In the century since the Great War turned northern France into a battleground, the rolling countryside has recovered its beauty and fertility. But traces of the savagery remain.
A carpet dealer from Kabul reflects on the inauguration of his country's new president.
How the media covers the people behind today's grim statistics
Demonstrators, some of whom have never heard of Ferguson, show their peaceful intentions with their palms.
A message from Hong Kong
Is French gourmet culture becoming less French?
The thrills and disappointments of Asia's half-finished "high-tech utopia"
The administration does not need to make nuclear concessions to Tehran to gain its support against ISIS.
Can a uniquely French dedication to culture triumph over Amazon and foreign landlords?
Democracy is not the most potent political force of the 21st century.
Noodles laced with opiates appear in restaurants throughout the country.
Some of today's most iconic undersea tunnels were first conceived of in the 19th century—but it wasn't until recently that we had the technology to actually build them.
A travelers' guide to counting countries
Giving new moms paid time off only goes so far.
Obama names and shames Russia; buries the myth of Middle East 'linkage'; and promises to lead the fight against barbarism, in a temperamentally different sort of speech.
Can Ron Prosor change the UN from within?
The Hindu holiday of Durga Puja and the enduring hit that gets it started
Is this mission creep?
In 1638, Scots drafted a plan for a decentralized United Kingdom. Four centuries later, it might become a reality.
For the Florida Republican, the past only confirms the need for a bigger military that intervenes in the world more often.