Kim Jong-un is far from the first world leader to get mocked on film. In 1940, Charlie Chaplin raised eyebrows when he released his comedy, "The Great Dictator," and the reaction to the movie could be a lesson for modern society.
He left the island in 2007 after thinking the US and Cuba would never mend their differences. So the recent news is sweet and sour, especially after selling a home he put his life into making beautiful.
The US and Cuba supposedly negotiated in secret for more than a year to bring about a thaw between the two countries. They weren't the only ones, though: Pope Francis also helped the two longtime enemies conduct their back-channel diplomacy.
Latvian animator Signe Baumane has battled depression for most of her life — a battle that was made even more difficult by the oppressive culture of the Soviet Union. But when she discovered her depression had hereditary roots, she decided to make a film about the illness, one that's surreal, dark and funny all at once.
American nuns have come in for sharp criticism in the past from Vatican officials. But the Catholic Church's latest report on nuns in the US offered praise instead, a welcome change at a time when American religious orders are growing older and more cash-strapped.
In Bristol, a city in the southwest of England, soccer fans take their sport very seriously. So when Bristol City's super-fan, Ben Swift, lost his regular spot in the stadium when construction began, he was disappointed — until he realized he could get an even better view from his own backyard.
Russians had a rude awakening this morning when they discovered that their interest rates doubled overnight AND the ruble plunged to its lowest level. The Russian Central Bank increased interest rates by 7 percent, hoping to avert a ruble freefall. And it could get worse.
An investigation by the British Channel 4 News reveals the identity of the man behind one of the most prolific ISIS Twitter accounts. The man, known only as Mehdi, is a businessman living in Bangalore, India.
British airspace was shut down this afternoon for several hours after a "computer glitch" halted flights to several airports. That included Heathrow, one of Europe's busiest hubs — and the ripple effect was felt by flyers around the globe.
Iceland made history this week, but not in a good way. For the first time since the nation became an independent republic, armed police shot and killed a man, startling a population accustomed to peace.
Sometimes we choose dogs — and sometimes they choose us. A scruffy, yellow Ecuadorean street dog followed a team of Swedish trekkers on a race through the Amazon. He became the star of the race and ended up becoming the trusty companion to the team's captain.
In France, government-funded agencies help people save their loved ones from so-called cults. But that list includes groups like the Jehovah's Witnesses and, not too long ago, Baptists. Some of them are now fighting back in courts.
You may have noticed that more and more wine bottles — even expensive ones — are increasingly coming with screw tops and synthetic stoppers. You might not think much about the stopper when you make a purchase, but cork producers want you to start. They're mounting a campaign to show that real cork is better for the planet.
People around the world are up in arms about the way Danish zoo officials killed a healthy giraffe and fed it to the lions. But the zoo is defending its decision as a way of protecting the giraffe population from inbreeding.
Grand juries decided not indict the police officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The decision enraged many Americans, who questioned why the incidents didn't deserve an open trial — exactly the reason why the UK, the originator of grand juries, abolished its own system long ago.
Adults in Switzerland could be in for a windfall, under a proposal set for a national referendum. The government would provide every adult $2,750 a month, every month, in what's known as a "basic income." One economist says it's not as whacky as it may seem to us.
It's Nobel Prize season. While scientists throughout the world will be awarded this prestigious prize, there's a good chance all of their research was written up in English. Michael Gordin, a professor of the history of science at Princeton, wrote a new book, "Scientific Babel" that explores the intersection of the history of language and science.
Italy is a fiercely anti-GMOs. It's one of a handful of countries to ban them outright. But European law is trumping them, and it has opened a window for one Italian farmer who is growing GMO corn anyway.
There's nothing like a little American exceptionalism to roil some feelings in Europe. Perhaps you've seen the latest Cadillac ad — a tour de force in American pride. But it's engendering a pretty cold reaction from reporter Gerry Hadden's French in-laws.
The archipelago known as Socotra consists of four small islands located 250 miles off the coast of Yemen. Socotra, known as the “Galapagos of the Middle East,” is populated by hundreds of species that cannot be found anywhere else on the planet — and tourists are flocking there.
A Russian court issued an arrest warrant for a Ukrainian politician Wednesday on terrorism charges. Dmitro Yarosh is running for president of Ukraine on the "Right Sector" ticket. The Right Sector provided some real muscle during the recent Ukrainian revolution.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been making deals in the Middle East recently to boost France's profile there but the moves are also attracting the attention of Islamic extremists, as The World's Gerry Hadden reports.
The World's Jason Margolis reports on a group of people we haven't heard from in a while: global warming skeptics; they believe climate change isn't real and that governments shouldn't regulate greenhouse gases.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Michael Klare, author of Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy, about how US energy policy compares with other countries' energy policies around the world.
For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for the site of a famous battle between Russia and Sweden that took place 299 years ago. The answer is the Ukrainian city of Poltava. The World's Jason Margolis tells us that plans for a 300th anniversary commemoration are stirring up old feelings.
This weekend a former defense ministry official in Estonia was arrested for treason. The official is suspected of selling NATO secrets to Russia. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Edward Lucas, deputy editor of "The Economist," about the case.
Governments and central banks in Europe announced additional measures today to restore confidence and shore up banks and the frozen credit markets. News of the plans sent the markets up. The World's Laura Lynch reports from London.