Railway workers, teachers and emergency room medics launched one of the biggest public sector strikes in France for decades on Thursday, determined to force President Emmanuel Macron to abandon plans to overhaul France's generous pension system.Reuters
Delegates from around the world are gathering in Madrid this week for the COP25 international climate negotiations at a crucial moment in the effort to combat climate change.
Public anxiety is growing over the United Kingdom's National Health Service — a national institution that guarantees tax-funded medical care to anyone in the UK. But parts of the NHS have begun to erode in the last decade — and there are concerns about US involvement in the system.
The “superbug” bacteria often strike at much higher rates in the Middle East, according to Doctors Without Borders. The bacteria attack invisibly and without warning in the mangled limbs, bullet holes and other wounds of civilians and fighters in war zones.
In the aftermath of protests in Iran, authorities acknowledged that protesters were shot dead. Marco Werman speaks with the deputy director at the Center for Human Rights in Iran, Omid Memarian, about the situation in the country.
With Brexit complicating imports, this anglophile shop and Berlin institution might be forced to look elsewhere to stock its shelves.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump in late September. This timeline tracks how the investigation is proceeding.
The impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump moved to open hearings Wednesday. The central issue in the inquiry is what responsibility the president may carry for abandoning public duty in favor of private interests.
Transcripts of more than 350 pages each from House interviews with US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland and the Trump Administration's special envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker were made public, as was new testimony from Sondland included "refreshed" recollections.
The former US national security adviser and ambassador to the UN under Obama says the Trump administration's foreign policy has undermined US alliances and upended national security.
Donald Trump has callously thrown around accusations of treason aimed toward his political rivals — others think the president's actions are worthy of the charge. Treason is a high bar to prove in the US, but in Ukraine, a presidential treason conviction was announced earlier this year. And it has lessons for American democracy, experts say.
The Trump administration reportedly wants $5 billion per year to cover the cost of US forces in South Korea. That's more than five times more than what it currently pays.
Independent bloggers and journalists fear repercussions for freedom of expression
The two are suspected of murdering 16 of their fellow crew members and allegedly dumping their bodies overboard. North Korean defectors and human rights activists are blasting the government for sending them back to “certain death” without a proper trial.
The children have been unable to speak to their parents in China. No one knows when — or if — the families will be reunited.
A US diplomat who is a key witness in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he worked with Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine issues on "the President's orders."
The New York attorney general says Exxon used two sets of books and misled investors by downplaying the potential costs of carbon emissions
Crude oil has been washing up on a 1,200-mile stretch of Brazil's coastline, coating more than 150 beaches in thick, black sludge.
S-market in Helsinki has started holding "happy hours" at their stores. But instead of getting a cheap beer, shoppers get a discount on, say, a pound of shrimp or a pork tenderloin nearing its expiration date.
Electric buses produce fewer emissions, are quieter and need less maintenance than diesel buses.
Xiye Bastida is one of many young poster children who’s come to represent the moral imperative to act on climate change. And now that she’s helped start a global conversation, she wants to do more than talk.
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments that will determine the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The World explores which way the justices could rule — and what the outcomes could mean for DACA recipients.
As the Supreme Court hears arguments around the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, some DACA recipients are not waiting to see how the justices will rule. One woman moved to Canada in search of stability.
As the US Supreme Court prepares to decide the fate of DACA recipients, one plaintiff is hopeful — and nervous — for the future.
The Trump administration's immigration policies harken back to the origins of immigration restriction a century ago that sought to keep “undesirables” — like my family — out.
The lawsuit concerns a “safe-third country” agreement that the US and Canada signed shortly after 9/11, in 2002.
India's Chandrayaan-2 is expected to land on the moon Friday as the country seeks its first successful landing. But with two female scientists leading the project, the lunar mission has already made history.
Noam Shuster-Eliassi says she doesn’t just want to make people laugh — she wants to make them think.
For decades, China’s one-child policy limited women to one child. In 2016, China introduced the two-child policy and now, older mothers are racing against their biological clocks to have another baby — with high emotional stakes.
What exactly does it take for a woman in Poland to access a safe abortion in Germany? A Facebook account and unwavering faith in strangers.
Analysts call amendment the "biggest blow ever" to the male guardianship system. However, women continue to face numerous restrictions in Saudi Arabia.
Director Jennifer Reeder on her new film, “Knives and Skin.” The story behind the infamous 1969 literary hoax, “Naked Came the Stranger.” And screenwriter Oliver Butcher makes a case for a film that’s often snubbed as corny, “Love Actually.”
The director talks about the influences on her trippy new film, “Knives and Skin.”
How “Penelope Ashe” pulled off the biggest literary caper of the century.
Cheesy? Or best Christmas movie ever?
Giving Willa Cather’s “My Ántonia” its due. Cartoonist Lynda Barry professes her love for the oft-maligned “The Family Circus.” And Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins on why he’s not always trying to paint the prettiest picture.