorial to Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew, and much more.
A simple diagram illustrates the region's alliances and hatreds.
Investigators have identified the three American passengers on the doomed flight, as well as more information about the co-pilot.
Reading John Bolton's dangerously casual argument for yet another war in the Middle East
The latest campaign against ISIS is also a contest between Iran and the U.S. for influence in Iraq.