Presidents don’t get to choose their emergencies.
Can Arab countries learn from each other to find a model that works?
Time once again for a look at the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless species that share our planet.
The logic of policy by tweet
Lasers-armed drones and interceptor missiles are among America’s possible tech options for impeding a North Korean nuclear strike.
For the past few years, Getty Images photographer Kevin Frayer has been covering China’s Steel production facilities, from massive state-run factories to small unauthorized steel producers.
How politics pits demographic groups against each other
A historical Twitter account made for surreal reading in 2016.
The group claims the Reina nightclub massacre—making its war of terror official.
Part of our ongoing series of photo essays at the Atlantic titled Americans at Work. This week, images of Port Houston, the busiest port for deep-draft vessels in the United States, made by photographer Daniel Kramer:
The president has tried to tell friends hard truths. What if those friends don’t listen?
From chroniclers of war to a revered spy to a conscientious objector, a look back
For Australians, it’s actually two words: “democracy sausage.” For Austrians, it’s one very, very long one.
The passing of performers Carrie Fisher and George Michael, waterfalls on Uluru in Australia, a lightshow in Dubai, breakdancing for the Pope in the Vatican, and more.
The Russian president has both the capability and the intent to cause harm, says a former U.S. ambassador to Russia. And the threat won’t vanish once Donald Trump takes office.
President Obama said the expulsion of 35 diplomats and the measures against intelligence agencies are “not the sum total” of the U.S. response to Russian hacking.
Russia and Turkey say Syrian government forces and rebels will begin a truce at midnight on December 30. Other details are thin.
Based in Beijing, China, Reuters photographer Damir Sagolj has had a busy year.
The American secretary of state will unveil later Wednesday U.S. plans for peace between the two rivals.
And how they’ll reverberate in the coming year
The high temperature on Christmas Day in Sydney, Australia, reached 84° F (29° C), and residents and tourists took to Bondi Beach to play and cool off.