A Western religious festival takes on Chinese characteristics.
Despite the trade, more peace talks were called off, and Kiev said it was stopping all train and bus service to Crimea.
From GDP growth in China to consumer debt in the U.S., the stories to watch next year.
The assault, believed to have been carried out by the U.S., targeted areas known to shelter Taliban and al-Qaeda extremists.
"The trial of peaceful reformers in a terrorism court underlines the political nature of this court."
Russian president cites economic crisis, but the finance minister says everything's fine.
The studio will make history with the first simultaneous theater/streaming release.
But officials won't acknowledge whether or not the extremist group used antiaircraft missiles it has seized.
From the fall of oil prices to the rise of ISIS, a look at this year's most significant events
But it was "very costly, very expensive."
The Conservative politician agrees with Obama: America's opening will help transform the island.
The U.S. still holds 63 detainees who have been cleared for release.
Pyongyang officials propose a joint investigation into the Sony hack, but warn America of 'grave consequences' if it refuses.
From industrial robots to wheat production to female billionaires, the statistics that lurked behind the scenes this year
Did the directors of The Interview have a better option?
The FBI formally accused the isolated country of the Sony hack, but the White House is basically powerless to do anything to respond.
If the restoration of diplomatic ties leads to greater openness, then the president's bold move will be justified.
The U.S. has never convinced the Pakistanis to confront militants. Could that change after the Taliban's school attack?
"The students, I don’t know how many there were, several thousand, surrounded the cars and began to pelt them with eggs and rocks and to jump up on top of the cars and stamp on the roofs." When Warren Christopher had to deliver bad news in Taiwan.
An old documentary offers footage of what Cuba looked like the last time American tourists could visit easily.
It comes down to two words: biology and technology.