The TBS host became the first American late-night fixture to broadcast from the boycotted country since 1959. He played it very safe.
My strange and sweaty evening in Washington
"I just don't want to live like this," a prominent Chinese journalist says about the environmental hell that her country has become. We are witnessing a very important moment for China's future, and for its effect on the world.
Thousands of Buddhists gathered at Thailand's Wat Dhammakaya Temple on Wednesday to observe Makha Bucha, a religious holiday that marks the anniversary of Buddha's mass sermon to the first 1,250 newly ordained monks 2,558 years ago.
Kim Ki-jong, the Korean militant who assaulted Mark Lippert in Seoul, earned praise from North Korea on Thursday.
Ben Rhodes, Obama's deputy national security adviser, talks about whether Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to push the West toward a military confrontation with Iran.
"I take the Iranian threat seriously. But I suspect hysteria is unhelpful—and if that's true, so is raising the specter of the Holocaust, as Netanyahu does every time he discusses this topic. " A historian on the current state of debate.
In Beijing, awareness of the dangers of the polluted sky is now on the rise, thanks to growing data on its air quality. China will "declare war on pollution," Premier Li Keqiang told parliament in an opening address in 2014. A tougher environmental law took effect on January 1, while a new environment minister took charge on Friday.
A powerful speech, received in very different ways by different audiences
If today's world resembles Europe on the eve of invasion, carnage, and the Holocaust, then Netanyahu's warnings are prudent and wise. But what if the analogy is wrong?
In an impassioned speech, the Israeli prime minister makes the case that Iran is ruled by very bad men. But we got that.
A Nepali official is steaming mad about the human waste at the highest peak in the Himalayas.
But does he have a realistic alternative for the president's vision on a nuclear deal with Iran?
Clinton has argued that the country should perpetually be kept more than a year from nuclear breakout. The Obama administration sees this issue differently.
The slain Russian politician as a young reformer and fading dissident
At face value, this speech makes no sense. But there may be a deeper logic to the Israeli prime minister's determination to speak to Congress.
Aoshima Island is one of about a dozen "cat islands" around Japan, small places where there are significantly more feline residents than people. In Aoshima more than a hundred cats prowl the island, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in the quiet fishing village.
South Korea has scrapped a law against infidelity that arose from the chaos of the Korean War.
A battle for the strategic city of Tikrit has begun, with Iranian-backed militias and Iraqi security forces battling the Islamic State.
Based in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, the Reuters photographer Ilya Naymushin captures scenes from around the region, portraying everyday life as Russians work, play, and survive in a place infamous for its harsh winters. This collection of photos from the past winter shows some of the ways people are coping, including vehicles modified for the winter, hand-built ice-fishing huts, ice sculptures, traditional festivals, sporting events, and more.