With an election just a few months away, U.S. elected officials reached an agreement on how to fund government operations through the end of March. The bipartisan agreement surprised many, as budget decisions in recent years have led to protracted negotiations.
Honduras' political leaders are hoping to jumpstart the country's flagging economy by separating one of the country's cities. A new law would allow the government to designate a city as a "charter city" subject to different laws and regulations and perhaps under some foreign supervision.
While India's daily life was disrupted with a second day of power outages, life was moving on. Diesel generators were fired up, and some people just shrugged and moved on. But at the government level, politicians were vowing action to keep this from happening again.
America's nuclear heritage has few sites open to the public. But since the Cold War ended, several sites have fallen out of active use. After narrowly avoiding being torns down, there's a movement to open them to the public as National Parks.
Central Asia has long been the focus of tense geopolitical battles between world powers. The latest one started more than a decade ago, when the United States turned the region into a primary staging ground for its war in Afghanistan. A three-way struggle has since emerged between the U.S., China and Russia.
On the second stop of his three-nation foreign tour, Mitt Romney found himself walking back remarks that seemed to indicate he endorsed a pre-emptive Israeli strike on Iran. A day later, he was on the defensive again after he offended Palestinians with comments about their poverty.
In the wake of last week's deadly shooting at an Aurora, Colo., theater that left 12 dead and many wounded, firearm sales surged amidst fears of changes in gun control laws.
French President Francois Hollande has called for a 75 percent income tax on top earners in France to help lower the country's deficit. The hope is to stave off contagion from other faltering euro zone countries, but the proposal has received harsh criticism from France's business class.
Federal law enforcement officials based their newest program for fighting crime in U.S. cities on a strategy first used by the military in Iraq and Afganistan: the so-called "surge." They hope to overwhelm violent criminals.
Oswaldo Payá is credited with changing the conversation in Cuba, bringing to light grassroots dissatisfaction with the Cuban government and the direction of its policies.