April 25, 2013 China Central Television's American offshoot has set up shop just two blocks from the White House. Some say the government-owned English channel is helping redefine acceptable media coverage in China, while others see it as a soft Chinese power play.
April 25, 2013 The administration has warned Syria against using chemical weapons but does not say how this might change U.S. policy toward the Syrian regime.
April 25, 2013 About a century ago, a beautiful tradition emerged in the Italian city of Naples: Cafe-goers would buy a cup of coffee anonymously and in advance for a less-fortunate stranger. With much of Europe now in tight financial times, the custom is spreading across the continent.
April 25, 2013 Among other things, the tech giant says it will more clearly label results from its own services and more prominently display competitors' results.
April 25, 2013 More than 200 have died and hundreds more are trapped beneath rubble at the site of the garment factory collapse near the capital, Dhaka.
April 25, 2013 In 1839, Great Britain and Russia were playing the world map like a chessboard — and for no reason other than geography, Afghanistan got caught in the middle. In Return of a King, historian William Dalrymple tells the story of Britain's calamitous invasion.
April 24, 2013 The Syrian government and rebels blamed each other for the destruction of the minaret of the 11th century Umayyad Mosque in the ancient city of Aleppo. One archaeologist described the damage as "a disaster."
April 24, 2013 The defense secretary said the U.S. has to be "very careful" before drawing conclusions about Syria. The U.S. has said the use of chemical weapons is a "red line" in the conflict.