December 17, 2013 At issue is the arrest last week of India's deputy consul general in New York. She is accused of using false documents to get a work visa for her Manhattan housekeeper. India is calling her arrest "despicable and barbaric," and announced retaliatory steps against U.S. diplomats in the country.
November 27, 2013 China is seen as asserting its growing power with the latest move. However, the U.S. and Japan say they won't respect it and U.S. B-52s have already flown through the space without informing China.
November 26, 2013 Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been an outspoken critic of the interim nuclear deal with Iran. Top Israeli security officials will arrive in Washington as early as next week to confer with administration officials on the prospects of a permanent agreement.
November 21, 2013 Seven EU countries said they would form a club to produce military drones. The European project would join drones made by the U.S., Israel and more recently China.
October 10, 2013 A new report says Russia has the highest rate of inequality in the world – barring some small Caribbean islands. Just how bad is it? Thirty-five percent of household wealth in the country is in hands of 110 people.
September 25, 2013 Hasan Rouhani spoke of moderation and said Iran was willing to talk to the West about its nuclear program. The U.S. and its European allies have reacted with cautious optimism, but not everyone is buying the new Iranian leader's charm offensive.
September 20, 2013 Iran's new President Hassan Rouhani has launched a charm offensive ahead of his visit to the U.N. General Assembly next week, leading to speculation of a new course for relations with the U.S. But there are plenty of reasons for skepticism — Iran's history with the U.S. not the least of them.
September 4, 2013 The U.S. rose to fifth position overall from seventh last year in the World Economic Forum's latest survey. Switzerland retained the top spot.
August 30, 2013 President Obama is finding it challeging to win international backing for a strike on Syria. France and Turkey are two countries that favor a military response.
August 26, 2013 The Obama administration is under pressure to act against Syrian President Bashar Assad following last week's report of the use of chemical weapons by his regime. The U.S. says it's looking at all options in Syria.
August 21, 2013 India is struggling — but it's not the only developing nation that's having economic troubles. Brazil, China and Russia are all slowing down. But the U.S., which struggled after the Great Recession, is showing some positive signs.
August 12, 2013 The INS Vikrant cost $5 billion and was beset by delays, but the vessel gives India an ego boost over its more powerful neighbor China. With Monday's announcement, India joins a select group of countries that have built their own aircraft carriers.
July 9, 2013 Egypt is a leading recipient of U.S. aid, but U.S. law forbids such assistance following a military coup. The Obama administration has declined to take a position, but some key U.S. lawmakers are demanding a suspension of aid, most of which goes to the military.
July 8, 2013 U.S. and EU officials begin talks Monday on a free-trade deal that could create thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in new trade. But there are deep-seated differences that may make it difficult to reach an accord. Among the most contentious: agriculture and whether genetically modified crops grown in the U.S. will be accepted in Europe.
June 18, 2013 Revelations about U.S. surveillance programs have not only touched off a debate in America; they've also raised privacy questions in Europe, since big Internet companies operate in both places.