June 30, 2012 European nations have pledged to cut off oil imports from Iran beginning Sunday, tightening the sanctions that target Iran's nuclear program. Iran is expected to feel the squeeze — but the move could also push up world oil prices.
June 27, 2012 A female punk-rock band staged a provocative political protest in February at Moscow's main Orthodox cathedral. Three women have now been jailed for months, and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church is demanding harsh punishment in a case that's become a national issue.
June 19, 2012 The death toll keeps rising in Syria. But after a decade of fighting in the broader region, the U.S. and other Western countries have shown no interest in military action this time.
June 1, 2012 A slower U.S. economy is hurting demand for Chinese exports at a time when China's own economic growth is cooling down. And European leaders see the U.S. jobless numbers as bad political news.
May 18, 2012 The Greek economy depends heavily on tourism. The crisis seems to be scaring away visitors, which would deal the economy another blow. But could the crisis create a bargain for travelers who would simultaneously be giving the Greek economy a boost?
May 15, 2012 The latest terrorism scare, like so many others, involved a plot to blow up an airplane. While it seems many terrorist groups are fixated on planes, there are also signs that they're now looking for easier targets that can cause catastrophic damage.
May 9, 2012 In the post-Sept. 11 world, intelligence operations are discussed much more freely. This was evident once again with the foiled bomb plot in Yemen. Despite the sensitivity of the case, the details have come out quickly.
May 8, 2012 The foiled bomb plot is believed to have been masterminded by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and to have similarities to the 2009 the "underwear bomber" plan.
May 8, 2012 It may seem like oil prices are always on a one-way escalator up. But analysts say there are reasons to be optimistic about America's energy future.
April 30, 2012 Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is believed to be under U.S. protection in Beijing. It's not the first time China and the U.S. have faced this kind of delicate question. Something similar happened in 1989, and it took a year for the two countries to resolve it.
April 27, 2012 European leaders keep losing their jobs amid voter anger over shrinking economies and tough austerity measures designed to weather the eurozone crisis. Will French President Nicolas Sarkozy be the next to fall?