China's one-child policy, introduced more than three decades ago, has had some unintended consequences. One is that, in the event of a child's death, many older parents lack a source of support.
Politics & Policy
U.S. policy can change the course of another country and, increasingly, the reverse is true. From social issues to geopolitical strategy, we connect the dots — and seek out possible lessons for the future.
The presidential vote was held in April. The two-man runoff came on June 14. Preliminary results expected Wednesday have been delayed as one candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, claims widespread fraud.
Narendra Modi became prime minister just a month ago. He had a big agenda, but has yet to launch any major programs. But the tech-savvy leader has racked up 5 million Twitter followers.
Gavrilo Princip helped spark World War I when he assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne a hundred years ago. In death, he's been a more potent symbol than he ever was in life.
Isbel Diaz Torres sees his LGBT rights activism as an extension of Cuba's socialist revolution. Attitudes are changing, but he's still struggling to find a place in the island's political landscape.
OZYSpain is weighing a plan to allow oil exploration near the party island of Ibiza. Opponents fear the move could threaten the environment and tourism, but finding oil could also be an economic boost.
When the drugs first appeared, U.S. law enforcement officials had a tough time figuring out what they contained and where they came from. One source was a lab in Shanghai.
Tens of thousands of unaccompanied kids from Central America cross Mexico toward the U.S., a dramatic increase from past years. They make the perilous journey to escape poverty and worsening violence.
In his first term, the president launched a troop surge in Afghanistan, stepped up drone strikes and ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. In his second term, he's been reluctant to use force.
Moscow is pouring in billions in an effort to make Crimea a showcase of development. But Crimea has a deeply entrenched reputation for organized crime, which already taints some of its new leaders.